Orangeburg County

Sheriff’s Office

Citizens detained a 19-year-old shoplifting suspect at the 4-Way Stop gas station at U.S. Highway 601 and Chestnut Street on Wednesday morning, according to an incident report.

A store employee said he saw the teen put two packs of hot sausages and one pack of gum in his pocket without paying for the items, the report said.

Once deputies arrived, they issued the teen a courtesy summons and instructed him that his court appearance was mandatory.

The items were valued at $6. They were recovered.

In other reports:

• Someone stole a Belleville Road woman’s moped and trash can from her yard.

She called deputies at 6:23 a.m. Tuesday to report that her 2017 “fire engine red” Yamaha moped, bearing a Kappa Alpha Psi sticker and a damaged taillight, was missing. A green trash can belonging to Waste Management was also gone.

The value of the stolen items is $2,900.

• A Lake Marion High School teen called deputies after he realized his keys and vehicle were missing on Wednesday afternoon, according to an incident report.

At 7:11 p.m., he called his mother and law enforcement to report the theft.

A school official reviewed surveillance video and identified a suspect in the theft of the teen’s keys and vehicle.

Deputies then went to the suspect’s home and asked him about the missing vehicle.

The “suspect was uncooperative with the information but did state the vehicle was at the school,” a deputy wrote in the report.

A deputy located the vehicle, but the keys to the vehicle remained missing.

The deputy then contacted the suspect’s mother to see if the suspect had the keys, but she said he did not, the report said.

The deputy told the suspect’s mother that the incident will be forwarded to the Department of Juvenile Justice for charges.

The value of the stolen 2011 silver Honda Accord is $6,000.

Orangeburg Department of Public Safety

A Nelson Street man woke up Wednesday morning to find that his 2007 gray Mercury Grand Marquis was missing from his yard.

He made the discovery at 9:45 a.m. and called law enforcement a few minutes later.

He said that it appeared someone took the keys from the center console of his unlocked rental vehicle also parked there.

The value of the stolen vehicle is $10,005.


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