Wednesday, June 19, 2019
News 12 at 6 O’Clock/NBC at 7
AUGUSTA, GA (WRDW/WAGT) – Augusta Mayor Hardie Davis, Jr. says public buildings in Augusta are not safe. Just yesterday, he told the Richmond County Marshal’s Office to do a security check in all public buildings.
Buildings like the Brigham Center, which is in a part of Augusta that’s no stranger to crime.
According to data, it take the top spot of crime calls for public buildings. In total, it received 55 calls – a building alarm went off 31 times, and there were five calls about a suspicious person.
Second highest is May Park, which is just a skip away from the sheriff’s office, with 44 calls. A security alarm was alerted 28 times, two sexual assaults, and three suspicious situations.
Next up is the downtown library, which received 34 calls – four suspicious person calls, five vandalism calls, two security alarms, six nuisance calls, and one suicide attempt.
In fourth place is the probation office with 32 calls – nine wanted persons calls, four domestic violence calls, four traffic accidents, and four nuisance calls.
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