Calhoun County

Sheriff’s Office

A resident of Firetower Lane in St. Matthews reported Aug. 23 that when he left his 1994 Honda Civic at the gas pump to pay for gas at a business, a man drove off in his car, leaving a black Cadillac behind.

Deputies determined that the Cadillac the suspect left was a stolen car with a stolen tag.

In other reports:

  • A resident of Kings Road in Orangeburg reported Aug. 23 that his red 2001 Ford Focus stalled at mile marker 125 on Interstate 26. While he went for assistance, someone stole the vehicle, he said.

The car is valued at $5,000, the report states.

  • When a deputy stopped a burgundy Ford Focus with a broken tail light at mile marker 126 on I-26 on Aug. 24, he detected the odor of marijuana. In a search of the vehicle, which was being driven by a Somerset, Kentucky man, the officer found a cigar package in the purse of a passenger, also a resident of Somerset, Kentucky. The package contained marijuana, the report states.

Additional marijuana and drug paraphernalia were also found in the vehicle. A summons was issued, and the narcotic was impounded.

St. Matthews Police Department

An officer on Aug. 18 stopped the driver of a white Dodge truck that was towing a trailer and a four-wheeler after he observed the man driving erratically, according to an incident report.

The officer said the driver, a resident of Old State Road in Sandy Run, hit a speed limit sign and then drove on. He called for another officer to assist with the traffic stop.

According to police, the driver smelled of alcohol and had open bottles of bourbon and beer in his vehicle. He failed a field sobriety test, the report states. The vehicle was towed, and the suspect was arrested and charged with first-offense driving under the influence and open container/failure to report.

In a separate report, a resident of Liberty Street in St. Matthews reported Aug. 19 that he lost his wallet at a party shop. He said the wallet contained $300 in cash, his driver's license and a credit and debit card.

He said he returned to the business but the people there said they hadn't seen his wallet, the report states.

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