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Orangeburg County

Sheriff’s Office

A few residents on Uncle Bud Road fell victim to a thief early Wednesday morning, according to sheriff’s office incident reports.

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Deputies received the first call at around 7:52 a.m. Someone apparently shattered a vehicle’s door window and stole a purse, which was on the passenger’s seat.

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The Dooney and Bourke purse is valued at $250.

At 9:10 a.m., another resident called to report that someone broke a side window of her vehicle but didn’t take anything.

And in a third incident, a resident called to report that someone broke into her vehicle and stole a basket of computer equipment. The basket and its contents are valued at $10.

She told deputies that her vehicle was secured and intact at 1 a.m., but she noticed that her rear driver’s side window was shattered at 10:59 a.m.

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In an unrelated incident report, a Charleston Highway man reported someone stole his 2002 beige Cadillac Escalade EST.

The man reported that he started the Cadillac’s engine at 4:20 a.m. and then went inside of his residence.

His girlfriend heard what sounded like a door shut. He heard a vehicle driving off and an engine accelerating.

The man thought he saw his vehicle headed toward Bowman. He didn’t see the driver.

The Cadillac had tinted windows and 26-inch chrome rims.

The value of the vehicle is $3,500.



of Public Safety

Someone stole a 2008 Silver Nissan Maxima from Hartzog Motors on Broughton Street after it closed at 5 p.m. Tuesday, according to a police incident report.

The owner of the business called officers at 8 a.m. when he noticed that the vehicle was missing.

The vehicle was locked behind a gate, but the gate was broken and so was a chain barrier.

The vehicle is valued at $4,500.

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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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