Chief Dale announces 3 arrests in daytime burglaries committed in the Beacon Hill Neighborhood on the afternoon of January 31, 2023. Dashawn Sims (18) of Columbia and two juveniles ages 15&16 were taken into custody without incident, early this morning and with the assistance of the City of Columbia Police Department and the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department. “Our Investigators have worked tirelessly on this case from the moment they received it and because of their diligent efforts as well as the other agencies involved, all 3 suspects were identified and apprehended. The Beacon Hill Neighborhood as well as the Citizens of Irmo can sleep peacefully tonight knowing these dangerous persons are where they belong.”
Investigators were able to identify all three suspects using surveillance footage that was provided to the Police Department by residents. Among the items stolen from one of the burglaries was a handgun. That handgun was recovered this morning as well as evidence linking the suspects to multiple other crimes in the Irmo/Columbia area. Both juveniles were taken to the Alvin S. Glenn Juvenile Detention Facility and charged with Burglary 1st Degree (2 Counts), Possession of a Weapon During the Commission of a Violent Crime, Possession of a Weapon by Persons Unlawful and Unlawful Carry of Pistol. Due to their ages, their names will not be released. Dashawn Sims will be booked into the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Facility and charged with Burglary 1st Degree (2 Counts), Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor (2 Counts), Possession of a Weapon During the Commission of a Violent Crime and Unlawful Carry of a Pistol.