Crime in the County

  • Wednesday, July 3, 2013

The following incidents were obtained from Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office reports:
• A deputy responded to an alarm that sounded just after 2 a.m. on June 26 at an Oaklawn Drive residence near Moncks Corner. The deputy found pry marks on the side bedroom window and tire tracks in the grass that appeared to be fresh. The deputy contacted a dispatcher to have a key holder come to the residence. They arrived a short time later and said there did not appear to be any property missing from the residence.
• On June 26 a Buckspond Road man reported that his 2012 VIP shooter was missing. The victim said the keys were in his possession. He said he could not provide the VIN because all the paperwork was in the scooter, for which he said he paid $970.
• A Summerville man reported someone stole the air conditioning unit from the backyard of his vacant St. Stephen residence off Soybean Lane. The complainant gave a deputy the name of the real estate company. He said the estimated replacement value is $3,500.
• Deputies found a red Chevy Grand Am off Cypress Gardens Road that was wanted by the Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office. A clear plastic bag containing a green leafy substance was found in the front driver’s side area of the vehicle. The DCSO deputy told the BCSO deputy they would not be seeking charges for this. It was taken to BCSO forensics to be destroyed.
• An 84 Lumber employee told deputies June 26 that they were missing all the copper wire from a warehouse building off Powerhouse Road near Moncks Corner. The employee said he checks on the old warehouse every few months. He said the theft occurred sometime between April 26 and June 26. The estimated value of the copper is $50,000. The company is trying to sell the property and no longer uses the facility.
• A Black Tom Road woman reported on June 23 that someone kicked in her garage door, cutting a lock and taking several items, including a lawn mower, weed eater, chain saw, antique sewing machine and antique typewriter. The combined estimated value of the stolen items is more than $2,800.

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