Voting precinct conduct case ended
The district attorney's office has dismissed a disorderly-conduct citation against a former Augusta State University public safety officer and Grovetown City Council candidate for an incident at an Evans voting precinct in November.
The office decided not to press charges against James Joseph Stachowiak, of Mears Street in Martinez, according to paperwork filed Friday in Columbia County Magistrate Court.
A woman called police to the Columbia County Library on Nov. 4, contending Stachowiak had an upside-down American flag sticking out of his vehicle's sunroof. He approached her and ranted about his political views, witnesses said.
The woman told police that she thought she saw a weapon in Stachowiak's vehicle. Police said they found an empty handgun holster in the passenger seat and a tactical baton and pepper spray on Stachowiak.
The following accounts were taken from reports from the Columbia County Sheriff's Office. Additional reports are available at www.columbiacountyso.org :
Teenager reports threats on Internet
A Martinez teen told a school public safety officer Friday that her ex-boyfriend threatened to kill her on www.myspace.com.
The officer told police that the girl gave him a print-out of an e-mail from her home computer. She said she was talking to her ex-boyfriend on the social networking Web site Thursday. The boy was mad because she had broken up with him.
After she told him she didn't want to talk to him anymore, he threatened to put a bullet between her eyes, she told the officer.
Martinez home is burglarized
Burglars ransacked a Martinez woman's home Saturday.
The 23-year-old said that between 3 and 11:30 p.m. the burglar kicked in the back door and stole a computer, a DVD player and two televisions, all worth about $900. Her papers had been thrown about and her drawers searched.
The resident said she lives with her grandmother, who was not at home at the time.
Eggs thrown at moving vehicles
Two motorists said someone threw eggs at their cars from moving vehicles in Columbia County this weekend.
A 26-year-old Augusta man said he was driving on Furys Ferry Road near Mullikin Road about 11:30 p.m. Saturday when someone in a dark sport utility vehicle threw a hard-boiled egg at his Ford Mustang. The egg hit the left side of the hood, causing a scratch.
An Evans man said that just after midnight Saturday someone in a red vehicle threw an egg at his Chevrolet S-10 as he was driving on Columbia Road near Ivy Falls subdivision. Police found egg yolk on the front window and driver's side of his truck.
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