Crime in the County

  • Wednesday, December 18, 2013

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

On Dec. 6 at about 10:40 p.m. a deputy was dispatched to Winding Road near Moncks Corner in regard to a female screaming for help inside a camper. The deputy entered and observed the victim lying on the floor appearing to be writhing in pain. As the deputy approached her he noticed a strong odor of alcohol on her. The victim said she heard a knock at the door. When she opened the door she was struck in the head by an unknown individual. She was transported by EMS.

On Dec. 8 a Bonneau man reported that he left his residence in the morning for work and when he arrived back the next afternoon he noticed his utility trailer was missing. The deputy noticed fresh tire marks leaving out of the drive. The thief also cut the chain and lock to a block that was still present. The victim said the trailer was about 22 feet long, black in color with rust and a wooden floor. The trailer has a dual axle and the wheels are crooked. The victim described other distinguishing features. The trailer, valued at $500, was loaded with ladders and other tools valued at $1,700.

A resident living on Pine Court near Moncks Corner said she arrived home on Dec. 6 to find the front door unlocked and a chair blocking the living room door. A $300 TV was missing. They found the attic open and the rear door unlocked. There were faint tennis shoe footprints and some kind of spilled liquid. The victim believes the suspects entered through a window. The following items were missing: a Kodak camera, a DVD player, a blu-ray player, a knife collection, a laptop computer, women’s jeans, perfumes, colognes, nail polishes, lotions, a bag with chargers, a jewelry box containing various jewelry, 150 DVDs, undergarments, two leather motorcycle jackets, a leather vest, leather chaps and a power amp for the TV. The total value of missing items is estimated at nearly $3,000.

A $700 stainless steel refrigerator was stolen from the site of a recently constructed home near Moncks Corner on Dec. 5. The residence was secure, according to the complainant, who suspects a current or former employee is responsible. There were no signs of forced entry and the only way to enter is with a key, according to the complainant.

A Resinwood Road resident reported on Dec. 6 that sometime between 7:30 and 8:30 a.m. someone entered an unlocked shed and stole a bicycle. The cycle is a Denali 15-speed with an orange frame and 27-inch tires valued at $170.

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