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 […]

Crime Blotter UPDATED

Crime Blotter UPDATED

Another Scam Attempt The Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office was alerted Monday, May 26, to another attempted scam on an Edgefield County citizen.  This attempted fraud was very similar to the one previously reported by The Advertiser (see below).  In this latest attempt, a woman was contacted by a caller who identified himself as Albert Williams with […]

SC Law Enforcement Officers Hall of Fame Inducts Nine

SC Law Enforcement Officers Hall of Fame Inducts Nine

COLUMBIA – The Law Enforcement Officers Hall of Fame held induction ceremonies today for nine South Carolina law enforcement officers, representing the State Constabulary and State Law Enforcement Division. The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division, or SLED, is essentially the modern-day evolution of the old State Constabulary. The SC Law Enforcement Officers Hall of Fame is part […]

Sheriff Dobey Invited to White House to Meet with President

Sheriff Dobey Invited to White House to Meet with President

Law enforcement leaders, including Edgefield County Sheriff Adell Dobey, met with President Obama Tuesday, May 13th, 2014, to discuss Immigration Policy and the urgency for Congress to vote on Commonsense Immigration Reform. Forty (40) law enforcement officials from across the country (only two from South Carolina) met with President Obama, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) […]

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