Crime in the Creek
The following incidents were obtained from Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office and Goose Creek Police Department reports:
• A Summerville man was traveling down College Park Road toward 17-A just before 9 p.m. on a recent evening when he heard a loud bang. Right afterward he noticed his back passenger window was busted out. He called police and a deputy confirmed the window was shattered in a circle shape causing the entire window to fall out. The complainant requested a copy of the report.
• A Harbour Lake Drive resident looked out at her back porch on a recent afternoon and saw a paint bucket. The resident called the property manager, who arrived along with a maintenance worker, who took the lid of the bucket and found a plastic bag with a green leafy substance, a black book bag, a solid black handgun and a set of scales. The management called the sheriff’s office, but by the time a deputy arrived the bucket was missing.
The complainant said she saw a black male with a red shirt run around to that side of the apartment and sit in a car. The subject had apparently entered a neighboring apartment, but when a female answered she denied anyone was there until deputies heard a male voice. The male was asked to come outside and as he was being patted down for weapons he jerked away and jumped the fence behind the complex. The female refused to cooperate with police and seemed evasive.
Officers were concerned with the well being of her children due to the possibility of a weapon in their presence.
• A 36-year-old female and her 14-year-old daughter were caught shoplifting more than $500 of clothing and hygiene items from Wal-Mart on a recent afternoon. The pair of Harbour Lake Drive residents were seen stuffing items into re-useable Wal-Mart bags and passed all points of sale without paying for the merchandise. Two store employees approached the shoplifters as they loaded the items into their trunk. They took the items back into the store and wound up in the loss prevention office. The adult female admitted she was solely responsible for the shoplifting. An arrangement was made to have the daughter picked up by a friend.
Due to her age, criminal charges were not filed against the 14-year-old. The mother was taken to the detention center and given a citation and trespass notice.
• A 29-year-old male was arrested for attempting to shoplift $147 worth of batteries and calculators from Wal-Mart. He was caught and taken to the detention center.
• A 36-year-old Moncks Corner man loaded his shopping cart with seven cases of 18-pack Bud Light beers at the Goose Creek Wal-Mart. He pushed the shopping cart past all points of sale and was confronted by the loss prevention officer and taken into custody. The $101 worth of beer was recovered. The subject was placed on trespass notice and taken to the detention center.