Crime in the County

  • Wednesday, May 8, 2013

The following incidents were obtained from Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office reports:
• An elderly woman said that an unknown man about age 25 – 30 knocked on the door of her Cypress Gardens Road residence at about 6:45 p.m. on April 30. She asked if he was from the electric company and he said yes and asked for the man of the house.
When the complainant told him that her husband is deceased and that she lives alone, the subject started talking about running fiber-optic lines through the resident’s yard into the woods. The complainant said the man had a state map and walked toward her barn. The woman said when he left she told her niece next door about the incident and she advised to check her purse and wallet.
The complainant did and realized she was missing $60 cash, a $50 gift card and her phone from her purse. The complainant said she was not sure if anyone else was with the subject.
• A St. Stephen woman said she had eight bags of aluminum cans behind her Russellville Road residence that were missing as of April 30. The victim said the bags were there two days before and she does not know who would have taken them.
• A Moncks Corner man reported that between April 14 and April 17 someone stole his 2 by 4 foot mesh container, which was filled halfway with crushed aluminum cans. The victim said he went to a local steel and metal collection center and asked if anyone had brought in such a mesh bag of cans. He was told several people had.
The deputy spoke with an employee of the metal collection center who said that 24 individuals came by, and nine of them sold aluminum cans. He could not verify which one brought in the cans in the mesh container.
• A St. Stephen man said he and a friend went fishing on April 30 and left his 2007 Jeep Wrangler in the Cross boat landing’s parking lot. When he returned eight hours later he noticed his keyless entry was not working so he unlocked the Jeep with his key.
The Jeep would not crank once the key was in the ignition. The victim opened the hood and noticed the battery was missing and the cables had been cut. The other victim said a toolbox valued at $400 was missing from the bed of his Ford F-150.

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