Crime in the Creek
The following incidents were obtained from Goose Creek Police Department reports:
• A Pinopolis man was driving his vehicle north on U.S. 52 Sunday evening when he heard a loud noise and realized his passenger window had just been busted out. He pulled over and noticed a rock in his back seat. A female passenger also heard the loud noise and noticed she was covered in glass shards. She said her arm was hurting but she declined medical attention.
Suspect information was not available.
• On Sunday a Goose Creek woman reported her minivan and thousands of dollars in landscaping equipment was stolen from her Two Hitch Road residence. She recently hired a man who had just gotten out of prison and she listed him as the suspect.
On or around the same time several attempts were made to use her bankcard, but all were denied. Stolen items include: a 5 x 8 foot trailer, a riding lawn mower, a backpack blower, two weed eaters, an edger, a hedge trimmer, a push mower, two five-gallon gasoline cans, two 2.5-gallon gasoline cans, two shovels, four rakes and other tools. The total value of stolen items is listed at more than $5,700.
The report indicates that further investigation is required.
• A Red Cypress Drive resident heard what he thought were fireworks at about 4 a.m. on Sunday. He got up to do a walkthrough of his residence to make sure everything was OK, and it appeared to be. But it turns out the “fireworks” were gunshots, as he learned at 11 a.m. after seeing a shaft of light shining through a bullet hole in his garage door.
Two pieces of vinyl siding were also broken on the right side of the garage. An officer found three spent 9mm rounds in the roadway in front of the residence.
• A Birch Avenue man called police after he accidently shot a tree on July 5. The subject said he was getting his gun out of his car and wanted to make sure it was cleared before he entered his residence. When he went to “clear” the weapon a bullet was cleared from the barrel as it discharged and struck the tree. The complainant said he believes the accident occurred because he was in a rush.
The officer found a small hole in the tree but no spent casing. The subject was not charged.