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8:41 am on Wednesday March 4, 2009

N. Chas. police implements theft-reducing technology

Image by Flickr user mrjoro Image by 20090304-camera.jpg The North Charleston Police Department hopes to get a leg up on the bad guys by being the first agency in South Carolina to use an in-car camera system to track and detect stolen vehicles via...
8:32 am on Thursday August 7, 2008

Classic car recovered, driver still at large

Wikipedia user BammanA 1986 Oldsmobile 442Jeff Metts was rightfully shocked after a test-driver drove off in his 1987 Oldsmobile 442 and simply never returned. Last night, some two weeks later, the car was recovered abandoned in Richland County but...
5:01 pm on Saturday August 2, 2008

Pastor faces new charges

After being indicted in conjunction with an auto theft ring last month, the Rev. Tory Fields has been hit with four more counts, The Post and Courier reports: two each of possession of a stolen vehicle and getting money under false pretenses. You...
6:42 am on Thursday July 17, 2008

Preacher arrested in auto theft ring investigation

Authorities are accusing Hason "Tory" Fields of Union Baptist Church downtown of being the ringleader of an auto theft ring. He's been charged with four counts of possession of a stolen vehicle, but is now out on bail. Fields says he's innocent and...
9:18 am on Wednesday June 25, 2008

Car break-in leads to drowning

An Orangeburg man drowned in a drainage ditch after trying to flee from police on Monday. Derrick Edwards, 29, fled after they spotted him in the drivers seat of a recently stolen 2001 Dodge Durango. [gmap markers=blue::33.46925353734003,-80....
12:39 pm on Wednesday June 18, 2008

Teens arrested in West Ashley car break-ins, thefts

Three teenagers were arrested Tuesday and accused of a one-night crime spree in West Ashley that involved breaking into dozens of cars and stealing two. Most of the break-ins took place in the Village Green community, and a few cars in McLaura Hall...