Crime blotter for Sept. 3, 2013
According to reports provided by the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office:
An Aiken man said on Sunday that he shot himself while he was cleaning a gun and accidently pulled the trigger at his home on Westbrook Farms Trail. A bullet hit the man in the upper back of one of his legs. The man was transported to Georgia Regents Medical Center for treatment.
An 25-year-old Aiken man allegedly entered a house on Beatty Lane on Saturday after breaking a window. The responding officer reported that he found the subject in the house lying on his left side in a fetal position in what appeared to be a pool of blood. The man was semiconscious and had lacerations on a knee and his left arm. According to the officer, who administered first aid to the man, the subject later started to “conduct himself in a boisterous and intoxicated manner.” The officer placed the man in custody for disorderly conduct and then rode with him in the Aiken County EMS ambulance to the Aiken Regional Medical Centers. The victim, a 31-year-old man, said he didn’t want to press charges because the subject was a friend of his.
A Beech Island man reported on Sunday that someone stole an 18-wheeler truck, trailer and sealed metal container that was loaded onto the trailer from a gas station parking lot on Laurel Lake Drive in North Augusta. The complainant said there were clothes in the container. The truck had been left overnight in the parking lot unattended.
Vehicle break-ins were reported at three different locations on Hermitage Lane in North Augusta on Sunday.
Someone took a Nexus 7 tablet and a Verizon Jetpack Mobile Hotspot from a vehicle in Beech Island after breaking the passenger side window on Sunday. The vehicle was parked at a house on Beech Island Avenue.
A Beech Island man reported on Sunday that someone had damaged several tomato plants in his garden at his house on Hammond Road. He said the tomato plants had been imported from Italy.
The Sheriff’s Office investigated a suspicious fire at a residence on Franklin Drive in North Augusta on Sunday. The responding officer went inside twice – once after breaking a window with his baton and once after kicking in the back door – but he didn’t find or hear anyone in the home. The officer reported that he spoke to a member of the family that lived in the residence and was told that the home was in foreclosure.
A Beech Island woman reported on Sunday that money, jewelry and silverware were missing from her home on Cary Drive.
A Beech Island woman reported on Sunday that someone had spray-painted the door of the storage shed in the yard of her home on Dunn Drive.
An Aiken man reported on Sunday that someone had taken a smoker, three refrigerators and an ice machine from his home on Odom Street.
A woman who said she used to live at a home on Crawford Avenue in Aiken reported that cash had been taken from her room on Sunday. She entered the house after requesting an escort from a sheriff’s officer. The officer reported that the victim said she was getting her clothes but that she didn’t have any clothes or other belongings when she exited the house.
An Aiken man reported on Sunday that an air conditioner had been taken from a house on Horseshoe Bend Road in Aiken. At another location on Horseshoe Bend Road on the same day, a woman reported that someone had cut the lock of a shed in her front yard and taken a moped that was in the building.
An Aiken man, who lives on Carriage Hill Place, reported on Sunday that the South Carolina license plate had been taken from his vehicle.
A North Augusta man was found with an apparent gunshot wound in his abdomen in a vehicle parked at a home on Lake Marion Drive in North Augusta on Sunday. The responding officer reported that there was a gun between the driver’s seat and the passenger’s seat of the vehicle and that there was a note on the dash. The victim was transported to Georgia Regents Medical Center.
A Warrenville woman reported on Sunday that someone had forced entry into her home on Carline Road and had taken multiple items.
A Warrenville man reported on Sunday that someone had taken multiple items from a home on Kneece Street that he was moving into. The responding officer found a black barrel “pushed up” to the bathroom’s window at the back of the house.
A Graniteville man reported on Monday that shots had been fired near a house in the Aiken Road/Church Street area “off and on for the past two weeks at the same time of day.” The responding officer found “five or six” bullet holes in the front of the house on the outside.
An Aiken woman reported on Saturday that someone had broken out the passenger side front window of her vehicle and taken her purse, $80 in cash, her insurance card and her children’s Social Security cards. The vehicle was in a parking lot on Old Jackson Highway in Beech Island. The responding officer found that two other cars in the parking lot had been damaged.
A North Augusta woman reported on Sunday that two bottles of medication were missing from her home on Southern Pines Drive after her son and several of his friends visited her.
A woman reported on Sunday that someone had broken into her house on Robbe Street in Warrenville while she was at her other house in Wagener for the weekend. She said the unknown subject had gotten into the house by breaking a bedroom window. The responding officer found a Wii game that had blood on it on the house’s porch.