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Someone stole $20,000 in cash from an orange Nike shoebox inside of a Green Street home, according to a police incident report.

The owner told police on Wednesday afternoon that the money came from his disability checks.

The shoebox was situated in a contraption loosely constructed of wood, the report said. It was held shut by a “very small in diameter screw that did not penetrate the wood deeply.”

A pair of Ray-Ban brand sunglasses was also stolen.

The man told police that the last time he saw the stash of cash and his sunglasses was on Monday.

The value of the missing items is $20,100.

Orangeburg County

Sheriff’s Office

A Whittaker Elementary School counselor called 911 on Wednesday afternoon after discovering a juvenile male had what appeared to be fingernail scratches on his neck, according to a sheriff’s office incident report.

The counselor reported that the student wore a large jacket, which covered his neck. She thought it was unusual considering recent warm weather.

The counselor asked the student about the jacket and that’s when she discovered his injuries, the report said.

The S.C. Department of Social Services and law enforcement decided to place the student in emergency protective custody until DSS could find an appropriate home for him.

In a separate incident, a Salley woman called law enforcement at 7:44 a.m. Wednesday after she saw a toddler walking alone on Festival Trail Road in a diaper.

She called law enforcement and waited with the boy, who seemed to be about 2 years old.

A man claiming to be the boy’s father arrived on the scene and told the woman that his wife was in the house asleep and that the boy got up on his own and walked out, the report said.

The woman told deputies that the man took the boy, but didn’t tell her his name or his address, and left the scene.

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Staff Writer

Martha Rose Brown covers crime and other topics. The South Carolina native has been a journalist for the past 16 years.

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