Crime in the Creek

  • Wednesday, July 25, 2012

The following incidents were obtained from Goose Creek Police Department reports:
• A 17-year-old Goose Creek teenager was driving 10 mph over the speed limit down Pineview Drive on a recent morning when she was pulled over. Once she came to a stop she took a deep drag off a cigarette and blew smoke into the officer’s face.
The officer looked at her ID and advised her to put out the cigarette because she was underage.
The officer asked if they could search the vehicle. The suspect said there was an empty bottle of Grey Goose vodka in the back seat that belonged to her father. She then gave the officer consent to search.
The officer found an unopened pint can of Smirnoff Back Malt Beverage under the passenger seat and also found a bottle of Malibu Caribbean rum in the back passenger area.
The 17-year-old was arrested for minor in possession of liquor and minor in possession of beer. The officer telephoned the girl’s father who said the alcohol in the vehicle was his but that his daughter stole it from the liquor cabinet. The father said his daughter was not to have any of the alcohol. She was transported to the detention center.
• A 25-year-old Ladson man was arrested for breach of truste after he stole $850 over an unknown period of time from the Redbank Road gas station where he worked. The suspect admitted to stealing $850. The suspect was taken to the detention center.
• An officer met two men in the front yard of their residence after they noticed an orange weed eater and an air compressor were missing from the front porch. The complainant said that the compressor could have been taken by someone who had been invited to the house in the past. The complainant said his son and a friend are possible suspects because they stayed at the residence randomly over the past few weeks. The officer gave the manager of a South Goose Creek Boulevard pawnshop names of the possible suspects. One of the suspects showed up on a receipt for a weed eater recently pawned for $10 and a red skill saw for $40.
The suspect, the complainant’s son’s friend, attempted to pawn other items that were not accepted due to their poor condition. The manager said the store would pursue charges for obtaining property by false pretenses. The officer later contacted the pawnshop manager to say the items had been returned to the owner. The store manager told the officer he would be able to identify the two suspects by sight because they frequently enter the pawnshop together.

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