Crime in the County
The following incidents were obtained from Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office incident reports:
• A Bonneau man arrived at a vacant rental home to cut the grass when he noticed the front and back doors of the building were open. He contacted the owner, who arrived on site. The victim noticed several hundred feet of copper wire was missing from inside the building. The wires are valued at about $1,000. Two conduits appeared to be pried open.
• A St. Stephen woman reported someone broke into her home and stole a heater ($500), an air conditioner ($1,500) and 100 feet of household wire ($1,000). The deputy noted the back door displayed pry marks. The household wire was removed after it was pulled through the drywall.
• A concerned citizen called to report a burnt car seen on Old Wing Road in St. Stephen. A deputy found what was left of the vehicle but could not determine any information about it due to its condition. A tow truck was called to remove the vehicle. A deputy found two empty bottles of Bud Light Platinum nearby.
• A Pineville resident reported a burglary at his home. The victim said he went to work at noon and returned at about 2:40 p.m. He noticed pry marks on the door and realized his 40-inch TV was missing from the living room. He also noticed the bathroom window and master bedroom windows were shattered. The only other item missing was a cash box containing $60 in $2 bills.
• A deputy responded to Wilson Boat Landing in Cross after a driver’s window had been smashed on a Clinton man’s Ford Expedition. The victim said someone stole a Minkota trolling motor (valued at $800), a PSE Coyote Bow ($250), a trolling motor battery charger ($150), a breathing machine ($200), a cell phone ($50) and a Matthews Genesis hunting bow ($250). The incident occurred sometime between 9 p.m. on June 20 and 2 a.m. on June 21.
• A similar incident occurred at Boat Landing Way in Cross two nights later. This time the incident occurred sometime between 10 p.m. on June 22 and 3:25 a.m. on June 23. Two Summerville men reported that their vehicles were parked at the boat landing while they were fishing and noticed several items missing from their vehicles. The first victim, driving a 1994 Ford F-150, had a car stereo system stolen along with a 409-piece Craftsmen tool set valued at about $500. An $800 Toshiba laptop and a $200 cell phone were also missing.
The second victim was missing his cell phone from his 1995 Dodge pickup truck.
• A Jamestown woman reported that someone stole fuel from her boat. She said her husband filled the boat with fuel and parked it next to a shed by the house. She later said she smelled gas and went outside to check on it and noticed the boat tank was now half full. She estimates about six gallons were stolen, valued at about $20.