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Orangeburg County

Sheriff’s Office

A vehicle was stolen from a Cope gas station, but was recovered a little while later by the North Police Department, according to a sheriff’s office incident report.

A man called deputies at 12:16 a.m. Tuesday to report that someone stole his gunmetal-colored 2007 Honda Accord SE from a Bamberg Road gas station.

He told deputies that he was fueling his vehicle when a black Camaro with racing stripes pulled up. The Camaro’s driver asked to use his phone.

At that point, another person entered the Honda. The Camaro driver and the person stealing the Honda drove off.

While deputies were on scene and gathering information from the owner of the Honda, dispatchers confirmed that the North Police Department was in pursuit of the stolen vehicle.

The unknown suspect abandoned the Honda and the North Police Department recovered it. The vehicle was returned to the owner.

The Honda is valued at $1,500.

In a separate incident, a Norway Road residence was vandalized. The vandal shattered all of the windows and put holes in the walls of the living room, hallway and bedroom.

The owner said Tuesday that he’d purchased the property about three weeks ago and it is currently vacant.

The damage to the property is estimated at $1,500.

Orangeburg

Department

of Public Safety

A man reported Tuesday afternoon that someone stole his rented 2018 black Jeep Compass from the parking lot next to ServPro on St. John Street, according to a police incident report.

The man said that he parked the vehicle there at 8 a.m. and left the keys inside like he usually does, the report said.

When he returned at 12:30 p.m. for lunch, the vehicle was no longer there.

He contacted the dealership that rented the vehicle to him. He was advised that they did not pick it up.

The vehicle is valued at $24,000.

Contact the writer: mbrown@timesanddemocrat.com or 803-533-5545. Follow on Twitter: @MRBrownTandD

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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 15 years.

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