Someone stole a loader and an ATV worth about $91,000 from a work site near St. Matthews.
On Sept. 18, an employee of a North Carolina contractor reported that while working at the interstate and the frontage road on Wannamaker Road, someone took a Kabota Steer Skid loader and an ATV.
The value of the equipment is $91,025.
In an unrelated incident on the same day, an Orangeburg man reported that a three-inch gas powered trash/water pump rented by an Orangeburg construction company was taken from a work site on Ringneck Road. The crew went to lunch and found the pump missing upon their return. The value is $1,500.
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• On Sept. 17, a Gaston woman reported that she left her purse on her front porch for a few moments and it was gone upon her return. She said it was empty except for a bottle holding 10 Ativan pills. There is no further information. The value of the loss is $50.
• On Sept. 19, a St. Matthews man reported that someone had taken his white Dodge Ram Quad Cab truck. He said he had been having trouble with the locks and could not be sure it was secure. He also reported he had caught a male and female trying to steal some items from his property. The truck is valued at $8,000.
• On Sept. 17, 2019, a St. Matthews woman reported that a St. Matthews man has approached the woman and when she told him to stop, he said, “You stop me!” When the woman went into her house, the man sat down in one of her chairs and stole her cigarettes and lighter. When approached by the police officer, the man reportedly used abusive language to him. The woman asked to place the man on trespass notice. The loss is $5.
• On Sept. 21, a St. Matthews woman accused her mother of the same address and her boyfriend of assaulting her. Witnesses said that the altercation began between the woman and the boyfriend, and the mother tried to intervene. All participants were advised that no warrants would be issued until a full investigation is completed.