The following accounts were taken from reports from the Columbia County Sheriff's Office. Additional reports are available at www.columbiacountyso.org:
Masters tickets reported stolen
An Evans man called police Sunday after discovering someone had stolen his tickets to the Masters Tournament.
The 57-year-old said he kept his two tickets in a kitchen cabinet. About 6 p.m., he went to get the tickets, but they were missing.
He said he has had several people in his home recently cleaning and visiting.
Jewelry taken in Grovetown burglary
A Grovetown woman told police that someone burglarized her home Thursday evening and stole more than $57,000 worth of jewelry.
The 58-year-old said that between 5:45 and 9:20 p.m. someone entered her home through a back door, which she found ajar when she returned home. The jewelry was missing from a hutch.
The 38 missing pieces, which she said were worth $57,091, included rings, bracelets, necklaces, earrings, pendants and wedding bands.
Nothing else appeared to be missing from the home.
Shoplifter throws items over fence
The owner of a business near Kmart called police Sunday after seeing someone throwing items over the fence of the Martinez retailer.
The man said that shortly after noon he saw a man wearing dark clothing and a yellow ball cap throwing items over the fence of the store at 3830 Washington Road in West Town shopping center.
Police couldn't find the man the business owner described.
Nearly $300 worth of merchandise, including a chain saw, blower, pants and hand tools, was recovered and returned to the store.
2 teens arrested in theft, alcohol case
Two teens were arrested Friday after being caught taking money from a donation box outside a Martinez McDonald's drive-through window.
Coley Alexander Greene, 17, of the 2200 block of Plantation Road in Augusta, and Curtis Matthew Diles, 17, of the 3700 block of Keg Pointe Road in Appling, were charged with theft by taking.
A man said that just after 4 a.m. Friday he saw two people taking money from the box at McDonald's, 4478 Columbia Road. He said one man had a flashlight.
Police found Greene and Diles, who matched the witness' description, outside a nearby house and smelled alcohol on them. They admitted to drinking beer, which was confirmed by a field alcohol test, and a flashlight was found nearby.
Diles was released from the Columbia County Detention Center on Sunday after posting an $1,100 bond, according to jail personnel, while. Greene was released Monday on an $1,100 bond.
Martinez Columbia Fire Rescue report for March 29-April 4:
Structure fires, six; wood/brush/grass fires, two; fire alarms, 11; gas-line rupture, one; medical incidents, 14; vehicle accidents, 14; rescue, one; electrical, one; various incidents, six; assist residents, five; mutual aid/public safety assistance, two; and other, one.
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