Stolen items found in home
North Augusta Public Safety found two people in possession of stolen items after responding to a residence in the 1400 block of Waccamaw Drive on Aug. 18 in reference to suspicious activity.
According to an incident report, when police arrived around 10:40 a.m., they found 21-year-old Brittany Nicole Prescott sitting in a car in front of the residence and James C. Sellers, 28, approaching the vehicle.
Officers detained them and found six 4-foot aluminum ducts and a copper pipe in the rear passenger area of the vehicle. Prescott and Sellers told officers they took the items from inside a shed that’s attached to the residence. Sellers told officers that there were items inside of the residence belonging to someone else.
Prescott’s grandmother, who is the owner of the residence, arrived and asked for police escort into the home to check to see if others were there. Inside, an officer noticed an empty pill bottle belonging to a victim of a recent car break-in as well as the victim’s white box with their name on it. The victim’s checkbook, phone book and business cards were in the box, according to the report.
Prescott, of the 1400 block of Waccamaw Drive, and Sellers, of the 300 block of Indian Mound Drive in Beech Island, were charged with receiving stolen goods.
Stores sell alcohol to minor
Employees at two North Augusta stores were caught selling alcohol to a minor and not asking for identification.
North Augusta Public Safety was assisting the alcohol enforcement team with underage alcohol buys within city limits on Aug. 17, according to an incident report.
The officers, along with a 19-year-old man, attempted to buy alcohol from a convenience store at 5389 U.S. Highway 1. The buyer went into the store and purchased a 24-ounce Bud Light. The employee at the store never asked for his ID.
The buyer then went to the ABC Package Store, 147 Market Place Drive, and asked for a bottle of vodka from behind the counter. An employee got it for him and told him how much it cost. The employee also did not ask for identification.
In both cases, the 19-year-old turned in the alcohol to officers after leaving the stores.