The following accounts were taken from reports from the Columbia County Sheriff's Office. Additional reports are available at www.columbiacountyso.org:
House is flooded as dishwasher stolen
An Augusta woman discovered Monday that someone had stolen a dishwasher from her Martinez property and flooded the kitchen.
The 41-year-old said she went to the unoccupied house on Preserve Trail about 5 p.m. and found that someone had forced open the front door and stolen a $700 Frigidaire dishwasher from the kitchen, causing the flooding.
A witness told police she saw a small gray truck parked in the driveway earlier in the day, but did not see anything suspicious.
Writing on door is taken as a threat
A Columbia County woman told deputies Tues-day that someone wrote a threatening message on her front door during the night.
The 35-year-old said that sometime after 11:30 p.m. Monday, someone wrote the word "dead" on the front door of her home off Jimmie Dyess Parkway. She said she was concerned for the safety of herself and her children.
Woman says son took her accounts
An Evans woman reported her son to police Wednesday, saying he manipulated an investment account by transferring nearly $25,000.
The 44-year-old told police that her 17-year-old has a history of manipulating her financial accounts by posing as her, transferring money, and opening and closing accounts in her and her mother's names. In the past, he had fraudulently managed her cell phone, credit card and checking account, she told police.
When she checked an investment account Aug. 22, it should have had $25,000 but contained less than $1. When she questioned him, he told her he had transferred the money to an account under his and his grandmother's names at another bank.
Man claims wallet stolen from pants
A Martinez man told police his wallet was stolen from the pants he was wearing as he slept.
The 68-year-old said he was sleeping on his sofa between 7 and 7:30 p.m. Aug. 24 when someone stole his wallet from the right front pocket. The wallet contained $67 and his Georgia identification card.
He said that the doors were locked and that he believes someone crawled through a window and stole the wallet. Later in the evening, he found the wallet, but $65 was missing from it.
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