The following accounts were taken from reports from the Columbia County Sheriff's Office. Additional reports are available at www.columbiacountyso.org:
New fixtures stolen from home site
The builder of an Evans house recently called police after discovering $500 worth of fixtures missing.
The owner said that between 5 p.m. Aug. 25 and 10:40 a.m. Aug. 26, someone forced open the door of a Nassau Development Inc. house on Oconee Circle. The owner said several items were stolen from an upstairs storage room, including a $150 ceiling fan with light kit, two fluorescent light fixtures worth $300 and a $50 garage door bracket with a light.
Store employee chases shoplifters
A Kohl's department store employee told police Thursday that he attempted to chase two shoplifting suspects.
The loss prevention supervisor of the store at 4227 Washington Road in Evans said that between 5:50 and 6:20 p.m., he watched on the store's surveillance system as two men pick up $363.31 worth of merchandise and put the items in a drawstring backpack.
The men then ran out of the store. The supervisor approached them and identified himself. He said he attempted to chase the pair, but saw them run across Washington Road toward Westwood Club Apartments.
The supervisor said he was able to recover one item the men dropped as they fled the store.
Woman's son hears trespasser in home
A Martinez woman called police Wednesday after her son said someone was inside their home.
The 47-year-old woman's son told police that when he got out of the shower between 6:50 and 7:15 a.m. Aug. 27 he heard somebody in the kitchen of the West Lake subdivision home. He also said he heard someone walking through the living room, and the back door was open when he went into the kitchen.
The woman said that when she left the home, her son was in the shower and the garage door was open. Nothing appeared to be missing and there were no signs of forced entry.
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