The following accounts were taken from reports filed with the Columbia County Sheriff's Office:
Woman's car stolen, destroyed in fire
A Clayton, Ga., woman was stranded in Martinez after her sport utility vehicle was stolen and burned.
She called police Dec. 7 from the Wal-Mart at 260 Bobby Jones Expressway, where she had parked her Ford Expedition to shop about 10:30 p.m. When she left the store 45 minutes later, her vehicle was gone.
Columbia County dispatchers discovered that the SUV had been found in Richmond County, where sheriff's officials told her someone had burned it by stuffing a cloth into the gas tank filler and lighting it. The vehicle was a total loss.
Check for property taxes stolen, cashed
A Grovetown woman told police Monday that someone stole the check she mailed to pay her property taxes.
She said that on Oct. 15, she wrote a $1,669.33 check but left the "pay to the order of" line blank and mailed it.
When she got a notice two months later that her taxes were unpaid, she checked into her account and found that the check had been cashed. Someone had written "Lamar Sims" on the "pay to" line and deposited it into a bank account.
Bomb threat found in school bathroom
A bomb threat was found Monday in a girls bathroom at Harlem High School.
The public safety officer told police that a student notified school authorities shortly after 2 p.m. about the threat written on a sanitary napkin disposal container in a stall. The threat read, "I will bomb the school on December 21st, 2007." Students were sent home before the report.
Shrimp is missing
An employee of Rhinehart's Oyster Bar, 305 N. Belair Road, Evans, resigned after being accused of stealing 35 pounds of shrimp.
The owners opted not to press charges for the theft.
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