Calhoun County

Sheriff’s Office

A resident of Oswald Farm Lane in St. Matthews was arrested for growing marijuana behind a Hummingbird Road residence in Calhoun County on Aug. 28.

According to an incident report, a deputy observed a suspicious white Honda two-door car on the shoulder of the road in front of the residence. The vehicle was unlocked with the keys in the ignition switch, the report states. The deputy went to the front door of the house and knocked, but no one came to the door. When he went around to the back door, he observed a fenced-in area with marijuana plants growing inside of it, the report states. 

The owner of the vehicle that was parked on the street in front of the residence arrived as the deputy was investigating. During questioning, she admitted that the marijuana plants were hers and that she had drug paraphernalia, the report states.

When they inspected the house, deputies found 11 marijuana roaches, one small marijuana bud and cigarette papers.

The suspect was transported to the detention center in Orangeburg, and 17 marijuana plants were confiscated by deputies.

In other reports:

  • A Columbia man reported Aug. 31 that a trailer owned by Thompson Industrial Services of Columbia was stolen from a parking lot at DAK America at 570 K Avenue near Gaston.

The trailer was loaded with black corrugated pipe and two aluminum pipes. The loss is estimated at $6,560.80, the report states.

  • A resident of Old State Road near St. Matthews reported that a jug containing $200 in change was missing from his home.

He told a deputy that he, his wife and his son live in the home. He said he wanted the son “out of the house," the report states.

The complainant was advised of the eviction procedure. The son denied taking the money.

  • A resident of Sardis Church Road near Swansea reported Aug. 28 that a Sumter man stole two deer cameras from her property.

She said the cameras had recorded the man drive onto her property in a tan Silverado, noting that his arrival coincided with the theft of the cameras.

The cameras are valued at $250, the report states.

St. Matthews

Police Dept.

The mother of a 17-year-old St. Matthews girl reported Aug. 29 that she wished to press charges against a 20-year-old man, also of St. Matthews, for contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

Responding to a call, an officer investigated a silver car parked on Bynum Street beside the basketball court. According to the incident report, the officer found the 20-year-old man and the woman's daughter putting their clothes back on, the report states.

When the female’s mother was contacted, she said it was the second time this had occurred and she wanted to press charges against the male for contributing to the delinquency of a minor, the report states.

In other reports:

  • A Church Street woman reported Aug. 31 that her boyfriend, who lives in Summerville, had borrowed her gray 2010 Nissan Altima on Aug. 28 and had not returned it.

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

  • A resident of Bridge Street reported Sept. 3 that someone had entered her home while she was away. She said two knives were removed from the home and one of them was jammed into the garage door, the report states.

The rear window of the woman's RV had been broken out, but nothing was missing, the report notes.

Police issued a game camera to the resident in an attempt to identify the suspect.

Damages were estimated at $250.


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