Crime in the County
The following incidents were obtained from Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office reports:
• A Cross woman reported on March 6 that her antique hay rake that is pulled behind a tractor was maliciously damaged. The victim said an unknown subject moved the rake, causing damage to the $1,000 antique. The victim said she believes the equipment was moved within the last month.
• A Moncks Corner woman reported that a bottle of her medication was stolen while she was unloading groceries with another woman on March 6. The Pamela Lane resident said someone stole 23 of her 10 mg. Valium capsules, valued at $20.
• A Cedar Avenue man reported a burglary on March 5 in which $450 in firearms and $5,700 in jewelry were stolen. The victim advised a deputy that approximately three weeks before reporting the incident he noticed a large amount of jewelry had been taken from his residence. The victim told authorities he questioned his step-son-in-law, who claimed he stole the items and pawned them for drug money. The victim and subject went to pawn shops in Moncks Corner and Summerville to buy several of the items back.
The handgun was entered into NCIC. The report does not indicate if charges were pressed.
• A St. Stephen man said at about 6:30 a.m. on a recent morning, he went outside to warm up his vehicle when a neighbor drove up to him in his car and called him a racial slur.
The neighbor denied this, and said that the complainant had physically struck him.
No arrests were made.
•†A Ladson man reported someone broke into his Cluster Pines Road residence and took an assortment of items.
On Feb. 20 the victim walked into the kitchen and discovered the window was broken. Missing from the residence were 11 bottles of wine, three large bottles of Tide laundry detergent and $40 worth of steaks from the freezer. The victim said he has several firearms and expensive electronics throughout the residence that were apparently untouched.
A deputy collected a piece of shattered glass from the broken window that appeared to have blood on it. The glass was submitted for forensic testing.