St. Matthews

Police Dept.

A nurse at the Regional Medical Center on Nov. 15 reported that a minor child, who had bruises on her, said she was beaten with a plastic rod by her mother.

The mother, a resident of Mean Street in St. Matthews, told police that her child had not come home when she was told to and when she did return, she was belligerent when asked where she had been, the incident report states.

The child allegedly responded to being hit by her mother with the plastic rod from a mini blind by attacking her mother, the report states.

The case was referred to the Department of Social Services.

In other reports:

  • The manager of the Dollar General at 704 Huff Drive reported Nov. 13 that a man entered the store, took $15 worth of merchandise and ran from the business.

The perpetrator was not located.

A resident of Ft. Motte Road reported Nov. 14 that an unknown person entered her yard and stole a dog kennel valued at $225.

Calhoun County

Sheriff's Office

An employee of Scotchman Convenience Store at 709 Bryton Trace reported Nov. 15 that a man came into the business with a pistol wrapped in a plastic bag and forced her to give him the approximately $40 that was in the cash register, according to an incident report.

The robber told the employee he also wanted the money from the safe, but when she told him she didn't have the combination, he left and drove off toward Columbia, the report states.

In other reports:

  • A deputy on Nov. 13 stopped a Honda Accord being driven by a Sheldon, North Carolina man for speeding at mile marker 124 on Interstate 26. 

During a search of the vehicle, the deputy found a large duffel bag in the trunk that contained 14 bags of a green leafy substance believed to be marijuana. It was later confirmed to be 16 grams of marijuana.

  • A resident of Jackpot Lane near St. Matthews reported Nov. 15 that three men took two backpack-style leaf blowers and two chainsaws belonging to him after he said he couldn't pay them until the next day for work they did.

The equipment is valued at $2,100, the report states.

  • A deputy observed a 1992 Chevrolet pickup truck parked on Country Club Road on Nov. 17 with an Orangeburg man seated on the passenger side.

The man inside the truck told the officer the vehicle had run out of gas and his cousin had gone down the road to get some, the report states. The deputy told him that he had not encountered anyone on the road, and the man then told him the truck belonged to his grandfather, but he was evasive about his identity and the ownership of the vehicle, the report states.

According to the incident report, the truck's steering column was damaged and could be started without an ignition key.

A scale and a quantity of plastic bags were found inside the vehicle. The suspect was arrested, and the truck was towed.

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