Crime in the Creek
The following incidents were obtained from Goose Creek Police Department reports:
• Two electric stoves were stolen from homes under construction at Carnes Crossroads sometime between June 3 and June 11. An employee of a homebuilding company was conducting a tour of homes under construction on Quintan Street the morning of June 11 when he noticed the missing stoves and called police.
The complainant said nothing else was taken from inside any of the homes. The complainant said there are numerous homes being built on that street that are unsecured. There are no residents living in the area and there were no witnesses. The items were each valued at $1,500.
• A teacher told a maintenance worker at a church school off Londonberry Road that she found a window open at 6:30 a.m. on June 11. The maintenance man called police and said he has never known that window to ever be open for any reason. The last time the room was used was for a Boy Scout meeting the night before, the complainant said. He said no one had touched the window that morning.
Police obtained DNA swabs from the window and placed them into evidence.
• A 17-year-old Goose Creek male was arrested after attempting to shoplift a ping pong table and ping pong balls from a store off St. James Avenue. The loss prevention officer told police he saw the subject put the above items in a shopping cart in the sporting goods section and concealed ping pong balls in his pockets, then proceeded to exit the store without paying for the merchandise.
The subject was taken to the detention center.
• The morning of June 9 an employee of a home improvement store off St. James Avenue reported that 78 bundles of gray roof shingles were missing. They were taken from the rear storage area behind the building sometime after closing the night before and opening that morning.
There was an opening in a nearby wooden fence and it appears the perpetrator used this to gain access to the shingles. A witness said on June 7 he saw a black male about six feet tall loitering in the area and later noticed several fence posts belonging to the store were left in a ditch on the other side of the fence.