Crime in the County
The following incidents were obtained from Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office reports:
• A Jamestown man was out of town on a recent weekend and returned home May 21 to find his calf missing. He searched the area, contacted neighbors and followed buzzards. He found the deceased calf behind a neighbor’s residence. The neighbor told the victim he did not kill the calf and did not know how it got there. The victim also noticed two white rabbits with black noses in the area and said he knows a man who lives nearby who has such rabbits. The deputy contacted this man and saw a similar looking rabbit at his residence.
The man said the rabbits had been missing since April and he filed an incident report at that time. The deputy, the victim and owner of the rabbit went together to the residence where the calf and rabbits were seen but were unable to make contact with the subject. The victim and rabbit owner said he is known for stealing in the neighborhood. The deputy checked NCIC but did not find any warrants for the subject.
• Unknown burglars added insult to injury to victims of a Pineville residential fire when they ripped out the copper wiring from the walls in each room and the breaker box on May 20. The victim said they had not been to the residence in the three days following the fire. She said the rear door was unable to be secured due to the fire but it was closed.
An insurance adjuster was at the residence two days after the fire. He said when he entered the residence he saw a black male with long dreadlocks and a backpack on. He said the subject left the residence quickly and ran into the woods behind the residence. The estimated damage is $3,000.
• A deputy responded to a wooded area off Firehouse Road in Pineville and found a completely burned Ford 500. The VIN could not be located. A towing company was called and took the burnt vehicle to their tow yard. A concerned citizen reported the burnt vehicle and said the engine could be found on a concrete slab at an old shop off Fann Lane. He also said a stolen white Honda could be found behind a doublewide mobile home behind the shop.
• A St. Stephen man reported that his boat battery was stolen from his boat parked in a field behind his Santee River Road residence sometime between May 5 and May 20. The wires to the battery terminals were evidently cut to remove the battery and case. The battery is valued at $100.