ADPS investigating larceny, break-ins

The Aiken Department of Public Safety is investigating the larceny of a vehicle and three vehicle break-ins that were reported nearby on Sunday.


The first victim told officers someone took his 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer that was parked in his front yard on Calhoun Square during the night, according to a report. A bicycle was found on the ground where the vehicle was parked.


The vehicle was later found abandoned on the 400 block of Marlboro Street. near South Boundary Avenue with the keys in the ignition.


Three other vehicles were broken into nearby, and all of them were left unlocked, according to the report.


One victim reported a GPS and a box of tools missing from one vehicle and a GPS missing from a second vehicle, according to the report.


A third victim reported a computer adapter missing from her vehicle.



Man arrested after refusing to pull over

A 34-year-old Augusta man was detained after he refused to pull over for blue lights and siren while driving on Richland Avenue on Tuesday, according to the Aiken Department of Public Safety.


Officers saw the Chevrolet SUV weaving in and out of its lane, nearly hitting the raised center median multiple times, according to an incident report.


Officers tried to initiate a traffic stop at the intersection of York Street and Hampton Avenue but the vehicle continued down York Street, weaving along the way. The driver reportedly held his hand out of the window, waving.


The driver eventually pulled into a driveway on Aldrich Street, according to the report. Officers immediately detained the man, who smelled of alcohol. The man also exhibited signs of intoxication.


After being asked multiple times how much he had to drink, the man finally said he had a beer and a shot about two hours earlier, and that he didn’t stop because he didn’t have a driver’s license.