Since a high visibility, community-oriented unit began patrolling downtown Augusta in 2014, crime there has decreased by 30 percent.
A 47-year-old Augusta resident was left nursing a swollen throat, split lip and bruised chest after an attempted strong-arm robbery in a bar restroom early Saturday, a police report says.
Sheriff Richard Roundtree hopes moving officers into a new substation in the old Fort Discovery space at Port Royal will make people feel safer downtown.
It's been a successful first month for a highly visible team of officers in downtown Augusta. The new SMART Unit made up of community safety officers and sheriff's deputies officially hit the ...
Safety downtown was brought to the forefront one year ago today when a couple on their first date were brutally attacked on Riverwalk Augusta.
Police were searching this morning for a known trickster with a history of arrests who is suspected of snatching money from a woman's vehicle on Broad Street Wednesday.
Police are searching for a suspect after an Augusta woman was robbed Wednesday morning on Broad Street.
Concerns about safety after a brutal May 3 assault and a proposal to designate downtown a "slum" highlighted a topsy-turvy year.
An Augusta man was arrested after an employee was stabbed during a fight at The Playground on Broad Street.
The Segways, a gift from the Clean Augusta Downtown Initiative, will allow deputies to move a little quicker, stand a little taller and go places a patrol car can't go, said sheriff's Capt. Steve ...
The Richmond County Sheriff's Office will soon ride on gyroscopic Segways, compliments of the Clean Augusta Downtown Initiative.
A Martinez man has been sentenced to 3 years in prison for knife assault.
Legal experts say people should know the facts about "stand your ground" legislation before they are faced with a threatening situation.
The men accused of attacking a couple on Riverwalk Augusta in May entered not guilty pleas Friday in Richmond County Superior Court.
Darryl Leech, the general manager of Augusta's 22-year-old riverfront hotel and conference center, says his company already does enough, and pays enough, and opposes the Continually Patrolled ...
Forty guns were collected during the event and will be taken to the Richmond County Sheriff's Office for safekeeping.
An analysis of incident reports over a two-year-period showed that within the Central Business District, incidents of violent crime ranked third-highest among the sheriff's 48 response areas.
Six of the 10 Richmond County Sheriff's Office reserve deputies were walking in their First Friday debut after being sworn in May 30.
Six of the 10 deputies, who are certified and volunteer their time to the sheriff's office for free, will be fully uniformed, assisting full-time deputies in walking beats downtown for the night.
Sheriff Richard Roundtree's recent proposal, to tax certain downtown property owners an additional 6 mills to fund added law enforcement, would generate enough extra revenue by its second year to ...