Area Law Enforcement Trained in Public Safety Checkpoints

Area Law Enforcement Trained in Public Safety Checkpoints

More than 60 area police officers and sheriff’s deputies were trained earlier this year in conducting public safety checkpoints. The training was sponsored by the Community Action for a Safer Edgefield coalition, a local group seeking to reduce DUI crashes in Edgefield County. “Edgefield County recently ranked sixth in the state in the percentage of […]

ECSO Recovers Four Guns from Recent Burglary

​The Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office has recovered 4 of the 6 guns stolen in a recent burglary at a residence on Tennessee Walker Lane in Trenton. The burglary was reported on Oct. 11, 2012 after the homeowner returned home to find the firearms missing. There was no forced entry at the scene but evidence was […]

Merchants Beware! Counterfeit Money Again in County

Merchants Beware! Counterfeit Money Again in County

According to a report filed with the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office, Wednesday, Nov. 14, two counterfeit $100 bills were tendered on two different occasions at the McDonald’s on Augusta Road in Edgefield. Alledgedly, an employee with the establishment made two separate purchases at the location in which she paid for items each time with a […]

SC Department of Revenue Responds to Cyber Attack

SC Department of Revenue Responds to Cyber Attack

Hacker illegally obtained credit card and Social Security numbers. State will provide credit monitoring and identity theft protection to taxpayers.  COLUMBIA, S.C. – The S.C. Department of Revenue today announced that approximately 3.6 million Social Security numbers and 387,000 credit and debit card numbers have been exposed in a cyber attack. Of the credit cards, the […]

Violent Crime Rate Decreases

Violent Crime Rate Decreases

Edgefield County Has Lowest Violent Crime Rate in SC – The Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office issued a press release in which they highlighted a recent report by the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division that ranks Edgefield County has having the lowest violent crime rate of all 46 counties in SC.  The 2010 edition of  Crime […]

More Guns Stolen in Another County Burglary

More Guns Stolen in Another County Burglary

The Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office responded to a burglary call on Youngblood Road, Monday, Oct. 15.  Upon arrival, deputies found that a flat screen television as well as a safe containing numerous firearms were missing. While guns being stolen from county residences is, unfortunately, not a unique occurrence of late, this burglary was somewhat different […]

Trenton Home Burglarized – Firearms Stolen

Trenton Home Burglarized – Firearms Stolen

The Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office responded to a burglary call on Tennessee Walker Lane in Trenton during the late evening hours of Thursday, Oct. 11. According to the incident report filed by the ECSO, the homeowner contacted law enforcement after noticing several firearms were missing from his home.  Six guns and three scopes valued at […]

Truck’s Windows Shot Out

Truck’s Windows Shot Out

An Aiken County man who was hunting in the woods off Lick Fork Lake Road Friday morning, Oct. 12, returned to his vehicle after his hunting excursion to find its windows had been shot out. The truck, which was parked along the country road as is the custom of hunters who hunt the game managed […]

Man Hunt in Johnston – Suspect Alludes Capture

Man Hunt in Johnston – Suspect Alludes Capture

A man on whom the Johnston Police Department has a warrant for attempted murder was spotted by a citizen Friday afternoon, Oct. 5, near Edisto Street in Johnston.  The JPD and the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene where a perimeter was established and the canine unit deployed.  However, the man was not […]