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Police Blotter

Posted: March 25, 2013 - 4:02pm

Purse stolen
during funeral

A 53-year-old woman's purse was stolen while she was at a funeral March 18.

According to a North Augusta Public Safety incident report, the woman told the officer that she had parked her car in the 600 block of East Buena Vista Avenue around 11:30 a.m. while she was attending a funeral. When she returned to the car, she found her purse missing from the back seat.

The purse and its contents, which included $100 in cash, were valued at about $760.

Man claims he
was blackmailed

A North Augusta man claimed that a teen tried to blackmail him after he sent her a "frontal image" of himself, according to a North Augusta Public Safety incident report made March 8.

The 57-year-old man told police that he sent a nude picture to the 17-year-old, who is his girlfriend's granddaughter, about a month before. Shortly after sending it, the teen told him that she would release the photo if he didn't send $300, he said, adding that he sent the money.

He told police that he later received a message from the teen via Facebook stating that a friend had the pictures and would release them if he didn't send money. The man said that he would not send the money and decided to contact public safety about the incident.

He told police that he didn't want to bring charges against the teen, but wanted the incident to be documented, according to the report.

Neighbor bitten trying to help dog

North Augusta Public Safety responded to a home in the 500 block of Sike Avenue around 12:30 a.m. March 19 after receiving a barking dog complaint.

When an officer arrived to the home, they found a black pit bull tied to a runner that was wrapped around a power pole guidewire. The dog was having trouble breathing and had no shelter, food or water, according to an incident report.

The homeowner is handicapped and was unable to go outside and unwrap the dog.

A neighbor who was familiar with the dog insisted on unwrapping it from the guide wire despite officer's advice not to get close to the dog due to its aggressive behavior.

When the neighbor unwrapped the dog from the wire and tried to pick it up, the dog bit him and ran away.

The neighbor's hand had blood coming from it, but he refused medical attention, according to the report.

Information was forwarded to animal control.

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