Man dies in morning interstate collision
A 64-year-old Harlem man was killed in a two-car collision on Interstate 20 on Wednesday morning.
According to the South Carolina Highway Patrol, William C. Birchfield tried to switch lanes while driving eastbound near mile marker 26 at about 8:15 a.m. when his 2004 Dodge struck a 2007 Subaru driven by Julienne Delongis, 41, of Clayton, N.C.
Both cars hit the guardrail and overturned on the side of the road, Lance Cpl. Scot Edgeworth said.
Birchfield died in the collission. Delongis and two passengers were taken to Medical College of Georgia Hospital. The names of the passengers were not released.
The following accounts were taken from reports filed with the Columbia County Sheriff's Office:
North Augusta man charged in car break-in
Deputies arrested a North Augusta man Monday night after he tried to break into a vehicle at an Evans shopping center.
Alfred Satterwhite, 21, of the 400 block of Bradleyville Road, is charged with entering an auto and was being held Friday at the Columbia County Detention Center on $5,100 bond.
A Martinez man told deputies he witnessed a man break into a blue 1991 Honda Accord parked at Mullins Crossing. Responding deputies found Satterwhite nearby and the Martinez man identified him as the suspect.
The owner of the vehicle, an Appling woman, told deputies she did not notice any items missing from the car.
Wheelchair stolen from Harlem home
A Harlem woman told deputies Monday that someone stole a wheelchair from her front lawn.
The 24-year-old from the 1400 block of Pine Needle Drive told deputies the wheelchair had been sitting in her yard since about 10 a.m. when she noticed it missing at about noon. The wheelchair is a Quickie Revolution with tie-dyed coloring and the phrase: "I'm a little gopher, try me," written on it.
No suspects were listed in the report.
Deposit money taken from Martinez restaurant
A manager at a Martinez fast-food restaurant told deputies Tuesday that money was missing from a bank deposit.
The manager at the McDonald's in the 3800 block of Washington Road told deputies he discovered more than $500 missing from the bank deposit collected between Feb. 17-19. The cash had been kept in a safe that was unsecured.
Woman finds spit on car
An Evans woman told deputies Monday that her vehicle was vandalized recently by someone spitting on her windshield.
Since Jan. 3, the 68-year-old woman from Walden Glen Lane has found spit on her windshield on at least three occasions. No suspects were listed in the report.
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