The following accounts were taken from reports from the Columbia County Sheriff's Office. Additional reports are available at www.columbiacountyso.org.
Resident reports bike rack, pool gate damage
A Northlake subdivision resident called police Tuesday to report damage to the subdivision's bike rack and swimming pool gate.
The resident said that between 10 p.m. Monday and 7 a.m. Tuesday someone picked up the metal bike rack located next to the swimming pool fence at 4499 Elm Drive and used it as a battering ram on the gate leading to the swimming pool area.
The bicycle rack and the gate had moderate damage.
Water department reports sign theft
A Columbia County Water Department employee reported to police Monday that someone stole two signs from a Martinez work area.
The employee said he discovered at 8:43 a.m. Monday that someone had stolen two road detour signs off orange construction barrels on Westmont Drive. The signs are worth about $200.
Woman reports trash dumping, trespassing
An Evans woman told police Tuesday that someone damaged her house numbers and dumped trash on her property.
The 79-year-old said that between 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tuesday someone came into her yard to move and damage address numbers that were secured to a tree at the top of her driveway.
Someone also has been dumping garbage in a ditch and drainage pipe, causing the trash to spread across her yard when it rains, she said.
Woman reports credit card is stolen, then used
A Martinez woman told police Monday that someone used her credit card in a west Georgia Wal-Mart.
The 44-year-old woman said that between 5 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday, someone charged $623.33 to her Visa card at the Wal-Mart in Carrollton, Ga.
Two residents report bicycle, gas thefts
Two people recently called police after thefts early last week.
A Martinez woman said that between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday someone stole two bicycles from her home while she was away. The bicycles, worth $250, were parked beside her garage.
A Hephzibah man called police Tuesday after discovering someone had stolen gasoline from him while he was at Thurmond Lake. The man said that between 10 p.m. Monday and 1 p.m. Tuesday someone took a full five-gallon gas can from his boat or camp area at the Petersburg Camp Area at the lake.
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