Wednesday, October 31, 2012
The following incidents were obtained from Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office reports:
• Four soda machines were broken into the night of Oct. 18 off Market Road in Ladson. About $20 in U.S. currency was stolen from all four machines, and each machine received approximately $500 in damage. A deputy observed yellow paint where the damage occurred.
• A Son Drive resident told officers that someone stole two checks from his parked car, a 1995 champagne Toyota Camry, between Oct. 13 and Oct. 17. The victim said the two checks were in the amount of $375 and $475.
The victim was unable to produce any documents from his bank, but was advised of the case number.
• Just after 2 a.m. an officer was passing a nightclub on Redbank Road at closing time when the officer heard five to seven gunshots coming from a nearby parking lot. Upon arrival the officer could smell the odor of burnt gunpowder.
The deputy and four other armed security guards searched the area for signs of a crime scene to no avail. Several people were questioned but no witnesses could be determined.
• A deputy responded to a Juston Court residence in Ladson on Oct. 22 in reference to a stolen computer printer, valued at $250. A concerned citizen called police and said a suspect was inside a nearby residence and the suspect was not supposed to be there. The back door to the residence in question was slightly opened when the deputy arrived. The deputy cleared the residence and noticed a large Sony flat screen TV was on the back porch. The deputy contacted the victim and advised her of the situation.
The victim said the suspect has lived with her for the past three years but moved out in September. The victim said the locks were changed at the time. The suspect was not evicted because he moved out voluntarily, the victim told the deputy. A nearby witness told the deputy he saw the suspect enter the residence on that day and several times in the past two weeks, sometimes with the victim present and sometimes without the victim being there.
The victim said the printer is usually on the living room table but was not there. The deputy placed the TV back inside.