Crime in the County
The following reports were obtained from the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office:
• On Jan. 31 a woman was driving along South Live Oak Drive in Moncks Corner at about 11 p.m. when a vehicle driven by her husband, from whom she is separated, was following her and kept crashing into the back of her car.
The first collision occurred on South Live Oak Drive near Gants Road; the complainant stated that her husband’s red F-150 pickup truck intentionally struck her vehicle to get her to pull over. But she kept driving and made it to the intersection of South Live Oak and Cypress Gardens Road when he struck her vehicle again.
She continued to drive. When she got to the mobile home dealership near Precast Lane he struck her vehicle a third time, causing most of the damage. She continued driving and stated he followed her until he turned left from South Live Oak onto Black Tom Road. The complainant said she was too scared to stop and drove straight to the Sheriff’s Office to make the report. The complainant, along with her new boyfriend – also in the car – provided written statements.
BCSO units patrolled the area and contacted the Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office, who responded to the subject’s residence but were unable to make contact. A BCSO deputy obtained an arrest warrant for the husband in reference to criminal domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature.
• A Ridgeville man reported a lost firearm at South Live Oak Drive near Moncks Corner on Jan. 21.
The complainant was target practicing at the location, but before leaving placed the gun on the rear of his vehicle. He then drove away. The gun is a black Glock 23 .40 caliber pistol valued at $491. It was entered into NCIC.
• A Timberland High School bus driver received a note on her windshield upon returning to her personal car after work. The note said: “Please do not park here. Thank you, homeowner.”
But she was about to find a nastier message. When she got in her car she noticed her rear windshield had been shattered. The damage is estimated at $300.
• An employee walked in to Mr. B’s Four and One Stop in St. Stephen on Jan. 31 and noticed the following items had been stolen: a 12-guage Browning shotgun, two cartons of Newport short cigarettes and one carton of long Newports, 21 $10 lottery tickets, nine $5 lottery tickets, 67 $3 lottery tickets and 48 $2 lottery tickets. It was later discovered that an unknown person had taken a saw blade and cut the lock off the door of a beauty salon next door, and entered the building through the front of the salon.
The total value of the stolen goods is more than $900.