An employee of Thermo King at 30 Sonntag Drive in the Calhoun County Industrial Park in Sandy Run reported Oct. 27 that he found an Enterprise truck inside a fence at the business. He said he didn't know how the truck came to be there. A lock had been cut off the gate of the fence, the man said.
The truck was loaded with five Tripac Auxiliary Power units valued at $9,087.67 each and two truck refrigeration units valued at $27,441. Surveillance video recorded two men using a forklift to load the materials, the report states. The men were gone when he arrived, the employee said.
A list of employees recently fired from Thermos King was supplied to the sheriff's office. The truck had been stolen from Charlotte, North Carolina, and it was towed, the report states.
In other reports:
- A deputy on Oct. 30 observed a Dodge Charger traveling 85 miles per hour in a 70-mph zone and stopped the driver, a Georgetown man, at mile marker 121 on Interstate 26.
While waiting for the driver's license, the deputy detected the odor of marijuana and then saw a burned marijuana cigarette in the vehicle, the report states.
In a search of the car, the deputy also found a black Ruger handgun, which was clean, according to the incident report. He also found a bag containing a cellphone and a large quantity of cash. When asked about the cash, the driver said he wanted a lawyer and would not supply any information.
The deputy found $1,980, along with a vacuum-sealed bag containing an unknown amount of money. The money was taken to the sheriff's office, and tickets were issued for simple possession of marijuana and speeding.
When asked for a phone number so he could be contacted about the money, the driver refused to give it to authorities, the report states.
- A Gaston woman on Nov. 2 reported that a camera she was issued by Swansea High School had been stolen. She said when she went to get the camera bag to return it to the school, it was gone, along with a short lens, a long lens, an additional battery, a battery charger and two SD Memory Cards. She told police she didn't know when the items went missing. The total value of the equipment is $1,000, the report states.
- A resident of Old Belleville Road near St. Matthews reported Nov. 2 that someone had damaged a residence that belonged to his deceased mother.
Noting that he had last been at the property on Oct. 29, the man reported that he returned on Nov. 2 to find that the power meter box was missing and a window next to it was broken. The front door had also been broken open, and the drawers in two bedrooms had been opened, the report states.
The financial loss was estimated at $885.
A resident of Fort Motte Road near St. Matthews reported Nov. 1 that an unknown person had entered her home and taken a green furniture dolly valued at $100.
Upon further investigation, it was discovered the dolly had not been in the house but in a shed. The dolly was recovered.
In a separate report, a deputy on Nov. 2 attempted to stop the driver of a 2005 Nissan Altima who ran a stop sign at Mill and Chestnut streets, then sped off and ran another stop sign and a red light before hitting a drain cover on F.R. Huff Drive.
Two men got out of the vehicle and ran into a wooded area, the report states. The driver was wearing a green shirt and a ball cap and has not been found.
According to the incident report, an open beer bottle and a black cellphone were found inside the vehicle. The car was registered to a resident of Threson Street in Orangeburg, but when she was contacted by police, she said the car had been driven from her home by an individual whose name she gave to officers. The car was towed.