Crime in the County

  • Wednesday, October 9, 2013

The following incidents were obtained from Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office reports:

• At about 3 a.m. on Oct. 1 a South Live Oak Drive resident reported that she was awoken by her dogs barking in the back yard. When she went out back she saw an unknown subject standing against the fence. The man said he was just cutting through the yard. He took off, jumped the fence, hopped on a bicycle and rode off. The complainant said she found a denim jacket on the air unit by her teenage daughter’s room. She also found a cigarette laying on the windowsill of her bedroom. The jacket was placed into evidence.

• A man reported his 1995 Yamaha jet ski that is white and teal with a lavender seat was stolen from Ophir Street sometime between Sept. 14 and Sept. 27.

The jet ski, valued at $2,500 was on a galvanized trailer valued at $150. The vehicle was entered into NCIC.

• At about 4:45 p.m. on Sept. 29 a man reported a road rage incident on U.S. 52 near Old Highway 52. The complainant said he was driving on U.S.52 heading to Moncks Corner when a Nissan Maxima started driving close to his bumper. The complainant tapped his brakes trying to get the Maxima to back off. Once a vehicle next to the complainant’s had moved, the Maxima pulled up next to his passenger side and the Maxima driver slapped the side door mirror causing the plastic case on top to fall to the road.

The complainant then stopped at a gas station and called the sheriff’s office. The complainant provided a deputy with the alleged offender’s license plate number.

• On Sept. 28 a woman reported that she and her husband borrowed her father-in-law’s 42-inch Craftsman riding mower. The mower broke down in front of a Tobacco Road residence. The woman asked the resident if she could call him to pick up the mower later. She obtained his telephone number and nickname. When she called back later to pick up the mower the man did not answer the phone. A deputy went to the Tobacco Road residence but was unable to locate the mower, which is valued at about $1,000.

• A man residing on Main Street in Bonneau reported on Sept. 28 that a man used his cane to strike the rear door of his mobile home, causing damage. The deputy saw two dings on the door. The complainant said the man also threatened to slash the tires on his vehicles for not paying him money for services earlier in the day.

• The manager of a U.S. 52 car dealership reported on Sept. 26 that someone stole all four tires off a 2007 Ford Expedition the previous night.

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