The following accounts were taken from reports from the Columbia County Sheriff's Office. Additional reports are available at www.columbiacountyso.org:
Lottery tickets stolen from van
A Martinez saleswoman for the Georgia Lottery called police Wednesday to report that more than $13,000 worth of lottery property, including tickets, were stolen from her company vehicle.
The 42-year-old said that between 7 p.m. Tuesday and 9:20 a.m. Wednesday someone entered her unlocked company van while it was parked in the driveway of her home. She said when she went to the van Wednesday morning, three doors were ajar.
The woman said a $1,500 laptop computer was missing from the front seat. Lottery tickets and partial lottery tickets, worth $12,000, were taken from a bag in the back of the van.
The woman said the Georgia Lottery also will be investigating the stolen ticket numbers to determine if any of the stolen tickets were presented for redemption at a location that might have video surveillance footage of the person redeeming them.
Door broken open in Evans burglary
An Evans man told police Tuesday that someone busted in his front door and burglarized his home.
The 39-year-old man said between 9:55 and 11:55 a.m. Tuesday, someone broke open the front door of his home and stole several items, including a laptop computer, an X-box video game console, 30 X-box games and two duffel bags.
Police said the front door and frame were damaged, possibly by someone kicking it in.
Copper stolen from Martinez company
Police responded to a Martinez electric company Monday after an employee reported more than $1,300 worth of copper stolen from the property.
The office manager of Zapata's Electric at 133 Davis Road, told police that between 1:55 and 2:35 a.m. Monday, two men cut a hole in the back fence and stole copper wire and other items.
The men were captured on video by one of the surveillance cameras on the property.
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