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2012 Unsolved Hit & Run - CASH REWARD
September 16, 2021

STATUS: OPEN

Midlands Crimestoppers is offering a $1,000 cash reward for any tip leading to an arrest. Additionally, the family is offering a $25,000 cash reward for information that leads to an arrest and conviction.

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Columbia Police are marking the ninth anniversary of a hit and run incident that injured a cardiac care nurse.

According to original incident reports, around 2:30 a.m. on Sept. 16, 2012, Lindsay Bires, then 24, was taking a work break and standing on the sidewalk along Medical Park Drive when a white compact car ran off the side of the road twice before striking Bires, causing life-threatening injuries.

Witnesses say the car did not stop or help. 

Because of the location of the incident, medical personnel were able to render aid to Bires almost immediately. Bires was hospitalized in critical condition.

News 19 caught up with Bires Thursday via Zoom as she continues to recover at home in Massachusetts.

"I kind of have just given up and accepted that it's never going to be solved," said Bires, who interviewed in between nursing classes.

She's in nursing school in Boston, nine years after a hit and run that nearly took her life.

"There's someone who does know something."

Among her injuries were a smashed pelvis, a broken arm and fractured vertebrae. Her hip underwent 10 operations.

But the biggest impact to this day, she says, is to her memory. A traumatic brain injury from that day resulted in her being in a comatose state for three months.

"All my long-term memory got erased from my accident. All of it got erased. I don't remember anything from before my accident," Bires explained. "My roommate during my freshman year of college, she passed away our sophomore year in the Ocean Isle fire. I don't remember even meeting her. I can't ever get that back because she's gone."

Investigators hope that someone will remember the incident or can help identify the driver of the white compact car. The car may have had repairs made soon after the Sept. 16 accident. 

"I think I deserve to know who ruined my life, who ended my old life," said Bires.

Since the incident, Bires has found comfort in being with family. In March, she also adopted a Goldendoodle therapy dog named Brady, who also brings her happiness.

"He loves me a lot. He's so loveable. All he wants to do is cuddle and play. He's my best friend and I love him," said Bires, who clarified that Brady is named in honor of New England Patriot quarterback, Tom Brady.

Hoping to generate tips, Lamar Advertising has donated billboards around the City of Columbia. They are located on Devine Street at Gills Creek Parkway, Farrow Road at Hardscrabble Road and Huger Street.

Anyone with information regarding the case is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC or submit a tip to midlandscrimestoppers.com any tip that leads to an arrest and conviction in this case could be eligible for a $25,000 reward to be paid out by a private party.


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Theft - 1441 Boston Ave, Cayce, SC
September 15, 2021

STATUS: OPEN
The Bureau of Protective Services and Midlands Crimestoppers are requesting assistance from the public to provide any information that may assist with identifying the suspect(s) involved in stealing a green ATV and a Kubota RTV500 tractor. The items were stolen from the Surplus Center located at 1441 Boston Ave in Cayce between the early evening hours of September 15, 2021 and the early morning hours of September 16, 2021. Video surveillance from Fulmer Middle School captured what appears to be a dark in color 2002-2006 GMC Yukon Denali with black rims hauling a small trailer. The vehicle travels up Greenwood Dr. around 8:40 PM with an empty trailer and back down the same road around 8:50 PM with the ATV on the trailer. There were several people exiting the middle school parking lot during the same time that may remember seeing this vehicle pulling the trailer and ATV. Video surveillance has not yet been obtained showing the theft of the tractor.

Anyone with information about this crime and the identity of the suspect(s) is asked to contact the Bureau of Protective Services, Investigator Hess at 803-237-4483 or submit a tip to Midlands Crimestoppers to remain anonymous and be considered for a cash reward.

Cayce ATV Thieves Sought
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Theft from Motor Vehicles
February 28, 2021

STATUS: OPEN

The University of South Carolina Division of Law Enforcement & Safety and Midlands Crimestoppers need your help identifying three suspects involved in over twenty incidents of vehicle tampering and thefts from vehicles located in the Greek Village area at 800 Blossom St., Columbia, SC. The incidents occurred during the early morning hours of February 28, 2021.

One of the suspects is a white male, slim build, approximately 6 feet tall wearing a white ball cap, a dark mask, dark long sleeved shirt and pants. The second suspect is a white female, with long brown hair wearing a white shirt and dark coat. The third suspect is a white male with no further description. The male suspects were captured on video surveillance pulling on door handles and removing various items from numerous vehicles. They then placed the stolen items into their vehicle which is believed to be a white 2004-08 Ford F-150 pickup truck with a toolbox, a black bull bar on the front bumper, with white mirrors and pillar trim. The female suspect was later captured on video surveillance at the 711 on 12th Street in West Columbia, SC using a credit card stolen from one of the vehicles.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact Crime Stoppers. Anonymity is always guaranteed.

A cash reward up to a $1,000 is being offered for any tip that leads to an arrest.

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Triple Murder - Dibble/Rail St, Bowman, SC
January 14, 2021

STATUS: OPEN
The S.C. Law Enforcement Division and Midlands Crimestoppers need your help solving a triple murder that occurred on May 26, 2020. The shooting took place amid a social gathering during the Memorial Day weekend near the intersection of Dibble Street and Rail Street in Bowman, SC. Austin Lee Benjamin, 17 years old, Altonio Jaquan Smith, 19 years old, and Malik Kevon Glover, 24 years old, were all killed during the shooting. Several other victims were also injured during the incident.

It is believed that people in the community have information about this incident, but are hesitant to come forward due to fear of reprisal. Law enforcement strongly encourages anyone with information to contact Crime Stoppers to ensure their identity is protected. Anonymity is always guaranteed for those who contact Crime Stoppers.

Anyone with information about these murders, no matter how insignificant it may seem, is encouraged to contact Midlands Crimestoppers. A cash reward up to a $1,000 is being offered for any tip that leads to an arrest.
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Double Murder - Batesburg-Leesville, SC
October 14, 2019

STATUS: OPEN
By Laurel Mallory | October 14, 2019 at 1:02 PM EDT - Updated October 14 at 5:51 PM

BATESBURG-LEESVILLE, S.C. (WIS) - Two men died in a shooting Friday night in Batesburg-Leesville, police confirmed.

It happened around 9:15 p.m. at a home. Police did not share the part of town in which the shooting happened.

When officers arrived, they found two men with gunshot wounds.

Richard DeQuincy Broadwater, 26, and Daniel Nathanial Robinson, 33, died at the scene, the coroner’s office confirmed.

The coroner report states both men died from multiple gunshot wounds to the head and chest.

No arrests have been made.


Men Killed in Double Homicide Batesburg-Leesville Identified

SCHP Trooper Struck - Hit & Run, Orangeburg County, SC
June 10, 2019

STATUS: OPEN
The South Carolina Highway Patrol is seeking information about a Hit and Run collision in which a state trooper was struck by a vehicle that was fleeing a driver’s license checkpoint. The trooper received great bodily injuries as a result of the collision.
When: Monday, June 10, 2019 at approximately 11:00 p.m.
Where: Till Road near Langley Road in Orangeburg County, South Carolina.
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Irmo Urgent Care - Theft from Motor Vehicles
November 13, 2018

STATUS: OPEN

The Lexington Medical Center Department of Public Safety and Midlands Crime Stoppers need your help identifying at least three suspects involved with breaking into vehicles and stealing items. On October 27, 2018 at approximately 6:00 p.m., several suspects were captured on video surveillance breaking into two vehicles located in the parking lot of the Irmo Urgent Care located at 6745 St Andrews Rd, Irmo, SC. The suspects could be seen using a window punch to gain entry into the vehicles. The suspects were riding in a small sized dark colored SUV that appears to be a black Toyota RAV4. If you know something about this case or believe you can identify the suspects captured on video surveillance, please contact Midlands Crime Stoppers.


Suspects sought following car break-ins at Irmo Urgent Care center
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Murder - 400 block Deerwood St, Richland County
October 28, 2018

STATUS: OPEN

On Sunday, October 28, 2018, at approximately 9 p.m. Richland County deputies responded to shots fired call at the 400 block of Deerwood Street. Upon arrival, deputies observed a 17-year-old, later identified as Robert Cody Presher, who had been shot in the upper body. He was pronounced dead at the scene.



Bank Robbery - Palmetto Citizens Federal Credit Union, Bush River Rd, Columbia, SC
October 10, 2018

STATUS: OPEN

$2,000 Reward for any information that leads to the arrest of the suspect(s) involved with this robbery.

Richland County deputies are searching for a man they believe robbed a Bush River Road bank, according to a sheriff’s department statement.

A man walked in to the Palmetto Citizens Federal Credit Union at about 1:40 p.m. Wednesday and handed an employee a note, according to the statement.

The note told the teller to hand over money, according to the statement. The employee handed over the cash, and the man left.

Deputies believe man was armed, according to the statement.

The suspect is described at about 5-feet-8-inches tall and wearing a button up khaki shirt and jeans. He was caught on surveillance video.


Richland County Bank Robbed by Armed Man
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Murder - 1000 block Prescott Rd, Richland County
September 10, 2018

STATUS: OPEN

In the evening of Monday, September 10, 2018, deputies noticed a truck parked at 1000 block of Prescott Road. When deputies went to investigate the truck parked at the location, they observed a man inside the vehicle, identified as Edgar Hernandez, shot in the upper body. Hernandez was pronounced dead at the scene.



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