Crime in the Creek
The following incidents were obtained from Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office reports:
• A Ladson woman was allegedly harassing a duty officer at the sheriff’s office headquarters when a deputy responded; the victim was irate because she said her cat had been poisoned in an animal cruelty case.
The victim was standing outside the sheriff’s office entrance holding a stainless steel pet food bowl with moldy animal food inside it. She said she left her residence May 23 and left instructions for two other females to look after her cat for the next three days. When she returned she found her cat dead outside her residence.
She said she found the moldy food bowl hidden in the cupboard. When she called the two house sitters she said they denied poisoning the cat. The victim attempted to get the cat back from the veterinarian’s office so an autopsy could be conducted.
• A Ladson man responded to a local hospital May 27 in reference to a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the hand. The victim said he was cleaning his Glock model 22 handgun, and while attempting to remove the slide from the weapon it discharged and struck him in the left hand. The deputy observed an entrance gunshot wound in the palm of the victim’s left hand and had exited near the wrist area of his little finger.
There were powder burns on the entrance wound and in the palm. The wounds appeared consistent with the incident as explained by the victim.
• On May 23 a Surfside Drive resident reported her pickup truck had been broken into while parked at her apartment complex, and that someone entered the vehicle and rummaged through the interior. She said her checkbook and vehicle title were stolen from the glove box.
There were no signs of forced entry and no latent fingerprints were detected.
A neighboring Surfside Drive resident reported a similar incident in which someone unlawfully entered their sedan the night before while it was parked at the complex. Someone entered the unlocked vehicle and rummaged through the interior. The victim said an iPod Touch and iPad Mini were inside the vehicle and are now gone.