Crime in the County
The following incidents were obtained from Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office reports:
• On March 15 a woman residing on Little Acres Lane near Moncks Corner filed a trespassing complaint after observing several pickup trucks drive across her property to gain access to property used for “mudding.”
The responding deputy saw several flashlights and headlights about a quarter of a mile away. The deputy walked that distance to make contact with the suspect and eight other individuals. The suspect said the area where the trucks were is his property and he used a public right of way to gain access. As the deputy spoke to other subjects involved the victim and another subject got into a verbal altercation.
The subjects apparently disassembled 36 feet of temporary fencing belonging to the victim. After much deliberation the victim informed all parties involved that they had two hours to use her property then remove their vehicles.
• A St. Stephen woman’s property was vandalized on the afternoon of March 15. The Pettigrew Road resident told officers that a white Dodge Magnum pulled up to the back of her residence and someone knocked on the back door. As the victim was walking toward the door she heard glass break in her bedroom upstairs window and saw the vehicle drive off.
The victim found rocks and broken glass on her bed from where the window had been busted. The victim told the deputy she knows who the suspect is but would not provide the deputy with that information because she feared for her safety.
• About $100 in scrap metal was recently stolen from a Jamestown address. The victim also reported someone went onto his property and removed an old pop-up camper. The victim said the camper was destroyed in a hurricane but he was going to convert the remaining single axle into a utility trailer.
• A woman driving down U.S.-17A called authorities after she said her estranged husband was following her and trying to run her off the road. She said he could possibly be armed with a gun.
A deputy located the subject who said he was following his estranged wife because she had the children. He said he was not trying to harm her. The subject was asked to seek legal advice and stay away from her.