Man causes disturbance at D.A.R.E. function
A North Augusta man was placed on trespass notice from North Augusta Elementary School on April 23 after getting upset that his son did not complete the D.A.R.E. program.
According to a North Augusta Public Safety incident report, Kenta Wiley of the 600 block of Hutchinson Drive, had caused a disturbance and used vulgar language at a recent D.A.R.E. function at the school because his son had not successfully completed the program.
The principal requested that a report be filed to document the incident and that Wiley be placed on trespass notice, the report stated.
Water put in gas
The owner of Duraclean reported to police that someone had siphoned the gas from three of the business’s vans and replaced the gas with water.
Two vans weren’t working properly April 24, and after having them checked, it was determined that water had been added to each gas tank because the liquids appeared separated in a clear glass, according to a North Augusta Public Safety incident report.
The next day, a third van wasn’t acting properly and it seemed that the van was damaged in a similar manner as the two other vans, according to a second incident report. Each van had about $500 in damages, according to the reports.
in parking lot
Someone attempted to rob a 26-year-old North Augusta woman as she walked from her vehicle toward Gold’s Gym on April 25.
The woman arrived in the parking lot on Edgewood Drive shortly after 5:30 a.m., and as she walked to the building, she heard someone running toward her from behind. When she started to turn around, a man in dark clothing grabbed her left shoulder and told her to be quiet and not scream, according to a North Augusta Public Safety incident report.
The man, who was holding a black gun, then told her to “come here” and tried to pull her backward. The victim then screamed and tried to run away but fell in the parking lot. She was then able to get away and run to Gold’s, where employees notified police. The suspect then ran toward Sparkle Express.
A surveillance video captured the incident and was consistent with the victim’s story. The man was described as a black male wearing dark pants, a dark gray shirt and a white hat, the report stated.
A shoplifting suspect led officers on a chase April 24 before he was discovered hiding in a dumpster.
According to an incident report, North Augusta Public Safety officers were called to Walmart around 1:40 p.m. after a man fled the store without paying for four razor cartridges.
Officers stopped the suspect’s Ford Thunderbird near Burger King.
Authorities said a man matching the shoplifter’s description exited the passenger door and fled to Computer Express. Officers chased the man, later identified as Chazarra Lindsey, 24, of Augusta, through the front door of the business and out the back door, where they lost sight of him.
Lindsey was later discovered lying on his back in a dumpster on the property.
He was charged with shoplifting and failure to obey lawful order by traffic officer. The vehicle’s driver, David Sipp, 21, of Blythe, was charged with shoplifting and reckless driving.
Teen robbed by man on bicycle
An 18-year-old North Augusta man alerted authorities April 24 after a man on a bicycle stole his money. According to an incident report, the victim was walking in front of Walmart on Knox Avenue around 8:40 p.m. when a man, estimated to be in his 30s, rode up on a bicycle and said “What you got?” Police said the bicyclist reached into the victim’s pocket, grabbed $13 and pedaled away toward Sonic.
Shortly before 9 a.m. April 23, Public Safety officers were dispatched to Pioneer Clearing at 1514 Edgefield Road, where a company official told officers five vehicles were missing from the business.
He told officers the thief used a John Deere excavator to lift and load them onto a transport vehicle. The missing vehicles were a BMW, Cadillac, a service truck and two tractors.
The report said the Pioneer Clearing official called police again later and told them he had found several vehicles at Newell Recycling on Doug Bernard Parkway in Augusta. The company official followed the suspected thief to Beech Island and contacted the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office when the man started removing other stolen items from a location in the county.
Paul Wright, 34, was booked into Aiken County Jail on Monday for possession of stolen property, according to the jail’s Web site.