Crime Blotter

Crime Blotter

Man Caught Stealing Electricity Officials with Aiken Electric Cooperative and the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office responded to 810 Briggs Rd. in North Augusta (Edgefield County), Friday, Mar. 14, in regards to someone stealing electricity.  At the location, it was determined that the resident had manipulated the meter so as to “jump the power” so he […]

Crime Blotter

Crime Blotter

Mt. Vernon Mills Burglarized Sometime between Feb. 13 and Feb. 21, thieves broke into an outside storage building at Mt. Vernon Mills in Johnston and stole 50 feet of ½ awg black strand copper.  According to an Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office report, deputies were called to the site on Friday, Feb. 21, when it was […]

Infant Dies of Natural Causes

Infant Dies of Natural Causes

A three month old female infant was discovered dead Thursday night at a home on Ridge Road, North Augusta (Edgefield County).  According to a report filed with the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office, one of the agencies that responded to the scene, the mother of the infant stated the child had been alert, happy, and playing […]

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Soldier’s Belongings Stolen While She Was Deployed A Johnston woman serving in the military thought she had secured her belongings by placing them in a storage unit while she was deployed.  However, when she returned to the storage unit Tuesday, Jan. 21, she found the unit completely empty.  According to a report filed by the […]

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ECSO Investigates Larceny of Nearly $9,000 Of Scrap Metal and Auto Parts  A caretaker of a property on Rainbow Falls Road in North Augusta (Edgefield County) reported the theft of nearly $9,000 worth of scrap metal and auto parts Wednesday, Jan. 22.  According to a report filed by the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office, the caretaker stated […]

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Field at Fox Creek High School Damaged The Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office responded to Fox Creek High School late  Sunday night, Jan. 12, after receiving an anonymous phone call stating a vehicle was doing donuts and tearing up the school’s field.  Upon arrival, deputies found a Jeep covered in fresh mud in the athletic field […]

1,500 Christmas Trees Available to Anglers at Thurmond Lake

1,500 Christmas Trees Available to Anglers at Thurmond Lake

SAVANNAH, Ga. – After wrapping up a successful Christmas tree recycling program last week, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District welcomes anglers to take advantage of about 1,500 used Christmas trees now available for use as fish attractors at select boat ramps on J. Strom Thurmond Lake (Clarks Hill, S.C.). “This was a very successful year for our […]

Neighbor Steals Dog – Twice

Neighbor Steals Dog – Twice

On Monday, January 6, a resident on New Delaughter Drive contacted the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office to report his dog as being stolen.  According to reports filed with the ECSO regarding this matter, the victim stated that a neighbor from a home on nearby Dock Drive had driven by his residence earlier in the day […]

Thousands of Dollars Worth of Copper Stolen

Thousands of Dollars Worth of Copper Stolen

The Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office was contacted on Monday, Dec. 16, by a contractor for the owners of a property on Ann Street in North Augusta (Edgefield County) regarding the theft of copper wire from an air conditioning unit on the premises. According to a report filed with the ECSO, an air conditioning unit on […]

Robbers in Merriwether Caught on the Run

Robbers in Merriwether Caught on the Run

As The Advertiser was going to press Tuesday, we learned from a family member of the victim in this incident that around 7:30 that morning a Merriwether woman was in the back of her house getting ready for work and heard a knock on her back door.  The relative related that the woman looked out […]