Crime in the County

  • Tuesday, February 28, 2012

The following incidents were obtained from Moncks Corner Police Department reports:

An employee at a popular fast food franchise on US 52 contacted police after she said $100 was missing from her purse, which she left on a chair in the restaurant’s break room. She notified the manager, who reviewed security video that showed another employee, who was positively identified, taking money from the wallet minutes earlier at about the time he clocked out from his shift.
The complainant said she wants to press charges.
• An officer was notified of a vehicle that was driving all over the road not long after midnight on a recent night.
The officer found the vehicle and followed it down Main Street in Moncks Corner, and noticed it was pulling back and forth. He pulled over the vehicle and noticed the driver appeared to have been in a fight; he had cuts and bruises visible all over his hands and face. He smelled of alcohol and answered questions slowly.
The subject could not keep his balance walking in a straight line during a nine-step turn test. His eyes were fully dilated and jerking while being pulled from left to right during the Horizontal Gaze and Nystagma test. The subject could not complete the one leg stand after three attempts.
The subject was transported to the detention center for DUI. A breath test sample was returned showing 0.23 percent blood alcohol content.
• A Berkeley Alternative School student was allegedly drinking wine on the school bus. The bus driver observed the student drinking what appeared to be alcohol. When he dropped the students off he found three wine bottles under a seat. When administrators spoke with the student the subject admitted to stealing them from a grocery store in Sangaree and drinking them on the bus.
The student was charged with minor in possession of alcohol and released to their mother, pending a family court hearing. The wine bottles were placed into evidence.
• Police are investigating a disturbance on Bonnoitt Street. A woman insider her home heard a disturbance outside, and saw four male suspects fighting with her husband, who had been outside unloading furniture with the help of a friend and another man.
The subjects stole the man’s cell phone, valued at $600, and $800 in cash. The victim needed medical treatment but it is unclear what his injuries are.
The case was turned over to investigators.


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