Crime in the County
The following incidents were obtained from Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office reports:
• An Amy Drive woman reported that someone slashed the right rear tire of her 1989 Mitsubishi on a recent night. The Yokoh tire had a four-inch slit in it and is valued at about $100.
• In a similar but unrelated incident on Bushy Park Road a Summerville man reported two of his tires were flattened. The victim was changing one of the tires when he said the subject rode by in a tan, extended cab pickup truck. The victim said the subject asked if he needed any help, but advised he did not.
The subject commented he was glad the victim’s tires were damaged, according to the victim, who said he has had problems in the past with the subject due to a girlfriend. The victim said he believes only the valve stems were damaged.
• A Charleston man reported an incident that occurred on the westbound lane of I-26 near Ladson on a recent morning. The complainant’s ex-girlfriend was following him when he pulled onto the College Park Road exit ramp. When he stopped at the light the car following him struck his.
He pulled forward and his car was struck again from behind. This happened three times, according to the complainant, until the woman exited her vehicle, banged on his car and began yelling obscenities while he was stopped at the light. The man said he drove away to avoid conflict.
• An Oakside Drive woman reported her vehicle had been maliciously damaged. On a recent night her ex-boyfriend walked to her residence intoxicated, with flowers in his hand, and began knocking on the door. The victim didn’t respond.
The suspect picked up a cinder block and threw it into the windshield of the victim’s Honda Accord. The suspect left and returned to his residence.
The damage to the Accord windshield rendered the vehicle inoperable. The victim did not want to press charges but wanted a report. Officers contacted the subject, but due to his level of intoxication no sense could be made from what he was saying. The windshield’s estimated value is $3,000.
• A Ladson auto dealership was burglarized on a recent night. The owner told officers he discovered an air jack and a set of 17-inch wheels were missing from the yard behind the business. The complainant said several similar incidents have occurred recently. The deputy noticed drag marks in the dirt from the area where the air jack had been stored.
• Five outside air conditioners were reported stolen from a Redbank Road address sometime between Sept. 25 and Dec. 11. No model or serial numbers were available at the time of the report.
The units have a total value of $9,000.