Three people face trafficking charges
Three North Augusta residents were arrested after Aiken County investigators intercepted a package containing more than 10 pounds of marijuana.
According to a news release, investigators stopped the package July 24 before it was delivered to a residence in the 500 block of San Jose Drive in North Augusta.
Three people were later arrested on charges of trafficking marijuana. They are Raul Munos, 22, and Jessica Lynn Green, 34, both of 142 Palmetto Ave., and Gina Renee Delgado, 27, of the San Jose Drive address.
All three were booked into the Aiken County Detention Center.
Authorities estimate the street value of the marijuana at $10,000.
Newspaper carrier gets threatened
A newspaper carrier told police she was threatened during her route July 24.
North Augusta Public Safety said the woman was delivering papers in the 200 block of Walnut Lane. After she backed out of a driveway, a man came out of the home and walked toward her vehicle. When she rolled down her window, she heard the man yelling at her and “asked her to stop littering his yard.”
The carrier said she told him she would get the paper, but instead, he threw it at her vehicle. The man told her “if she didn’t get out of his yard, he would go get his gun,” the report stated. She told police she was in the road at the time.
She got into her vehicle and tried to tell him to contact the newspaper company to be placed on the stop list.
An officer’s attempt to contact the man was unsuccessful, the report stated.
Fireworks are cause of fire inside home
North Augusta Public Safety responded to a fire at 1841 Hidden Hills Drive about 8:30 p.m. July 23 and found fireworks inside the home.
The complainant who notified public safety said she heard fireworks going off in or around the house and saw sparks and smoke coming from the house.
Officers found fireworks piled against a wall in one of the rooms.
“The fireworks had been detonated, causing sparks and fire to ignite the carpet in the room,” and it was the place where the fire started, according to an incident report. The case was turned over to an investigator for further investigation.
Graffiti is found
in vacant house
Graffiti, including gang words, were found in a vacant rental property July 21.
According to a North Augusta Public Safety incident report, the landlord visited the property in the 1700 block of Plank Road to do some work about 9:30 a.m. and found a side door open and windows broken.
Graffiti in black spray paint was found on several of the walls inside the house, on the front door and on the kitchen counter. The word “blood” was found written twice among other gang words, according to the report. There was nothing missing from the property.