Main Street burglary cases end with arrests

Kenneth Williams (Source: Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center)
Kenneth Williams (Source: Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center)
Terrance Wentz (Source: Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center)
Terrance Wentz (Source: Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center)

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - A rash of burglaries in downtown Columbia has ended with the arrest of two men in connection with two separate sets of burglaries.

Police say 48-year-old Kenneth Bernard Williams is charged with second degree burglary, grand larceny, third degree burglary, and third degree property crimes in connection with three incidents.

Williams is accused of stealing more than $4,000 worth of laptops, electronics, and even large padlocks from several businesses on Main and Washington streets.

In another burglary case, 34-year-old Terrance Donte Wentz was charged with second degree burglary and petit larceny.

Investigators say Wentz broke out a window at the Columbia Museum of Art in order to steal a laptop.

Police are still seeking another man in connection with the Museum of Art incident. Security footage outside the building shows that man trying to cover up one of the surveillance cameras.

If you know the identity of the man, call Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC.

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