Orlando K. Reeves
(photo City of Columbia Police dept)
Columbia, SC (WLTX) - A former city of Columbia employee has been arrested for burglary according to the Columbia Police department.
Orlando Kendall Reeves, 31, allegedly broke into a home on Rutledge Hill Road on August 4 by kicking in the front door, according to Jennifer Timmons of the Columbia Police Department.
Once inside, according to police, Reeves stole two gun safes worth nearly $1,300. According to the victim, the gun safes contained approximately 30 guns, mostly used for hunting. The guns have an estimated value of $50,000.
A witness at the scene aided Columbia Police by providing the license plate of the vehicle Reeves was seen driving as he fled the scene.
Reeves was arrested on August 21 at South East Park on Hazelwood Road where he was a City of Columbia Park Ranger under the Parks and Recreation Department.
Reeves is no longer employed by the City of Columbia.
The Columbia Police continue to investigate the whereabouts of the stolen property. In particular, serial numbers of the stolen guns have neen entered into a national crime data base.
If you have any information about this incident you are encouraged to call Crimestoppers at 888-Crime-SC.