Crime in the Creek
The following incidents were obtained from Goose Creek Police Department reports:
• A Hastie Drive resident recently found the passenger side window of her Toyota Camry broken. Several valuables were stolen from the vehicle. Missing items include a camouflage toy tent, a Carolina Gamecock book bag with miscellaneous clothing, a purse and various bank, credit and membership cards. The total value of the missing items is about $160.
• A 26-year-old Goose Creek man was caught with his pants down in the middle of a recent day.
A delivery driver was making a delivery to Shannon Park Apartments just after Noon and flagged down a police officer after seeing what she thought was a man pleasing himself in the wood line. The officer pulled closer in his patrol vehicle and saw the subject standing still with his pants by his ankles.
The officer told the subject to exit the woods line, to which he did not comply, but rather attempted to hide behind a pine tree. The subject fled on foot but was apprehended without incident or use of force. The subject was arrested for indecent exposure and taken to the detention center.
• An Indigo Road residence was recently spray painted with what the victim fears to be gang symbols. The vandalism took place sometime during the previous night, the victim said. The officer observed that the spray paint formed unknown shapes or symbols. They were on the east and south facing sides of the residence.
• A Summerville man was riding his bicycle down St. James Avenue on a recent night when he became the victim of a hit and run. The victim said he was traveling down the road on his bike when he was struck in the back by a passing vehicle’s mirror. He was unable to get a close look at the vehicle that hit him.
The victim was transported to nearby hospital for treatment of his injuries.
• On a recent afternoon a woman entered a video rental store off St. James Avenue and walked out after placing a DVD into her large, black purse. An alarm went off as she exited and the clerk followed the suspect into the parking lot and asked: “Are you going to pay for that?”
The only answer she received was a glare as the suspect entered a small vehicle with no hubcaps on the passenger side. The clerk said another woman was with the suspect at the time and likely knew what the suspect was up to. The clerk wrote down the license plate number and turned it in to police.