The Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office responded to two separate reports of dogs possibly being stolen. In the first incident, the ECSO was called to a home on the 100 block of Woodlawn Road, in Clarks Hill (Edgefield County) on Thursday, June 2. The homeowner stated that upon returning from taking his children to school, he found his white female toy Pomeranian missing. The homeowner further stated that he believed the dog was taken by his former spouse due to the fact that the two had argued over the dog during their divorce process. ECSO could not find any signs of forced entry to the residence. To this, the homeowner stated that he believed other family members might have provided his former spouse with a key to the home. The man was able to show his divorce degree to responding law enforcement proving he was awarded the dog. The dog is valued at $1,500. This incident was turned over to investigators with the ECSO.
In the second instance, the ECSO responded to Sportsman’s Corner on Martintown Road on Sunday, June 5. Upon arrival, law enforcement was informed by the victim in this case that he left his two black and white boxer bulldogs in his vehicle with the windows down while he went into the convenience store. After approximately five minutes, the victim stated that he returned to his vehicle to find his 5 month old boxer missing. Law enforcement did speak with employees of the gas station in regards to reviewing surveillance video of the parking lot area. However, the responding deputy was informed that the video would not be available until the following day. It was planned that said video would be reviewed on Monday.