Crime in the County
The following incidents were obtained from Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office reports:
• On Nov. 19 it was discovered that a back door was open and the back window was broken with pieces of glass inside on the floor, at a Dennis Road residence in Bonneau. The victim and a deputy entered the residence and noticed the insulation was pulled out of the ceiling and walls in the back room, den and rear bedroom. The breaker box was removed from the wall.
About $500 worth of copper wiring was removed.
• A utilities contractor left heavy equipment at a jobsite on English Oak Circle near Moncks Corner. When they arrived the next morning eight, eight-inch bend fittings were missing. They had been placed in the woods out of plain sight the day before.
An employee went to a scrap metal business and found the missing fittings. A deputy obtained a copy of a suspect’s driver’s license and purchase order. The property was given back to the utilities contractor, who said it had been damaged.
• The front door of a Bonneau residence on Lily Pad Lane was vandalized and damaged on Nov. 16. An unknown subject kicked in the door to gain access to the house. No shoeprints were found on the door but the wooden doorway frame was split and the door could not be secured. Nothing appeared to be disturbed or taken.
• A St. Stephen residence on Lenox Way was broken into and about $400 of household items were stolen on Nov. 15. A dining room set with five chairs and one dining room table, a sofa, a love seat, a chair, a rocking chair and a plastic tote bag were missing. The deputy noticed the door had been pried open.
• A Theirse Drive residence in Pineville was burglarized on Nov. 14. Missing items include a laptop, flat screen TV, an iPod, a DVD player and a wireless internet box. A total of more than $1,500 worth of items were missing.
The bottom of the front door was broken in what appears to be a forced entry.