The following accounts were taken from reports from the Columbia County Sheriff's Office. Additional reports are available at www.columbiacountyso.org:
Two Indiana teens pushing stolen car are arrested
Police arrested two Indiana teens who were found pushing a stolen car Wednesday in Evans.
Devin Lee Coomer, 17, and Spencer Carino Huff, 18, both of Salem, Ind., were charged with theft by bringing stolen property into the state. They were being held in the Columbia County Detention Center without bond, according to jail records.
A sheriff's deputy, driving west on Evans to Locks Road, found the teens pushing a 1989 Ford Mustang eastbound in the westbound lane near Grand Slam Drive at about 2:30 a.m. Wednesday. The deputy turned around as the car started coasting down a hill and stopped in front of Riverfront Collision Center.
The deputy said as he approached the car, he noticed several items in the back seat. Dispatchers then said the car was possibly stolen, so the deputy detained the teens.
The car was confirmed stolen from Salem, Ind. The teens were questioned, then charged. The car was taken to the sheriff's office impound lot.
Vandalism, car theft hit Amherst subdivision
Several residents of the Amherst subdivision on Columbia Road told police Tuesday that their vehicles were broken into, their homes vandalized and items stolen from their yards.
A 29-year-old woman said that late Monday or early Tuesday someone entered her unlocked SUV and stole a white dress from the back seat.
Two residents of Devon Road said during the same time period that someone stole an MP3 player, XM radio receiver, GPS unit, cell phone car charger, sunglasses and a black bag from three unlocked vehicles parked in the driveways of the homes.
An Amherst resident on Tyler Woods Way said someone stole a bicycle from her yard between 6:15 and 7:15 a.m. Tuesday. The woman said she saw the bicycle in the front yard of a Devon Road home. Police found the bicycle a few feet from the home, but the wheels and several other parts had been removed.
Soldier's closed account from overseas reopened
A Fort Gordon soldier said Tuesday that someone reopened an account he closed two years ago while overseas.
The 38-year-old soldier, who lives in Evans, said he recently received a Dell Financial Services statement, forwarded from his former South Korea address, which claimed he owed $1,625. The soldier said he opened the account while stationed in South Korea in 2008. He paid off the account balance before returning to the United States.
The soldier said the statement gave no indication of what was purchased or when.
Bathtub is stolen from house under construction
An Evans builder told police Tuesday that someone stole a bathtub from a house under construction.
The owner of Pierwood Construction Co. said a construction crew arrived for work at a home being built on Carriage Hills Drive and discovered a $550 bathtub had been stolen from inside.
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