Orangeburg County Sheriff’s Office
A concerned citizen reported seeing a disturbing video on Facebook in which a man claimed to have given the HIV virus to multiple women.
The caller, who did not want to give her identity, said she watched a video on Facebook late Wednesday in which a male claimed to have given the virus to multiple women and then began to name their names. He said the woman ranged in age from 15 to 30, the incident report said.
Deputies watched the video of what appeared to be a black male with his face covered. The officers noted the subject did not give his location or name, although he said he is called the “Trash Man,” according to the report. He also said he drives a Jaguar.
The caller said she did not recognize any of the names of the women mentioned in the video.
In other reports:
* A domestic dispute initially reported as a stand-off or possible suicide attempt was worked out.
Officers were sent to a Macedonia Road residence around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday after a caller said a woman had threatened to shoot herself. En route, deputies were told the woman was in the bathroom with the weapon but her ammunition had been taken from her.
When deputies arrived, they found the woman on the front porch. She said she and her boyfriend had decided to end their relationship and she was at the home to collect her possessions, which included a rifle.
She said she was packing when she realized law enforcement was outside. She said when she retrieved the rifle from a gun cabinet, her ex-beau grabbed his shotgun from the cabinet as well.
The boyfriend told deputies he didn’t say she was threatening anyone or herself. An independent witness told deputies no one had threatened anyone.
The woman was given her rifle back, and a time was set up for her to return to retrieve her remaining possessions.
* Deputies are looking for a gray Ford Taurus after a man surprised a burglar at a Cordova residence.
The victim told deputies he arrived at a Red Cedar Lane residence just after 6 a.m. to pick up his child. He said as he drove up, someone wearing all dark clothing peeped out of the front door. The intruder then ran down the road and entered a gray Ford Taurus before speeding off, the report said.
Neither the man nor his child’s mother believed anything was missing from the home.
* A Bair Road man reported seeing two suspicious subjects near his property after more than $1,300 worth of metals were taken.
He told deputies Wednesday that a neighbor called him saying two subjects, a man and a woman, were on his property on Dec. 22. He was told the pair were driving a dark-colored minivan.
The man looked in the area where the two were seen and discovered that 30 stalk cutter wheels, 20 hay rake wheels made of copper and five wagon wheels made of copper were missing.
* An Orangeburg woman notified deputies after the borrowed 2008 Chevrolet she drives was stolen.
The Crown Avenue woman said she started the vehicle parked at her house at around 11:20 a.m. and walked back inside. When she returned about 15 minutes later, the $8,000 vehicle was gone, she said.
She said the Chevrolet Impala belongs to her father.
* Personnel at the Department of Mental Health facility on St. Matthews Road reported that a pair of catalytic converters were stolen. The staff called deputies Wednesday after discovering someone had entered the property over the extended holiday weekend and removed the parts from two state-owned vans.
Damage to the vehicles was estimated at about $600.
Orangeburg Department of Public Safety
A man out on his bicycle who was apparently looking to score with the women early Thursday spent the morning with fellow inmates.
Officers were patrolling Whitman Street around 5 a.m. when they spotted a man and a woman near a street corner.
When police asked the woman what she was doing there, she said she was just passing through. She gave them her state ID which showed she was from Ehrhardt. A records check revealed she wasn’t wanted for any outstanding charges.
However, the man with the bicycle gave officers a name that wasn’t on record. The officers asked him for his name again, and he gave the same name. When they asked him what he was doing, he said he was looking for sex.
A pat-down of the man turned up an ID card, which gave police his real name. The 19-year-old was discovered to be wanted on a drunk driving charge in Virginia.
He was charged with giving false information to police and loitering. His bicycle was towed.