Man, 23, is rescued from well in Harlem
An Augusta man escaped injury when he fell into a Harlem well Wednesday.
James Leisey, 23, of the 2300 block of McKivens Street, was walking across a covered well in the backyard of a home near Sawdust Road afternoon when it caved in, said Martinez-Columbia Fire Rescue spokeswoman Honey Shore.
Leisey held on to a plastic pipe until rescue workers used a rope to pull him to safety about 3:30 p.m., Battalion Chief James Burnett said.
The following accounts were taken from reports from the Columbia County Sheriff's Office. Additional reports are available at www.columbiacountyso.org:
Fishing equipment is taken from home
An Appling man told police Tuesday that someone stole more than $12,000 worth of fishing equipment and shrimp from his garage.
The 66-year-old said that between 7:30 p.m. Monday and 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, someone entered his garage and stole the equipment. The missing items include a $1,600 depth finder, $10,000 worth of freshwater and saltwater fishing rods and reels, $500 worth of hard plastic bait and 75 pounds of shrimp.
Police found two of the man's plastic containers hidden in bushes near his home.
Fraudulent charges tap man's account
A Harlem man went to the sheriff's office Tuesday after discovering that someone used his bank account to make online purchases.
The 55-year-old said that he received a notice in the mail Tuesday from Proactive Solutions acknowledging his recent purchase. He checked his bank account and found an unauthorized purchase on his debit card.
He found at least three other unauthorized charges to his account, including two charges to www.reunion.com for $59 and $1, and a $9.15 charge to www.vistaprint.com.
Tools stolen from school contractors
Two contractors working on Grovetown High School property Tuesday reported more than $5,000 worth of tools missing from trailers.
The contractors said that between about 7 p.m. Monday and 7 a.m. Tuesday, someone had broken into enclosed supply trailers. The men reported $5,369 worth of hand and power tools missing.
A third contractor said it appeared someone had tried to open the roll-up door on his enclosed trailer, but never got inside.
The following account was taken from reports from the Grovetown Department of Public Safety:
Grovetown men assaulted with pipe
Two Grovetown men told police this month they had been assaulted with a metal pipe outside their home.
Just before midnight Feb. 13 someone dressed in black approached them outside their Whiskey Road home and hit them in the arms and hands. The assailant then ran away.
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