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Crime Report - Jan. 15, 2014

Woman uses receipt to steal merchandise from store

Posted: January 14, 2014 3:08 p.m.
Updated: January 15, 2014 5:00 a.m.

The Camden Police Department (CPD) is investigating an incident where a woman left a West DeKalb Street department store with a cart full of merchandise she didn’t pay for.

According to a CPD report, a store security officer reviewed a video of the woman filling a shopping cart with merchandise and then going to the store’s customer service desk. She then presented an old receipt and managed to receive a store gift card for $215.05 by returning the stolen items.

The CPD reported the following other incidents during the period of Jan. 6-12:

Someone stole a car from a 2nd Avenue home. The victim told police he had rented the home and the landlord let him keep his 1989 Nissan parked there after he moved to Sumter. The victim said the last time he saw the car was there was on Dec. 28. The report was taken Jan. 11. According to the report, the car is worth $1,500.

Camden officers also assisted other agencies, served bench warrants and dealt with six thefts; four DUI; and one case each of assault, identity theft, public disorderly conduct, open container, shoplifting and trespassing.

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Someone burglarized a James West Road, Cassatt home after apparently prying open a rear window.

According to a Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO) report, the unknown thieves stole a pistol, wristwatch, and a man’s onyx and diamond ring. The report listed the total value of the items at $692.

The victim told deputies his home was also burglarized in July when someone stole a television.

The KCSO reported the following other incidents during the period of Jan. 6-12: 10 thefts; three assaults, simple possession of marijuana and trespassing; two burglaries, DUI, driving under suspension, vandalism; and one case each of breach of peace, computer hacking, public disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and stolen credit or debit cards, and recovered a stolen vehicle.

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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