Crime briefs for Jan. 12
Police look for suspect in similar cases
An Aiken Department of Public Safety officer reported that someone threw a green glass bottle at his patrol care while passing a wooded lot on Laurens Street.
The officer turned around and tried to locate a suspect but was unable to. The bottle hit the front passenger window and caused several scratches to the paint.
An Aiken County Sheriff’s Office deputy reported a similar incident near the same area but with no damage, according to the report.
Police: Vehicle abandoned with drugs inside
The Aiken Department of Public Safety is investigating a vehicle that was found abandoned with drugs and a weapon inside.
According to a report, an officer began following the vehicle after it was seen speeding and traveling erratically near downtown. Other officers were advised of the vehicle’s description, and the vehicle was soon located near the intersection of Sundy Avenue and Bamberg Street with both front doors open and the engine running.
While searching the vehicle, officers found a loaded .22-caliber long rifle pistol on the floor and a rolled marijuana cigarette in the front cup holder.
Officers also found family court documents with names on them, and a DMV check returned the name of the person the vehicle was registered to, according to the report. Officers tried to contact the owner but were unsuccessful.
The items were placed into evidence, and the vehicle was towed.
Police seek help to ID theft suspect
The North Augusta Department of Public Safety is asking for the public’s help in identifying a man in relation to a theft.
The man is wanted for questioning in two golf cart thefts from Manuel’s Bread Cafe that occurred Tuesday. Both were stolen in the Hammond’s Ferry Neighborhood in North Augusta on the same evening.
Anyone with information on the thefts or the man pictured is asked to call the North Augusta Department of Public Safety at 279-2121.