Crime in the County

  • Monday, January 14, 2013

The following incidents were obtained from Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office reports:
• A Cross man reported that firearms were stolen from his vehicle parked on Ranger Drive. The front passenger side window was found shattered on the morning of Dec. 27, and the victim believes the break-in occurred around 4 a.m. due to a silent alarm that went off at about that time.
Missing from the victim’s truck were Browning 308 and Browning 270 rifles with scopes, and a Mossberg 12-guage shotgun. The total value of the missing firearms is $2,400.
• A $900 knockout punch hand tool set and $3,000 in copper were stolen from the Berkeley County Landfill at Oakley Road near Moncks Corner between Dec. 20 and Dec.  27. The complainant gave officers the name of a possible suspect.
The stolen equipment was behind a locked gate and the lock was intact when the complainant noticed the property was missing. The complainant said some work trucks would have to be moved in order to access the stolen equipment. Only an employee would have work truck keys, the complainant said.
A deputy picked up a ticket from Berkeley Scrap Metal showing the suspect sold assorted copper there on Dec. 19.
• On Dec. 21 a Summerville man reported his property off U.S. 17 in Bonneau had been broken into. The rear bedroom window was broken and forced open. The burglar stole copper tubing that connects to the AC unit in the attic.
The copper is valued at $150.
• A St. Stephen woman purchased a new doublewide mobile home on Dec. 25 as contractors were in the process of preparing the residence so she could move in. On Dec. 26 a neighbor drove by and noticed the front door was open. The neighbor called the victim’s brother to ask if contactors were working that day and to tell him the door was open.
The victim and brother went to the residence and noticed the front door had been pried open and a $900 stainless steel dishwasher was stolen. The refrigerator and stovetop had been tampered with and damaged. Kitchen cabinets had been rifled through and left open.
A deputy collected fingerprints from the appliances.


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