Crime in the Creek

  • Wednesday, April 3, 2013

The following incidents were obtained from Goose Creek Police Department and Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office reports:
• A Moncks Corner man was arrested shortly after an incident at a North Goose Creek Boulevard gas station at about 8:45 a.m. on a recent morning. A concerned citizen advised police there was a male near pump No. 11 who appeared intoxicated and had fallen down. The woman said she could not understand what he was saying. The man had urinated on himself and was unsteady on his feet as he attempted to stand.
An officer asked him to sit on the ground. The man advised the officer he had been drinking, which the officer detected by the strong odor of alcohol emanating from the subject. The man was arrested for drunkenness in public and taken to the detention center where he was uncooperative and refused to sign any paperwork.
• A Ladson man reported his car radio was stolen on the night of March 17 from his orange 1996 Mitsubishi Eclipse. The victim believes the subjects entered the car through the unlocked driver’s side door. The incident occurred on Temple Road. The radio was valued at $100.
• Sometime in the early hours of March 19 a Salina Lane resident reported that someone broke into their garage and poured sugar into the gas tank of a vehicle. A deputy found a pile of sugar on the garage door that had spilled. The garage window was broken, apparently so a suspect could gain access to the garage.
The deputy found a magazine for a gun containing 30 9mm bullets on the ground outside the broken garage window. None of the parties that spoke with the deputy own a gun.
The magazine and bullets were placed into evidence. A suspect was located and placed under arrest for first-degree burglary.
• Someone attempted to break into a Fairhaven Drive residence on March 18 but was unsuccessful. The would-be burglars still ended up causing nearly $3,000 in damage. There were pry marks to the front and back doors and the screen door to the back porch had been damaged along with a window screen.
The victim said that it appeared no items were missing from the residence.
• A Ladson man reported his Taurus .41 caliber revolver was stolen from the glove box of his vehicle while parked at his Bernard Drive address. The incident occurred on March 19 sometime between 3 and 6 p.m. The gun is valued at $450 and was entered into NCIC.

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