Thursday, May 1, 2014
The last week of April was a fairly busy one for burning cars on fire in Berkeley County.
That's according to three Berkeley County Sheriff's Office incident reports that show three vehicles were found burnt throughout the county in three separate locations.
On April 26 at 8:45 a.m. a deputy responded to a forestry fire brake road near Bonneau after a citizen called in a vehicle fully engulfed in flames about 50 yards from Dennis Ridge Road. The Bonneau Fire Department arrived a short time later to extinguish the fire. A tow truck company from Moncks Corner towed the vehicle to their lot. The vehicle was a white, 2002 Honda Accord. The tag number and VIN were legible and both were clear in NCIC. The owner nor the driver were present during the time of the incident indicating the vehicle was abandoned. The owner resides in St. Stephen but was unavailable during the time the report was filled out.
At about 2:20 a.m. on April 26 a deputy responded to Mose Wilson Lane near Ridgeville after reports of a suspicious fire. The Sandridge Fire Department was on scene and just suppressed the fire on a Toyota RAV4. The VIN and license plate numbers were not recognizable. The deputy found a partial inscription on the inside of the engine wall, but no information was usable. The vehicle was listed as a total loss and was towed to a Moncks Corner lot.
Shortly after 9 p.m. on April 27 a deputy responded to Doctor Evans Road in Cordesville in regard to a burnt vehicle. The vehicle was near train tracks. The Cordesville Fire Department was on the scene. The deputy could not locate a license plate or VIN. There was no suspect information. The deputy did find a Nissan symbol on the ground in front of the vehicle. The next tow truck in rotation took the vehicle to an impound lot. The deputy noticed damage to the road where the vehicle burned itself into the asphalt.
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