Blotter for Feb. 14
A woman from Waynesboro is a suspect in a case of forgery that was reported Feb. 4. The incident involved $42,000 in student loans being taken out in her ex-husband's name, without his permission, between Dec. 18 and Jan. 28. The ex-husband, an Amy Circle resident, was not aware of the loans until he began receiving letters from bill collectors informing him that he was behind on payments.
A shoplifting incident occurred Feb. 2 at a variety store on Knox Avenue, leading to the arrest of a woman from Decatur, Ga. Targeted were two TV sets, a surround-sound system and a shopping bag filled with food item - a $778 value in all, described as having been stolen so she could pay her rent.
A North Augusta man was arrested and jailed on charges of driving under the influence and possession of a controlled substance Feb. 2 after a traffic stop at River Bluff Drive and Martintown Road. Having been noticed driving erratically and speeding (52 miles an hour in a 40 zone), he was found to smell of alcohol, was unsteady on his feet, could not pass a sobriety test and was found to have a blood-alcohol level of .19 percent.