These accounts were taken from reports provided by the Columbia County Sheriff's Office. Additional reports are available at www.columbiacountyso.org:
Women use counterfeit $20 bills at yard sales
Two Martinez women reported being paid with counterfeit bills at yard sales.
An Anneswood Drive resident holding a yard sale said that about 11:20 a.m. Saturday, two women handed her three $20 bills for $31 worth of merchandise.
She gave the women change before realizing the bills were photocopied, but she got the tag number of their vehicle.
A Fall Creek Lane resident told police that about 2:30 p.m. Saturday, she realized she was given counterfeit bills at a yard sale. She said she remembers the women who paid with the bills and could identify them.
Bel Air teacher finds vandalism from weekend
Bel Air Elementary School Principal Mark Boyd said a teacher called him Sunday to report broken glass on the floor of the fifth-grade wing of the school, 325 N. Belair Road in Evans. When he went to the school about 4:30 p.m., he found that all the skylights in that wing had been broken with rocks or bricks.
2 ladders are stolen off fire truck at emergency
Members of Martinez-Columbia Fire Rescue called police Friday after discovering someone had stolen ladders off a fire engine.
A firefighter told police the truck was parked at the top of a driveway on Rance Perry Road in Appling about 5:30 p.m. while they assisted emergency medical personnel with a call.
The firefighter said someone stole a 14-foot ladder and a 24-foot ladder. The ladders were valued at $550.
2 people get threatening e-mails from address
Two people told police they had received threatening e-mails from the same address early Thursday.
A Warrenville woman who works in Evans said that just before 6 a.m. she received an e-mail claiming one of her friends had hired the sender to kill her. The e-mail was sent from someone using the address "email@example.com."
An Augusta man told police Thursday that he had received a similar e-mail.
Martinez-Columbia Fire Rescue Activity Report for the week of March 2-8:
Structure fires, three; vehicle fire, one; wood/brush/grass fires, eight; trash bin fire, one; controlled/unauthorized burns, five; activated fire alarms, 10; gas line rupture, one; medical incidents, 31; vehicle accidents, 11; electrical incidents, three; weather damage, five; various incidents, four; assist residents, one; and mutual aid/public safety assistance, one.
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