The following accounts were taken from reports filed with the Columbia County Sheriff's Office:
Woman is accused of abusing 911 service
A Grovetown woman was arrested Sunday after she harassed dispatchers in the Columbia County Sheriff's Office Dispatch Center.
Carolyn Scarboro Worley, 64, of the 5500 block of Goldsboro Road, was charged with making harassing phone calls, according to Columbia County Detention Center records. She was released from the jail Sunday evening after posting a $1,600 bond.
A dispatcher told deputies that between 10:12 a.m. and 12:20 p.m., Worley called the dispatch center nine times with issues not related to law enforcement. The dispatcher said Worley was rude, cursed at dispatchers, called them names and made threatening remarks toward a deputy.
Worley continued to call the center after two deputies told her not to call back unless she had an emergency. The dispatcher said Worley has a history of calling the center without an emergency.
Man attacked with rake
An Augusta man told police Thursday that he was attacked by a man who followed him to a Columbia County gas station.
At about 10:20 a.m., he was followed from Bobby Jones Expressway to the Pilot gas station at 4091 Belair Road near Interstate 20.
He said the driver approached him, grabbed a rake from the bed of the Augustan's truck and hit him in the face with it twice as he sat in the front seat.
He received cuts on his face.
A witness tried to stop the rake-swinging attacker, but was nearly hit, too. The attacker dropped the rake and threatened to kill the man before leaving in a Ford Expedition sport utility vehicle.
Wall brings harassment
A Martinez woman called police Saturday to report she had received strange calls and messages from people claiming to have gotten her number from a bathroom stall.
The woman said she received a call on her cell phone at 7:43 p.m. Friday from a man who claimed he got her name and number from the men's bathroom at the Wal-Mart on Deans Bridge Road in Augusta.
Since then, the woman said, she received two text messages inquiring about the message on the wall.
She said she received other text messages in early June that she considered suspicious, but at the time was not concerned.
She went to the Wal-Mart location and verified the message was on the wall. A Wal-Mart manager spray-painted over the message to prevent future calls.
Library window defaced
Deputies were called to the Columbia County Library on Saturday after an obscene drawing was found on a window.
The manager of the library, 7022 Evans Town Center Blvd. in Evans, told police that between 5 p.m. Friday and 9:15 a.m. Saturday someone drew the picture on a rear 4-by-8-foot window.
The cleaning staff was able to remove the drawing.
Martinez-Columbia Fire Rescue Activity Report for the week of July 1-7:
Structure fire, one; wood/brush/grass fires, two; other fires, two; activated fire alarms, seven; medical incidents, 35; vehicle accidents, 13; investigate various incidents, three; and assist residents, three.
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