A Holly Hill police officer is recovering from an accidental, self-inflicted gunshot wound from his personal firearm, according to a sheriff’s office incident report.
The 28-year-old officer’s gun discharged and a bullet struck his right knee on Saturday afternoon at his Holly Hill home, the report said.
The injury is not considered life threatening. The officer is receiving medical treatment.
Holly Hill Police Chief Josh Detter said, “It’s a terrible accident that sometimes happens to the best-trained cops. It wasn’t an on-duty incident or a department-owned gun. We wish him a speedy recovery so he can return to work.”
He said the officer will be missed during his temporary absence and law enforcement partners will assist as needed.
In other reports:
• A Maryland woman parked her locked 2016 Honda Pilot at the rest area on Southrest Lane, off Interstate 95, in Santee while she went in to use the restroom at 12:20 a.m. Thursday.
When she returned to her vehicle minutes later, she noticed that someone had shattered her rear passenger’s side window and the following items missing: a blue and white Michael Kors handbag, $400 in cash, two credit cards, one debit card and her driver’s license.
The value of the stolen items is $900.
• A Breezy Drive woman reported at 1 a.m. Saturday that someone stole her 2008 tan Hyundai Sonata.
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The vehicle is valued at $5,000.
• A Rivelon Road man reported Friday afternoon that someone stole a boat from a secured building behind his home. The boat is valued at $2,000.
• Someone stole two vehicles from Get Your Roll On Auto Sales, located on Five Chop Road in Orangeburg.
The business owner reported the theft at 9:31 a.m. Thursday.
He reported the following two cars stolen: a “very dirty” 2008 black Nissan Sentra with a small dent on the front right fender and three missing hubcaps and a 2001 black Chevrolet Suburban which contained assorted tools related to towing disabled vehicles, according to the incident report.
The vehicles are valued at $11,000.
• A Medway Drive man reported at 6:55 p.m. Monday that someone stole his 2017 white Mercedes Benz.
He told deputies he wasn’t sure if he locked it before he went out of town.
Around 9:50 p.m., a dispatcher told deputies that the Columbia Police Department recovered the vehicle.
It is valued at $60,000.
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A woman called officers to her Adden Street residence on Thursday afternoon to report that someone stole the following items from her home: a Ring stick-up camera, two shelves, a 50-inch LG television, a 15-piece cookware set, a piece of Mikasa Palazzo crystal, two Mikasa Palazzo glass vases, a Mikasa Lausanne bone china piece, a 65-piece Mikasa flatware set, an 8-piece set of Nachtmann Noble glasses, two Dyson V8 vacuum cleaners, a Charisma KG sheet set, a Sinomax Purelux Simply pillow, a Kirkland Signature king-size sheet set, a five-piece Nautica queen-size comforter and two crystal table lamps.
The value of the stolen items is $2,821.