Multiple Vehicle Break-ins
The Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office responded to multiple reports of vehicle break-ins Sunday, Aug. 2. According to ECSO reports, a dozen vehicles were broken into in the Fox Creek Drive, Flintlock Drive, Dogwood Glen, and Country Club Hills Drive areas of the county. Many of the vehicles had their front passenger side windows shattered, but, interestingly, while there was evidence that they were rummaged through, many had nothing taken. However, among the items stolen in the break-ins was a check book, a radar detector, a pistol, and cash. Possible evidence was recovered from some of the scenes. The ECSO is still investigating this matter.
Car Crash on Hwy 25 North – Fire and Entrapment
A two car crash on Hwy 25 North near the Greenwood County line Friday, July 31, resulted in a fire and entrapment. According to an Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office report on the incident, deputies responding to the scene arrived to find a dark colored Dodge Charger fully engulfed in flames. The second vehicle, a silver Mitsubishi Galant, was still in contact with the flaming Charger and had a passenger trapped inside. After making several unsuccessful attempts to free the trapped passenger and to ensure that she would not be burned by the other vehicle, an ECSO deputy used his patrol car to push the Galant away from the burning Charger. A firefighter on the scene administered aid to the woman entrapped in the Galant until EMS arrived on the scene. Minor damage was reported to the patrol car as a result of this life-saving measure. However, there was no further report as to the condition of those involved in the accident.