Crime in the County
The following incidents were obtained from Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office reports:
• A Summerville man was arrested after a deputy found him sleeping in his car on North Live Oak Drive in Moncks Corner on a recent evening. The SUV was parked under some trees.
As the deputy approached the vehicle he noticed the driver slumped in his seat. The deputy asked the man, who had a strong odor of alcohol emanating from him, to step out of the vehicle. The deputy also noticed the man had a large wet spot on the front of his pants and that he smelled like urine. A check showed that the driver had a suspended license.
When the deputy asked the man where he was, he responded, “Summerville.” When the deputy asked again the man said, “Highway 52.” As the deputy asked more questions the man became loud and started to curse at the deputy, who then arrested him for disorderly conduct.
• A Trinity Church Road resident returned to her St. Stephen home on a recent afternoon and saw tennis shoe prints in the dirt under a covered carport area. As she entered her residence she noticed several items out of place. She went room to room to check for open windows.
As she stood in the hallway with her back to the only exit she said that a male wearing a blue shirt, long shorts and a red bandana over his face suddenly approached her and yelled, “Hand over your keys and money!” The victim said despite the bandana she recognized the suspect by his voice and physical stature.
The victim said the suspect is her cousin and that she became familiar with him when they both worked at Walmart. She spoke to the suspect, calling him by name and saying: “I know it’s you. We got you now.”
The suspect began pushing her but did not injure the victim or knock her down. During the struggle the suspect appeared to have a screwdriver in his hand and the victim ripped the front of his shirt before he fled toward the tree line. The deputy did not see any marks of bruises on the victim. She said she didn’t see any of the items in the suspect’s hands but after an inventory noticed the following items were missing: an Xbox game console and five games, an unknown amount of change from the black mug and a black iPad with a charger. The victim went to a residence on Cleveland Lane where she knows the suspect has been living with his grandmother and said she saw all the stolen items there after the suspect’s grandmother let her in.
The deputy advised the victim to contact the sheriff’s office if she finds the serial numbers to the missing items. The mug was taken into evidence to be dusted for fingerprints.