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RE: Residential equipment Theft    

The following items were taken during a residential theft here in Evans County. The owner of the property notified Evans County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday May 8, 2015, some items may have been taken prior to being noticed. Anyone with information is asked to contact Investigator Virgil Deloach at the Evans County Sheriff’s Office at (912)739-1611.

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Fake Money

In The Claxton Enterprise today it was reported that Evans County Sheriff’s office is investing several counterfeit $20 bills that have been circulated among some local businesses in the past few weeks.  About four stores have been given this fake money in the current total of $300.  Investigator DeLoach reports that mostly convenience stores and retail establishments have been the victims of this fraudulent money. If anyone has any information on these bills, please contact the office at 912-739-1611 24 hours a day.

Halloween is upon us and trick or treating will be observed on October 30, 2015 from 6-8 PM.  Festivities downtown Claxton will be in full force and many churches in the area will be having festivals that evening and other nights during the month.  Safety is always our number one concern during this season and by observing just a few simple tips, you can help us make this halloween a safe and happy one.

  1. Costumes need to be “visible”.  While a zombie wearing a blinking light might not be very sneaky, he will be seen by the traffic and avoid being hit.  If a costume is too dark, add some reflective tape or glo-sticks.
  2. Groups are best.  The lone ranger even had a companion.  Walking alone during trick or treat isn’t very safe so bring a friend or two and make sure everyone sticks together.  There is some security in numbers.
  3. Phones alone.  Believe it or not, walking while looking at a mobile device is dangerous.  A road or lawn hazard, a hole or even a car can be avoided if the phones stay in the pocket.
  4. Lights on only.  When homes do not have any front lights shining, expect that the person or people are not accepting trick or treaters.  Respecting this is a good rule.  Another point, if you ring the bell and no one comes, just move to the next house.  Continually ringing a bell could be disturbing someone who is ill or immobile.
  5. Stay on the main way.  In other words, don’t cut through yards or back allies.  Doing so can put you at risk of being considered a burglar or menace…  stay on the main roads with the other groups.
  6. In the country, keep it bright.  Keep a flashlight with you at all times and if possible, drive instead of walk.
  7. Check the booty. Be sure an adult looks over the treats.  Any open items or sliced fruit etc must be avoided and discarded.  Anything that looks suspicious, just toss it, don’t eat it.
  8. Report it.  If you see something that is out of the ordinary, call the sheriff’s office or police department.  If it is an emergency, call 911 immediately.

Working together, this halloween will only have scary characters, not consequences.

Evans County Sheriff's Office Prolific MeetingThe Evans County Sheriff’s Office is committed to serving the public through effective and investigative efforts that create a safe community for all Evans Countians.  Much of the services of the Sheriff’s office are unknown to the public.  We are not just “county police” that respond to crimes, domestic issues or needs, but we are also the service arm to the courts providing enforcement of warrants and papers.

The Sheriff’s Office is also dedicated to the social sphere of our community including watch-care for the home-bound and patrol based protection county-wide.  These services keep an “eye” on the citizens and their property as well as giving a presence as needed as a deterrent to possible crimes.

Evans County Sheriff’s Office is on mission to serve and protect our citizens with competent and professional law enforcement operations.  We operate in all matters with objective insight into all issues clothed in a spirit of fairness to all involved.  This means that we look at the facts, the thoughts and the details instead of making up our minds before hand.  Our mandate is to fulfill all the responsibilities of the office of the Sheriff to the best of our abilities with honor, integrity, service and trust.

Contact us today for more information about what the Sheriff’s office can do for you.  Sheriff Randall Tippins and his professional staff are ready to serve you.