Don’t Mess with My Moped

Laurens Police were dispatched to Oak Street at 5 yesterday afternoon on a report of someone attempting to steal a moped. The owner indicated the moped is his only transportation. He said he has two mopeds in case one isn’t working properly. He said he keeps them stored in a shed in his yard. He said he left his residence around 10:30 yesterday morning to go to a doctor’s appointment. When he returned he noticed the lock on the shed had been damaged. He didn’t notice anything amiss in side the shed initially, and fixed the lock. Later, he found that someone had apparently damaged to wheel lock and cut wires to the ignition. Neighbors interviewed by Officer Bolding reported they had not observed any suspicious activity in the yard.