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Orangeburg County

Sheriff’s Office

A Holly Hill man called deputies to his Bunchford Road home on Wednesday to report that numerous dead animals appeared in his front yard, according to a sheriff’s office incident report.

He said around 7 a.m., he noticed a possum and two of his cats dead in his yard. The previous morning he discovered a dead possum there too.

He noted that over the past few weeks that “at least 20 other cats just end up dead in his yard and he doesn’t know why,” a deputy wrote in an incident report.

He said he wasn’t sure if someone was poisoning the animals or if the animals were getting into something in the area.

Deputies spoke with Orangeburg County Animal Control about this concerns. Officers from that agency agreed to address the situation, a deputy noted.

In other reports:

• A Beason Road man reported Wednesday that someone stole his golf cart. The golf cart is orange with a “01” and “General Lee” painted on it.

The value of the golf cart is $1,500.

• A Dilligraf Lane property owner reported the following items stolen on Wednesday: a black stove, a white refrigerator, a white washing machine and dryer and a white air conditioning unit.

The value of the stolen items is $1,425.

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• A Five Chop Road woman called deputies on Wednesday afternoon when she couldn’t find a pair of white gold diamond earrings.

She said there wasn’t any forced entry of her home and she believes that a work crew may be responsible for the theft.

The value of the earrings is $6,000.

• Someone stole electronics from a Flake Road residence on Wednesday.

A homeowner reported that someone forced entry to her home and stole a 55-inch Sceptre flatscreen television, an RCA electronic tablet, a 50-inch Sceptre flatscreen television, a 32-inch RCA television and Roku streaming media stick.

The value of the stolen items is $1,470.

Orangeburg

Department

of Public Safety

Hillcrest Golf Course, located at State A&M Road, is missing a lawnmower and trailer, according to an incident report.

The manager reported to police that when he locked up for the day on Tuesday at 8 p.m., the lawnmower and trailer were secured in place.

He noted that when he arrived at the golf course at 7:10 a.m. Wednesday, the items were no longer there.

It appeared that someone cut a chain and lock that secured the fence where he stored the equipment.

The Kubota lawnmower is zero-turn with a single deck. The trailer carrying it is black and wooden, measuring 14 feet with four tires.

The value of the stolen items is $25,000.

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Martha Rose Brown covers crime and other topics. The South Carolina native has been a journalist for the past 17 years.

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