Crime in the County

  • Wednesday, January 29, 2014

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

At about 12:45 a.m. on Jan. 12 a man called deputies after he said he had been burned by an explosion near a fire in the woods near a pond off Compton Drive, off U.S.-17A. The deputy noted the complainant was inconsistent with his story. At first he said someone threw something at him that exploded. Then he said someone threw something at the fire that exploded and burned him.

The subject had burns on his face, neck, upper chest, upper arms and hands. He was transported by helicopter to a burn unit. A narcotics officer was notified in reference to a possible meth lab.

A man was arrested on the charge of misuse of 911 on Jan. 14 after he had called deputies several times to his residence near Moncks Corner. The subject said unknown individuals were walking through his front and backyard. The deputy walked through the yards but did not see signs that anyone was or had been present. The subject appeared nervous, constantly looking over the deputy’s shoulder and peeking through his curtains as he spoke with the deputy.

The deputy said he would patrol the area throughout the night. About 15 minutes after leaving, the subject called saying the suspicious subject had returned. The deputy searched the yard again but found nothing.

The subject had called 17 times from one phone number and 25 times from another. The deputy told the subject he was using 911 services unlawfully and if he called again without an emergency he would be arrested for misuse of 911. The subject told the deputy he would call again as soon as he left the scene. The deputy arrested the subject.

A woman bought a cell phone from Criagslist on Jan. 7 and met the seller off Old Highway 52. The woman met with a deputy on Jan. 13 and gave a description of the seller. She said that she bought the phone for $300 for a friend as a birthday present, but when they went to a mobile service provider they were told the phone had been reported lost or stolen.

The service provider could not determine which. The phone was not listed as stolen in NCIC. The victim called the seller’s number to try to obtain more information but was only given a different name.

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