Crime Reports


Stolen car


On Sept. 14 Walterboro Police received a report of a stolen car taken on Sept. 1 from a business in the 7500 block of Sniders Highway.

According to police, the investigation revealed that the vehicle was dropped off by the owner some time during closing hours on or about Sept. 1. The owner hid the key in the vehicle, and left it unsecured for service to be done, the report said. According to the complainant, the unknown person(s) entered the lot some time during closing hours and found the hidden key. Once the key was located, unknown person(s) stole the vehicle.

According to the report, there was no surveillance available on the parking lot where the vehicle was located.

Bicycle damaged

Walterboro police responded to the 300 block of Bay St. in reference to a possible malicious damage incident on Sept 18.

According to an incident report, police made contact with the complainant, who said a person entered his property without permission, pushed the victim’s dirt bike into the roadway and ran over it with their vehicle.

The victim said he heard a knocking on his home’s back windows and went outside to see what was going on but did not see anything immediately out of place or odd.

Police discovered his son’s dirt bike, along with the plastic wheel well linings from a car, in the same location the resident leaves bulk trash to be picked up for disposal.

The last place the dirt bike was seen was behind the house, standing up on its kickstand and a piece of wood.

Missing property

Walterboro police responded to a business about theft in the 100 block of Elizabeth St. on Sept. 18.

According to the incident report, some medicine and syringes were missing from the office.

The complainant alleges that two people entered the office after hours sometime between Sept. 16 and 17.

The owner of the office they just wanted the property back and did not press charges. The incident was recorded.

Unauthorized meals

The manager of a local restaurant reported to Walterboro Police that someone had been consuming food while at work.

According to the incident report, a worker consumed $660 worth of food while at work, including allegedly removing food from the restaurant after shift.

The alleged offender is believed to have consumed food over the course of seven months, according to an internal investigation.

The manager said the company does not offer free meals, and the alleged offender never paid for the food.

The offender was interviewed and waived his Miranda rights.

He admitted to consuming food and drink, but alleges he had permission from a previous manager.

The restaurant is seeking charges.

Truck part missing

The Colleton County Sheriff’s Department received a call about a stolen truck part.

According to the incident report, the victim went to start a truck on his property. When the truck started, the victim noticed the truck was running loudly and emitting a great deal of smoke.

Upon further investigation, the victim looked under the truck and found a large section of the exhaust manifold was missing where the catalytic converter had been. The blue and white 1996 Ford F-250 truck had been parked for several days across the street from the victim’s business.

The stolen part is valued at approximately $250.

Missing handguns

The Colleton County Sheriff’s Department received a call about a missing gun from a truck.

According to the incident report, a deputy went to the 1000 block of Cherokee Drive in reference to a theft of a gun from a truck.

The victim said he was getting ready to go to work and found that someone had been in his unlocked truck. A .45 Caliber Rugar pistol was missing. He also went to his wife’s truck and discovered that her .32 Caliber H&R was also missing.

The thefts are under investigation.

Attempted carjacking

Colleton County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to the 100 block Kiser St. in reference to an attempted carjacking.

According to the incident report, the victims in the car said that two black males tried to take their car.

The victims were able to fight back, despite one of the victims hurting their shoulder. The suspects did manage to steal a wallet before they both fled down Kiser Street towards Sniders Highway.

Additional deputies searched the area but were unable to find the suspects.

Stolen wallet

An unidentified female reported a stolen wallet overnight on Sept. 15. near Round O.

According to the incident report, she parked her car shortly before midnight on Sept. 15 and returned about 5:30 the next morning.

The wallet contained her driver’s license and various cards and other forms of identification.

She told officers she had had problems with (redacted information), but didn’t see him take anything.

Although no fraudulent charges had shown up as of the date of the report, she was advised to cancel the cards.


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