The following accounts were taken from reports from the Columbia County Sheriff's Office. Additional reports are available at www.columbiacountyso.org:
Martinez teen choked, robbed
A Martinez teen called police early Sunday, claiming he was choked and robbed in the parking lot of his apartment complex.
The 19-year-old said he was walking near his apartment on New Petersburg Road at about 9:50 p.m. Saturday when someone grabbed him around the neck from behind. The teen said his attacker choked him until he passed out. When he woke up a few moments later, the teen said his baseball cap and cell phone were missing.
The teen did not explain why he waited almost five hours before reporting the assault.
Home burglarized, pool damaged
A Grovetown woman told police someone broke into her home and damaged her pool Friday.
The 49-year-old said when she returned to her South Belair Road home at about 6:20 p.m., she noticed the front door would not open properly and found screws to the doorknob lying on the floor inside the door. Several boxes of miscellaneous items were stolen from the garage.
The woman said before she went to bed, she noticed her pool pump was off and she always leaves it running. When she woke Saturday, the water in the pool was black.
Cash missing after woman tours home
A man said a woman touring his for-sale Grovetown home stole cash during a tour.
The 64-year-old said at about 5 p.m. Sunday, a woman arrived at his Magnolia Parkway home asking about purchasing it. The man said he reluctantly gave the woman a tour of the home.
During the tour, the woman asked to use the bathroom. Shortly after, she abruptly left.
The man said he then noticed $30 that he left on the kitchen counter was missing.
Van spray-painted with obscenities
A Martinez man said Sunday that someone spray-painted obscenities on his van during the night.
The 30-year-old man said the van was parked in the yard of his Casa Rosa Avenue home from 6 p.m. Saturday to 7 a.m. Sunday.
The man said someone spray-painted obscene pictures and words on the back of the van. He also found that "666" was painted on his mailbox.
Parked vehicles hit with golf balls
Two Sylvan Lake residents called police early Saturday to report someone hit their vehicles with golf balls.
A 24-year-old woman said between midnight and 12:30 a.m., someone did $600 worth of damage to her Kia Sedona van by hitting the driver's door, side window and sliding door with golf balls.
Her Sylvan Lake Drive neighbor, a 26-year-old man, said during the same time someone hit a back passenger door of his Honda Accord with golf balls. The damage is estimated to be $300.
Martinez-Columbia Fire Rescue report for July 11-17:
Structure fires, two; vehicle fire, one; wood/brush/grass fire, one; controlled/unauthorized burn, one; activated fire alarms, 12; gas line rupture, one; medical incidents 15; vehicle accidents, 10; rescue incident, one; investigate various incidents, seven; assist citizens, three; and mutual aid/public safety assistance, one.
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