Crime Blotter

Crime Blotter

Sweetwater Baptist Church Burglarized

The Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office responded to a burglary call at Sweetwater Baptist Church, Wednesday, Oct. 8.  According to the ECSO report, thieves entered two storage buildings behind the church office on Sweetwater Road and took numerous tools and equipment.  The responding deputy was able to locate a chainsaw in an orange case, a generator, and a yellow air compressor that were identified as having been in one of the buildings in a wooded area on the property.  However, several items were still missing from the church including 6 chainsaws, a pole saw, a pressure washer, a skill saw, a saws all, a pry bar, and a six foot step ladder.  In all, the items still missing were estimated to be worth over $5,000.  Additionally, both storage buildings received an unknown amount of damage.

Evidence was collected from this scene and has been turned over to the investigative unit of the ECSO.

More Batteries Stolen From Work Equipment

Clifton White with the SC Department of Transportation contacted the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office, Monday, Oct. 6., after he and his crew arrived at a work site on Plum Branch Road and Walker Road to find batteries had been stolen from three of the tractors that had been left a the site.  Additionally, the grille to one of the tractors was damaged.  The combined worth of the stolen batteries was estimated to be $400, and the damage to the tractor was approximated at $600.

ATVs Stolen on Linds Pond Circle

Two ATVs were stolen from a residence on Linds Pond Road, North Augusta (Edgefield County), sometime during the late night hours between Friday night and Saturday morning, Oct. 11 & 12.  According to an ECSO report regarding the incident, the victims went to bed Friday night and awoke Saturday morning to find the ATVs gone.  The family stated they did not hear any noise during the night.  Tracks from two separate ATVs were found along the wood line of the roadway at Lakeview Road along with foot prints which are believed to show that the ATVs were being pushed.  Two other ATVs were left undisturbed at the residence, however, one of those left had been chained to one of the ATVs that was stolen.  The lock that secured the chain was not located.

The stolen ATVs were described as a 2006 yellow Honda Foreman 4×4 and a 2006 green Honda Rancher 4×4.  There estimated worth was listed as over $5,000.

The scene was processed for evidence, and this case has been forwarded to the investigative unit of the ECSO.

Truck Stolen From Herlong Ford in Edgefield

A black 2012 GMC Yukon Denali was stolen from Herlong Ford in Edgefield, Wednesday, Oct. 8.  According to an incident report filed with the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office, two unidentified males came to the automobile dealership Wednesday morning.  The pair did not test drive the vehicle in question  but did ask for the keys to look at it.  After viewing the Denali, a  key was returned to the dealership, and the pair left saying they would be back later in the week to purchase the vehicle in cash as they were waiting on a settlement.  However, it seems the key that was returned to the dealership was only a look-alike.  The suspects are believed to have taken the real key and returned to the dealership later Wednesday night and stolen the vehicle.  Surveillance video from Herlong shows an unidentified male subject walking onto the property and then driving off in the Denali.

Both suspects in this case are described as black males; one being in his mid 30s and the other in his late 40s.  The older of the two also has a large scar on his lower right leg.  They were seen leaving the dealership after viewing the Denali in a newer model maroon Hyundai Genesis.

The stolen Denali is listed as being worth $38,880.  The surveillance video of this theft is being turned over to the ECSO.  The ECSO is investigating this case.


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