Crime in the Creek
The following incidents were obtained from Goose Creek Police Department reports:
• An officer found a 20-year-old Moncks Corner man and his car on the side of U.S. 52 in front of the Goose Creek Municipal Center. The man said he was stopped because of car trouble. He also appeared intoxicated. The officer saw several beer cases in the man’s vehicle and the subject said he’d just left a bar in North Charleston because someone was trying to fight him, and as he passed through Goose Creek his vehicle’s engine blew up.
The officer told the subject to sit on the ground so he wouldn’t stumble into the highway. As the two officers talked of the status of the subject’s license and warrants he became boisterous and was told to calm down.
Officers told him to sit back down, but he did not comply and said, “shoot me,” and “kill me.” He took his shirt off and repeatedly told the officers to take him to jail.
The officers advised the subject to get on the ground with his hands behind his back because he was under arrest for public intoxication. One of the officers forced the subject to the ground as the subject resisted and attempted to pull his arm away. Both officers struggled to keep the subject on the ground but were able to handcuff him. The subject was charged with public intoxication and resisting arrest. He was transported to the detention enter.
• A damaged golf cart was found parked on the green of the 11th hole at the Crowfield Golf Club on a recent afternoon.
The subject driving the cart ran over a wood retaining wall, causing the damage. A replacement golf cart was issued to the subject, whom the officer caught up with at the 13th hole.
The subject said he was reaching for a lighter to ignite his cigar and struck some wood. The subject admitted to drinking two beers from a six-pack he’d purchased at the country club. The officer determined the subject was not at a level of intoxication that would impair his driving.
The subject said he would pay for the damage caused to the golf cart. The cart’s universal joint and steering column were damaged in the accident, and the vehicle was inoperable. An employee estimated the damage would cost $600 to repair.
• A Persimmon Hill resident flagged down an officer after finding a West Virginia driver’s license near the street. The complainant said the day before she heard a commotion outside and was unsure if the driver’s license was related. The owner of the found property contacted police earlier that day about the missing license.
Messages were passed on to various officers so the item could be returned.