Crime in the Creek
The following incidents were obtained from Goose Creek Police Department and Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office reports:
• A Summerville man reported he was the victim of a strong-arm robbery off Wide Awake Circle at about 9:30 p.m. on June 10. He had a visible left black eye and a swollen upper lip. He said he was walking to his College Park Road home and was assaulted by three black males. The victim said the robbers took a bottle of 90-count Neurontin medication, a carton of Wild Horse cigarettes and $35 cash.
The total estimated value of the stolen items is $330.
• Two Goose Creek men who are cousins fought over hand tools and ended up tumbling down concrete steps, landing on a sidewalk. Both men have Norman Court addresses. The complainant received minor lacerations to his arms and legs. He did not wish to press charges.
• A license plate was stolen from a vehicle parked at College Park Middle School on June 13. The victim had a flat tire and left a note on the 1988 Chevy Celebrity saying he would return at a certain time to repair the flat tire. In the meantime the license plate was stolen.
An officer informed the 16-year-old driver and his father as they were changing the tire that the license plate was missing from the vehicle.
• A deputy responded to Thurgood Road the morning of June 7 in regard to a burnt vehicle. The vehicle was on an unpaved road or trail near Ebony Lane. The trunk area was still smoking.
The officer could see that the vehicle was a Nissan but did not immediately find records of a stolen vehicle matching the description. The vehicle was towed.
• A truck was stolen from a Clemons, N.C. man on June 12. The vehicle was stolen from a hotel off College Park Road and found the next day by the Cross Fire Department at County Line Road. The pickup truck was burned. A utility trailer belonging to the victim’s employer was also stolen. The trailer contained cell phone tower repair tools and three firearms.
• A Bridgecreek Drive man reported vandalism on June 10 at his residence. He observed what appeared to be spray paint covering the front of his residence’s front window, door and paneling. He did not find any other damage.