Between Dec. 7 and Dec. 19, someone caused more than $2,500 in damages to a tractor belonging to the City of North Augusta.
According to a North Augusta Public Safety incident report, the tractor had been left on a job site and someone took multiple engine covers and windows from the tractor, broke lights and stole its batteries.
Suspects are chased by police
Four men led police on a chase after attempting to steal a car Dec. 17.
The car was located at the owner’s residence in Rivers Edge Apartments and when the owner heard her car start around 3:20 a.m., she went outside and saw four men in her vehicle. When she yelled at them, they got out of the car and got into another vehicle and left the complex with the headlights turned off, according to a North Augusta Public Safety incident report.
Officers were arriving as the vehicle was leaving the complex and they chased it from East Buena Vista Avenue to West Martintown Road and eventually to U.S. Highway 1 into Georgia. Officers ended the pursuit at the state line, according to the report.
Officers suspect entry was made into the victim’s car by removing the trim from the window and forcing the window down. The ignition had been altered and the car was still running when officers arrived.
They also found a car radio in the back seat that did not belong to the car. Another vehicle in the parking lot also had damage to its driver’s-side door.
The vehicle the suspects left in was also reported stolen from Richmond County, the report stated.
Suspicious note left at bank
A customer at Regions Bank, 432 West Ave., found a suspicious note on a counter Dec. 20.
According to a North Augusta Public Safety incident report, the note stated “500 dolors & you see me staring at you.” Tellers said they heard someone come through the bank’s back door, but never saw anyone come to the teller counter.
The bank requested to be placed on extra patrol check as a precaution.