Crime in the County
The following incidents were obtained from the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office:
• A St. Stephen resident reported that someone stole a red water pump and a green water tank from the front yard of a Belah Tabernacle home. The items have a total value of $2,000.
• A Bonneau man reported that overnight someone had cut the gas tanks and siphoned gas from two of his U-Haul vans that were parked in St. Stephen on Mandella Road. The amount of gas stolen was estimated to be $100.
• A Moncks Corner resident on West End Drive reported that her 42-inch flat screen TV was stolen from her home when she left the windows open to air out the residence after a kitchen fire the previous day. The TV’s estimated value is $1,000.
• There was apparently a bad moon rising over Cross on a recent morning – and some confusion over a suspect’s real identity.
A Cross woman reported that a neighbor had mooned her and her youngest son and that she had pictures to prove it. The suspect was apparently on the victim’s property scraping up the road.
A deputy met with the accused, who denied wrongdoing. He said he was gone all day obtaining roofing materials, but spoke to the victim’s other neighbor who told him he had a verbal altercation with the victim and had shaken his posterior at her. A deputy spoke with the other neighbor (Suspect No. 2) who admitted he was the actual perpetrator.
In a separate incident the same day the innocent man who was initially accused by the victim encountered a problem with the victim’s husband. The man was driving his tractor, which he’d picked up from the residence of Suspect No. 2. The victim’s husband stood in the road and would not get out of the tractor’s way.
The man on the tractor asked the man in the road to move several times. Instead of moving, the man in the road was holding his cane and threatening to kill the man on the tractor.
The man in the road told his son to get a shovel, which the man proceeded to raise in the air and use in threatening the man on the tractor. Deputies were called back for the second time that day but no charges were pressed.