of Public Safety

An 18-year-old Columbia man underwent medical treatment for a stab wound he received inside the McDonald’s at 706 John C. Calhoun Drive at 1:35 a.m. Friday, according to a police incident report.

Officers noted that the 18-year-old suffered a large cut underneath the right pectoral muscle about five to six inches long.

He told officers that he and some friends entered the restaurant to order food. A male wearing a gray jacket entered moments later.

He said the man reached into his gray jacket “as if to grab a gun,” the report states.

The victim and his friends ran out of the restaurant, but returned a short time later, thinking that the man in the gray jacket would no longer be there.

That’s when the man approached the victim and friends and began an altercation.

During the altercation, the man in the jacket pulled out a knife and stabbed the 18-year-old, the report said.

The man in the jacket was last seen traveling on Whitman Street toward Elliott Street.

In other reports:

  • A Sellers Avenue woman called officers at 9:24 a.m. Saturday to report that someone broke into her vehicle during the night and stole her black and gold Michael Kors handbag.

The handbag was in plain view on the floorboard of the passenger’s side.

It contained $900 in makeup and birth certificates.

The value of the stolen items is $1,050.

  • A caretaker at Memorial Park Cemetery on Broughton Street reported Saturday that several pieces of outdoor equipment were missing from a locked container on the property.

The following items were stolen: a Yamaha Timberwolf 250CC four-wheeler with a weed sprayer attachment strapped to the rear rack, three weed cutters, a three-gallon pneumatic air compressor tank and a 60-inch zero-turn Kubota riding lawnmower.

The value of the stolen items is $18,000.



Sheriff’s Office

Someone stole an unsecured 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer from a Waters Ferry Road man in North sometime between Nov. 17 and Nov. 19.

The man called deputies on Monday to report the theft.

He told a deputy that he left the vehicle parked in his yard because he’d been working on it. He left the keys in one of the vehicle compartments and the hood was open.

He last saw it on Nov. 17, before he left for the weekend for a trip out of town.

When he returned, he noticed it was missing.

It is valued at $4,900.

In other reports:

  • A Charleston Highway resident reported several tools and yard machines were stolen from his home on Monday.

The following items were missing: a 42-inch television, a Remington chainsaw, a band saw, a blade saw, a table saw, a circular saw, a TroyBilt weed cutter and $85 in cash.

The value of the stolen item is $1,375.

  • Deputies responded to a Pinyon Drive residence on Monday morning after two adults reported the following items were stolen from their unlocked vehicles: $250 in cash, bank cards, a hunting license, an Android cellphone, a black and gray semi-automatic Highpoint rifle and a black rifle.

The value of the stolen items is $1,112.

  • A Sabb Road woman called deputies on Monday morning to report that someone stole items from her vehicle that had been in an accident the night before.

She said her vehicle overturned during the accident and she ran home to tell her husband.

When the two of them approached the accident scene, she saw another vehicle there, but the vehicle drove away when the couple arrived.

She told deputies she believes the occupants in the parked vehicle may have had something to do with items missing from her vehicle: a brown and pink Coach handbag, $150 in cash, clothing, bank cards and a rose gold Apple iPhone.

The items are valued at $1,400.

  • A Springfield man said he noticed seven of his firearms were no longer in his bedroom, where he’d left them on March 1.

He called deputies to his Railroad Avenue home on Monday afternoon when he realized the following guns were missing: a 20-gauge Browning shotgun, a 20-gauge Franchi Hunter shotgun, a 20-gauge automatic Franchi shotgun, a .22-caliber automatic Browning rifle, a 12-gauge double-barrel Stevens shotgun, a 12-gauge shotgun and a Winchester rifle.

The firearms are valued at $3,700.


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