Charges expected to be filed in Prep vandalism
Columbia County sheriff's officials expect to file charges against three juveniles suspected of vandalizing Augusta Preparatory Day School this month.
The youths, whose names and ages were not made public, are to be charged with criminal damage to property for spraying fire extinguishers in the middle school's hallways and classrooms, where several computers were damaged, said sheriff's Capt. Steve Morris.
School officials said someone likely used an unlatched door to get inside the middle school building at 285 Flowing Wells Road.
Authorities investigating Facebook account case
Columbia County authorities are searching for the identity of whoever created a Facebook imposter profile of a student witness in a teacher's recent termination hearing.
The Facebook profile purported to show Avery Hill, a 16-year-old Lakeside High School student, lying about his testimony in a hearing that resulted in long-time teacher Margaret Mudrak's losing her job.
Hill's grandfather told police that he has received several negative comments from people since the account was set up.
Police are trying to get the identity of the profile creator from Facebook.
Hill and another student claimed that Mudrak helped them cheat on a math test in April. The message posted on the Facebook profile that school officials say is fake alleges that Hill lied to get Mudrak fired.
The following accounts were taken from reports from the Columbia County Sheriff's Office. Additional reports are available at www.columbiacountyso.org:
7 unlocked Martinez vehicles are burglarized
Someone recently broke into several vehicles in one Martinez neighborhood.
At least four residents of Fair Oaks Road and Fair Oaks Court, off Flowing Wells Road in Martinez, told police early Monday that someone entered their seven unlocked vehicles.
The seven vehicles were entered between midnight and 1:40 a.m. One resident said the dash of her Chevrolet Tahoe was damaged when the thief tried to pull out the radio, which was left hanging by its wires.
Other victims reported portable GPS units missing from their vehicles.
Woman was home when intruder kicked in door
A Grovetown woman told police Monday that she was inside her home when someone kicked in the back door.
She said that at 2:10 p.m. she heard someone ring the doorbell of her Sassafrass Lane home. When she looked outside, she saw a man get out of a dark-blue Chevrolet sport utility vehicle.
As she went to the bathroom to take a shower, she heard a banging on one of the doors, then a loud bang followed by the security alarm going off. She answered the ringing telephone, which was the security company calling. She then went to the living room to turn off the alarm and found the back door kicked in.
Vehicles damaged at home, residence hit with eggs
An Evans man told police Tuesday that someone egged his home and damaged his two vehicles.
He said that between 6 p.m. Monday and 7:30 p.m. Tuesday someone threw two eggs at his Deercrest Circle home, which caused no damage.
His Range Rover, which was on the street in front of his home, had a cracked windshield and two baseball-size dents on the roof. A black sandbag was on the hood.
He also found a golf ball-size dent in the front bumper of his Porsche Carrera, which was in the driveway.
Medication reported stolen from man's mailbox
A Harlem man told police Monday that someone stole medication from his mailbox.
He said that a 30-day supply of stool softener from the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center was missing.
Several home mailboxes are destroyed in Evans
Several residents in an Evans neighborhood told police their mailboxes were stolen or damaged Monday evening.
Three residents on Deerwood Lane said their mailboxes and supporting posts were ripped out of the ground. All three were found in yards of nearby homes.
Two residents of Deercrest Circle told police their mailboxes were torn off the posts and a third mailbox was found in a nearby yard.
The Columbia County News-Times ©2013. All Rights Reserved.