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Chad McBride, Public Information Officer
Office Phone: (864) 222-6602
FAX (864)-260-4882

Chad McBride

TODDLER LEFT ON DOOR STEP. 

SHERIFF'S OFFICE NEEDS YOUR HELP

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The Anderson County Sheriff's Office needs your help in identifying a toddler who was abandoned on the front porch of a home in an Anderson County subdivision late Tuesday night. According to reports, someone rang the doorbell at the home on Brook Forest Drive in the Nevitt Forest subdivision at about 11 PM on Tuesday night, April 2, 2013.  

When the homeowner opened the door, he found the baby girl in a stroller, and no sign of who had left her. The child appears to be 2 to 3 years old. Anderson County Sheriff's Office Capt. Garland Major said, "When we got there, we found there was two diapers in the stroller and one of them said, 'Call DFAC, please,' and we're assuming that's Division of Family and Child Services in Georgia." The little girl's hair was braided and both ears were pierced with diamond stud earrings.  She was clad in a white shirt with yellow sleeves (size 24 months) that bears the lettering “Auntie Loves Me” on the front and gray pants with a floral design and a pink jacket.  She was also wearing a pink stocking cap and brown boots.  Both the cap and boots had the picture of Dora the Explorer on them.

Additional reports stated that the child was taken into Emergency Protective Custody and examined at AnMed and found to be in good health. There are indications that the child appears to have had heart surgery. If you have any information regarding this child, please contact the Anderson County Sheriff's Office, or make your anonymous tip at crimestoppers. Sheriff Investigators are working with adjoining state agencies along with The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children to identify the child and the child’s family.  The toddler is currently with a foster family.

Anderson County Sheriff's Office investigators are looking for two male suspects who robbed the Plez-U convenience store in late January.

Pendleton, SC (January 22, 2013) Anderson County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the Plez-U convenience store located at 229 E. Main St. in Pendleton after two suspects robbed the clerk at gunpoint.  The suspects left on foot with an undisclosed amount of money and the store clerk was unharmed.  Surveillance images captured images of the robbery and help provide a description of the suspects.  Both suspects were black males, one wearing a black hoodie, black jean, black ski mask, and appeared to have dreadlocks.  The second male was wearing a black hooded winter coat, black sweatpants, and a ski mask.  

Investigators are asking for anyone who can identify these suspects or have information about this incident to contact them at (864)-260-4400 or Crimestoppers at 888-CRIMESC (274-6372).  Crimestoppers will offer a reward for information that leads to an arrest and conviction of those responsible. 

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Investigators Search for Suspect

Who Prey on and Scam Elderly Victims

Anderson, SC (February 21, 2013) Anderson County Sheriff’s Office Investigators have identified a suspect that they believe is the man posing as a Duke Energy employee in order to scam and steal from elderly victims.

Sherlock.jpgInvestigators have identified Jimmy Gerard Sherlock (49 YOA) who has lived in both Anderson and North Augusta areas in S.C.  Sherlock was last seen driving a 1999 Dodge Ram 1500, red in color, bearing South Carolina license plate IGY460.  Investigators are asking for assistance in locating Sherlock, pictured on left.  Investigators have not yet identified second male subject involved in these burglaries.

On January 4th, 2013 Anderson County Sheriff Deputies responded to a residence where an elderly couple was lured out of their home and distracted by one suspect while another suspect burglarized their home and stole a purse.  The male suspect that lured the couple out of their residence told them he was employed by Duke Energy.  He was described a s a white male wearing a reflective vest and blue jeans and driving a wine (red) in color Chevy pickup.

On February 2nd, 2013 Anderson County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a residence in Piedmont where an elderly female had been lured out her residence by a male suspect who advised her that he worked for Duke Energy.  The white male suspect was described as being in his early 60’s was wearing a reflective vest and blue jeans and driving a red Ford F-150.  As she was distracted another suspect had entered her residence burglarized her home and stolen jewelry and valuables.

On February 15th, 2013 Anderson County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a residence in Pendleton where a man posing as a Duke Energy employee distracted an elderly couple inside their home to steal valuables, including a purse.  The man was described as a white male wearing a yellow traffic vest and left driving a red pickup.

Investigators are asking for anyone who may have information about Sherlock’s whereabouts to contact them at (864)-260-4400 or Crimestoppers at 888-CRIMESC (274-6372).  Crimestoppers will offer a reward for information that leads to an arrest and conviction of those responsible.  You can go to the Anderson Area Crime Stoppers by clicking here

ARBY'S ON PEARMAN DAIRY ROAD IN ANDERSON ROBBED AT GUNPOINT REWARD OFFERED

arbys.pngAnderson, SC (February, 6, 2013) A reward is  being offered by Crimestoppers in helping the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office investigators who are looking for a male suspect who robbed the Arby’s on Pearman Dairy Rd at gunpoint on Tuesday Night, February 5th.  

Anderson County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the Arby’s restaurant located at 1432 Pearman Diary Rd. in Anderson just after 9:00 pm that night.  According to the report, a suspect described as a black male, 5 feet ten inches tall, wearing a black hoodie, black bandana, and white pants, brandished a handgun inside the store at employees.  The suspect demanded money and left the business through the side door with an undisclosed amount of money.  No one was injured during the robbery.  Investigators are still working on retrieving surveillance video.

Investigators are asking for anyone who may have information about this incident to contact them at (864)-260-4400 or Crimestoppers at 888-CRIMESC (274-6372).  You may also make your tip online

White Collar Investigators Seeking to Identify Fraud Suspects

The Anderson County Sheriff’s Office Investigators are asking for assistance in identifying fraud suspects in several cases.

Best_Video_for_2012-67661.jpgAnderson, SC  Anderson County Sheriff’s Investigators are looking to identify three female suspects that used several stolen debit and credit cards at retail stores in Anderson.  The cards were stolen from parked vehicles that were broken into in Anderson City Police Department’s jurisdiction. The victim’s financial transaction cards were used at Target and at Best Buy on Clemson Boulevard between November and December, 2012. Attached are pictures of one of the three female suspects that investigators are searching for.


CVS_Prescription_Fraud.jpgPiedmont, SC  Anderson County Sheriff’s Investigators are also wanting to identify a male suspect that attempted to commit prescription fraud at the CVS located in Piedmont, SC.  The male was unable to obtain the prescribed drugs but had presented a fake I.D. in attempt to collect the prescription.  This subject is not believed to be related to the above incidents in Anderson. On the left is a photo from CVS of the unidentified male subject.

Investigators are asking anyone that may information about these subjects to contact them at the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office at 864-260-4400 or Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIMESC (274-6372) or make your tip on-line.

$1,000 Reward for Information in Shooting an Animal Incident

Beltoncow.jpgAnderson Area Crimestoppers is asking for the public’s help in identifying any individual(s) responsible in shooting a cow in Belton, SC.

Anderson Area Crimestoppers is offering a reward of $1,000.00 for information that will help lead to an arrest of any individual(s) responsible for the killing of a prized Watusi Cow on a farm located in Belton.  The cow was shot in the abdomen and left to die on Christmas Eve.  The cow’s breed is native to Africa and had horns that spanned 7 feet from tip to tip. The incident occurred on Christmas Eve at Cherokee Farms located on West Road just outside of Belton City Limits.

The reward is being offered in conjunction with a donation made to Crimestoppers.  Crimestoppers ask that anyone with information in this incident to call 1-888-CRIMESC (274-6372) or online.

New Copper Laws in Effect

copper1.jpgOn December 16, 2012 two new laws became effective that will have an impact on those members of the public who engage in the business of collecting and selling scrap metal, particularly copper and other non-ferrous metals. Additionally, a new auto demolisher law became effective on December 16th as well.

The primary changes in the “Copper Law” include certain exceptions and exemptions from the law for the business community selling or purchasing scrap metal from another business, governmental entity, a manufacturing or industrial vendor that generates or sells regulated metals in the ordinary course of business, or is a holder of a retail license, an authorized wholesaler, an automobile demolisher as defined in Section 56-5-5810 (d), a contractor licensed pursuant to Chapter 11 Title 40, a residential home builder licensed pursuant to Chapter 59, Title 40, a demolition contractor, a provider of gas service, electric service, communications services water service, plumbing service, electrical service, climate conditioning service, core recycling service appliance repair service, automotive repair service, or electronics repair service, or organizations, corporations, or associations registered with the state as charitable organizations or any non-profit organization. Additionally, no manhole cover or drainage grate may be sold for scrap. It is unlawful to pay cash for any copper product, catalytic converter or beer keg.

Permits: The Sheriff’s Office will no longer issue 48 hour non-ferrous metal permits.

Beginning December 16th 2012, permits will be valid for two years. Applicants can be denied a permit if they have been convicted for crimes related to the non-ferrous metal statute and can have their permit revoked if arrested under the statute during the 2 year permit. In order to qualify for the permit a criminal background screening will be conducted on the applicant


Caught on Camera


suslgpr.jpgPENDELTON -- On 12/05/2012 this subject was caught on a deer camera at a home that was burglarized on Pickens Drive in Pendleton. In addition to other valuables, a large TV was taken that would require a vehicle or more persons to transport. If you can identify this subject or have any information about this crime, please contact Investigator McKindra Bearden (864) 222-6604 or mbearden@andersonsheriff.com.  You can also leave an anonymous tip with Anderson Area Crimestoppers.  Their number is (888)-CRIME-SC   (888-274-6372).  You can also contact them via their website at andersonareacrimestoppers.com.