The following accounts were taken from reports from the Columbia County Sheriff's Office. Additional reports are available at www.columbia countyso.org:
Truck stolen from marina
The owner of an Appling marine business called police May 24 after discovering someone stole his truck from the parking lot of a nearby marina.
The 33-year-old owner of Lakeside Marine, on Old Lincolnton Road in Appling, said at about 10:45 a.m., he parked his 1997 Ford F-150 in the nearby parking lot of the cabins at Little River Marina off Old Lincolnton Road.
The man said he walked around the property and when he returned about an hour later, his truck was gone. The man said he still had the only key to the truck.
Evans home burglarized
An Evans woman told police Thursday that someone had broken into her home by removing a window air-conditioning unit.
The 31-year-old said she realized the window unit in her bedroom was missing at about 2:15 p.m. She and her father found the air conditioner still running on the floor of her bedroom at her Blanchard Road home.
The woman said she realized a black pearl necklace was missing from a jewelry box on her dresser because the black velvet box the necklace had been in was left on her bed. Also missing were a DVD player, an X-box game console and five games from the den.
The burglar left through the back door, which the woman said was locked when she left for work at 7:15 a.m. Also, the woman found a cinder block from elsewhere in the yard under her bedroom window.
TV taken from shared gym
An employee of an Evans apartment complex told police on May 25 that someone stole the television from the complex fitness room.
The employee said that between 5:30 p.m., May 24 and 8 a.m., May 25 someone stole an $800 32-inch television, which had ben mounted on the wall in the Walden Glen apartments exercise room.
The room is used by residents only, requires a code to enter, and there was no forced entry.
Truck windshield broken by objects thrown on I-20
The driver of a tractor trailer told police that children throwing objects at cars on Interstate 20 broke his windshield.
The 42-year-old driver from Texas said that at about 12:15 p.m., May 24 he saw two boys, 12 to 15 years old, throwing objects at vehicles on I-20 near the 180-mile marker close to the McDuffie County line. The driver said something hit the top center of his windshield, leaving a 2- to 3-inch-diameter ding on the glass.
After hitting the tractor trailer, the boys ran away, the driver said.
Man suspects neighbor dumped leaves in yard
An elderly Evans man called police on May 25 claiming his neighbor left a pile of leaves on his lawn overnight.
The 74-year-old man said that between midnight and 8:30 a.m., the 71-year-old woman who lives next door put a pile of magnolia leaves in his front yard.
The man said he suspects the neighbor because she is the only one with a magnolia tree.
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