2018-01-12 / Local News


City of Gaffney police were called Jan. 2 to a reported burglary on Oakland Avenue.

According to an incident report, a caretaker for the owner of a home in the 400 block called police after discovering a break-in. Police noted markings on the door frame and damaged wood in the area of a deadbolt lock. Several items and tools were missing.

A Florida man reported a lost or stolen wallet after shopping Jan. 3 at Walmart in Gaffney.

According to an incident report, the man was shopping in the store at approximately 9:30 p.m. when he left his brown colored leather wallet on the checkout counter at register 12 in the store. The man left the store and returned a short time later after realizing he had left his wallet behind but the wallet could not be found upon his return. No wallet was turned in at customer service, police noted. The wallet contained $70, a Social Security card, driver’s license and a military ID card.

A resident of Chandler Drive reported a wallet theft to police on Jan. 3.

According to an incident report, the resident last saw his wallet on the night of Jan. 2 and noticed it was missing when he woke up on Jan. 3. The wallet, which had a Mario Cart character on it, contained an ID card, a bank debit card, Social Security card and two EBT cards, according to the report. A person who was in the residence on Jan. 2 is named in the report as a possible subject.  A debit card allegedly stolen in Charlotte, N.C., was used to make hundreds of dollars of purchases at the Gaffney Premium Outlets, according to a complaint filed with Gaffney police.

On Jan. 3., a North Carolina man contacted Gaffney police after discovering that his stolen North Carolina State Employee Credit Union debit card had been used on Jan. 1 to make a $492 purchase at the local Under Armour store, a $284 purchase at the Polo Ralph Lauren store and a $170 purchase at the Sunglass Hut. A possible suspect is named but no charges were announced.  City of Gaffney police were called Jan. 4 to South Oliver Street regarding an alleged breach of trust complaint.

According to an incident report, a resident of an apartment in the 500 block loaned a moped to a subject known by a nickname for approximately two weeks beginning Dec. 22. The owner of the blue-and-yellow-colored Tao Tao-brand moped had not heard from the known subject in a while and then noticed that his moped was listed on an internet site for sale by an Enoree woman. When the owner called the Enoree woman, she allegedly became irate and claimed she had paid cash for the moped and that it belonged to her. The woman’s advertisement states the title was missing, police were told, and the local resident was able to show police he still had possession of the title. Police attempted to reach the woman who was advertising the sale of the moped but she reportedly would not answer the telephone.

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