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Orangeburg County deputies answered multiple calls Saturday morning about vehicle break-ins at Willing Lakes apartments located on Willing Lakes Court, Willington Drive and Laughing Gull Drive in Orangeburg.

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In total, there were seven reported damages to vehicles.

Deputies responded to calls from 8:08 a.m. until noon.

In one of the instances, neighbors of a military service member reported the resident’s personal vehicle was damaged while he was on duty.

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There, deputies found the passenger’s front window completely shattered, according to the incident report.

It’s undetermined what, if anything, was stolen.

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Another resident reported that someone stole two iPhone chargers that were inside of his 2008 Chevrolet Impala. There wasn’t any forced entry to the vehicle, the report states.

The owner of a 2013 Ford Mustang noticed that someone shattered the driver’s side front window, but nothing was missing from it.

Deputies collected numerous latent prints from the vehicle.

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Another resident called to report that someone stole $5 in change from his middle console.

The unknown culprit damaged the front driver’s side window to gain access to the 1994 Lexus LS400.

A person attempted to shatter the front passenger side window of a 2013 Mercedes S550 but was unsuccessful, the incident report states.

In another case, someone somehow gained entry to a vehicle and stole a wallet and a pair of sneakers.

The vehicle owner told deputies she’s not sure how the culprit gained access to her vehicle.

There were no signs of forced entry.

And in a final incident, a guest of the apartment complex called deputies to report that someone damaged the driver’s side front window of his 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee and rummaged through the middle console.

Deputies recovered several latent prints from the vehicle.

These incidents remain under investigation.

To report any tip that may lead to the arrest of those responsible for the crimes, tipsters are asked to call the Orangeburg County Sheriff’s Office dispatch at 1-803-534-3550. Callers don’t have to give their names.

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