The following accounts were taken from reports from The Columbia County Sheriff's Office. Additional reports are available at countyso.org:
Juveniles egg FBI agent's vehicle
Four juveniles recently egging cars in Windmill Plantation targeted an FBI agent's car in addition to many others.
Just before 9 p.m. Nov. 21, a Windmill resident told police that he was in front of his home and saw some juveniles in a red sport utility vehicle throwing eggs at cars. He followed and stopped the SUV near Windmill Lane at Windmill Crossing. He told the four young men inside to stay there while he called police.
Another resident came outside in time to see the juveniles drive away and throw a bag of eggs out the car window into the street. The resident noted the SUV's tag number, which police traced to a red Nissan Pathfinder.
Police found six vehicles damaged by eggs. One of the vehicles was a government-owned Buick Lucerne issued to an FBI agent.
Empty gas tank ends car's theft
A car stolen from an Evans apartment complex was found close by because the thief ran out of gas. A Martinez man told police that about 11:30 p.m. Monday he found his Chevrolet Caprice was missing from the front of an apartment building at Westwood Club. He left the car in the parking lot about 8 p.m.
He walked around the corner and saw his damaged vehicle parked in front of another building in the complex. Police found damage to the steering column and rear driver's side window. Nothing was stolen from inside the car.
The man said the car thief likely didn't get far because the gas tank was nearly empty.
Woman got wallet, demanded payment
A Martinez man recently called police claiming a woman he'd been intimate with stole his wallet, then demanded cash to return it.
The 67-year-old said the woman called him about 9:30 p.m. Nov. 20 to see if he wanted to go out to eat. When he said no, she asked to come to his home, where they were intimate, the man said.
She asked for $200. He told her all he had was $30, but she could have it. The man said he was putting on his robe when the woman said goodbye and left. Later, the man said he noticed his wallet and cell phone missing.
He called his cell phone, which the woman answered. She told the man if he wanted his wallet and phone back, he would have to pay her $450. The man said he wrote her a check just to get his belongings back. He intended to void the check on Monday morning.
Dolly, tool chest stolen in Harlem
A Harlem woman recently told police that someone stole a handtruck and a full tool chest from her tool shed.
The 74-year-old said that between Nov. 19 and Nov. 21, someone unscrewed the door panels and entered a tool shed in the backyard of her Haverhill Drive home. The thief stole a $250 tool chest containing about $250 worth of tools and a handtruck that she used to move furniture.
The thief left fingerprints on the inside of the tool shed door, which police collected as evidence.
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