The following accounts were taken from reports filed with the Columbia County Sheriff's Office:
Couple robbed in Grovetown home
A Grovetown couple called police Sunday morning to report they had been robbed by someone they had allowed into their home.
The 33-year-old woman told police that her boyfriend let a man they knew inside about 4:30 a.m. The man hit her and her boyfriend, and then stole $100 and a six-pack of Bud Light.
The woman said she believed another man helped with the robbery.
Caller threatens woman, deputy
A Columbia County sheriff's deputy recently was threatened while responding to a call about harassing phone calls.
Deputy Robert Donahue responded last week to the home of an Appling woman who said a man she didn't know had called her repeatedly and threatened to "blow up her house and kill everyone in it."
While at her residence, Donahue said, the caller phoned many times and continued to threaten the 47-year-old woman.
Donahue spoke with the caller, who threatened to "put a bullet in his head."
Donahue described the caller as a male with a foreign accent.
Man not charged in Goodwill TV theft
An Evans man was not charged after he was caught taking a television from the drop-off area of Goodwill.
A deputy was checking the parking lot of Goodwill at 4074 Washington Road in Martinez when he saw a black Ford Explorer enter the drop-off area and leave twice about 9 p.m. Thursday.
The deputy said there was a 50-inch television in the drop-off area before the vehicle's second trip and it was gone when the Explorer left.
The deputy followed the man to Mullins Crossing, where he told police he had dropped off the television earlier but changed his mind about donating it. Police said the man later changed his story and said his uncle donated the television and sent him back to pick it up.
When deputies explained how suspicious the situation seemed, the man said he took the television, but also said he thought items outside Goodwill were for anyone to pick up.
The Goodwill store manager said she would not prosecute if the man returned the television and agreed to never enter Goodwill property again.
Shoplifter escapes, attacks employee
A loss prevention employee for Kohl's department store in Evans told police a woman caught shoplifting hit her with a shopping cart and escaped.
The employee said that about 11 a.m. Friday, a woman in a white ski jacket and white pants collected nearly $600 in merchandise, including robes, pajamas, boots and an electric razor.
The employee said the woman took the merchandise to the dressing room, where she concealed it in a store bag, then left the store.
The employee said she followed the shoplifter to the parking lot.
The shoplifter refused to return to the store and struck the employee with a shopping cart before leaving in a four-door Nissan Sentra.
Martinez-Columbia Fire Rescue Activity Report for the week of Nov. 18-24:
Structure fires, five; wood/brush/grass fires, three; vehicle fires, two; controlled/unauthorized burns, five; trash bin fire, one; other fire, one; activated fire alarms, seven; gas line ruptures, two; medical incidents, 23; vehicle accidents, seven; electrical incident, one; investigate various incidents, three; assist residents, five; and mutual aid/public safety assistance, one.
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