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Woman finds power cut, intruder in home

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A Hephzibah woman awoke Thursday morning to find her power disconnected and a burglar in her home.

According to an incident report, the 34-year-old victim awoke shortly after midnight when the doorbell rang at her home on the 4400 block of Hatteras Drive. After checking to see whether anyone was outside, she returned to bed.

Minutes later, she heard the electricity pop off and then discovered an unknown man with dreadlocks inside her home, police said. The intruder fled.

Officers discovered the power meter outside the home had been removed and the phone and cable lines had been cut. Authorities think the intruder entered through an unlocked back door.

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SCyankee
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SCyankee 09/02/11 - 05:15 am
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scary stuff for sure....arm
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scary stuff for sure....arm yourselves people.

columbiacountynative
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columbiacountynative 09/02/11 - 06:50 am
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Did she show him her glock or

Did she show him her glock or sawed off?

Patty-P
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Patty-P 09/02/11 - 07:03 am
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Seems like crime is becoming

Seems like crime is becoming an issue in Hephzibah. But don't tell countyman that.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 09/02/11 - 07:57 am
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Crime has always been showing

Crime has always been showing its ugly head in Hephzibah-----kin lived on Heph-Mcbean rd. & had 3 breakins within a few years.......she put up bars on the windows ....so the 3rd time they crashed the back door in with an axe.. sad that older people have to live in fear all the time.

smec29
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smec29 09/02/11 - 09:22 am
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It has gotten worse lately,

It has gotten worse lately, my parents home was broken into Monday. 1st break-in on our little street, EVER! They completely destroyed the backdoor getting in. It is getting out oif hand, and I wonder why the small break-ins are not reported to the public? It would help us be more aware and on guard if we knew there had been 5 breakins 2 miles up the road......

smec29
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smec29 09/02/11 - 09:23 am
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storiesihaveread
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storiesihaveread 09/02/11 - 09:46 am
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This is really getting out of

This is really getting out of hand here. To bad the idiot did not get killed when he cut the power!

iLove
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iLove 09/02/11 - 09:52 am
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When is the next gun show in
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When is the next gun show in Augusta?

OpenCurtain
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OpenCurtain 09/02/11 - 10:22 am
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It is simple... the criminals

It is simple... the criminals have figured out that RCSD deputies who are stretched thin cannot normally response quicker than 20 mins south of Browns Road and between Hwy 56 and Hwy 25. But it only takes a burglar 5 mins. or less to grab and run with enough for a good profit sale at some out of town Flea Market. Also in defense of Hephzibah, the mis-impression of a Hephzibah address vs. Hephzibah city area, is a kin to the dumping of so many Metro Augusta addresses under 30906. Which is likely done to make the crime stats for Augusta look better in order to attract new businesses downtown and not the Southside.

Vito45
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Vito45 09/02/11 - 11:14 am
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OC, spread thin or not; you

OC, spread thin or not; you have to remember that police can NOT protect you; you can only protect yourself. When have you ever heard of the police stopping a robbery, home invasion, murder, rape, assault, you name it? It is logistically impossible for them unless they are living in your home. Yes, more community policing will deter criminals, but when crime does occcur, the cops are on scene after the fact.

Sweet son
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Sweet son 09/02/11 - 12:18 pm
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I knew that someone would

I knew that someone would come up with the 'we need more police' philisophy?? Vito45 is correct! Wonder what 45 stands for? Probably not malt liquor!!:):)

david jennings
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david jennings 09/02/11 - 01:52 pm
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The things breaking into

The things breaking into homes,businesses or damaging ac units for scrap are not hungry,they are just plain sorry as sorry can get.Like the two women with thiere children in tow stalking the lady at the kroger,like two buzzards looking for road kill.

Patty-P
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Patty-P 09/02/11 - 03:05 pm
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And the sad thing about it

And the sad thing about it everyone, is if they DO get caught, they get NO punishment or a slap on the hand. Then they go out and do it all over again - or even worse.

Patty-P
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Patty-P 09/02/11 - 08:02 pm
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smec29....I've been wondering

smec29....I've been wondering why the breakins aren't reported either. Most crime isn't reported at all unless someone has been murdered.

cityman
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cityman 09/03/11 - 12:21 am
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This woman could have killed
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This woman could have killed this man. This would have sent a needed message to other would be intruders.

AutumnLeaves
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AutumnLeaves 09/03/11 - 01:41 am
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There are too many daily

There are too many daily incidents too report them all in the daily papers. Not logistically practical. They just choose a few. Except on the "For the Record" section of "Richmond County Neighbors" of course.

Craig Spinks
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Craig Spinks 09/03/11 - 03:36 am
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(S)eenitB4, Many thousands of

(S)eenitB4,

Many thousands of A-RC residents live in fear of feral youth and fully-grown individuals. But on what does our primary print media outlet focus? Personality conflicts on the city commission; the number of chairs on the deck of the RCBOE's educational Titanic; how many furlough days might have to be eliminated. Public safety is the first and most basic function of local government. Inasmuch as the A-RC government is not protecting its people, it is an expensive, embarrassing failure.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 09/03/11 - 07:16 am
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Spinks....I agree ....public

Spinks....I agree ....public safety should come first.

Patty-P
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Patty-P 09/03/11 - 08:51 am
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Excellent post Mr. Spinks. I

Excellent post Mr. Spinks. I completely agree.

cityman
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cityman 09/03/11 - 11:22 am
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Well worded Craig Spinks!
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Well worded Craig Spinks!

Vito45
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Vito45 09/03/11 - 11:59 am
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Good points Craig, but

Good points Craig, but consider this; do you think that since a disproportionate amount of that crime is perpetrated by minorities, the AC is afraid of appearing prejudiced in its reporting if it gave more coverage? Or maybe they don't want to make RCSO look bad? There has to be a political calculation built in there.

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