Crime Blotter

Crime Blotter

ECSO Recovers Vehicle Stolen From Aiken County

A vehicle that was stolen out of Aiken County was found in a wooded area off Leonard Lane in Trenton, Sunday, Sept. 21, according to a report filed with the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office.  That report details how a resident of the road contacted law enforcement after he observed the abandoned vehicle with its wheels removed and the interior stripped.  The man stated he first noticed the grey Chevy S10 in the woods near the beginning of September.  Law enforcement was able to confirm that the vehicle had been reported stolen out of Aiken County.  The Aiken County Sheriff’s Office as well as the owner of the vehicle were contacted to let them know the vehicle had been found, and the vehicle was towed from the scene.

Burglary at Home on Rolling Hills Drive

A burglary was reported at a home on Rolling Hills Drive in Trenton, Sunday, Sept. 21.  According to an Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office report, the theft occurred while the homeowner had left her residence for about an hour.  When she returned, a neighbor informed her that he had observed a white male on a blue ATV in the backyard while she had been gone.  The homeowner then checked her home and outbuildings.  Inside her home, she found the top off of her prescription medication and all of the medicine gone.  There was no sign of forced entry into the home and the back door had been left unlocked.

A possible suspect has been identified in this case, and it has been turned over to the investigative unit of the ECSO.

Hit and Run on Augusta Road

A Johnston man was assaulted by a vehicle in a hit and run on Augusta Road, Sunday, Sept. 21, according to an Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office report.  The 22 year old victim said he was hit by Randall Yeldell of North Augusta who was driving a red 2004 Chevy Impala.  The victim stated Yeldell hit him with is vehicle and rammed him into his own Impala injuring the victim’s leg and causing an unknown amount of damage to his vehicle.

The victim was treated at the scene by Edgefield County EMS and then transported to Georgia Regents University for medical treatment for his injury.  The suspect fled the scene after the incident and deputies were unable to locate him at that time.  A person who was identified as a passenger in the victim’s vehicle was at the scene but refused to cooperate with the investigation into the incident.

Burglary to Home on Courtney Road

A resident of Courtney Road in Trenton who had gone on a weekend trip to the beach, returned Sunday, Sept. 21, to find her home had been burglarized in her absence.  According to an Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office report on the incident, access to the home was gained by taking the screen out of a back window.  Missing from the residence were two flat screen televisions, three pairs of Jordan infant shoes, and a black pass-code safe in which were a ring, the title to a vehicle, and a house payment receipt book.  In all, the missing items were listed to be nearly $1,500.  This case has been forwarded to the investigative unit of the ECSO.