Crime in the Creek
The following incidents were obtained from Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office reports:
• Deputies responded to an overdose incident when a 17-year-old College Park Road female called authorities after she smoked a marijuana cigarette. She said she felt sick and lightheaded. The complainant told a deputy that she did not know the person she received the marijuana from. EMS arrived on scene and voluntarily transported the complainant to a nearby hospital for further medical examination.
• An alarm went off at a Horseshoe Drive home on a recent afternoon. A deputy arrived and checked the exterior of the home to make sure it was secure. The complainant, who lives in another town, was in the Goose Creek area and checked out the interior with the deputy but found nothing had been disturbed. The homeowner pointed out that it appeared someone was trespassing on his unoccupied property and was using the back, enclosed porch to smoke drugs. He requested that BCSO check the property for trespassers.
• A deputy responded to Mt. Holly Road regarding an abandoned vehicle. The victim said the vehicle was his and it was stolen from the parking lot of his employment. The victim said his friend advised him his vehicle was in the road running unattended. When he got to his vehicle, the victim said the steering column was broken and the back window was pried open. The deputy observed the aforementioned damage.
• A number of items were stolen from a Ladson Road landscaping business, including a vehicle. The complainant, reporting the incident at 10 a.m. on June 23, said someone cut the fence at the wood line, causing about $300 in damage, to enter the property and steal a burgundy 1991 Chevy Silverado and a white utility trailer. The truck and trailer contained $4,448 worth of tools and chemicals.
The total value of damage and items stolen is $18,848. Stolen items contained in the trailer and truck include two weed eaters, irrigation pipes and materials, a riding lawn mower worth $10,000, two backpack blowers, various lawn maintenance chemicals, a roll of weed eater string, box edger blades, two shovels, two rakes, a gas-powered pruner, a pole saw, an edger, three chemical tanks, one push mower and one toolbox with various hand tools.
The complainant said the theft occurred between 2 – 4 a.m. based on surveillance video. At 7 p.m. that evening the truck and trailer, still attached, were recovered at Cypress Campground Road near Percy Street. The vehicle appeared to be in good condition. Deputies could not get in touch with the owner at the time so the truck and trailer were towed for safekeeping.