Blotter for March 2
An Aiken woman reported on Tuesday that her bank card information had been used in unauthorized transactions in California, New York and Oregon.An 81-year-old Aiken woman reported that an unknown person with “a heavy foreign accent” called her and told her she had won $150,000,000, according to Aiken Public Safety. The caller reportedly told the woman that she had to send in $500 to an undisclosed address to claim her prize, but she didn’t give the caller any personal information. A 41-year-old Trenton woman was detained for driving under the influence on Sunday after officers were called to the intersection of Union Street and Abbeville Avenue for a vehicle stuck on railroad tracks. The female driver exhibited signs of intoxication and refused to conduct further field sobriety tests after failing the first test. She was taken to the Aiken County detention center.
Officers investigated a call of shots fired on Rogers Terrace about 8 p.m. on Thursday. Officers did not see anyone on the scene, and the caller reportedly didn’t provide any information and declined to speak with an officer.Officers investigated a second call of shots fired on Alfred Street about 4 a.m. Friday. A homeowner reported hearing four gunshots; officers investigated but found no evidence of a shooting or a violent crime. A burglary was reported to the Sheriff’s Office on Grantto Lane in Aiken on Wednesday. The owner reported dishes and clothing damaged. A burglary was reported on Oakman Drive in Beech Island on Thursday. A 41-year-old woman was detained for shoplifting on Thursday after she allegedly tried to steal items from a store on Bettis Academy Road by hiding the items in her purse.