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Police Blotter

Posted: May 15, 2012 - 5:15pm

Teen arrested during prom

A 17-year-old was arrested May 5 after attending the North Augusta High School prom intoxicated.

Paige Day, an assistant principal, alerted an officer working the prom at the municipal building that a teen seemed to be intoxicated and she wanted the officer to talk with him, according to a North Augusta Public Safety incident report.

The officer took the teen, Charles Layton Neikirk, to the second floor and asked him if he had been drinking and Neikirk said no. However, the officer could smell alcohol on his breath. The officer then asked him what he had in his pockets because he would not keep his hands out of them. In response, Neikirk took everything out of his pockets, threw them on the floor,  and placed his hands into his pockets before pushing the officer and cursing, according to the report.

Neikirk was then arrested and

charged with public drunk. He continued to use profanity as he was taken from the building. When he was taken to public safety headquarters by another officer, he remained disorderly and refused to be fingerprinted or sign any paperwork, the report stated.

 

 Stolen check not cashed

An employee of First Citizens Bank alerted police Thursday after a man attempted to cash a stolen check.

Clifton Still, 67, of the 2200 block of Morningside Drive in Augusta, told North Augusta Public Safety officers that three unknown men picked him up from Broad Street and told him that “they would pay him $100 to do some light work,” according to an incident report.

The men then drove to a business near Edgefield Industrial Park, where one man went in. When he came back out, they went to the BP Kangaroo gas station on West Martintown Road where one man got out and stayed. The remaining men and Still then went to Kroger on Knox Avenue where the men wrote Still’s name on the check and told him to go to First Citizens Bank and cash it. In return, they would give him money for cashing the check.

A bank employee noticed the check, which was from Condrey Automotive, had an unauthorized signature on it after checking the bank’s signature cards, and he contacted the business. After a check of its checkbook, the business informed the bank that several checks were missing and that they did not know Still nor did they write the check.

Police were not able to locate the men or vehicle Still described at Kroger. The reporting officer had Still complete a written statement and the officer took the check as evidence.

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