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Crime Report - Jan. 2, 2013

Employees seen handling customer’s wallet

Posted: December 31, 2012 3:50 p.m.
Updated: January 2, 2013 5:00 a.m.

Two Lugoff fast food restaurant employees were videotaped “handling” a Camden woman’s wallet containing $244.

According to a Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO) incident report, the Camden woman contacted the restaurant’s manager and told her that she left the wallet near a drink machine. The report said the wallet was returned to the woman with only $14 in it. The manager told the customer she would look into where the money had gone. After several failed attempts to contact the manager, however, the woman contacted the restaurant’s main office.

Home office personnel reviewed the restaurant’s videotape, which showed the two employees handling the wallet, and that they would investigate the situation.

The KCSO reported the following other incidents during the period of Dec. 25-31:

Someone broke a rear window of a car parked in a restaurant parking lot on U.S. 1, Lugoff, and stole $180 and a credit card from a purse. The suspect also broke the right front window of a truck, parked  in the same lot, and stole another purse that held $100 in cash, credit cards and a cell phone.

A Lugoff man alleged that a 66-year-old woman stole a tournament edition golf club from his residence on Frenwood Lane, Lugoff, and sold it. The man claimed the woman has previously taken his items without his permission and sold them for drugs.

Someone pushed a Camden man’s Harley Davidson into a creek near Fort Jackson and Tower roads after removing two saddle bags, a windshield, a seat, stereo, gas and oil cap from the motorcycle and setting it on fire.

Three men stole two drinks from a gas station on Jefferson Davis Highway, after one of the men unsuccessfully attempted to reach across the counter and steal lottery tickets.

A Camden man’s roommate allegedly stole his Yorkie, laptop, bed linen and pictures off the wall, in addition to “ransacking” two bedrooms in their Haile Street, Camden, residence.

A woman that had been living with a Camden resident allegedly stole his 12-gauge shot gun, a gallon of coins worth about $150 and a his social security card following an argument.

Four or five teenage males allegedly threw a 49-year-old Camden man to the ground and stole $200 from the man’s wallet, before running toward Wateree Villa apartments.

Two suspects reportedly stole $100 worth of beer, sunglasses, lighters and DVDs from a gas station on U.S. 601, while a Lugoff woman distracted the gas station attendant.

Four 18-year olds and two 17-year-olds were found to have drug paraphernalia after they were caught setting off the alarm systems and stealing from a county middle school.

A Lugoff man’s ex-girlfriend allegedly keyed his car and sent him a text message that said, “your truck ain’t going to be the same when you get home.”

Someone stole two bottles of prescription medicines, a 22-caliber Derringer, $20 in cash and a VISA card from a residence on Concord Drive, Camden.

Someone stole an unknown amount of money from three vending machines in a plant on U.S. 601, Lugoff.

Someone stole a 9mm handgun and two magazines from a vehicle parked on Watson Drive, Elgin.

A convenience store employee was fired for allegedly scratching off $150 worth of lottery tickets.

Someone stole a revolver from a residence on White Pines Circle, Camden.

Someone stole $500 in tools from residence on Springvale Road, Lugoff.

Someone stole six children’s bikes from garage on Clay Road, Camden.

County deputies also assisted other agencies, served bench warrants and dealt with seven drug/narcotics violations; six vandalisms; five burglaries, public disorderly conduct cases and simple assaults; four thefts from a motor vehicle; two forcible fondling and criminal domestic violence cases; and one driving under suspension, DUI, simple possession of marijuana and suicide.

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The Camden Police Department (CPD) is looking into the break-in of a home on Conway Circle.

According to a CPD report, the suspect is thought to have entered the home through a carport door. Inside, the owner found that the unknown suspect moved furniture and a 19-inch TV and personal documents, and mail had thrown around the home.

The reportedly suspect stole a .25 caliber Beretta,.22 caliber revolver, jewelry box, gold chain, analog converter and hair trimmer from the residence.

The CPD reported the following other incidents during the period of Dec. 18- 28:

Two women driving a white taxi van reportedly stole $40 worth of a gas from a customer who told the attendant to put $40 on the incorrect gas-pump.

Someone drove a vehicle on a sidewalk in front of a home on Belmont Drive, and destroyed $98 worth of Christmas decorations.

A Lugoff man reportedly resisted arrest while being arrested for failing to pay $5 for a taxi ride.

Someone broke into a home on Chestnut Street; nothing was found missing. 

Someone tried to break in to a vehicle parked on Hasty Road.

Camden officers also assisted other agencies, served bench warrants and dealt with two public disorderly conduct, vandalisms, trespassing cases and criminal domestic violence cases; and one drug paraphernalia, burglary, threatening a school/public official, DUI, driving under suspension, weapons law violation, resisting arrest, failure to stop for police and harassment.

Incident reports are provided by the Camden Police Department and Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office and are a matter of public record under the S.C. Freedom of Information Act. If the C-I makes a mistake, it will correct it upon verification with the appropriate law enforcement agency. Readers are cautioned that other individuals may have similar or identical names as those contained in incident reports. All subjects are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

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