Crime in the County
The following incidents were obtained from Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office reports:
• An enclosed cargo trailer was reported stolen from a Lakewood Drive residence in Moncks Corner. The theft occurred sometime between 6 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. on June 11. The trailer was parked behind the residence and had a lock on the tongue that was missing from the scene. The trailer is 5 x 7 feet and has one axle. The inside floor is red and the rear of the floor is rotted.
• A Cross man contacted police after having problems with an unknown subject vandalizing a backyard garden containing produce and flowers. A few nights earlier at 3 a.m. the complainant said he observed their neighbor’s 29-year-old son in their backyard spraying a substance on the gardens. The plants had perished in the days since then, amounting to $85 in produce losses and $67 in flower losses.
The officer then spoke with the subject who said he has nothing to do with the yard. The subject did say his mother and the neighbors have had some misunderstandings lately but that he has not done anything to the gardens. The complainant was provided with trespass information.
• Deputies responded to a recycling site on Old Depot Road in Moncks Corner in regard to a complaint about hydraulic fluid being spilled onto the floor of the maintenance shop. The fluid was apparently spilled from a barrel.
Two subjects were seen on surveillance video entering the shop around 11:40 p.m. on June 7. The complainant identified one subject, age 19, and saw him pick up a long piece of copper wiring from a pallet and walk out of the maintenance door to the right. The complainant saw another subject, age 24, walk out of the same door empty handed a few seconds later.
The 19-year-old was supposed to show up at work the next day but had not arrived yet. The older subject arrived while a deputy was investigating the incident and answered some of the deputy’s questions. The older subject said he and the other subject got a piece of copper wire from the shop to jumpstart a front loader that wouldn’t crank. The older subject followed the younger one to the parking lot and saw him open his trunk. The older subject advised the younger one there are cameras in the shop and he shouldn’t steal anything. The older subject then walked away and said he thought the younger man would return the copper but apparently didn’t. The complainant said he did not wish to press charges against the 24-year-old but he did wish to prosecute the 19-year-old.
A warrant was filed for petit larceny.