Crime in the County
The following incidents were obtained from Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office reports:
• Classroom trailers may be getting warmer all in the name of copper theft that totaled $110,000 in damage.
A Berkeley County School District employee recently reported that sometime between Dec. 19 and Jan. 13 unknown persons entered the area on Whitesville Road near Moncks Corner where the school district stores its trailers and destroyed 44 air conditioning units. The damage was so extensive the units will have to be replaced at $2,500 each. Apparently the suspects only stole the copper components. Suspects also entered several of the trailers and stole wiring.
• A Melrose Place residence near Moncks Corner being renovated to become a rental home had it air conditioning unit stolen. The owner said the land had been bush-hogged the previous day and the owner hadn’t noticed the air conditioner as missing. The owner arrived at the house the next day to do some painting and then noticed it had been taken from the side of the house. The deputy noticed visible tire tracks leading to the side of the house and rear of the home. Nothing else appeared to be missing.
• A golf cart was stolen from a Bonneau woman after she left the keys in the ignition overnight at her Pooshee Plantation Way residence. She checked the entire neighborhood and spoke with friends but was unable to locate the missing golf cart, which is gray in color with ghost flames and a new Kenwood CD player.
• A Stroble Way resident near Moncks Corner reported that someone came onto his property, broke into his storage unit and stole a 2007 Honda 400EX ATV, a red 2005 Honda Recon 250 ATV and a Honda pressure washer. The names of the missing items were entered into the National Crime Information Center.