Crime in the County
The following incidents were obtained from Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office reports:
• A Ridgeville man was in his boat returning to Spiers Landing in Cross when he saw his pickup truck hood and driver’s side door open at about 3:15 p.m. on Aug. 5. He saw a black vehicle in front of his truck. He also saw a black man in a colorful, striped shirt was standing at the car while a white male was at his truck.
When he yelled to the two subjects the white male slammed the victim’s truck hood and jumped into the black car, which fled. The victim found four rod and reels and a tackle bag were taken from his truck bed. The battery was stolen from under the hood.
The driver’s side window of the truck was shattered.
• In the early hours of Aug. 8 an Emerald Isle Drive man reported that his six-week old male pit bull was missing. The brown, brindle-colored dog was left in the fenced-in back yard. The victim said he asked his neighbor if they had seen his dog. They said no but they heard two dogs bark and one sounded very young.
The missing puppy has a white throat and chest, a red nose, hazel eyes and is missing some hair near its tail.
• A woman living on a houseboat noticed it was sinking after she had an altercation with her ex-boyfriend, who is her business partner. She said they had been having problems and got into a verbal confrontation over matters in the company they run. The suspect told the victim he has ways to deal with people like her and yelled and cursed in her face, she told an officer.
When she left the houseboat the afternoon of Aug. 7 it seemed fine. When she returned later that evening she noticed the houseboat was taking on water. The victim said the suspect came by and sarcastically stated, “Oh, it looks like your boat is sinking.”
She said he then went to his own boat.
• Police responded in Cross after a Fantail Avenue man said he urinated on a suspect’s corn pile on Aug. 7; the suspect saw him doing this, became irate and attacked the victim, who said he did not fight back.
The victim had scratches on the right side of his neck and a knot under his right eye. The victim said he wished the incident hadn’t happened but wanted a report. The suspect told the deputy the victim pushed him and attempted to swing and that he struck him. The suspect said the victim went back to his vehicle and displayed a firearm before driving off.