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Stolen guns rarely involved in crimes, officals say

...owner," he said.The best way to prevent becoming a victim of a gun theft, Chew said, is to store firearms in a secure place, such as a gun safe. Most thefts occur when guns are left in unlocked cars."That's avoidable," he said.
Officials warn Georgians against leaving children in hot vehicles

...dying in hot vehicles in the past decade.In 2010, a 6-year-old girl died in Columbia County after entering an unlocked car in her neighborhood and becoming trapped.In 2006, a North Augusta woman was accused of leaving her 15-month-old...
Unlocked car stolen from Augusta store lot

An unlocked car was stolen about 2 p.m. Tuesday from an Augusta store parking lot.
Across the area

...Road, Waynesboro, was arrested at about 1 p.m., when a witness reported seeing the baby inside the unattended, unlocked car. The 5-month-old child was left in direct sunlight and was sweating heavily, a deputy reported. The baby was...
Metro | Academy of Richmond County
The worst nightmare

...seemingly out of nowhere. This happened to a 19-year-old Aiken County woman one night last week. She stopped her unlocked car at a red light on River Watch Parkway at Alexander Drive when a man ran up to her vehicle and, before she had a chance...
Across the area

...and the parking lot behind the H. Odell Weeks Activities Center. Suspects gained entry to the cars either through an unlocked car or by smashing a window to obtain a purse or other valuable item that was left in the car. Lt. David Turno said the...
Metro | Richmond County Crime
Across the area

...Augusta-area stores with three stolen credit cards, authorities said. On Sept. 21, the men removed credit cards from two unlocked cars at the Aiken Complex, which stages rodeos, on Highway 78 in Windsor, said sheriff's Lt. Michael Frank. Surveillance...
Metro | Aiken County Crime | Evans High School
Hill-area burglaries alarm residents

...from the carports of two homes, sheriff's reports show. On Orleans Place, various items were stolen from several unlocked cars parked at three homes. Lt. Walden said police have no matches from the fingerprints but are looking for three more...
5 could be tried under new law on the whole web," said Mark Plowden, a spokesman for the attorney general's office. The men looked for unlocked cars, stealing items inside to trade or sell for money to buy drugs, deputies said. Four of the suspects even used a...
Across the area

...drug on multiple occasions, officials said. Sheriff's official is one of thief's victims A thief who targeted unlocked cars in Foxhall subdivision Sunday stole a toolbox from a high-ranking member of the Richmond County Sheriff's office...
Metro | Augusta State University | Richmond County Crime