The following accounts were taken from reports from the Columbia County Sheriff's Office. Additional reports are at www.columbiacountyso.org:
Bottle shatters window, hits driver
An Augusta man told police Tuesday that he believed a passing motorist threw a soft-drink bottle that shattered his windshield as he drove.
The 56-year-old said he was driving a GMC Sierra pickup on Wrightsboro Road at Bison Way about 8:40 p.m. when his windshield shattered and something hit him in the chest. He pulled over and found several pieces of a glass Coca-Cola bottle in his truck.
The motorist had cuts on his chest and several small ones on his arms. He said he believed the bottle was thrown from a vehicle traveling in the opposite direction.
Sheriff's jailer is victim of fraud
A jailer at the Columbia County Detention Center filed a police report Wednesday saying he was the victim of financial identity fraud.
The 34-year-old sheriff's office employee said someone used his name and address to open an account with Fingerhut. He said he received a bill in the mail Tuesday for $386.
When he called Fingerhut, a representative said the account was opened using his address and a name similar to his.
The jailer said he hasn't received any items from the company, just the bill.
Teen found stealing pregnancy tests
An Evans Wal-Mart employee called police Tuesday after catching a teenage boy stealing pregnancy tests.
The employee at the store at 4469 Washington Road said he saw the teen remove two pregnancy tests from their package and put them into his pocket just after 1:30 p.m. The employee confronted the teen as he tried to leave the store.
The tests were recovered and the teen was held at the store until police arrived. No charges were filed.
Office's computer equipment stolen
About $5,200 worth of computer equipment was stolen from an Evans financial services company Wednesday.
An information technology employee called police to Rhodes Financial Services, 610 Ronald Reagan Drive, after discovering that the equipment was gone. He said eight flat-panel computer monitors and three desktop computers were stolen from the Information Technology room between 9:30 and 11:30 a.m.
The employee said someone could have entered the building through the unlocked double doors at the back. He found a computer cord behind the business.
Several messages left with Rhodes Financial Services management, seeking information on whether any customers' personal financial information was contained in the stolen computers, were not immediately returned.
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