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Calhoun County

Sheriff's Office

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.

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