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by | January 29, 2016 5:00 am

Last Updated: January 31, 2016 at 9:55 pm

Walterboro home hit twice by thieves

A home on Sanders Street in Walterboro was targeted twice over the weekend.

On Saturday evening the resident called the Walterboro Police Department after finding that his home had been broken into. The thief entered the residence by removing the window screen on a bedroom window and climbing into the home. The man said once inside, the culprit rummaged through the bedroom and left with a gray space heater worth $50 and a window air conditioning unit valued at $150.

When the officer called to the residence conducted a computer check, he determined that the man living at the home was wanted on an outstanding warrant and transported him to the Colleton County Detention Center.

When the man was bailed out of the detention center and returned home Sunday evening, he found the screen back out of the bedroom window. While he was away, someone had apparently entered the home again. This time a handgun valued at $450 was removed from a closet.

Storage lockers entered

The Colleton County Sheriff’s Office was called to Carolina Self Storage at 1065 Robertson Blvd. Tuesday morning after an employee discovered that someone had broken into three storage units.

The padlocks had been cut off the storage units and the doors left open. It appeared that items, including a large number of tools, were taken from two of the storage units but a complete inventory of the unit’s contents had to be completed.

Peniel Road home burglarized

A member of the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office was called to a Peniel Road residence Saturday at 4:30 p.m. to investigate a burglary. A man who had been watching the home for its residents told the deputy that he had found the front door open when he arrived to check on the house. A survey of the home’s interior determined that two televisions and two computers valued at a total of $2,300 had been taken.

Death investigation continuing

The Colleton County Sheriff’s Office and Colleton County Coroner’s Office are continuing their investigation into the death of a Colleton County man.

On Jan. 14, the man was transported to the Trauma Unit at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston with life-threatening injuries that had reportedly occurred in a fall at his home. After the man was admitted to the medical center, a nurse contacted Colleton County Coroner Richard Harvey, informing him that in her opinion, the man’s injuries were inconsistent with a fall at his home.

Harvey then called the sheriff’s office relaying the information from the nurse and an investigator from the sheriff’s office began looking at the incident. According to Harvey, the man died at the medical center approximately two days after he being admitted.

Harvey said he is awaiting results of an autopsy on the cause of death.

Harvey said that following the man’s death, he ordered an autopsy on the cause of death. He said he is still awaiting the results.

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