Crime in the County

  • Wednesday, August 28, 2013

The following incidents were obtained from Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office reports:
• A Bonneau woman said she left her home at about Noon on Aug. 16. When she returned at about 10:45 p.m. her mailbox was on fire. She said she has not had any problems with anyone and has no idea who would have set fire to the mailbox.
The victim said she believes gasoline was used as the grass around the mailbox was also burning. The mailbox was still in flames when a deputy arrived. The box itself had completely melted, and the wooden post was still burning.
• A church on South Live Oak Drive near Moncks Corner was vandalized on Aug. 20 sometime between 1 and 9:30 a.m. The complainant said someone threw a brick through the front window of the building causing the glass to shatter.
The complainant said a man had been placed on trespass notice from the church on Aug. 19 due to a civil dispute. She said he resided behind the church. When the deputy met with the subject who was placed on trespass notice he said he had no knowledge of the incident.
The damage is estimated to be $200.
• A St. Stephen woman reported on Aug. 17 that three of her Honda dirt bikes were stolen and her fence was cut open, allowing her dogs to roam. She said at about 2 p.m. she noticed her dogs running loose on Beulah Tabernacle Drive. She said she last saw the dirt bikes in her storage shed at the rear of her property on Aug. 15.
A portion of her fence in the front and rear of her property had been cut open. Her storage shed locks had been cut.
Two of the dirt bikes were red and white CRF50s (both with an estimated value of $1,250) while the third was a red and white CRF80 (estimated value: $2,100). The dirt bikes were entered into NCIC.
• On Aug. 20 at 12:37 p.m. a deputy responded to a St. Stephen residence on Schurlknight Road in reference to an activated alarm. En route the deputy learned the homeowner had arrived and saw the back door had been kicked in.
The deputy entered the residence to make sure no suspects were inside. He then escorted the homeowner into the residence and she saw that two flat screen TVs were missing, one from the living room and one from the bedroom. The victim said she had three cameras on her detached garage.
Upon viewing the surveillance video she noticed they had been pushed up toward the sky by an unknown subject.

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