The following accounts were taken from reports from the Columbia County Sheriff's Office. Additional reports are available at www.columbia countyso.org:
Donation jar stolen
Columbia County sheriff's deputies were called to a Martinez pool hall Tuesday when a bartender said someone stole a donation jar.
The bartender of Rack and Grill at 3481 Old Petersburg Road said that about midnight a man stole a donation jar containing about $50 from the counter. The report did not indicate the intended recipient of the donations.
The bartender provided surveillance footage of the incident.
Evans home burglarized
An Evans man told police Wednesday that someone broke into his home through the back door and stole more than $6,000 worth of items.
The 20-year-old resident said the stolen items included a Gateway computer, a diamond ring, a gold bracelet, a watch, a rifle and $300 in cash. Police saw a smudged shoe print on the back door and noted that the door appeared to have been forced open.
Man says battery switched
A Martinez man called police Monday, claiming someone switched his car battery with another.
The 53-year-old said that on Monday he found someone had stolen the $70 AutoZone battery from his Dodge Durango and replaced it with an Autocraft Silver battery. The man isn't sure when the switch occurred, but said the vehicle is normally left unlocked when parked at his home.
There was no damage to the Durango and the man said the battery that was put in the vehicle works.
Counterfeit bills passed
A cashier at an Evans Dollar General store told police someone used counterfeit cash to purchase merchandise Monday.
The cashier of the store at 4388 Washington Road said that as she counted the cash drawer of her register at the end of her shift about 9 p.m., she realized someone had passed four counterfeit $10 bills.
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