Crime in the County
The following incidents were obtained from Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office reports:
• A sheriff’s deputy recently discovered what may be a new aspect to the job: Internet policing.
A Jamestown woman contacted authorities after she said her Facebook account was hacked. She said the suspect is an acquaintance who hacked the account and wrote untrue and obscene things about the victim. The officer advised her to close the account but she refused.
The victim was told how to obtain a copy of the report.
• A woman residing on Old Grade Road near Moncks Corner contacted authorities after claiming an unknown subject has been stealing her mail from her mailbox. She said this has been going on for over a month.
The Post Office advised her to install a camera to catch the person stealing the mail. The victim was alerted to the mail theft after learning she received a letter from the probate court stating they had sent three to four letters with no response.
• A St. George man contacted authorities to report a burglary at a Wide Woods Lane residence in St. Stephen. He said he received a phone call from the electric company saying the electric meter was tampered with. The victim said he went to the location and noticed the back door was kicked in and the following items were missing: an outdoor air conditioning unit, copper wiring, a green 1989 KX250 motorcycle and two construction lights, one yellow and one green.
The missing items have an estimated value of $4,000.
• A Loris man recently reported a boat tire was stolen from him at Spiers Landing in Cross. The victim said he parked a boat trailer at the landing at about 8 a.m. the day of the incident and went fishing.
When he returned at about 1:30 p.m. he found the spare tire and rim were missing from the side of the trailer.