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Police Blotter

Posted: September 23, 2012 - 10:04am

Used cooking oil stolen from Bojangles

Someone has been stealing used cooking oil from Bojangles, a manager told police.

Bojangles, 1014 Edgefield Road, has a contract with Griffin Industries for the company to pick up the restaurant’s used cooking oil. The company gave the restaurant a large metal container with a lock, but over the past few months, the oil has been stolen and the lock removed, according to a North Augusta Public Safety incident report.

Griffin Industries gave the restaurant a new container and lock last month, but on the morning of Sept. 17, the manager noticed that the lock was missing. An employee stated that she saw a man with a white work truck with “rusty” metal containers on the back remove the oil with a hose, but thought the man was with Griffin Industries.

An employee with Griffin Industries told police that the used cooking oil could be used as biodiesel or sold to recycling centers, according to the report.

The used cooking oil was valued at $1,200.

Television station received threat

TV49 on Knox Avenue told police that it received a threatening phone call around 9:40 p.m. Sept. 14.

According to a North Augusta Public Safety incident report, a man with a heavy Middle Eastern accent called the studio and made anti-Christian statements and told them that he had been watching them.

The man also said that the studio was “going to pay” for a guest speaker talking about Muslims, the complainant told police.

TV49 was placed on extra patrol and the report was forwarded to the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division for further investigation.

Shoplifter steals Obama mask

North Augusta Public Safety responded to Walmart on Sept. 14 in reference to a shoplifting incident.

The complainant told police that a man had taken a President Barack Obama Halloween mask and BB gun pistol, which was recovered by the complainant before the man drove off towards Chick-fil-A, according to an incident report.

The man then parked the car in the restaurant’s parking lot and left heading toward Lowe’s. 

Before the car was towed, police found a pipe used for smoking methamphetamine during an inventory of the car.

 

Unknown man found in closet

A realtor found an unknown man asleep in the closet of a home they were showing Sept. 18.

According to a North Augusta Public Safety incident report, the owner of the home approached an officer at the Circle K on Georgia Avenue and told the officer that the realtor had just called him about the incident.

When the officer arrived at the residence, the man was gone. The back window in the kitchen area was broken and there was a soda can, bottle of Febreze and a lighter in the closet where the man was sleeping.

The homeowner stated that nothing appeared to be missing.

 

Carpenter's Exxon burglarized

Carpenter's Exxon was broken into between 7 p.m. Sept. 17 and 8 a.m. Sept. 18, according to a North Augusta Public Safety incident report.

The owner told police that when he arrived to work, that one window on the roll up doors in the back of the business had been broken and another window had been pushed out. About $25 was missing from the cash register along with a red snap on scanner. The door from the safe was found lying below the safe, according to the report.

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