Crime Blotter

Crime Blotter

Over $2,000 of Items Stolen from Moore Rd.

Over $2,000 worth of items was stolen from a home on Moore Road in North Augusta (Edgefield County) over the weekend. According to an Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office report on the incident, the resident returned home Saturday, Sept. 13, to find his 2000 Suzuki motorcycle missing from under his open garage. The homeowner then went to unlock a side entrance to his home but found the door already unlocked. Inside the home, he found in his son’s room a small black safe which had been pried open and left lying on the bed. Missing from inside the safe were a black Taurus .40 caliber pistol, a chrome Tracker .22 caliber revolver, a black German made .22 caliber pistol, approximately 400 rounds of .40 caliber bullets, and several pain pills. Three checkbooks and approximately 500 rounds of .22 bullets were also found to be missing from another room in the house.

The ECSO has identified a suspect in this case, and charges are pending.

Burglary on Woodlawn Road

A burglary at a location on Woodlawn Road was reported to the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office, Saturday, Sept. 13, however, the theft may have occurred earlier in the month as there have been several people in and out of the shop from which the items were taken since the beginning of Sept. According to the ECSO report, the victim in this case is missing a pole saw, a weed eater, gas powered hedge clippers, a gas powered leaf blower, and several chain saws. In all, the estimated value of the stolen lawn equipment was listed as nearly $2,500. There were no signs of forced entry to this location. This case has been forwarded to the investigative unit of the ECSO.

Burglary on Winding Rd.

The Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a burglary Saturday, Sept. 13, at a home on Winding Road in Trenton. The ECSO report detailing this matter states that the homeowner found his a back window to his shed had been pried open. Missing from inside the shed were a backpack leaf blower, a chain saw, a hedge trimmer, and a five gallon gas can full of gas. The stolen items and damage to the window were estimated to be worth $1,000. This incident has been forwarded to the ECSO’s investigative unit.