Crime in the Creek

  • Saturday, July 6, 2013

The following incidents were obtained from Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office reports:
• Drag racing was reported on Leisure Drive, off Sheep Island Road, on a recent night.
A deputy responded and saw two vehicles in the road sitting side by side directly in front of him. He activated his blue lights and the vehicle in front of the deputy spun its tires, changed lanes and drove directly past the deputy, who made a three-point turn and pursued the suspect vehicle at speeds of up to 80 mph.
The suspect turned onto Haney Branch Road then into a driveway before fleeing on foot. The suspect had not been found at the time of the incident.
The suspect’s vehicle was a 1984 Buick Regal. The registered owner’s name and address was noted.
•  A .22 Ruger revolver was reported stolen on June 26 from a 2003 Chevy Suburban while parked on Lighthouse Drive. The victim said he usually locks his vehicle at night but must have left it unlocked.
The revolver had a wooden handle and was valued at $500.
• An Oakside Drive woman reported on June 27 that someone stole a Honda dirt bike and a gas-powered go-cart. She said the day before she put for sale signs on the vehicles and that three males between the ages of 13 and 15 came by twice asking about the items. The victim was unable to provide serial numbers.
The dirt bike is valued at $300 and the go-cart at $250.
• Deputies found a red Chevy Grand Am off Cypress Gardens Road that was wanted by the Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office. A clear plastic bag containing a green leafy substance was found in the front driver’s side area of the vehicle.
The DCSO deputy told the BCSO deputy they would not be seeking charges for this. It was taken to BCSO forensics to be destroyed.

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