Burglars take safe from city hall
Grovetown police are investigating an early Wednesday break-in at Grovetown City Hall in which the city's safe was hauled off.
An employee in the city's Public Works Department called police about 6 a.m. Wednesday after noticing the building on Old Wrightsboro Road had been vandalized, Mayor George James said.
The glass in one of the building's rear windows was broken. The safe contained about $1,000 in cash and some resident's checks for bill payments.
It was found empty along Gordon Highway near the Augusta State Medical Prison later Wednesday, James said.
The following accounts were taken from reports from the Columbia County Sheriff's Office. Additional reports are available at www.columbiacountyso.org:
Woman finds dog dead, one injured
A Martinez woman called police Wednesday after finding one of her dogs dead and another injured in her backyard.
The woman said when she returned home at 3 p.m., she noticed the gate to her backyard open. Her Labrador retriever-mix dead on the ground from what appeared to be a broken back. Her other dog, a daschund-mix, had several puncture wounds. The woman said she took the daschund to the veterinarian, who told her the wounds were from an object, not from another animal.
Woman receives obscene photos
A Grovetown woman told police Wednesday that someone sent obscene pictures to her cell phone.
The 21-year-old said that just before 9:30 pm. Tuesday she got a call from someone she didn't know claiming she should recognize his voice. When the woman kept asking the caller's name, she said he admitted having the wrong number and hung up.
The woman said she then received two pictures of the caller's genitals with a text message asking, "I know I have the wrong number, but what do you think?" After she sent a message back stating he had the wrong number, the caller sent another message stating, "I know, but what do you think?"
The woman said she didn't receive any more messages from the caller.
Gym burglarized; register is stolen
Police found a Martinez gym burglarized Tuesday when they responded to an alarm.
The alarm at The Spinning Gallery, 3618 Old Petersburg Road, went off about 8:45 p.m. and police found the back door had been pried open. The office area was disturbed and an exercise bicycle was lying on its side.
The owner came to the business and said the cash register, containing $40, was missing.
BMW emblems stolen from SUV
A Grovetown woman called police Wednesday after finding someone had stolen the BMW emblems from her car.
The 33-year-old said someone pulled the adhesive emblems from the front and back of her 2005 BMW X3 sport utility vehicle. The vehicle was undamaged at 8 p.m. Tuesday, and the woman said her children noticed the damage when they went to the bus stop at 8 a.m. Wednesday.
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