Police blotter for May 6
A North Augusta man, who lives on Rhomboid Place, reported on Friday to the Sheriff’s Office that someone has used his name and Social Security number to obtain employment. The man said he had received a tax statement in March stating that he owed money to the IRS for money that he hadn’t earned.
An Aiken man reported to the Sheriff’s Office on Friday that a Savage shotgun was missing after a window had been knocked out at his residence on Outing Club Road.
A North Augusta woman reported to the Sheriff’s Office on Friday that an unknown person had entered her vehicle through an open back window and scratched her dashboard. The incident took place on Southern Pines Drive.
A North Augusta woman reported to the Sheriff’s Office on Friday that a window screen had been removed and damaged at her residence on Bryant Avenue.
An Aiken man reported to the Sheriff’s Office on Friday that a laptop computer was missing after he invited a another man who was looking for work into his residence on Vine Street and they drank coffee together. The victim said the subject, who was driving a black four-door Honda, left when the victim went to the bathroom.
Utility trailers were reported missing from residences on Mountain Laurel Drive and Goodsprings Road in Aiken on Friday, according to Sheriff’s Office reports.
A Gloverville man was detained on Friday after he told the responding officer that he had taken a pair of earrings from a home on Turnbull Street in Gloverville, according to the Sheriff’s Office. The officer located the subject following a report of a burglary in progress at the residence.
A Texas man reported to the Sheriff’s Office on Friday that the door to his recreational vehicle had been pried open and that a laptop computer, PlayStation video game, flat screen television, iPad and various items of clothing were missing. The incident took place at the Pine Acres Campground in Aiken.
A burglary was reported at Lively’s Towing & Collision Center on Atomic Road in Beech Island Saturday, according to the Sheriff’s Office. A front window in the business was broken and the office was left in disarray. In addition, approximately $100 from a petty cash box in a filing cabinet and three business checks were missing. An Aiken man allegedly cashed two of the checks for $100 and $200 at the Manis Mart on Cary Drive in Beech Island after signing them in the name of one of the towing and collision center’s co-owners. When a Manis Mart cashier reportedly later declined to cash the third check, the man fled the scene.
A burglary during which unspecified items were taken from a residence on Woldus Road in North Augusta was reported to the Sheriff’s Office on Saturday.
A 17-year-old Aiken female reported to the Sheriff’s Office on Saturday that someone had broken into her vehicle through the passenger side rear window while it was on Silver Bluff Road.
An Aiken man reported on Saturday to the Sheriff’s Office that someone had thrown several eggs against his house on Chappells Road. The responding officer found multiple broken eggs.
A motorcycle that allegedly had been stolen was returned to an Aiken man living on Hudson Avenue after being found in the woods on Saturday, according to a Sheriff’s Office report.
An Aiken man reported to the Sheriff’s Office on Saturday that an unknown person had kicked in the sheet rock covering a door to his residence on Hampton Avenue.
Three cartons of cigarettes reportedly were taken during a shoplifting incident at Greg’s Gas Plus on Jefferson Davis Highway in North August on Saturday, according to the Sheriff’s Office.
A Graniteville woman reported to the Sheriff’s Office on Saturday that two vehicles parked at her residence on Whaley Pond Road had been damaged. The responding officer observed what appeared to be stab marks on both of the passenger side tires of one vehicle. The officer also reported that the other vehicle appeared to have been “shot with a shotgun” on the driver’s side.
An Aiken man, who lives on Shadow Drive, reported to the Sheriff’s Office on Saturday that he had received a letter from a Pennsylvania bank stating that he recently had opened an account. The man claimed he had not opened the account and expressed concern about identity theft.
An Aiken man reported to Sheriff’s Office on Saturday that he had sent out two Western Union money orders of $100 apiece at the request of a caller who had informed him that he had won $2.5 million in an “out of country” lottery. The man said he also made payments of $300 for taxes and $1,600 for a late penalty fee into a Bank of America account after receiving other calls about the lottery winnings. The responding officer told the man not to send money to anyone else claiming to be involved in the transaction.