Crime in the County

  • Wednesday, September 26, 2012

The following incidents were obtained from Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office reports:

• The kitchen sink apparently wasn’t enough for burglars who also stole two bathroom sinks and a toilet, among other items, from a foreclosed home in Pineville.
A home off Finley Drive was burglarized and vandalized sometime between Aug. 3 and Sept. 18. The complainant works for a tree service company that left house keys under a brick on the porch. The vandals and burglars likely found the house keys because there were no signs of forced entry, the complainant said.
The following items were found to be missing: a double kitchen sink, two bathroom sinks, a toilet, a water heater, wooden double-door cabinets, a glass light fixture and copper wire. There were several holes in the sheet rock where the copper wire was ripped out from behind the walls.
The total damages and losses are estimated at $3,280.

• Sometime between 8 p.m. on Sept. 18 and 9 a.m. on Sept. 19, a red 2002 Pontiac Grand Am was vandalized in Moncks Corner. The complainant had borrowed the car from a friend, and parked it overnight off Underbrush Court. In the morning the complainant found the passenger side mirror shattered and hanging from the door along with several key scratches and blotches of green spray paint in several locations on the car.
The total damage is estimated at $500.

• On Sept. 19 between 3 a.m. and 3:45 p.m. an unknown burglar reportedly stole $7,600 of jewelry from an Imperial Drive resident in St. Stephen after the victim’s front door was pried open.

• A Willow Grove Lane resident in Moncks Corner reported people have been stealing bags of corn from his field. The victim believes his fence has been cut somewhere, providing easy access for thieves. A neighbor said they recently saw a man leaving the area with corn bags.

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