Crime in the County

  • Wednesday, January 30, 2013

The following incidents were obtained from Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office reports:
• A burglar put the saddle before the horse during a recent theft in Cross.
When the victim arrived at her Ranger Drive residence she noticed the backdoor had been kicked in. The victim was missing a Billy Cook brown rawhide saddle, a washing machine, dryer and vacuum. The total value of the stolen property is valued at $1,850.
•A Moncks Corner man was arrested the night of Jan. 23 and charged with filing false information with police. The arrestee called 911 and said two males were holding his wife hostage at gunpoint.
When officers arrived at the alleged hostage scene they were met by a male suspect who was placed in handcuffs, as was a second male suspect. There were also two females in the residence. One of the females told officers they were not being held against their will.
The arrestee’s wife said she and her husband got into an altercation and she came to stay at this residence to get away from her husband, who was banging on the door and yelling for her to come outside and go home with him. The two male suspects told the husband to leave the property. Deputies met the arrestee and asked why he called in false information, which he denied.
The arrestee said when he went to the residence that his wife would not leave he saw two males in the house and a gun on the counter. The arrestee was taken to the detention center.
• An estimated $1,700 in tools was stolen from a vehicle on Cypress Gardens Road the night of Jan. 22. An unknown subject cut the lock on the gate of a business, entered the property and stole various power tools from a 2006 Chevy van.
The missing tools include a drill set, saws, a light and a chop saw.
• Two batteries were stolen from a John Deere motor grader while it was parked on the corner of Highway 311 and Highway 176 in Cross. The incident occurred sometime between Jan. 18 and Jan. 23.
The batteries are valued at $300.
• A Cross resident found a license plate in the road in front of her residence on Tennant Drive. The plate number was run through dispatch and came back as clear to a Mt. Pleasant resident. The plate was turned over to a deputy who turned the plate in to the DMV.

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