Crime in the County
The following incidents were obtained from Moncks Corner Police and Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office reports:
• On Jan. 28 at about 4:30 p.m. a chainsaw was stolen from a car parked at a grocery store near the Tail Race Canal. The complainant went in to buy a pack of cigarettes and when he returned his yellow chainsaw was missing from the bed of his truck. His friend told him that he saw a suspect who attempted the sell the chainsaw to the friend. The suspect has a Jamestown address and the responding officer indicated he is familiar with the suspect from a shoplifting and resisting arrest case that happened a few years ago.
The investigation continues.
• A waitress from a Chinese restaurant on U.S.-52 in Moncks Corner flagged down an officer after a customer left without paying.
The waitress pointed in the direction of where the man ran and the officer proceeded that way. He located a male suspect and stopped the patrol vehicle to speak with him. The suspect admitted to leaving the restaurant but said he was going to get his wallet. The officer and suspect went back to the restaurant, where staff positively identified him.
The suspect said he had the money to pay but it just wasn’t with him. The suspect was arrested for shoplifting and transported to Hill-Finklea Detention Center. The bill for the meal was $14.
• An officer located a car sitting in traffic at U.S. 17-A and U.S.-52 with the driver asleep at 4:45 a.m. The officer opened the driver’s side door, cut off the ignition and woke the driver, who had an odor of alcohol on him and was unsteady on his feet. He was arrested for public intoxication and transported to Hill-Finklea Detention Center. His car was towed.
• A Bonneau man had a number of prescription medications stolen from his car after it broke down in St. Stephen and he left it unlocked on the side of the road. When he returned about an hour and a half later his Lipitor, Paxil, Zyprexa and Lorotab bottles had been stolen along with a dashboard radio.
The total value of the stolen items is $646.
• A Pineville man received a suspicious package and alerted the BCSO.On Feb. 8 he received a package shipped by UPS from a company with which he’d just applied at for a job. At no time did he receive a message from the company saying he’d receive a package from them. When the complainant opened the package it contained two diamond earrings. The complainant contacted the company and planned to send the package back.