Crime Blotter

Crime Blotter

ECSO Recovers Stolen Four Wheeler

The Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office recovered a stolen four wheeler, Tuesday, Sept. 2. According to the ECSO report, law enforcement was notified by an Edgefield County man that he had purchased a four wheeler in good faith for $455 from Jeremy Kirkland of Graniteville, SC, only to discover the same four wheeler later listed on Craigslist. The color of the four wheeler had been changed, but it had an identifying dent on the front from which the man was able to ascertain it was the same vehicle. This caused the man to become suspicious of the sale and to contacted the sheriff’s office. The ECSO then discovered that the four wheeler had been stolen out of Aiken County. That agency was subsequently notified, and this case has been forwarded to them. The Edgefield County man who purchased the four wheeler returned it to its original owner.

Vehicle Broken Into on Morris Run

A vehicle on Morris Run in North Augusta (Edgefield County) was reported broken into on Friday, September 5. According to a report filed with the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office, a resident of the aforementioned address found the driver’s side door to his 2006 Toyota Tacoma truck open and items missing from it. Thieves reportedly stole $30 worth of coins from the center console and a black tote bag containing various tools valued at $150. The truck was left unlocked, and no damage was reported to it. This case is being investigated by the ECSO.

Trenton Car Wash Burglarized

The Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office was notified on Sunday, Sept. 7, that the Trenton Car Wash on Oscar Drive was burglarized. The suspect in this crime was caught on surveillance video, and an ECSO report regarding the incident details that the video shows the subject trying to open the door of the car wash with an unidentified tool at approximately 11:30 Saturday night, Sept. 6. Not being able to open the door, the suspect is then shown ramming the door with his vehicle. He then backed up, got out, and entered the building whereupon he stole the money inside the change machine and the machine’s hardware components. In all, a total of $900 worth of damage was done to the car wash and $75 from the change machine was taken. Also, the stolen components of the machine were estimated to be worth $2500.

The suspect in this case is described as a bearded, white, heavy set male with long hair worn in a pony tail. The vehicle used in this crime is described as a burgundy, two door Chevy truck with a tool box, heavy rust on the roof, a spare tire in the bed, and front end damage.

This case has been turned over to the investigative unit of the ECSO.