Drugs Found in Re-possessed Vehicle

The Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office was notified Wednesday, Dec. 9, by Carolina Auto in North Augusta (Edgefield County) that drugs had been found in a vehicle the company had re-possessed. According to the ECSO report, an employee with Carolina Auto found a small clear plastic bag containing a small hard, rock-like substance in the middle […]

Armed Robbery at Monks Corner

Armed Robbery at Monks Corner

The Johnston Police Department responded to an armed robbery at Monks Corner around 5:45 Sunday evening, Nov. 22. According to Police Chief Lamaz Robinson, who spoke to The Advertiser shortly after the incident, a white female entered the gas station and presented the cashier with a note stating that she had a gun and would […]

Crime Blotter

Crime Blotter

Shooting on Five Notch Road A man suffering from a gunshot wound was taken to a Wal-Mart in North Augusta, Tuesday, Nov. 3, where is was later discovered by responding law enforcement that the victim had been shot in Edgefield County. According to a spokesperson with the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office, is was discovered the victim […]

Edgefield Named #1 Safest City in South Carolina

Edgefield Named #1 Safest City in South Carolina

Edgefield received top honors this week when it was announced on Oct. 26 by the website Safewise.com that the town ranked as the #1 Safest City in South Carolina. The honor is based on 2013 data cities provided to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (municipalities included must have a population over 2,000). The site compares […]

Crime Blotter

Crime Blotter

Suspected Burglars Chased from Saluda into Johnston A high speed chase of two suspected burglars from the town of Saluda led to Johnston, Monday, Oct. 26. According to Major Long with the Saluda Police Department, who spoke to The Advertiser, Tuesday, following the chase, Saluda dispatch was notified by a neighbor that two men were […]

Ham-Burglar Strikes McDonalds

Ham-Burglar Strikes McDonalds

McDonalds located in Edgefield on Augusta Road was hit by a thief, Thursday, Oct. 15. According to an Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office report on the incident, a witness observed a man exit a vehicle in the drive-thru line and then go into the eatery’s storage freezer. The man was next seen exiting the freezer with […]

Burglary and Car Chase Leads to Three Arrests

Burglary and Car Chase Leads to Three Arrests

A morning burglary at the former South Sea Packing shed in Johnston, which is currently being leased by the Carlisle Company in Aiken and is used to store rims, led to a car chase and multiple arrests, Friday, Oct. 2. According to a spokesperson with the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office, the ECSO had been informed […]

Crime Blotter

Crime Blotter

Theft Caught on Tape at Cross Roads Motel A visitor from Tamassee, SC, staying at the Cross Roads Motel in Trenton became another victim of theft over the weekend, and it was all caught on tape. According to an Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office report on the incident, the victim arrived at the motel around midnight […]

Crime Blotter

Crime Blotter

Seven Vehicles Discovered Broken Into Over $40,000 of Merchandise Stolen From One Truck The Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office responded Thursday, Sept. 10, to a total of seven vehicles that were reported broken into in the Stephens Mill Drive and Fox Chase Circle areas of the county. At one scene on Fox Chase Circle, over $40,000 […]

Sheriff’s Office Seeks Public’s Assistance

The Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in finding information related to two recent crimes according to an ECSO spokesperson who spoke to The Advertiser earlier this week regarding the incidents. Those two crimes are the armed robbery and shooting death at Winn’s Grocery and a hit and run in Johnston. […]