Woman reports stolen electronics
A Martinez woman returned home Monday evening and discovered that more than $1,500 in electronic items had been stolen from her home.
She called deputies about 1 p.m. Monday after finding that the side door had been forced open, a kitchen child's gate moved and a bedroom door open.
She said a digital camcorder, a DVD player and other electronics had been taken from an entertainment center. Other items throughout the home had been tampered with or moved.
Teen is hospitalized after his bike is hit
An Evans teenager was hospitalized after being hit by a car while riding a bicycle Tuesday evening, authorities said.
The 14-year-old boy was riding on Miramar Drive when a 1993 Chrysler New Yorker, traveling in the same direction, struck him, Columbia County sheriff's Capt. Steve Morris said Wednesday.
The impact knocked the teen to the pavement, and he received a head injury, Morris said.
The boy was taken to Medical College of Georgia Hospital, where he was listed in "stable to good condition" on Wednesday afternoon, Morris said.
Charges against the driver are pending the outcome of an investigation, Morris said.
The following accounts were taken from reports filed with the Columbia County Sheriff's Office:
Man says someone took money from accounts
An Evans man called police Monday after discovering that someone had stolen money from two of his bank accounts through the Internet.
The man, who owns a business, said that between Dec. 7 and 14, someone accessed and removed money from his personal and business accounts. He told Columbia County investigators that in three transactions on Dec. 12, 13 and 14, someone transferred money from his money market account into his business account and took money twice from the business account.
After a bank representative told him that the transactions were made through a PayPal account, which he does not have, the man closed the accounts.
The man said he also discovered viruses on his computer that prevented him from accessing his bank account information. The man was told to shut down the computer and to not clean its hard drive until he is contacted by sheriff's office investigators.
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