Report: Man causes $2,500 worth of damage attempting to steal AC units

Report: Man causes $2,500 worth of damage attempting to steal AC units
According to investigators, Frasier attempted to remove air conditioning equipment from the new Sampit Branch of the Georgetown County Public Library at 4187 Powell Road on the night of Feb. 2. (Source: GCSO)

GEORGETOWN COUNTY, S.C. (WCSC) - Deputies have arrested a man accused of attempting to steal AC units from a Georgetown County library causing thousands of dollars worth of damage in the process.

The Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office charged 42-year-old John Grover Frasier Jr. with malicious injury to personal property over $2,000.

According to investigators, Frasier attempted to remove air conditioning equipment from the new Sampit Branch of the Georgetown County Public Library at 4187 Powell Road on the night of Feb. 2.

A report states that the unsuccessful theft caused $2,500 in damage.

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UPDATE: CHARGE FILED IN LIBRARY HVAC DAMAGE Georgetown County Sheriff's Office has filed a charge of Malicious Injury to Personal Property (Over $2,000) against John Grover Frasier Jr., 42, following an attempt to remove air conditioning equipment from the new Sampit Branch of Georgetown County Public Library at 4187 Powell Road. The unsuccessful theft of the units left an estimated $2,500 damage. He was videotaped at the building at 8:22 p.m. on Feb. 2, 2021. The video was posted on the Georgetown County Sheriff's Office Facebook page. Thank you to all those who contributed to the solution of this case. Georgetown County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in identifying the subject in the attached video attempting to steal HVAC equipment from a new Georgetown County Public Library branch in the Sampit community at 4187 Powell Road. The subject was not successful in stealing the units but damaged them an estimated $2,500 in the process. He was videotaped at the building at 8:22 p.m. on Feb. 2, 2021. He was driving a red Ford Ranger truck with chrome wheels and a plastic covering over a broken driver's side window. If you know the individual in this video, call Inv. Tom Barrineau of the Georgetown County Sheriff's Office at (843) 436-6051.

Posted by Georgetown County Sheriff's Office on Thursday, March 4, 2021

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