Lexington Police Department arrest one, suspects sought in burglary and grand larceny case
Lexington, SC (July 15, 2020) – Chief Terrence Green announced Wednesday the arrest of Frederick Michael Nerini, age 42 of Lexington. Green also asked the community to provide any additional information on the whereabouts of Andrew Thomas Goff, age 34 of Leesville, and Cynthia T. Sallee, age 39 of Leesville. Both are wanted for their involvement in several recent burglaries, grand larcenies, and vandalism cases.
On the afternoon of July 6, 2020, officers were dispatched to the Public Storage located at 4935 Sunset Blvd. and The Harvest, located at 4865 Sunset Blvd. in Lexington. Both places had been burglarized, vandalized and multiple items were stolen.
While at Public Storage, officers found that the exterior fence to the business had been cut and locks had been removed from several storage units. Numerous items were taken from those. Those items included fine china, carved animal figures, and crystal ware. Two trailers were also stolen. The value of all items taken from Public Storage was over $21,000.
While at The Harvest, officers found that an outdoor shed has been broken into and that lawn equipment, a golf cart, and other items had been taken which was valued at over $7,000.
During the course of the investigation, it was found that these incidents occurred between the dates of July 4, 2020 and July 6, 2020. Detectives were able to find surveillance video which showed multiple people were involved. They were caught on video driving three vehicles, including one truck that had stolen both trailers from Public Storage.
On July 9, 2020, images of the vehicles involved and the stolen trailers were shared on the Lexington Police Department Facebook and Twitter pages. Tips quickly came in and and were provided to the detectives which identified the suspects who were involved in these incidents.
Detectives with the Lexington Police Department, working together with the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department, continued their investigation and interviewed Frederick Nerini, Andrew Goff, and Cynthia Sallee about their involvement in these cases. Detectives were able to recover all the items that had been stolen. They were being kept at two residences in Lexington County.
Frederick Nerini was arrested on July 11, 2020, and he has been charged with two counts of Grand Larceny and Criminal Conspiracy. When he appeared in Lexington County Bond Court, he was given a bond of $20,000 and remains in custody at the Lexington County Detention Center.
Andrew Goff has outstanding warrants for two counts of Burglary 3rd Degree, four counts of Grand Larceny, two counts of Vandalism, Criminal Conspiracy, and Driving Under Suspension 1st Offense.
Cynthia Sallee is wanted on outstanding warrants of Grand Larceny and Criminal Conspiracy.
“The use of social media has been a powerful tool for the Lexington Police Department in quickly identifying those who are involved in crimes with the community’s help.” Chief Terrence Green said. “This allows detectives to work through cases with unknown subjects quickly and in these incidents in particular, detectives recovered nearly $30,000 of stolen property which was then given back to their owners. We really appreciate our community stepping up over and over again to assist us in keeping the Town of Lexington safe.”
Andrew Goff and Cynthia Sallee are thought to have fled the area and anyone with information about their whereabouts are asked to contact Detective Payton at 803-358-7271.
Those with information can also contact Midlands Crimestoppers in the following ways:
PHONE TIP — Call the toll free number at 1-888-CRIME-SC (888-274-6372).
WEB TIP — Go to www.midlandscrimestoppers.com and click “Submit a Tip”.
MOBILE TIP — Download the new P3 Tips app on your Apple or Android Device.
You can provide information anonymously through Midlands Crime Stoppers. Your tip could earn you a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest of the persons responsible for this crime.