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Suspect arrested after stealing maps from Aiken City Hall

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Katherine Silas of Warrenville has been arrested in connection to maps stolen from Aiken City Hall. 

Captain David Turno reports, Silas was identified by a Crimestoppers Tip and turned herself in to authorities Monday morning.  She was booked into the Aiken County Detention Center and charged with simple larceny.


An unusual burglary has left the Aiken Department of Public Safety a little puzzled.

"I can't explain what was going through her mind, as why she decided to take them. For what reason, I don't know," said Captain David Turno.

A woman can be seen in the photos on the left. She caught on surveillance camera, stealing maps of the Doughtery Road Corridor Study, currently on display in Aiken City Hall.

"These display boards are set-up so that the public can come in, look at them, make notes and comment," Captain Turno said. "Certainly not for them to take and take away."

The maps detail the plan to fix some of Aiken's roadways but the suspect came in the morning of July 2nd and took a few of the cardboard maps, according to the police.

"It's not like taking these maps is going to stop the project from moving forward," Turno said. "It certainly inconveniences folks who want to see them, until we can reproduce the maps and put them back out on display."

Police say this is an act of simple larceny and the suspect could be charged up to $1000.

The Aiken Department of Public Safety wants your help in identifying the person accused of stealing maps from City Hall.

If you have any information, call Crimestoppers of the Midlands at 888-CRIME-SC (888-274-6372). Callers may remain anonymous and could be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $1,000.

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