The following accounts were taken from reports from the Columbia County Sheriff's Office. Additional reports are at www.columbiacountyso.org:
Teen reports father broke leg with van
A Martinez teen hospitalized Tuesday told police that his father struck him with a van and broke his leg after an argument.
The 16-year-old told police that he and his father argued because of an argument he was having with his sister in the van his father was driving on Clarke Pointe Drive just after 8 p.m. The man pulled the van over and the teen got out and started walking along the road. The teen said his father ran into him.
The teen's mother, who was called to the hospital by her husband, said her husband said the teen jumped from the moving van and injured his leg. The boy's sister, who was in the van, told police that her father hit her brother with the van.
Medical personnel at the hospital told police that two bones in the leg were severely broken and required surgery.
The father was not charged in the incident.
Store owner says thief returned to steal again
An employee of an Evans store told police Tuesday that a woman who had stolen clothing from the store returned and stole more than $100 worth of merchandise.
The employee of High Cotton, 4405 Evans to Locks Road, said that about 2:30 p.m., the shopper entered the store. Carrying a large tote bag, she selected items to try on.
Because she recognized the woman, the employee wrote down which clothing items she took into the fitting room.
After a few minutes, the shopper came out in a hurry, placed two pair of jeans onto the display counter and left.
The employee said that all the clothing in the fitting room was missing and that the woman's tote bag was full when she left.
Car found covered in dressing, syrup
An Evans woman told police Wednesday that someone used ranch dressing and syrup to vandalize her car.
The 44-year-old said that someone entered her unlocked Chrysler PT Cruiser in her driveway Tuesday night. Nothing appeared to be missing, but someone had poured ranch dressing and syrup on top of and inside the car.
Grocery store manager says man stole steaks
The manager of an Evans grocery store told police Tuesday that he saw a man stuff steaks into his pants and leave the store.
The manager of the Food Lion, 526 N. Belair Road, said that just before 12:30 p.m., a man went to the meat department and placed several packs of steaks into a shopping cart. He shoved the steaks down the front of his pants and pulled his oversize shirt down to conceal them.
After the shoplifter left the store, the manager told him to stop. He jumped into the passenger seat of a waiting car, which sped away.
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