Originally created 01/31/05

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Man reports broken window

An Augusta man said a woman he was arguing with Saturday night threw a wooden slat through his bedroom window, according to an incident report.

Eric Holmes, of the 1800 block of Fayetteville Drive, said that after an acquaintance left his home, she tossed the slat at his window, breaking it.

The estimate d cost of the damage was $150, according to the report.

Woman took bottles of medicine, clerk says

A woman stole several bottles of medicine from the Pump 'N Shop store on Washington Road on Saturday, according to a Richmond County Sheriff's incident report.

A clerk, Patrice Mosby, said the woman stole a $4 bottle of Vivarin and a $5 bottle of Dramamine from the store.

Ms. Mosby said the woman asked about cold medicine and must have placed the bottles into her coat pocket.

Rail work will close part of 14th Street

Part of 14th Street will be closed starting today so crews can rebuild a railroad crossing, according to a news release from the Richmond County Public Works and Engineering Department.

The release says 14th Street at the Greene Street crossing will be closed until Thursday.

Man slammed into woman's car, she says

A Grovetown woman told police a man who had been talking with her and her friends got into a truck and slammed into her vehicle Sat¤urday night.

Kristina Graham said the man got into a 1991 Ford Ranger and drove into her 2003 Nissan Altima that was parked outside her friend's home on East Avenue, according to a Richmond County Sheriff's report.

The damage to the Nissan was estimated at $500.

Man in hospital after being hit with bottle

A 45-year-old Augusta man was hospitalized late Saturday after a man hit him in the head with a bottle while the two were drinking beer at his home , according to officials.

Luke Larry, who lives in the 1600 block of Lee Beard Way, was treated and released from Medical College of Georgia Hospital.

Mr. Larry told police that he didn't know why his friend hit him with the beer bottle but that the blow created a quarter-inch- deep cut on the right side of his head.

Man arrested after high-speed chase

A North Augusta man was arrested Sunday after leading police on a high-speed chase that started on Old Sudlow Lake Road at about 10 p.m.

The chase started after North Augusta Public Safety officials tried to stop the 1994 Ford Explorer driven by Chicory D. Judge, 26, for speeding, Lt. Verne Sadler said. The chase ended on Adams-Newsome Road near Ascauga Lake Road when the sport utility vehicle hit a tree.

Mr. Judge was charged with speeding and failure to stop for blue lights and a siren , Lt. Sadler said.

Film series continues at Augusta State

The Augusta State Univer¤sity Film Series continues with Burnt By the Sun at 7 tonight in Room 170, University Hall on the campus. For more information, call 737-1609.