St. Matthews Police Department
A driver and two passengers were cited for drug and alcohol violations after trying to avoid a safety checkpoint.
On Sept. 27, while conducting a safety checkpoint at the intersection of Herlong Avenue and Calhoun Road, an officer observed a gray Ford make an illegal turn to avoid the checkpoint. Another office made a legal stop of the vehicle driven by a St. Matthews man. There were two passengers, one of Gaston and the other of St. Matthews.
The officer detected the odor of marijuana and alcohol. All three occupants were cited for drug/narcotics violations and liquor law violations.
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Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office
• On Sept. 25, a St. Matthews woman reported that her utility trailer was stolen from her yard. It is a black 6-foot-by-12-foot utility trailer. The trailer was valued at $800.
• On Sept. 28, a Pinopolis man reported that someone broke into his pond house in Swansea and stole an aluminum boat, 112 beaver traps, a bunch of tools, a ladder and two tree plant dibbles. The items were valued at $880.
• On Sept. 29, an Elloree man reported that someone broke into his camper and took $1,000. Though some liquor bottles had been moved, no fingerprints were found.