Sheriff’s office responds to burglary

The Aiken County Sheriff’s Office responded on Thursday to a burglary in progress on Cherokee Drive in North Augusta.


The witness told officers he was inside his home watching television around 9:40 a.m. when he heard an alarm go off in his brother’s home nearby, according to the report. While investigating, the witness found a broken window in one of the doors to the home.


Neighbors told officers they saw a heavyset man in khaki clothes and a backpack running on Cherokee Drive away from the home.



Two detained for prescription fraud

Two people were detained for prescription fraud after they tried to use a fake prescription to obtain painkillers, according to the Aiken Department of Public Safety.


The two men took the prescription for oxycodone to a pharmacy on Richland Avenue on Thursday and were told it would be ready in a half-hour, according to the report. The pharmacist didn’t think the prescription was real and notified officers, who arrived after the suspects had returned to pick up the prescription and detained the two men while they searched the vehicle.


In the vehicle, officers found an open beer bottle, a pill bottle containing a small amount of marijuana, two pipes with marijuana residue and a medicine bag containing numerous prescription drugs, according to the report. One of the suspects reportedly had a small bag of marijuana on him, as well.