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Richmond County investigators are looking for a person who broke into car at the Family Y's walking track
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Richmond County investigators are looking for a person broke into a 60-year-old woman's car while she was running on the Family Y's walking track on Sept. 1.

The woman said she parked at the track, which is located at 3570 Wheeler Road, and noticed a man around her vehicle while she was running but could not give a full description, a Richmond County Sheriff's report said.

The thief broke through the window and took her purse, some checks and other various items, the report said. Anyone with information can contact the sheriff's office at (706) 821-1080.

Two men robbed the Waffle House at 3160 Deans Bridge Road early this morning at gunpoint.

The men, who had shirts covering their faces, stole money from the register and $25 from a person inside the restaurant, a Richmond County Sheriff's report said. They were last seen running toward Kipling Drive.

No new details in Weinberger case

There are no new leads in the case of an Augusta businessman who died after a police chase in Putnam County, Sheriff Howard Sills said Monday.

Furniture store co-owner Jay Weinberger took his own life after a deputy tried to pull him over as he towed what turned out to be a stolen trailer in the pre-dawn hours of Sept. 5. Police have since linked at least six stolen trailers to Mr. Weinberger.

Sheriff Sills said no other trailers seem to be involved and there are no other suspects or accomplices.

The sheriff released a deputy's dash-cam video of the chase Monday in response to an open records request by The Augusta Chronicle. The video confirms initial police accounts of the chase, although it appears that Mr. Weinberger never stopped before shooting himself and running off the road. Earlier reports said he stopped and a deputy approached before the vehicle lunged ahead for a short distance and ran off the road.

City might shut down illegal boardinghouse

The "concerned citizens of Harrisburg" appear to have won out on at least one property they've been targeting.

The city is moving to shut down an illegal boardinghouse at 609 Eve St., Code Inspector Larry Lariscy said Monday. He said he's looking for the owner, Roy Searles Jr., so he can order him to vacate the house and revert it to a single-family residence.

Mr. Searles didn't have a boardinghouse permit, Mr. Lariscy said, and the house doesn't have enough square footage to qualify. Mr. Searles was renting to too many unrelated people, he said.

Mr. Lariscy said when he inspected the house Sept. 8 he was accosted by a belligerent woman who appeared intoxicated and a group of men who shouted racial slurs and threatened to assault him, prompting him to call for a sheriff's deputy.

The house was one of three "nuisance" properties targeted by neighborhood activists July 4 when they staged a march against absentee landlords and drug activity.

Four computers stolen from education center

Burglars broke into the Alternative Education Center at 2216 Bungalow Road during the weekend and stole four computers.

According to a Richmond County Sheriff's Office report, thieves broke the side windows of three classrooms and swiped four Dell desktop computer systems from the school between 5 p.m. Friday and 7 a.m. Monday. The four computers are valued at about $3,000. The cost of damage to the windows was not known.

Two masked men rob restaurant at gunpoint

Two men robbed the Waffle House at 3160 Deans Bridge Road at gunpoint early Monday.

The men, who had shirts covering their faces, stole money from the register and $25 from a person inside the restaurant, a Richmond County Sheriff's Office report said. They were last seen running toward Kipling Drive.

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harrisburgwillrise
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harrisburgwillrise 09/15/09 - 05:50 am
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"City might shut down illegal

"City might shut down illegal Boarding house. " WAY TO GO HARRISBURG RESIDENTS. ONE DOWN AND TWO TO GO!!!!! 609 EVE ST. GOMUST

harrisburgwillrise
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harrisburgwillrise 09/15/09 - 05:51 am
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Sorry....Must Go!!!!!

Sorry....Must Go!!!!!

lulu
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lulu 09/15/09 - 07:19 am
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Check the books!

Check the books!

andywarhol
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andywarhol 09/15/09 - 07:32 am
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It's the economy not the

It's the economy not the people.

harrisburgwillrise
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harrisburgwillrise 09/15/09 - 08:21 am
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Thanks retired army. We are

Thanks retired army. We are working on several right there together. 601 and 603 are owned by Richard Capps. He has problem properties in our area and has received a landlord letter from us. Nothing has changed.

tinytuna
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tinytuna 09/15/09 - 10:02 am
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People of Harrisburg.....keep

People of Harrisburg.....keep up the good work. You are brave citizens; and you can bet people in Augusta are watching you. I am proud of you!

zigzag
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zigzag 09/15/09 - 10:52 am
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A contributing cause to the

A contributing cause to the problem is the Government's Section 8 housing program. This encourages folks with extra money to buy homes and get government payments to rent at low levels to scum. They'll never fix up the property because the people will just tear it up.

Brenda_G
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Brenda_G 09/15/09 - 11:43 am
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You get it, zigzag.

You get it, zigzag.

CorporalGripweed
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CorporalGripweed 09/15/09 - 12:22 pm
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Another successful protest

Another successful protest today! You guys are kicking butt!! What's needed now is a chronic nuisance property ordinance to hold landlords AND tenants more accountable. Good Luck and keep fighting the good fight!

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whyme 09/15/09 - 12:24 pm
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I'm all for security cameras

I'm all for security cameras as they are helpful in providing information but only after the crime has been committed. No one really sits and pays attention to them in the places where this is expected-it's boring but could be life-saving-and thus they only show perpetrators once the crime is over.

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corgimom 09/15/09 - 05:20 pm
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You would think that a

You would think that a landlord would want decent people renting their property. Who would want to rent to druggies, anyway?

Jim-bob
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Jim-bob 09/15/09 - 07:10 pm
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Protest Bonnie Ruben. Make

Protest Bonnie Ruben. Make her clean up her nuisance properties downtown.

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