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Crime Blotter

Nearly $2500 in Damages and Stolen Items in Auto Break In

The Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call of an auto break in at Lick Fork Lake on Sunday, Nov. 24.  According to the report filed with the ECSO, the victim in this incident parked her vehicle on Lick Fork Lake Road to take her dogs for a walk around the lake, and when she returned about an hour and forty-five minutes later she found her passenger’s front window had been broken.  The victim reported that approximately $900 worth of merchandise was stolen from the vehicle including a purse and wallet that contained several various credit and gift cards.  Along with the passenger’s window, the driver’s side door panel was also reported to have been broken.  Evidence was collected from the scene, and this incident has been turned over to the investigation unit for further follow-up.

Home Being Remodeled Burglarized

A home that is in the process of being remodeled on Courtney Road in Trenton was burglarized sometime in the past two weeks although the crime was only discovered Friday, Nov. 22.  According to a report filed with the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office regarding the incident, the victim recently purchased the home but is not living in it at this time due to it’s renovation.  However, the victim discovered upon returning to the home on Friday that someone had forced their way into the residence through the back door and stolen all of the tools that had been left there.  Among the items stolen was a generator, a chain saw, air guns, a drill, a skill saw, and a weed eater.  The estimated loss in property and damages was given as over $1700.  The scene was processed for possible evidence, and the investigation into this crime continues.

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