Crime in the County

  • Tuesday, April 29, 2014

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

• A resident reported on April 17 that his utility trailer was stolen from his South Live Oak Drive business. The trailer was in a parking lot surrounded by a locked chain link fence. A deputy found a section of fence about 8 feet and 6 inches wide that had been cut and removed. The complainant said the trailer was secured with a lock. He said the trailer is 8 by 16 feet with a dovetail, freshly painted black steel, a wooden floor and SCDOT stickers on both sides.

• On April 18 a man reported that his utility trailer was stolen from Dr. Evans Road near Moncks Corner. He said he heard his dogs barking in the night but did not get up to see what the noise was about. He noticed at about 2 p.m. on April 18 that his 2008 black utility trailer was missing. He provided the deputy with all the trailer information and it was entered into NCIC.

• A Cross man returned home from work on April 19 to find that his home on Olympic Drive had been burglarized. He said the front door had been pushed in. A deputy noticed damage to the door frame that made it appear it was pushed or kicked in. A DVD player, computer monitor, a flat screen TV, two pairs of shoes and alligator skin boots (valued at $400) were missing. The deputy was able to collect latent fingerprints.

• A deputy responded to St. Stephen at about 10:20 p.m. on April 18 in reference to an alarm. The deputy noticed the back door of a business was open and there appeared to be pry marks on the door, which was slightly bent around the latch. The deputy requested assistance and a St. Stephen Police Department officer arrived. They conducted a safety sweep of the interior and did not find any suspects. The business appeared to be an industrial machine shop. The deputy noted that there was no way he could tell if anything was out of place. All the toolboxes checked OK and nothing seemed to be torn apart. The deputy could not tell how old the pry marks were. The business was under special patrol for the rest of the weekend.

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