Crime in the County
The following incidents were obtained from Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office reports:
• A Cross man on Roscoe Court reported that his push lawn mower was missing from where it was stored under his residence. The victim reported seeing two suspects driving a gold Ford Taurus in front of his residence with what appeared to be a lawn mower sticking out of the trunk of their car at about 10:15 a.m. on Nov. 28. The victim said the lawn mower in the trunk was under a black and white cover.
A deputy met with the suspects who denied any involvement in the lawn mower theft. The deputy did not locate the lawn mower and was unable to determine if the grass and leaves in the trunk of the suspects’ vehicle were placed in the trunk recently.
• A landlord of a Gibbes Hill Road residence in Cordesville reported the windows of the residence were smashed out and a water pipe was damaged. The second victim would not speak to deputies and is believed to be the girlfriend of a suspect. A deputy took a DNA swab of blood near the smashed kitchen window and took a blood-soaked comforter in as evidence. The suspect likely received a cut while smashing the windows. The total damage to the residence is about $8,000.
• On the afternoon of Nov. 27 a Bethera man noticed a subject on a four-wheeler wearing camouflage, including a ski mask, behind the residence of someone he knows in Bethera. The complainant approached the subject who was carrying two boat batteries. When the subject noticed the complainant they dropped the boat batteries, ran to the four-wheeler and drove off along the railroad tracks behind the residence.
Deputies searched the area but were unable to find the subject.
• A deputy responded to an alarm at a Cross residence on Highway 311 on Nov. 23. Upon arrival the deputy saw the front door of the residence had been forced open. The deputy entered and cleared the residence. The deputy contacted the alarm company who contacted the homeowner who arrived on scene.
The victim discovered a $500 flat screen TV was missing and the door, doorjamb and locking mechanism had received about $600 in damage.
• A Cross woman reported a burglary at her Short Cut Road residence on Nov. 27. A flat screen TV and gaming system were missing from the residence. An unknown individual entered the residence by kicking in the side door. The total value of missing items is estimated at $900.