The following accounts were taken from reports from the Columbia County Sheriff's Office. Additional reports are available at columbiacountyso.org.
Gasoline is stolen from pontoon boat -- twice
A Grovetown man called police Wednesday to report that someone had stolen gasoline from his parked boat.
Between Feb. 5 and Monday, someone siphoned about 17 gallons of gasoline from the tank of his pontoon boat on two occasions. The man said the boat was parked in his driveway. Both times the gasoline had been replaced with water, he said.
Air conditioners reported taken from office, home
Two Columbia County residents reported Tuesday that someone stole their air-conditioning units.
A 61-year-old Grovetown man said that sometime after May 16 someone stole the unit from behind a business building at 792 Horizon South Parkway in Grovetown. There were no security cameras behind the building.
A 57-year-old woman told police that sometime after May 6 someone stole the air-conditioning unit, including the attached copper tubing, from behind her Appling home. The thief also damaged the back door of the home.
Vandal flattens three of vehicle's tires, witness says
A Martinez woman told police Tuesday that someone saw a juvenile let the air out of three of vehicle tires. She was out of town when someone saw a young man let the air out of her GMC Jimmy. The tires were not damaged, but the valve's caps were still removed.
The witness told police he didn't know the vandal's name but recognized him and believes he lives in a nearby mobile home park.
Four-wheeler reported stolen from driveway
A Grovetown man called police Monday after hearing someone steal his all-terrain vehicle from his driveway.
The 53-year-old said he heard the ATV crank up about 5:45 a.m. and heard it drive away as he went outside. The ATV had been parked next to his truck. He found numerous keys, which had been inside the truck, lying on the edge of the driveway. The resident also found that motion sensors on his security lights had been turned down.
Resident says her son stole to fund drug addiction
A Martinez woman reported to police Monday that her adult son had stolen more than $3,200 from her.
The 47-year-old said that between March 8 and April 13, her son took checks from her desk, forged her signature, and cashed the checks (made out to him.) In more than a month, the woman said, her son cashed $2,500 worth of checks. She said he also took another set of checks from her home and cashed them for $773.63.
When confronted, he admitted to taking the checks to support his drug addiction, she told police. She has not seen him since, but has had both of her checking accounts frozen.
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