Crime Blotter for May 20
According to reports provided by the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office:
A Warrenville man reported on Sunday that his vehicle had been struck in a hit-and-run incident while it was parked on Pineview Avenue in Clearwater. The responding officer observed damage to the hood, grill and other parts of the car.
An attempted armed robbery was reported on Saturday at Four Seasons Services on Whiskey Road. The 26-year-old male victim said a man got into the passenger side of his vehicle. The unknown subject said he was carrying a gun and that he wanted money. They got into a fight and the victim suffered a small puncture wound.
A North Augusta woman reported on Saturday that 26 hydrocodone pills were missing from her purse in her car after she gave her son’s girlfriend a ride to an El Cheapo gas station on Edgefield Road.
A 39 year-old Warrenville man reported on Saturday that he fired two rounds from a pistol at two males he saw near his storage unit on Pinecrest Drive. The man said one of the subjects pointed a shiny object at him. The next day the same Warrenville man reported what he described as a “suspicious” brush fire at the same location on Pinecrest.
A 21-year-old Beech Island woman reported on Sunday that an unknown person broke into her home on Teapot Road and damaged the residence’s front door. She said an Xbox 360 console, a “Call of Duty” Xbox 360 controller, three Xbox 360 controllers and a white backpack with black designs were missing.
A burglary was reported Sunday at a residence on Festival Trail Road in the Wagener area. Missing were a gun vault, two televisions, several firearms, $1,000 in cash, several thousand rounds of ammunition, a kitchen floor mat, a Blu-ray player and two cases of Budweiser Light beer.
A 64-year-old Wagener man reported on Saturday that he was hit in the head by a small rock at his residence on Tyler Acres Road. He said he believed the rock had been fired from a slingshot and that he saw a male subject running away afterward. He also said the same subject, believed to be a juvenile, had shot rocks from a slingshot on his property earlier, hitting buildings and a dog.
A Graniteville woman reported on Friday that her vehicle was stolen while parked at a location on Olivia Way in Warrenville. The vehicle later was involved in a hit and run incident to which the S.C. Department of Public Safety (Highway Patrol) responded.
A Windsor man reported on Saturday that someone had damaged the paint on his vehicle, a silver Mustang, with a sharp object while it was parked at his residence on Colbert Ridge Road. The responding officer observed damage to the car’s fenders, doors and top.
An Aiken woman reported on Saturday that someone had dumped a partial load of concrete behind her house on Old Thicket Place.
A Beech Island man reported that a four-wheeler all-terrain vehicle was missing from the backyard of his residence on McCain Street. He said he had seen two unknown subjects in the vehicle on Pine Log Road.
A North Augusta woman reported on Saturday that two laptop computers had been taken from her home on Apache Drive. The responding officer observed that the latch area of the residence’s front door was bent.
A North Augusta woman reported on Friday that she heard a loud noise from what she thought was a rock hitting her vehicle while she was driving on East Buena Vista Avenue near Martintown Road. She later found what she believed to be a bullet hole in the rear driver’s side quarter panel of her vehicle.
A Beech Island man reported on Saturday that three deep cell marine batteries and 10 fishing rods and reels were missing from a boat parked beneath a pole barn at his residence on Oak Drive.
The pastor of Zion Hill Baptist Church reported on Saturday that someone had taken the copper from inside air conditioning units at the church, which is located on Lincoln Avenue in Aiken.
An Aiken man reported on Saturday that a riding mower was missing from his residence on University Parkway in Aiken.
An Aiken man reported on Saturday that one of the windows of his vehicle had been “broken out.” He said a CD player and a black toolbox were missing from the vehicle, which was parked at a residence on Cherokee Drive in North Augusta.
A Warrenville man reported on Saturday that the back window was broken in his Toyota van and a gas powered saw was missing from the vehicle. The van was parked at the man’s residence on Augusta Road.
A Warrenville woman reported on Saturday that someone had broken out the rear door window of her vehicle that was parked at her residence on South Street.
A 54-year-old North Augusta man was arrested for DUI following a traffic stop on Saturday on Highway 421 near Anthony Drive in Bath. The responding officer observed the man’s Ford truck cross the center yellow line. An open 12-ounce bottle of Budweiser Light beer was found in the truck. A breathalyzer test conducted at the Aiken County Detention Center found that the man had a blood-alcohol content of 0.12 percent.
A burglary was reported at Kent’s Corner #17 on Wagener Road in Aiken on Saturday. A sheriff’s officer responded to an alarm and found the front door ajar and a broken windowpane. A video recording showed an unknown subject taking tobacco products from behind a counter “using a gloved hand.”