Crime in the County
The following incidents were obtained from Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office reports:
• A repo man was apparently threatened at a Pineville location for a vehicle he had a repossession order on at about 1:30 a.m. on April 25 at Root Branch Road.
The victim said he knocked on the subject’s door as a courtesy to allow him to retrieve items from his vehicle. The subject came to the door and was irate. The victim said he head the click of a hammer pistol from behind the door and the suspect came out of the residence holding the pistol. He fired a shot into the ground in the front yard.
The suspect approached the tow truck still holding the pistol and demanded the vehicle be dropped. The victim, fearing for his safety, complied and immediately left the area. The suspect told a deputy he never said he was going to hurt anyone and had the pistol because he saw someone in his yard at 2 a.m. The suspect told the deputy he could call the tow company later in the morning and he would allow them to take the vehicle.
• A man returned to his Lankford Street home near Moncks Corner on April 25 after being out of town and noticed the gate to the lot next to his residence was forced open. The victim said tractor equipment and a 7-by-16 foot utility trailer containing his riding lawn mower were stolen. The estimated value of the missing items is $3,800.
• A Pineville woman returned to town on April 24 and found her adult daughter sleeping in the back bedroom. The victim told her daughter to leave and she began to vandalize the inside of the residence by breaking two televisions and a DVD player. The victim said her daughter had been evicted from the residence about a month ago, but she was unable to provide paperwork.
The deputy patrolled the surrounding area but did not find the suspect.