Blacksmith shop broken into
Someone broke into the blacksmith’s shop at the Living History Park, 299 W. Spring Grove Ave., sometime between 5 p.m. April 12 and about 2:30 p.m. Thursday.
According to a North Augusta Public Safety incident report, a side window to the shop had been forced open and several footprints were located inside the shop in the dirt. A footprint was also found on top of a coal kettle that was located underneath a window.
No items appeared to be missing and no other buildings were entered, the report stated.
Railings reported stolen from park
Metal railings that were to be used to create a softball batting cage were reported stolen from Riverview Park on April 16.
An employee with R.D. Brown Construction stated that he saw someone move some metal railings that were fabricated, but didn’t realize at the time that they were being stolen, according to a North Augusta Public Safety report.
A total of 10 left railings and three right railings were stolen. The estimated value of the stolen items was about $3,000.
Man steals from same store twice
A 54-year-old North Augusta man shoplifted from the Greg’s Gas Plus convenience store at East Martintown and Atomic roads twice in one day, according to a North Augusta Public Safety report.
Police were called out to the store around 8:20 p.m. April 15 regarding a man who had just walked out of the store with a beer he didn’t pay for. Police found the suspect, identified as Peter Christopher Collins of the 100 block of Chalet North Court, walking on Short Street with a beer in his waistband.
Collins told police that he is an alcoholic and that he had stolen beer from the store twice that day. Collins was then arrested and charged with shoplifting.
A store employee told the officer that Collins came into the store about two hours earlier and stole a beer.