Crime in the Creek

  • Wednesday, May 15, 2013

The following incident reports were obtained from Goose Creek Police Department reports:
• A Two Hitch Road woman reported a man trespassed onto her property and entered her residence against her will on May 8 at about 1 p.m. The complainant was in her garage when she reentered her residence and noticed her front door was open. She walked to the door to close it and saw a white male standing in her kitchen. He looked at her and appeared shocked to see her.
She told the subject to leave or she would call police; the man ran out the front door without saying anything and sped away in a black Pontiac. The subject did not appear to have taken anything from the residence.
• An officer confronted two subjects who appeared to be smoking marijuana in a vehicle on Wisteria Road the evening of May 7. The driver gave consent to search and the officer found a bag of synthetic marijuana in the cup holder along with two glass smoking pipes.
The officer researched the ingredients of the synthetic marijuana and found it had no prohibited substances and the pipes used to smoke it were determined to be legal. No contraband was found in the vehicle and the subjects were released from the scene without being charged.
• An officer responded to the St. James Avenue Walmart on the night of May 7 after being alerted to a shoplifter near row 15 in the parking lot. The officer found the white male suspect with two lawn mowers in his possession. The suspect had the mowers loaded in the back of his truck and was attempting to leave but stopped when the officer told him to.
The suspect appeared extremely nervous and was asked to sit on the ground. The store’s loss prevention officer confirmed this was the suspect who put two lawn mowers on a flatbed shopping cart and exited the store through the lawn and garden section without paying.
The lawn mowers were returned to the custody of the store. The suspect was taken to the detention center.

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