Crime in the Creek
The following incidents were obtained from Goose Creek Police Department and Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office reports. The incidents all occurred on July 4.
• 12:23 a.m.
An 18-year-old male driver was pulled over in the Pineview Subdivision for not having a functioning license plate light. The officer saw four cans of Bud Light on the floor behind the driver’s side and took note that the driver and passenger were both underage.
The officer conducted a probable cause search of the vehicle but didn’t find any more contraband. The driver was arrested for possession of beer by a minor.
• 2:53 a.m.
Officers responded to a call about a 25-year-old woman screaming and rolling on the ground outside a Sarah Drive residence.
The complainant’s son and his son’s girlfriend got into an argument in which the girlfriend bit the complainant’s son on the arm. The girlfriend then went to a neighbor’s house where a policeman found her holding a bag of ice to her head. She said she and her boyfriend had been playing pool and got into an argument about him being too drunk to drive home.
He then took the keys and left without her, she said. She got a ride back and argued with her boyfriend about leaving her at the bar. She then began banging her head against the wall, admitting that she does that when she gets mad to avoid hitting other people.
She went outside to bang her head on the ground and said she was going to get a knife from the neighbor to kill herself. The boyfriend tackled her and attempted to hold her down to keep her from hurting herself. That’s when she bit him.
She was checked out by EMS and arrested for criminal domestic violence.
• 4:40 a.m.
A 24-year-old woman was walking down the 1400 block of Redbank Road when a white van pulled up next to her and the driver, a 30 – 35 year old black man, asked her for drugs. The driver then put his arms around the subject tightly in an apparent attempt to kidnap her. He attempted to shove her inside the double side doors of the van but the victim fought off the subject and ran to the lobby of a nearby hotel for help.
A hotel attendant called police.
• 9 a.m.
A Briarbend Road resident reported that their mailbox had been pulled directly out of the ground and was lying flat. The resident said the mailbox was still standing at 7 a.m. when the victim went to water plants.
• 9:41 a.m.
Deputies responded to Liberty Hall Road where a man was walking on the sidewalk, cursing loudly and had a heavy odor of alcohol. The subject had been involved in an accident on Liberty Hall Road.
An acquaintance said the subject came to his yard, broke a beer bottle on the driveway and assaulted the acquaintance. The victim said he did not wish to pursue charges against the subject. The subject was arrested for public disorderly conduct.