Crime in the Creek
The following incidents were obtained from Goose Creek Police Department reports:
• A Ladson Road bar is pressing charges against a woman employees say walked out on her nearly $65 tab on Feb. 12. Days after the incident a bar employee contacted police because the credit card the woman provided to cover the tab was declined.
• A Goose Creek man discovered what happens when one relieves themselves at 4 a.m. in the parking lot of a 24-hour diner while a police officer is inside the restaurant looking out the window. The officer approached the man and told him he was under arrest for disorderly conduct. The man was handcuffed and taken to the detention center.
• A Mt. Pleasant man contacted Goose Creek city officials on Feb. 18 after noticing a $129 fraudulent transaction on his debit card. A city official told the victim the payment was for a water bill. City records show a woman with a Piedmont address used the victim’s debit card to pay a water bill via telephone. The investigation continues.
• Several guns, a crossbow and nail gun are among the items stolen in a grand larceny incident reported Feb. 14 by an Evergreen Magnolia Avenue resident. A $700 Weatherby .270 caliber rifle with a Smith Scope, a $1,200 Remington 2250 Varmint Rifle, a $500 Remington bolt action single shot rifle with wood stock, a $500 crossbow, two fishing poles and a $60 nail gun were stolen.
Through their investigation police learned the victim’s sister stayed at his residence while he was out of town and her son sold the missing items to a pawn shop to pay for a bench warrant. The woman’s son apparently told her the items would be returned before the victim got back from a work trip, but they were not. The victim told police he wishes to press charges.
• A $35,000 bulldozer owned by Santee Cooper was found a day after it was reported stolen. A senior special agent from the South Carolina Public Service Authority, the agency that handles investigations for Santee Cooper, found the bulldozer Feb. 13 in the wood line off State Road.
The vehicle was stolen from Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office jurisdiction and was entered into NCIC. The vehicle was found about 20 yards into the wood line and did not appear operable because the wiring harness was damaged. A Santee Cooper mechanic removed the bulldozer from the woods and it was taken out of NCIC.