According to reports provided by the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office:
A Georgia man and a North Carolina man reported on Saturday that three men robbed them in a room at the American Hearth Inn in Aiken after telling them to “get naked” and lie on the floor. One of the subjects allegedly pulled a purple handgun and demanded money. The Georgia man said the subjects stole money, car keys and a wallet from him. The North Carolina man said his car keys were taken. The Georgia man reported that he let the subjects into the room after hearing a knock because he knew one of the men. He identified the man as “Stone.”
A 25-year-old North Augusta man was arrested on Saturday for driving under the influence after the Sheriff’s Office received a report of a vehicle with a flat tire traveling on Sudlow Lake Road near Camden Way in Graniteville. The responding officer spotted the vehicle on the side of the road with a flat front tire. He reported that the man sitting in the driver’s seat had red bloodshot eyes and slurred speech. The man allegedly was unsteady on his feet when he exited his vehicle and subsequently failed several field sobriety tests. After the man was taken to the Aiken County Detention Center, a breath sample revealed that he had a blood alcohol concentration of 0.16 percent.
An Aiken woman reported on Saturday that someone broke the right rear door window of her vehicle while it was parked outside her residence on Lott Street.
A North Augusta man reported on Saturday that cash and jewelry were missing from his residence on Todd Avenue. The responding officer observed a forced entry through a rear sliding glass door that caused an estimated $100 in damage, according to the victim. A witness reported seeing four juveniles near the house at the time of the incident.
A Bath man who lives on Wall Street reported on Saturday that his Regions bank debit card was missing from his wallet and that someone had used it without his permission to withdraw money from his account.
A Graniteville man reported on Saturday that two watches were missing from a drawer in a bedroom in his home. He said he noticed that the items were gone while he was “hanging out” with another man at the house after they left a nightclub. After the victim confronted the subject about the missing items, they got into a fight and the subject left the scene in a blue Acura.
A Clearwater woman reported that her unlocked vehicle was vandalized while she was at a hotel on Jefferson Davis Highway. The responding officer observed scratches on the driver’s side of the vehicle and a derogatory term written on the rear passenger quarter panel as well as additional scratches. The woman identified a male subject and said he had taken a set of keys from her. The subject denied damaging the vehicle.
A Batesburg-Leesville woman reported that an all-terrain vehicle was missing from outside of her residence on Indian Waters Trail. She noticed it was gone after returning from a vacation.
A man from Wrens, Ga., reported on Saturday that wire had been stripped from the walls of his unlocked storage building on Belair Road in North Augusta.
A Jackson man reported on Saturday that an air conditioning unit and a Chicago-brand power tool were missing from a rental house he owns on Wagener Road in Aiken. The responding officer observed what appeared to be pry marks on the house’s rear door. The house was vacant at the time of the incident.
An Aiken man reported on Saturday that someone cut the lock on his shop on Vintage Vale Road and then removed five dirt bikes from the building. The responding officer observed that locks on a trailer outside the shop also had been cut.
A North Augusta man reported on Saturday that someone entered his residence on Seymour Drive through an unlocked back door and stole a plasma television and a PlayStation 3 game system.
A large air conditioning unit was reported missing on Friday from the rear of a residence on Ascauga Lake Road in Graniteville.
An air conditioning unit was reported missing from outside a residence on Outing Club Road in Aiken.
A 28-year-old Aiken man was detained on Saturday following a traffic stop on Highway 421 near Myrtle Street in Gloverville. The responding officer made the stop after he saw a vehicle driven by the man cross the center line. The officer found an open 24-ounce Budweiser container in the vehicle’s cup holder. The man told the officer he didn’t have a driver’s license. The officer then searched the man and found a clear plastic bag with white powder inside in the watch pocket of the subject’s pants. When the officer asked the man about the powder, he said it was cocaine.
A Wagener man reported a suspicious fire at a residence on Gunter Pond Road on Saturday. The man was watching the house for its owner, who was working out of town. The man noticed that a window on the side of the residence was broken out and burned. The responding officer went inside the residence and saw an area where a fire had started and damaged the house’s interior. The officer reported that the fire “appeared to burn out before advancing.”
A North Augusta man reported on Saturday that a woman who was staying with him and helping him following his recent surgery took his car, $40 from his wallet and pain medication from his home on Orange Street. Afterward, he said, the woman texted him that the vehicle was at an apartment complex in Georgia. When the responding officer contacted the woman by phone, she said she had taken the car because there was an emergency and she needed to go to Evans, Ga. However, she denied taking the money and the medication. The officer reported that the woman provided him with a false name and address. The officer then completed an application for a criminal arrest warrant for the woman for use of a vehicle without the owner’s consent and petit larceny of less than $2,000.
A North Augusta man reported on Friday that $25 in copper piping was taken from air conditioning units at two residences in Aiken. The man estimated that it would cost about $1,200 to replace or repair the units.
There was a report on Friday of a shattered front glass storm door at a residence on Augusta Road in Warrenville.
A black mailbox was reported stolen from a residence on Railroad Street in Bath on Friday. Another black mailbox was reported stolen from a different residence on the same street on Saturday.
A North Augusta man reported on Friday that a 1972 Chevrolet truck was missing from his son’s residence on Kerr Street. The man said he was watching the residence for his son, who is incarcerated at the Aiken County Detention Center.