Armed Robbery and Drive-by Shooting

The Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office responded to a drive-by shooting at 31 Jacob McKie Road, Thurs., Dec. 31, shortly after 1:30 in the morning. According to an ECSO report on the matter, as responding law enforcement was in route to the Jacob McKie location, a second call came into dispatch about shots fired on Winding […]

Man Returns to Find Land Cleared

A property owner near Murrah Road in North Augusta (Edgefield County) returned to his land on Wednesday, Dec. 23, to find the land had been cleared without his permission. According to an Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office report on the incident, a neighbor stated that two weeks prior, she saw a white male in a white […]

$40,000 Worth of Stolen Items Recovered

The Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office along with the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office recovered over $40,000 worth of stolen items from a residence at 893 West Five Notch Road in North Augusta (Edgefield County) Wednesday, Dec. 9. According to an ECSO incident report, the ACSO contacted the ECSO after the ACSO received an anonymous tip that […]

Dog Saves Woman in Break-in

A Trenton woman has her dog to thank for thwarting a criminal act at her residence on Tuesday, Dec. 8. According to an Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office report on the incident, the woman reported that she was inside her Watson Road home around nine in the morning when she heard someone breaking glass. The woman […]

Three Auto B&Es on Diggs Road

Three automobiles were broken into at two separate locations on Diggs Road in Trenton, Thursday, Dec. 10. Two of the vehicles were located at GLEAMS Headstart and the third at Douglas Elementary. In all three instances, the victims report leaving their vehicles in the parking lots around in 7:00 in the morning as they reported […]

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 […]