A woman, whose address was redacted in the incident report, told deputies she had observed a dog hanging by its neck from a S.C. Department of Transportation truck that was traveling on Columbia Road on Nov. 26.
The woman said she talked to the driver of the SCDOT truck, who explained he was collecting dead animals to be placed in a wooded area to decompose.
When contacted, the man's supervisor said it is normal for animal carcasses to be placed in the bed of a SCDOT truck unless it is a large or decomposed animal, the report states. According to the incident report, the supervisor said the SCDOT tries to transport animal carcasses discreetly when possible.
In other reports:
- A resident of Timberlake Drive near Orangeburg reported Nov. 19 that she and her son had gotten into an altercation on Nov. 19 that came to blows.
The woman said her son hit her several times, resulting in injuries to her face. According to the incident report, both the mother and her son were remorseful for what took place.
The son, who lives at the same address as his mother, was issued a summons for third-degree assault and battery, the report states.
- A resident of Edgewood Drive near St. Matthews reported Nov. 11 that when he returned home after being away for the weekend, he discovered a bedroom window was open and his black 9mm SCCY Firearms semiautomatic handgun was missing.
The handgun is valued at $1,600, the report states.
- A Calhoun County employee reported Nov. 12 that someone had broken into her office at the Calhoun County Landfill at 97 Kennerly Road near North.
Items reported missing from the office were a microwave oven, a security camera monitor, a DVD player, a phone cord and bathroom items, the report states.
- A resident of Columbia Road near St. Matthews reported Nov. 20 that a letter containing a check for $250 was stolen from her mailbox.
The woman said she notified the bank about the missing check, the report states.
- A resident of Ashland Drive near Orangeburg reported Nov. 17 that a 2008 black Chevrolet Cobalt that she had left at her old address on Daylilly Lane near St. Matthews had been stolen.
The car is valued at $5,000, according to the report.
A resident of Daylilly Lane reported Nov. 18 that two juveniles assaulted her because of a post she had put on Facebook about her deceased boyfriend.
The woman said she and one of the suspects had been exchanging messages back and forth. When she met up with that person and another juvenile on Huff Drive, one of them attacked her and the other joined in the confrontation, the report states.
The victim sustained scratches before her boyfriend could separate them, the report states. The victim told police she wished to press charges.
In a separate report, an officer observed the driver of an empty log truck run a red light on U.S. 601 at Highway 6.
After stopping the truck, the officer found the driver, who was a resident of Brookdale Drive in Orangeburg, did not have a commercial driver's license and his South Carolina driver's license was suspended, the report states. In addition, the driver could not provide the registration for the truck, according to the incident report.
The driver was issued a citation for no commercial driver's license, failure to register a vehicle, disregarding a traffic signal and second-offense driving under suspension.
The officer later learned that the driver was wanted on a Family Court warrant, and he was turned over to the Orangeburg County Sheriff's Office, the report notes.