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Crime Report - June 24, 2015

Thieves take $5,000 worth of horse gear in Lugoff

Posted: June 23, 2015 5:37 p.m.
Updated: June 24, 2015 1:00 a.m.

The Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO) is investigating the theft of approximately $5,000 worth of horse equipment from a barn on Dry Branch Road, Lugoff.

According to a KCSO report, the victims reported they left the barn Sunday for about an hour-and-a-half and when they returned, discovered a rear gate had been forced open and a variety of saddles, horse bridles, stirrups, saddle bags, ropes, saddle pads and other equestrian items were gone.

The report said the victim’s suspected a neighbor had taken the items and a search warrant was obtained but no stolen goods were found.

The KCSO also reported the following incidents during the period of June 15-21:

Deputies arrested a Hartsville man June 19 on narcotics charges after he was stopped for having an inoperable license tag light. According to a KCSO report, Derick B. Cook, 34, of East Home Avenue, Hartsville, was a passenger in a car stopped in Elgin. The responding deputy reported he smelled marijuana in the car. While the deputies searched Cook, a Crown Royal bag containing more than 2 grams of marijuana, a clear plastic bag with a white powder and 68 small bags of white powder fell from his shorts, according to the report. The deputy reported the powder field tested positive as cocaine. Deputies charged Cook with trafficking cocaine, third offense.

KCSO deputies are investigating the theft Sunday of a $1,500 dirt bike from a Camden residence. According to a KCSO report, the owner reported he had been on vacation and last saw the 2005 Yamaha dirt bike June 12. He said the bike was with several other valuables inside a shed which could not be locked, so he parked a vehicle close to the shed door so it could not be opened. The report said there were no signs of forced entry into the shed.

The KCSO also reported five arrests for public disorderly conduct, two burglaries, two thefts, two reports of malicious injury to property and one case each of a prowler, criminal domestic violence, harassment, driving without a license, breach of peace, theft, vandalism, driving under the influence, open container and possession of marijuana.

Meanwhile, during the same period, the Camden Police Department reported three thefts, two arrests for public drunkenness, two warnings for trespassing and one report each for vandalism, consuming alcohol in a public park, underage possession of alcohol, leaving a bar with open alcohol and malicious injury to personal property.

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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