Crime Blotter

Crime Blotter

Break-In on Rainbow Falls Road The Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office responded to a break-in at a residence on Rainbow Falls Road, North Augusta (Edgefield County), Sunday, July 6. According to the ECSO report, the homeowner returned to her residence on Sunday to find that the front door, which had not been opened in nearly 20 […]

Execution of Search Warrant Leads to Drug Charges

Execution of Search Warrant Leads to Drug Charges

The culmination of a criminal investigation resulted in the execution of a search warrant by the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office and the Edgefield Police Department at a home on Silverbell Street, Thursday, June 26.  According to the ECSO report, the subject of the investigation, a 27 year old black male who was a resident of […]

Burglary on Double Creek Road

Burglary on Double Creek Road

The Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office responded to a burglary call at a residence on Double Creek Road, Saturday, June 28, but according to the ECSO report, the crime could have been perpetrated as far back as June 13. A broken kitchen window located on the side of the home is believed to be how thieves […]

Theft at Home on Stephens Road

Theft at Home on Stephens Road

A resident on Stephens Road in North Augusta (Edgefield County) reported a theft at her home to the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office, Saturday, June, 21. According to the ECSO report, the woman stated that she was gone from her residence for about an hour, and when she returned she found a back window to her […]

Copper Wire Stolen at Cell Tower Site

Copper Wire Stolen at Cell Tower Site

Sometime between the afternoon of Tuesday, June 17, and Thursday, June 19, copper wiring from a cell tower site on Highway 25 North was stolen according to a report filed with the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office.  Per the report, the ECSO was notified of the theft by a technician with ATG Communications out of Augusta, […]

Thieves Pluck Plums From Trees

Thieves Pluck Plums From Trees

Sometime during the night of Monday, June 16, thieves plucked all the plums from the plum trees at a property on Holmes Pond Road. According to what the victim told law enforcement, as documented in a report with the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office, the plums were worth an estimated $800 in all. Patrols of the […]

Crime Blotter

Crime Blotter

False Report of Kidnapping and Armed Robbery Leads to Other Charges The Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a carjacking and armed robbery Monday, June 9. The complainant, 27 year old Andrew Bartley Whitlock, of Augusta, GA, called 911 from his cell phone from a location on Republican Road to report the incident. […]

Crime Blotter

Crime Blotter

ECSO Locates Stolen Vehicle – One Arrest Made – One Suspect Still Being Sought The Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office was patrolling the Merriwether area Tuesday, June 3, after a report that a truck matching the description of a vehicle stolen out of Aiken County was seen in the area. A deputy located the suspect vehicle, […]

Johnston Police Chief Chris Aston Announces Retirement

Johnston Police Chief Chris Aston Announces Retirement

After seven years as Johnston’s Police Chief, Chris Aston announced his retirement from law enforcement at Johnston’s Town Council meeting, Monday, June 9. After making it official, Aston spoke with The Advertiser regarding his 23 year law enforcement career and his impending departure from it saying “It’s been a good ride, and I’ve enjoyed it.” […]

Lawn Equipment, Guns, and Electronics Targets in Recent Thefts

Lawn Equipment, Guns, and Electronics Targets in Recent Thefts

Lawn equipment, guns, and electronics were the targets of thieves in three separate incidents recently reported to the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office. In the first incident, a Kubota lawn mower valued at over $5000 was stolen from a residence on Capers Drive in North Augusta (Edgefield County) sometime between Tuesday, May 27, and Thursday, May […]

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