North Augusta police blotter
• A larceny occurred April 30 at a school on Wells Road, with the taking of a $600 cell phone belonging to a teacher. It was described as a blue Samsung Galaxy SII with a black case. The teacher noticed, a few minutes after setting the phone down, that it was missing from his desk, and when the phone’s number was dialed to help determine its whereabouts, the result was a series of hang-ups. The school administration is reportedly “aware of the incident and the ongoing issue of phones being stolen from the incident location.”
• An incident of shoplifting occurred at a variety store on Knox Avenue April 30, with an Augusta man being arrested and jailed in connection with the unauthorized removal of $26.45 in merchandise. He was taken into custody in a traffic stop, in which he initially refused to step out of his vehicle and was eventually “ordered to the ground.”
• A variety store on Knox Avenue was the scene of an April 29 shoplifting incident. A North Augusta woman is a suspect in the case, which involves $613 in rolls of wire.
• A North Augusta man is a suspect in an April 29 case of breach of trust on Columbus Avenue, involving a $16,000 motorcycle – a 2012 Suzuki GSXR1000. It was loaned out for a short trip, but had not been returned several days later.
• Three women from Augusta were arrested and jailed April 29, with charges including shoplifting and possession of a controlled substance, after an incident at a variety store on Knox Avenue. The stolen items – multiple boxes of Gain detergent and a Keurig-brand coffee brewer – were valued at $828.66.
• A larceny occurred on Edgefield Road April 26 or 27, with a van’s contents having been targeted. Stolen were such items as a laptop computer, a trailer hitch, bicycle clothing and a rear-view mirror – a loss estimated at $1,255 in combined value.