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The Package Pirates Have Been Identified; Help Columbia County Find Them!


A pair of package thieves have been identified as the persons responsible for stealing packages from the homes of Columbia County residents.

BrandyWarrants have been issued against Phillip Ammons, 42, and Brandi Ostrihon, 33, for theft and criminal trespassing.

In Brandi’s case, UPS delivered a package Monday to a home on Bunchgrass Street in Evans and left it on the front porch of a residence. A short time later, Brandi allegedly arrived in a dark colored Ford Ranger and took the package, which contained a $55 children’s VTECH Touch & Play toy.

PhillipIn Phillip’s case, cameras caught the suspect allegedly approach a home on Sebastian Drive in Grovetown on Monday and take a package containing $30 in dog treats and dog toys from Bark Box.  The suspect was driving a white Jeep and wearing a Georgia Bulldogs hat.

If you know the whereabouts of these suspects, please call the sheriff’s office at 706-541-1044 or 706-541-2800.

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Greg Rickabaugh
Greg Rickabaugh
Greg Rickabaugh is an award-winning crime reporter in the Augusta-Aiken area with experience writing for The Augusta Chronicle, The Augusta Press and serving as publisher of The Jail Report. Rickabaugh is a 1994 graduate of the University of South Carolina and has appeared on several crime documentaries on the Investigation Discovery channel.


  1. Stolen children’s toys and puppy treats. There must be a high demand for these items on the underground market for such a well organized gang of cat burglars to get involved. We should probably get the FBI involved.

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