Crime in the County
The following incidents were obtained from Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office reports:
• A complainant called authorities on the afternoon of March 14 after finding an outboard boat motor lying in a ditch off Pimlico Boulevard. The complainant said he saw the motor cover lying on the side of the highway and went to retrieve it when he saw the motor in the ditch.
The deputy called for a wrecker to pick up the boat motor.
• The morning of March 18 saw a complainant call deputies after an ex-employee was trespassing after being terminated from the Powerhouse Road business near Moncks Corner. The complainant confronted the trespasser but he refused to obey her commands and entered a restricted area.
By the time a deputy arrived on scene the suspect had left the property.
• A man residing on Autumn Lane near Moncks Corner reported on March 19 that he was the victim of credit card fraud in the amount of $16,463. The victim received a statement from his bank regarding the fraud. The victim said he has a possible suspect in mind but had not contacted his bank at the time of the report. He said his account with the bank has been closed for years.
• On the morning of March 19 a deputy arrived to the scene of a Pineville residence after an alarm sounded. The side window of the residence was busted out and the screen was lying on the ground nearby.
A deputy and corporal entered the residence through the broken window to make sure the residence was secure. The deputy located an alternator on the floor of the bedroom window that was possibly used to bust out the window. The deputy also found a small bathroom window to be busted.
The deputy met with several acquaintances of the victim who checked the residence and could not find anything missing. The door of a storage shed on the property was off its hinges. The complainant said a red box of miscellaneous tools and a drum set were missing.
The total value of missing items is estimated at $700.
• On the morning of March 18 a man residing off U.S.-17A near Moncks Corner reported that someone stole the radiators from his 1989 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight and from his 1992 Chevrolet.