Aug. 3 – A man was arrested for DUI after he was pulled over on Harris Trail for failing to stay in his lane. The officer who pulled the driver over recognized the driver as a relative and asked for another officer to take over. During the subsequent investigation, the driver "advised no that he had been drinking but wasn’t as drunk as the last time he was arrested for DUI." The man was ultimately charged with DUI First Offense, open container and failure to maintain lane.
Aug. 2 – A woman was pulled over after an officer spotted her car cross the center line on Hwy. 17 near Hwy. 144 and noticed she wasn’t wearing a seat belt. Then the woman gave police a false name. It turned out she didn’t have a driver’s license. She was arrested.
Aug. 2 – Police got this tale from a man tried to help someone. The man said several months ago he gave a check to his bookkeeper to help her with her rent. He also said that he had never paid much attention to his bank statements until he noticed there were several checks made out to various businesses that he didn’t write.
The man said he took the information to his bank and they learned the bookkeeper had "somehow duplicated his checks using the routing numbers and was using them to pay her personal bills," the report said. Because the bookkeeper lived in Savannah and the checks were used there, the man was told he would have to press charges with Savannah Chatham Police.
Aug. 2 – Police were sent to Krogers regarding a shoplifting complaint involving suspects who left in a black car with South Carolina plates. While one officer tried to find the car another talked to witnesses, who said a woman with five kids filled a buggy with merchandise and then asked a cashier for two cartons of cigarettes.
After the woman got the cigarettes the woman pushed the buggy outside without paying and left her kids in the store crying, witnesses said.
\ witness followed the woman outside and got the tag number of the car and the kids followed her outside, where "the suspected threw the stolen merchandise and the kids into the (car)," the report said. The woman then got in the car and it was driven away toward Hwy. 17 by a man who’d been waiting behind the wheel. Attempts to find the car were unsuccessful. The tag was registered to a holding company.
Aug. 2 – A South Carolina man was arrested and charged with speeding and driving on a suspended license after he was clocked going 85 on I-95.
Aug. 5 – A Bronx, N.Y. man was arrested after he was clocked going 89 m.p.h. on I-95 and police learned his license was suspended.
Aug. 4 – An Augusta woman was arrested after she was stopped going 59 m.p.h. on Hwy. 17 near Harris Trail and police learned her license was suspended.
Aug. 4 -- An officer was dispatched to Mimosa Street at Hwy. 144 because a Bryan County Sheriff’s deputy "had a vehicle throw a rock up and strike his windshield," the report said.
When the RHPD officer arrived, he saw the BCSD patrol car and a red pickup sitting in the medium. "(The deputy) states that as the red Ford F-150 pickup went across the rail road tracks, its left rear tire picked upa arock and slung it up into the windshield on the driver’s side of (the deputy’s) patrol vehicle."
As for the driver of the pickup, "(he) stated all he knew is he was pulled over," the report said.
Aug. 4 – A woman reported her purse and a cell phone were stolen from her vehicle while her husband pumped gas at a Hwy. 17 convenience store and she went inside to pay. Police were given the description of a man spotted in the area, but had no luck finding him.
Aug. 4 – An officer spotted a 1994 Buick weaving from side to side and going 30 in a 45 m.p.h. zone on Hwy, 17. "Additionally the car was in a state of disrepair with the muffler looking as if it was going to fall off at any moment," the report said.
The officer pulled the car over and asked the woman behind the wheel for her license. She told him she didn’t have one. She was given a ticket for driving without a license and police asked if she had someone who could come get her car. The woman said there were no licensed drivers at her house and didn’t know anyone she could call. The car was towed. The woman was giving a ride home.
Taken from reports on file at RHPD.