Several thefts were reported in Calhoun County in the past few weeks.
• A St. Matthews man reported on May 14 that an unknown person gained entry to his residence by breaking a window. Several items were taken: a Skil saw, a Sawzall set, a Murray riding lawnmower, a Troy-Bilt pressure washer and an antenna converter box. Total value of the items was $1,550.
• An Orangeburg man reported on May 19 that someone had taken the catalytic converter of the church bus and damaged their mailbox. A report is expected from the camera system within a week. The loss is estimated at $1,650.
• A St. Matthews woman reported on May 22 that someone had broken into her home and removed three television sets. In the process, they damaged the wall removing one of the TVs. The loss is estimated at $1,000.
• A Swansea man reported on May 23 that unknown persons had broken into his cabin and took the following items: an air conditioning unit, a red Craftsman air compressor, a yellow and black Dewalt 12-inch chop saw, and a yellow Champion 5,000-watt generator. The loss is estimated at $1,450.
In other reports:
St. Matthews Police
• On May 23, an employee of the Quick Pantry on Harry C. Raysor Drive reported that a St. Matthews came into the store reportedly "acting irate." The clerk asked that the man be placed on trespass notice. The suspect was briefly detained, properly identified and placed on notice.
• On May 24, a St. Matthews reported that unknown persons stole his PlayStation 4 video game system from his garage. The game system was valued at $600.