The following accounts were taken from reports from the Columbia County Sheriff's Office. Additional reports are available at www.columbiacountyso.org:
Woman threatened for tailgating car
An Evans woman told police Thursday that another driver had threatened her for following him too closely.
The 36-year-old woman said that just after 6 p.m. she was traveling behind a silver Lexus on Riverwood Drive when it stopped abruptly in front of her. The driver of the Lexus got out, walked up to her vehicle and yelled for her to stay off his bumper as he pointed his finger at her, she said.
She told the driver that if he didn't stay away from her, she would call the police, and he stuck his hand inside her window and pointed his finger at her face. The man never touched her or her vehicle.
Stores report thefts by their employees
Managers of two Columbia County Wal-Mart stores reported thefts by current or former employees.
About 10 p.m. Friday, a manager of the store at 260 Bobby Jones Expressway in Martinez told police that two former store security guards left the store with nearly $200 worth of merchandise. A cashier saw one of the men, who are both former U.S. Security Associates employees, leave with a hand-held radio and the other leave through the garden center with a shopping cart of merchandise, she said. The cashier said she found the cart partly emptied in the parking lot.
Another employee saw the men load the cart items into a car. The manager, who recognized the men, said $186.20 worth of goods was recovered.
A manager at the Evans Wal-Mart store reported Monday that he saw an employee load nearly $750 worth of video game consoles into his car while taking out garbage. The manager said he heard from other employees that the employee was stealing, so he waited inside a vehicle in the parking lot.
Just before 1 a.m. Monday, he told police, he saw the employee take out the garbage and place two boxes inside his vehicle.
When police arrived, the employee came outside to again empty garbage. When confronted, he admitted he had two Xbox 360 and two Sony PlayStation 3 game consoles in his vehicle. The consoles are worth $748.92.
Landlord reports tenant was violent
A Martinez man told police Sunday that his tenant became violent and damaged his home.
The 54-year-old said that about 8 p.m. Friday, his tenant had kicked open his bedroom door, damaging the door frame, and threatened him if he did not return the rent he had paid. The tenant said he was moving out, the landlord said.
The landlord said the tenant returned about 9 a.m. Sunday and threw a flower pot through his bathroom window.
Martinez-Columbia Fire Rescue Activity Report for the week of May 25-31:
Structure fire, one; vehicle fires, three; wood/brush/grass fires, four; controlled/unauthorized burn, one; other fire, one; activated fire alarms, 11; medical incidents, 26; rescue incidents, two; vehicle accidents, nine; hazardous materials, one; investigate various incidents, four; and assist residents, three.
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