Crime in the County

  • Wednesday, December 4, 2013

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



• A St. Stephen man reported that his 8 x 5 foot barbeque cooker wither a trailer and three burners was stolen between Nov. 22 and Nov. 24 from a Russellville Road location. The cooker is valued at $2,000.



• On Nov. 24 deputies responded to Spring Grove Road in Bonneau where a man reported some of his hunting gear was stolen. He said that between Nov. 21 and Nov. 24 someone entered his property and took a two-man tree stand, a camouflage canopy, a thermo cell, a thermo cell holster and other miscellaneous hunting items. The total value of stolen items is estimated at $390.



• A Cornerstone Drive man said that at about 8:30 a.m. on Nov. 23 a Honda Civic parked suspiciously in the road in front of his home. When the complainant tried to confront the subject they drove off. The complainant got in his vehicle and followed the subject into a Moncks Corner gas station parking lot near the Tailrace Canal. The complainant said he believes the subject was casing his property for items to steal at a later time.



• On Nov. 22 a Poplar Branch Drive resident reported that an unknown person left trash in her yard. The deputy saw a bag of trash that was ripped and scattered in the center of the lawn. The victim said she constantly finds trash left behind in her yard and thinks someone is doing it to harass her.



• On Nov. 22 two brothers got into a dispute after visiting their parents’ home near Moncks Corner. The victim said he and his brother were arguing over a home stereo system when his brother punched him on the mouth with a closed fist, causing his lip to bleed. The victim did not wish to prosecute.



• Two people said two vehicles were broken into the night of Nov. 21 at Harristown Road in St. Stephen. The first vehicle was an unlocked SUV. A Hydrocodone prescription and a Bersa Thunder .380 caliber pistol were missing from its glove compartment. A .380 caliber High Point pistol was missing from the glove compartment of an unlocked pickup truck. The total value of the missing items is estimated to be $850.

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