Someone took more than $19,000 worth of equipment from an engineering firm’s property.
On March 25, an employee with the Georgia-based firm reported that a white, 16-foot, double-axle trailer with thousands of dollars of equipment was stolen. A large welder mounted on a trailer was also taken, as well as three gasoline paint pumps valued at $5,000 each, six spray guns, a North Star 5500 gas generator and a red Milwaukee miter saw.
The total value of the items was $19,751.
In other reports:
• A deputy assisted the S.C. Highway Patrol with the arrest of a shoplifting suspect at the Scotchman gas station in St. Matthews. A witness identified the suspect.
He was arrested and taken to the Orangeburg County Detention Center.
• A Gaston man reported on March 24 that his vehicle had been broken into and several items taken, including all his cleaning supplies, two Rainbow vacuum cleaners, a demonstration kit containing two separate red bags, a car seat and spare change.
The loss was valued at $14,210.
• A Cameron man reported that the metal siding had been taken off his building. The siding was valued at $3,000.
St. Matthews Police
• A woman reported on March 29 that someone slashed one of her tires. The victim was in a St. Matthews party shop when someone came in and told her about the damage to her vehicle parked outside.
When she came out, she found the suspect, a minor female, kneeling on the ground by her silver Toyota Avalon. The suspect left the scene before the police arrived. The tire damage was estimated at $50.
• An officer spotted a man at the Quick Pantry gas station in St. Matthews who had been placed under a “no trespass” order for the business. The suspect was arrested and taken to jail.