Crime in the County

  • Saturday, August 30, 2014

Day on the water costly for woman

A day on the water turned unexpectedly expensive for a Berkeley County woman when she returned home to find more than $10,000 worth of items stolen.

The woman told Berkeley County Sheriff’s deputies that she left her Westbrooke Road home before noon Aug. 17 to go boating. When she returned home at 9 p.m., she discovered an unlocked rear door and found she was missing jewelry, two large-screen TVs, a computer and several other electronics, clothing and a rifle.

She told deputies that the total value of her missing belongings was nearly $10,400. A silver earring the woman said wasn’t hers and a small amount of blood on a bed sheet were taken as evidence. BSCO is still investigating the incident.

Pizza delivery man robbed

A pizza delivery man was robbed Aug. 15 on College Park Road, according to the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office.

The man told deputies he was at a stop sign at the intersection of Edgebrook Drive and College Park just after 9 p.m. when a black male wearing a black hoodie, black pants and white tennis shoes approached his driver side window.

The driver said the suspect showed him a handgun and told him to give him all of his money. The driver handed the suspect a black money bag with approximately $38, and the suspect left on foot in the direction of the Quick Mart on College Park Road.

No arrests have been made, and BCSO continues to investigate the incident.

Shipping container full of tires missing

A 40-foot shipping container is missing from a Clements Ferry Road container yard, according to a Berkeley County Sheriff’s report.

A manager at the yard called deputies just before midnight Aug. 14 to report a Maersk container with a shipment of Yokohama tires valued at $100,000 was not in its designated location.

The caller said he checked security camera video and found that a truck leased by his company removed the container. When the driver of that truck was contacted, he said the truck was in a repair shop in Fayetteville, N.C., at the time of the incident. He added that he had brokered the truck to another man.

BCSO’s investigation is ongoing.

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