The following accounts were taken from reports from the Columbia County Sheriff's Office. Additional reports are available at www.columbiacountyso.org:
Man charged with public indecency
An Atlanta man was arrested Thursday after being accused of driving naked on Interstate 20.
Jeffrey Alan Call, 43, of the 1200 block of Defoor Court Northwest, was charged with public indecency/public exposure. He was released from the Columbia County Detention Center on Friday morning after posting $1,100 bond, according to jail records.
Police responded to westbound I-20 near the Belair Road exit about 3 p.m. Thursday after getting a call from another driver.
When police pulled Call's car over, he was wearing a pair of white shorts that were on backward and inside out.
Call told police he had been driving without clothes because it was hot.
Social Security theft reported
An Evans man called police Saturday after discovering that someone had posed as a Social Security Administration employee to get his personal information and steal his money.
The 50-year-old said he received a call about 8 p.m. Thursday from someone claiming to represent the Social Security office. The caller told him the office owed him $6,000 but needed personal information.
The man provided his Social Security number and his Visa account number.
When he checked his account Saturday, the man noticed $400 missing.
Wheels and tires stolen from car
A Martinez man said Saturday that the wheels and tires were stolen from his car.
The 20-year-old said he noticed the $600 chrome wheels and tires missing from his Honda Accord about 7 p.m. He found the car sitting on the ground.
The car had been parked in the lot of Applecross Apartments, where there have been several acts of theft and vandalism recently.
Martinez woman's home vandalized
Police responded to a Martinez home Sunday morning after a woman said it had been vandalized.
The 30-year-old woman said she heard her bedroom window break about 5:45 a.m. Deputies said the damage might have been caused by a rock but did not indicate someone was trying to enter the home.
Floodlights on the back porch had been unscrewed, and wind chimes from the back porch put into the trash can. The woman's car tires had been flattened, the antenna removed and the tag bent.
Cars vandalized, burned at shop
An Evans man called police Saturday morning after noticing a vehicle on fire at the automotive repair shop next door.
The man said he was awakened about 3:30 a.m. Saturday by his dogs barking and saw a Pontiac Grand Prix on fire at Evans Tire and Auto Repair at 4950 Washington Road.
After firefighters extinguished the blaze, police found several vehicles with open doors. The shop owner said all the vehicles' doors were closed when he left. Police also found a Saturn with a broken windshield and an object that had been set on fire on the trunk.
Martinez-Columbia Fire Rescue Activity Report for the week of June 15-21:
Structure fires, six; vehicle fires, four; wood/brush/grass fires, nine; controlled/unauthorized burns, three; other fires, four; activated fire alarms, eight; medical incidents, 17; vehicle accidents, five; gas line ruptures, two; electrical incidents, one; investigate various incidents, eight; assist residents, four; and mutual aid/public safety assistance, two.
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