Police Blotter

November 20, 2012

A man is arrested in Stephens County and faces charges in connection with a burglary in Oconee County, South Carolina.

Seneca Police said they have filed charges against 31-year-old Jonathan Allen Finney of Townville, South Carolina for burglary second degree and petty larceny.

Authorities said it comes after an eight-month investigation into a home burglary on N. Old Mill Road in Seneca.

Seneca Police picked Finney up in Stephens County within the past couple of days.

According to Seneca Police Major of Operations Captain Jeremy Rothell, Finney is charged with the crimes March 13.

Rothell said the victim of the burglary came home to find a dark-colored sedan parked in her driveway and the subjects in the car stated they were looking for landscaping work.

Police said that the victim states that the sedan left when told they were not needed for landscaping work, but when she entered her home, she discovered several pieces of jewelry missing.

Elsewhere, the Stephens County Sheriff’s Office responded to a Big A Road business on Friday morning in reference to a burglary. According to the report, the business had a power meter box stolen. It is valued at $1,000. It happened sometime between Thursday night and Friday morning, according to the report.

Finally, the Toccoa Police Department responded to Walnut Street in reference to a burglary last week. The man told police on October 13 that somebody had taken some flood lights from his residence. The lights are valued at $80.

Both of those incidents remain under investigation.

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