The following accounts were taken from reports from the Columbia County Sheriff's Office. Additional reports are available at www.columbiacountyso.org:
Ex-girlfriend admits taking television from man
A Grovetown man told police that in the early hours of Aug. 31 his ex-girlfriend stole his television.
The 39-year-old officer with the Federal Bureau of Prisons in Edgefield, S.C., said he returned home from work at about 1 a.m. and noticed that his 55-inch TV and other items were missing from his house. He said he called his ex-girlfriend, who admitted taking the items and hung up on him.
When police called the woman, she apologized and said she'd return the television. She said she came to her ex-boyfriend's house to gather her belongings but couldn't find them.
Later that day, the woman was escorted by a deputy to retrieve her items and return the TV, house key and garage door opener to her ex-boyfriend.
Woman tells police she received threatening calls
A woman told police Thursday she was receiving harassing phone calls from an acquaintance.
The 25-year-old said she provides transportation for the woman, who had started calling and threatening her.
After the woman refused to pick her up on Thursday, the enraged friend called her 17 times with threatening messages, including the threat of a beating from her "dope boys."
Police ordered the acquaintance to halt any future communication.
Motel rooms burglarized
The general manager of Wingate Inn near Interstate 20 called police Thursday after the motel was burglarized.
The 50-year-old said that someone took bed comforters and flat-screen televisions from six rooms at the motel on Jimmy Dyess Parkway.
The rooms were unoccupied at the time of the burglary, which occurred between 2 p.m. Sept. 1 and 9:30 a.m. Thursday.
Woman tries to steal baby clothes from consignment
The manager of a children's consignment shop in Evans called police on Sept. 1 to say that a woman had tried to take baby apparel.
The manager said that the woman took clothing from a bin inside Kid to Kid on Evans to Locks Road at about 6 p.m. and left the store.
The manager, who confronted the woman and took back the clothes, said the woman immediately left the parking lot.
Martinez Columbia Fire Rescue Report for Aug. 29-Sept. 5:
Mutual aid/public safety assistance, two; alarm out of service, three; CPR in progress, two; electrical incidents, two; activated fire alarm, seven; other fires, one; investigations, one; medical incidents, 20; vehicle crash, eight; controlled/unauthorized burn, two; assist citizens, one; structure fires, four; tests, one; wood/brush/grass fire, four; other, one.
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