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Lexington County deputies recover stolen equipment

Lexington County deputies recovered nearly $600,000 worth of stolen equipment from the 5000 block of Platt Springs Road Monday afternoon. With the help of one of the victims, deputies traced a stolen front-end loader to [...]

By |June 20th, 2017|Sheriff's Report|0 Comments

Bigs in Blue program launches

  Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Columbia has announced the roll out of the Bigs in Blue program in Richland and Lexington counties. Bigs in Blue is a one-to-one mentoring program that connects youth [...]

By |May 9th, 2017|Non Profit, Police Report|0 Comments

Lexington Sheriff’s employee death subject of SLED investigation

The State Law Enforcement Division is investigating the death of a Lexington County Sheriff’s Department civilian employee. Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the employee as Lindsey Nicole Lee, 31, of West Columbia. Lee [...]

By |March 16th, 2017|Crime|0 Comments

Irmo woman arrested for being drunk at school

  A substitute teacher at Brookland-Cayce High School who lives in Irmo has been arrested after she showed up to work at the school drunk. Judith Elizabeth Richards-Gartee was behaving erratically March 10 and reportedly [...]

By |March 15th, 2017|Sheriff's Report|0 Comments

Woman dies in fire

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified the victim that was found dead in a structure fire that happened March 4 in the 100 block of Dickert Drive in Lexington County. Maria Addy-Starino, 64, of [...]

By |March 8th, 2017|Coroner's Report|0 Comments

West Columbia man sentenced to 50 years for murder

Eleventh Circuit Solicitor Rick Hubbard announced a 35-year-old West Columbia man was sentenced to 50 years in prison for the 2012 murder of his girlfriend, the mother of his child. After a six-day trial, a [...]

By |March 8th, 2017|Crime|0 Comments

Lexington County investigating brush fires

Lexington County investigators are working to determine if recent brush fires in the Red Bank area were intentionally set. “We’re investigating five fires that have occurred in less than 48 hours,” Lexington County Sheriff Jay [...]

By |March 8th, 2017|Crime|0 Comments

Lexington County investigating homicide

The Lexington County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a Gaston man’s death as a homicide after deputies found his body in his home during a welfare check Monday night. Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has identified [...]

By |March 3rd, 2017|Crime|0 Comments

Lexington Sheriff taking Citizens Academy applications

  The Lexington County Sheriff’s Department is now accepting applications for its 41st Citizens Academy, which starts March 28. The Citizens Academy gives participants a behind-the-scenes look at law enforcement operations from blood spatter analysis [...]

By |March 1st, 2017|Sheriff's Report|0 Comments

SCE&G warns of phone scams

South Carolina Electric & Gas is urging customers to be aware of the latest phone scams targeting small businesses and residential customers. Customers have reported instances of fake automated messages and individuals posing as SCE&G [...]

By |March 1st, 2017|Crime|0 Comments