Crime in the County

  • Wednesday, September 4, 2013

The following incidents were obtained from Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office reports:
• Three Pineville campground users reported that more than $4,000 in items were stolen from them between Aug. 15 and Aug. 27.
The first victim reported missing five golf cart batteries, a riding lawn mower, a boat propeller and a golf cart battery charger. The second victim reported missing two golf cart batteries, a DeWalt drill motor set and an oscillating tool. The third victim reported missing six fishing rods, six golf cart batteries and three 100-foot drop cords.
• An elder from Ebenezer Holiness Pentecostal Church reported on Aug. 23 that the Oaktree Lane church had been vandalized. He said three wooden posts were pulled from the ground and one wooden spindle on the church fence was broken.
The damage is estimated to be about $200.
• A deputy met with SCDOT employees Aug. 26 after they reported a battery had been stolen from one of their tractors. The 2011 John Deere 7130 was parked in a field along the side of Hoodtown Road in Bonneau.
Someone broke the lock and took the $150 battery. The damage to the lock is also estimated to be $150.
• A Cross woman reported a stolen car battery on Aug. 21, valued at $100.
• A school bus driving down Lightning Road may been trying to reach the speed of the road’s namesake, according to one woman. On Aug. 23 a Bonneau woman reported a bus driver had been consistently speeding on the 15 mph road.
The complainant said she confronted the driver in the past and was told not to do that again. The officer said he would see what he could do to have the bus drive the speed limit.
• A Summerville woman reported that her boyfriend was riding her Harley Davidson on Aug. 25 when it had mechanical difficulties at about 4:30 p.m. and was left on the roadside off Cypress Gardens Road between U.S. 52 and U.S. 17A. When they returned at 6 p.m. to retrieve the motorcycle it was gone.
The Harley, valued at $12,000, is a pearl white soft tail with speakers on the handles, a leather case behind the windshield and black saddlebags on the back.

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