Teen arrested for threats in journal
A North Augusta High School student was arrested Oct. 23 after his teacher found suicidal and threatening messages written in his class journal.
Kyle Josep Becnel, 18, of Belvedere, was charged with making a bomb threat after his English teacher saw entries in his journal that stated he was annoyed daily by other students and thought of committing suicide and blowing up the school, according to a North Augusta Public Safety incident report.
The concerned teacher called the guidance counselor, who then notified North Augusta authorities about 12:15 p.m. Wednesday.
Officers searched Becnel but found no weapons.
He was arrested at the school and booked at the Aiken County Detention Center, where he was released Thursday on $2,000 bond, according to jailers.
Package filled with drugs intercepted
An intercepted package containing marijuana led to two arrests Oct. 18.
According to a North Augusta Public Safety report, the package was intercepted at a parcel company in Columbia. Narcotics agents found “numerous indicators of narcotics trafficking” in the package addressed to a residence in Plaza Place Apartments.
The agents were advised to allow the package to proceed to Aiken where authorities obtained a search warrant to take possession of it and brought it to North Augusta Public Safety. Upon opening the package, officers found four clear, vacuum sealed bags and four manila envelopes, each containing marijuana.
An undercover agent delivered the package to the destination address and the intended recipient confirmed that it was his. Aris Juanchesco Flores, 23, of Savannah was charged with trafficking marijuana.
During a search of the apartment, numerous bags of marijuana were found in the kitchen and bedroom, as well as other narcotics paraphernalia.
Janessa Jeanmiare Gibson, 22, who resided in the apartment, was also charged with trafficking marijuana.