The following accounts were taken from reports filed with the Columbia County Sheriff's Office:
Grovetown man charged with DUI
A Grovetown man accused of stealing beer from a Martinez convenience store was arrested on charges of shoplifting and driving under the influence.
Jared Aaron Reagan, 28, of the 600 block of Kingston Drive, was arrested Sunday and taken to the Columbia County Detention Center, where he was charged with driving under the influence, shoplifting, open container, and driving on a suspended license and an expired tag.
A deputy responding to a shoplifting at the Circle K store at 446 Old Evans Road about 8 p.m. Sunday saw a Ford truck matching the description given for the shoplifter. Reagan, the driver of the truck, admitted to the deputy that he had stolen a $17.10 24-pack of Bud Light from the store.
Reagan was being held in the jail Tuesday without bond because of a Columbia County probation violation.
West Lake coolers soiled by vandals
Police were called to West Lake Country Club on Thursday after a club official reported that someone defecated in water coolers at the tennis courts.
The tennis professional at the club at 3556 West Lake Drive in Evans told deputies that on three occasions between June 23 and Aug. 18, someone defecated inside one of several water coolers around the tennis courts.
Target employee charged in thefts
A cashier at the Evans Target was arrested last week, accused by store officials of stealing from the store.
Lawrence Mashawn Bacote, 19, of the 3100 block of Truxton Road in Augusta, was arrested Sept. 26 and was charged with four counts of misdemeanor theft by shoplifting.
The loss prevention associate at the store at 4223 Washington Road told deputies that Bacote had been stealing merchandise from the store since Sept. 15. The associate said Bacote was seen Sept. 26 cutting the packing from a $50 box of computer software, hiding it and leaving the store. The associate said he confronted Bacote, who turned over the merchandise.
The associate said Bacote had followed the same pattern three times, on Sept. 15, 23 and 24, to steal a $199 Apple iPod, $150 MP3 player and six music CDs. All four incidents were caught on video. Bacote said, in the presence of a deputy, that he would return the merchandise to the store.
Bacote was released from jail Friday after posting a $6,400 bond.
Women misbehave to shoplift T-shirt
The owner of an Evans boutique called police Thursday after two women worked together to steal a $21 T-shirt.
The owner of Whatever, at 4336 Washington Road, told police that a woman went into the store just after 2 p.m. and purchased a T-shirt bearing the phrase "Women Who Behave Rarely Make History" on the front.
The owner said the T-shirt was left on the checkout counter and another woman put it into a bag of items she already had bought.
When the first woman was ready to buy the shirt, the owner and a store associate could not find it, so they sold her another one. The two women were in the store together and left together.
Martinez-Columbia Fire Rescue Activity Report for the week of Sept. 23-29:
Structure fires, two; wood/brush/grass fires, three; vehicle fires, two; controlled/unauthorized burns, three; activated fire alarms, 12; gas line rupture, one; medical incidents, 27; vehicle accidents, 16; and investigate various incidents, seven.
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