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Crime Blotter

Mt. Vernon Mills Burglarized

Sometime between Feb. 13 and Feb. 21, thieves broke into an outside storage building at Mt. Vernon Mills in Johnston and stole 50 feet of ½ awg black strand copper.  According to an Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office report, deputies were called to the site on Friday, Feb. 21, when it was noticed that a door on the storage building had been forced open and the copper was found to be missing.  There was no estimated value of the copper at the time of the report, however, damage to the door was estimated to be $150.00.  This crime has been forwarded to the investigation unit of the ECSO.

Thousands of Dollars Worth of Items Stolen From Home

Deputies with the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office responded to a home on Highwater Drive in Edgefield, Friday, Feb. 21, after the homeowner found that thousands of dollars worth of items had been stolen from the residence.  According to the ECSO’s report, those stolen items included several Xbox games, a 7mm rifle with a scope, an older model 22 pump rifle, numerous cds, a cd player, and an orange LL Bean hunting jacket.  The estimated total of the items stolen was listed as nearly $4500.  This incident is under investigation by the ECSO.

 Dog Sustains Injuries From Animals at Large 

What was described in a “small white poodle” in an Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office report was injured in an attack by two dogs roaming at large on Eagle Road in North Augusta (Edgefield County).  According the ECSO report, the injured dog’s owner was leaving her residence when she noticed a white husky in her rear view mirror.  The complainant stated that as she backed up, she saw another husky, black and white in color, attack her poodle.  The dog owner was able to stop the attack by blowing her car’s horn, but as she went to retrieve her pet, the aggressive husky again tried to attack her dog, which she placed in her car.  Before the dog was taken to the vet, the responding deputy was able to observe blood on the poodle.

The owner of the huskies was located at a residence on Ruby Road.  She was informed of the incident and told she would have to keep her dogs on her property.  She was also issued a ticket for domestic animal at large.  The ECSO’s animal control officer did arrive on the scene and photograph the offending dog.