Grovetown police intercept marijuana
Grovetown police intercepted a Fed-Ex delivery heading for Whiskey Road on Tuesday morning that contained nearly 20 pounds of marijuana.
About 9:30 a.m., Grovetown Department of Public Safety received an anonymous tip concerning a drug delivery to the 300 block of Whiskey Road, Investigator Scott Wheatley said. About 10:30 a.m., the marijuana was seized but no arrests were made.
On Oct. 23, police had been given an anonymous tip about a large amount of narcotics being taken to another residence in the 300 block of Whiskey Road, Wheatley said.
After conducting an investigation and obtaining a search warrant, police searched the residence and found a large cardboard box containing four packages of marijuana that weighed about 20 pounds. Gregorio Gomez Gonzalez, 35, Carmen Rosado Romero, 33, Plutarco Debios Herrera, 20, Abel Mitio Catrera, 20, and Rugelio Hernandez Gonzalez, 43, were arrested Oct. 24.
Wheatley said police think the two incidents are related and believe the drugs are being shipped to the area, picked up and delivered elsewhere.
The five men were being held without bond at the Columbia County Detention Center.
The following accounts were taken from reports from the Columbia County Sheriff's Office. Additional reports are available at www.columbiacountyso.org:
Woman threatened after firing worker
An employee at Morningside Assisted Living in Evans left work early Wednesday after receiving a threatening phone call from the relative of a fired employee.
She called police after she got home about 6 p.m. and said she had received a call at noon from someone asking her why she was firing people based on race. The caller would not reveal her name but said she was the cousin of someone who had been fired.
The employee told the caller she couldn't discuss those details, and the caller said she would meet her in the parking lot at 5:30 p.m.
The employee then left work early to avoid conflict and was told by another employee that a woman called at 5:30 p.m. asking to speak with her.
The employee told police she had fired a woman that day but was unsure whether the incidents were related.
Vehicle break-ins plague Grovetown
A string of car break-ins were reported Wednesday near Grovetown.
The first was called in at 6:43 a.m. by a man on Brookwood Lane after he realized someone had broken into his locked truck. The man told police a rifle and a hunting bag were taken sometime after 7:45 p.m. Tuesday out of the back seat.
A woman told police Wednesday morning that someone had stolen her GPS system, purse and credit card from her car. As she was leaving High Meadows Drive at 8 a.m., she saw her belongings scattered throughout the front yard.
A man called police at 12:20 p.m. Wednesday after noticing his glove box and center console were open in his vehicle on Great Glen. The man said that between 6:45 p.m. Tuesday and 11:20 a.m. Wednesday, someone had taken his satellite radio.
A man told police Wednesday afternoon that someone took his iPod and portable XM radio from his vehicle at his Tudor Branch home. He said the items were taken from his locked truck between 10 p.m. Tuesday and 8 a.m. Wednesday.
Another man living on Tudor Branch called police at 6:58 p.m. Wednesday after realizing a Black & Decker power tool had been taken from the back seat of his vehicle. The car was unlocked.
Man attempts to use fake money
A manager at the Martinez McDonald's on Washington Road told police Tuesday that a customer tried to pay for his meal with counterfeit money.
He said that about 9 a.m. two men pulled up to the drive-through window in a white truck. One gave her a wet $20 bill with smeared ink. The customer took the bill back and paid with real money.
The manager gave police the truck's tag number.
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