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Crime Report - Sept. 8, 2017

Goats accidentally loosed on Burndale Lane

Posted: September 7, 2017 4:50 p.m.
Updated: September 8, 2017 1:00 a.m.

Camden Police Department (CPD)

A CPD officer assisted Kershaw County Animal Control responded to the intersection of Burndale Lane and Rippondon Street on Tuesday in response to a goat on the loose.

According to a CPD report, a Rembert man said he was pulling a trailer when he went over a bump, forcing the trailer door open, allowing a goat to get loose. The goat ran into some nearby woods and stayed there for some time. The officer and Animal Control attempted to get the goat back in the trailer, but during the process another goat got loose. Both goats ran into the woods off Burndale Lane and were not seen afterward.

According to the report, both goats -- one male, one female -- are white. The male was described as big, the female medium sized.

The CPD also reported the following other recent incidents:

A 34-year-old Camden man arrested by Camden officers on Tuesday for possession of tools capable of being used in a crime continues to be held on more than $14,000 bond on that and additional charges of malicious injury to personal property under $2,000, two counts of malicious injury to personal property between $2,000 and $10,000 and shoplifting. According to a CPD report, a newspaper delivery driver stated they had interrupted to breaking into a newspaper box at Murphy’s gas station on West DeKalb Street. He said the man jumped into a grey Nissan pickup truck and headed towards Lugoff. The responding officer recognized the description of the vehicle as one he had seen earlier at the paper box at Dusty Bend Discount Beverage where a pry bar had been left at the scene. Officers contacted county deputies and asked other CPD officers to check other paper boxes. Soon, deputies located the subject’s vehicle and the responding officer went to Lugoff to identify the subject. He recognized the vehicle as soon as he arrived and learned the CPD already had a warrant for the man’s arrest. Officers found a second pry bar, which matched the one left at the gas station, and a rock inside the car.

Early Thursday morning, officers responded to an alarm at Specialty Sports on Wylie Street. An officer arriving on the scene aroun 1:50 a.m. reported finding the front door unlocked and noticed that a window unit air conditioner had been pushed in from the wall and laying on top of file cabinets. The officer called for the Kershaw County bloodhound team and deputies and other Camden officers arrived and cleared the building. They found the cash register open. A keyholder came to the scene and said the cash box was missing with about $1,000 taken. The tracking team identified a footprint and another deputy stopped a vehicle occupied by two men, but could not conclusively tie them to the burglary.

A Bethune man reported on Sept. 2 that a young man driving a gray Honda Accord with a loud muffler drove past his truck very fast, almost ramming him at the Bank of America’s ATM on East DeKalb Street. The Bethune man -- who managed to take pictures of the Honda’s license plate -- said he followed the car down Broad Street to the I-20 where the driver allegedly presented a firearm and discharged two rounds in an upward direction. Officers searched unsuccessfully for shell casings, but were able to identify a suspect based on the license plate information.

Officers arrested a 46-year-old woman for giving false information to police on Sept. 1 after she allegedly stole some money from a car in which she had been given a ride from Lee County. According to a CPD report, officers did not find her in possession of the missing cash, but arrested her after she gave two fictitious names.

Officers arrested a 47-year-old woman working as a housekeeper on forgery charges Tuesday after she reportedly admitted to changing the amounts of 12 checks made out to her by her employer for a total of $5,400 more than she was supposed to be paid.

Officers arrested 65-year-old Camden man for burglary on Tuesday after he allegedly kicked in a door to a residence on Church Street and stayed there. Officers arrested him after making their way inside and finding him sleeping in a room.

A 52-year-old woman claimed that a 54-year-old man who had made a sexual advance she had rebuffed attempted to strike her and her 26-year-old son with a vehicle when they left Murdock’s at the intersection of West DeKalb and Wylie streets late Monday night.

On Sept. 2, someone broke into a York Street residence and stole a Nintendo Wii and some groceries. Someone also may have broken into a Cureton Street home on the same day and stole several medications, including oxycodone.

Camden officers also dealt with incidents involving burglury, DUI, malicious injury to property, obscene or harassing phone calls, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of methamphetamine second-degree assault, shoplifting, simple possession of marijuana, third-degree assault, trespassing and vandalism.

Elgin Police Department (EPD)

An Elgin officer confirmed that a 35-year-old Pelzer woman arrested on the Isle of Palms for third-degree burglary and giving false information allegedly used the personal information of an Elgin woman, also 35, to alter her driver’s license. Allegedly, the Pelzer woman somehow had her photo taken and used it to replace the victim’s face on the driver’s license.

A man trying to wash his car at Elgin Car Wash on Rose Street on Aug. 31 said that when he grabbed the hose to begin vacuuming, he cut his hand on a razor blade that was partially protruding from it. Meanwhile, the owner of another car wash said that someone pried open the coin box at his Main Street location and may have stolen up to $50 in coins.

Elgin police also dealt with other recent incidents involving communicating threats and harassing or obscene phone calls.

Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO)

County deputies recently dealt with incidents involving driving under suspension, failure to stop for blue light, malicious injury to personal property under $2,000, petit larceny, possession with the intent to distribute methamphetamine, public disorderly conduct, reckless driving, second-degree domestic violence, shoplifting, simple possession of marijuana, third-degree assault and battery, third-degree domestic violence, trespassing and unlawful carrying of a weapon.

(Incident reports are provided by the Camden and Elgin police departments 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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