Police blotter for Feb. 7
An incident of vandalism occurred in a school parking lot on Jan. 26 or 27 on Knobcone Avenue, with three school buses and two church trucks sustaining damage to headlights, windows and a gas tank. The damage was estimated at $3,225.
A grocery store on Knox Avenue was the scene of an incident of destruction of property on Jan. 27, with a man having been seen urinating into a $10.99 mixing bowl in an aisle before buying a case of beer. A store employee checked the bowl and found what appeared to be the liquid in question. The bowl was removed from the shelf.
An incident of harassment occurred Jan. 27 on Byrnes Road, where a resident received an email threatening that he would be killed unless he paid "some fees." It was determined to be a hoax.
An Augusta man was arrested and jailed Jan. 30 on charges of driving under the influence and leaving the scene of an accident, after a wreck on Georgetown Drive. A traffic stop was made at a convenience store on Georgia Avenue, and the driver, who smelled of alcohol, had slurred speech and failed sobriety tests, was found to have a blood-alcohol content of .18 percent.
A man from Augusta was arrested and jailed Jan. 23 on a charge of driving under the influence, after being stopped in a traffic-safety checkpoint at the Fifth Street bridge. He smelled of alcohol, failed sobriety tests and was found to have a blood-alcohol level of .17 percent.