Crime in the County

  • Wednesday, February 19, 2014

• An abduction was reported at 2 a.m. recently. The victim and her boyfriend were contacted earlier and had given a ride to someone they knew only by his first name. They took the suspect from Moncks Corner to Summerville.

When they arrived to pick up the suspect he said he had a friend who was going too. The female driver said they would not take the suspect’s friend because they would have to move items in the vehicle to make room. The suspect and his friend got in the backseat. The suspect’s friend pulled a gun and put it up to the male victim’s head and told the female victim to drive.

They drove but the vehicle ran out of gas and pulled into the median on U.S.-176 near College Park Road. The suspects exited the vehicle and walked in the direction of a gas station. The victims called the sheriff’s office. Goose Creek Police also arrived with a K-9 but were unable to track the suspects. The deputy brought the victims to the gas station where they purchased fuel for their vehicle.

• A residential burglary was reported recently off Autumn Lane near Moncks Corner.

Vehicle parts, ammunition and explosives were reported stolen. A subject cut a hole into the back of locked workshop and stole items with a total estimated value of more than $5,000.

The suspect also attempted to steal several heavy-duty wrenches that were found on the ground near the hole.

Two fingerprints were lifted from the outside wall near the damage, which was photographed.

Missing items include two racing engines, a black flight bag, 10 boxes of 7mm Remington shells, four boxes of 308 Winchester shells, two boxes of 45 caliber shells, two boxes of 9mm shells, two boxes of .22 caliber rifle shells, two boxes of .22 mag shells, three pounds of gunpowder, a powder measuring unit and a powder scale.

• A deputy recently responded to a church outside Moncks Corner in the Coordesville area of Highway 402. That’s where three air conditioning units were stolen from the church building. The subjects cut the power and copper lines supplying the outside units. The units are valued at about $3,000 each.

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