Crime in the County

  • Tuesday, November 12, 2013

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

• A man reported a theft of more than $1,100 of items taken from his vehicle parked at Summer Breeze Way the night of Oct. 31. There were no signs of forced entry and his vehicle was locked. He said he went to his vehicle the next morning and noticed the following items missing: a Cobra 40-channel CB radio, a Garmin GPS, a satellite phone, a pair of Bushnell binoculars, a halo range finder, a tree stand climbing vest and three buck knives. A neighbor said he noticed a burgundy golf cart with three white male juvenile occupants and one white female juvenile. The neighbor said they were dressed in camouflage. He stopped and spoke with them about why they were out that late on a school night. He said the same golf cart has been seen in the gated community before and none of the juveniles live there. They appeared to be about 13 or 14 years old. The juveniles are possible suspects. The CB radio was entered into NCIC.

• On Nov. 1 a business dispute occurred between a customer and manager of an auto repair shop off South Live Oak Drive. That day a customer came to pick up his car after the work was done. The manager said the car had been done for three weeks and was sitting in the shop waiting on the subject to pick it up. The bill for the work was about $500. The manager said his shop charges a storage fee of $25 a day and after three weeks the total bill became $1,025.

The customer didn’t know the total price at the time he handed over a blank check. Once he learned of the total bill he became irate and started making threats. After the deputy spoke with both parties they agreed to settle on an amount of about $650. The customer gave the manager cash and the manager gave the victim a postdated check.

• Also on Nov. 1 a deputy responded to Old Church Road in Cordesville after a woman went to see if the man working on her car had finished. They started arguing about the job not being finished. The suspect became irate, grabbed her around the neck, pushed her to the ground and started hitting her. The deputy noticed scratches and bruising on the victim’s neck and scrapes on her elbows. The suspect smelled of alcohol and was unsteady on his feet. He admitting to getting into an altercation with the victim. He was arrested and charged with assault third degree. The suspect also had three warrants out for his arrest.

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