Blotter, March 1-8
• A North Augusta woman was charged with disorderly conduct after a March 5 disturbance at a restaurant on Knox Avenue. The restaurant's management asked for her to be given a trespass notice, and when the responding officer issued one, she tore up the notice and threw it back at him. He asked her, several times, to pick up the pieces. She refused and said, "I would rather go to jail." She was arrested and jailed.
• An incident of malicious injury to personal property occurred March 4 or 5 on Hidden Hills Drive, with $5,500 in egg and spray-paint damage having been done to three vehicles.
• A motor-vehicle theft occurred at a dealership on Edgefield Road March 3 or 4. Taken was a dark-gray 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee, valued at $6,000.
• A vehicle break-in occurred March 2 or 3 on East Buena Vista Avenue. A car's left front window was shattered. Taken were items with a combined value of $1,400 - a radar detector, a CD/DVD player and speakers.
• A March 2 investigation of a parked car led to the arrest and jailing of a man from Fort Richardson, Alaska, on a charge of driving under the influence. He was noticed, on East Buena Vista Avenue, sleeping in the car while it was still running and in drive. He smelled of alcohol, could not handle sobriety tests and was found to have a blood-alcohol level of .12 percent.
• An Augusta woman was arrested and jailed March 2 on a shoplifting charge involving $1,010.56 in pens, DVDs, tools, lighters, towels and other items taken from a variety store on Knox Avenue.