Crime in the Creek
The following incidents were obtained from Goose Creek Police Department reports:
• A North Charleston man was arrested on July 4 after attempting to shoplift more than $7,000 in items from the Goose Creek Walmart. The subject had $5,957 in consumable goods – described by the loss prevention officer as a large amount of seafood and meat – plus $173 in household goods and $976 in clothing.
The suspect was found at 12:20 p.m. at a bank across the highway. The store’s loss prevention office identified the suspect, who had also put a vacuum cleaner in the shopping cart. He left the store passing all points of sale without paying. When the loss prevention officer confronted the suspect he fled on foot.
The suspect, who has three prior shoplifting convictions, was taken to the detention center.
• At 7:15 p.m. on July 4 a Goose Creek man reported he witnessed a Hispanic man tampering with his truck parked at Alcester Road in the Westminster subdivision. The subject was checking the truck bed and interior cab area of the vehicle and tampering with the passenger side door, apparently attempting to gain access. The victim confronted the subject and said the suspect then left the neighborhood. Police searched the area but did not find the suspect.
• Two mailboxes were run over on Laurel Avenue in the Pineview subdivision on July 4. One of the victims went outside at 9 a.m. and noticed both his and his neighbor’s mailboxes had been run over. The victim said he did not hear anything after 10 p.m. the night before and did not have any suspects in mind.
The estimated value of the mailboxes is $40 each.
• A Red Cypress Drive man in the Woodland Lakes subdivision called police at 10:15 p.m. on July 4 after his stepdaughter shattered the storm door to the residence, causing an estimated $250 in damage.
The complainant said she was at the residence for a family function and due to being intoxicated she became irate and uncontrollable. At that time the suspect shattered the glass storm door and a large amount of beer bottles inside the residence. The complainant said she left the residence with a friend before police arrived. He said he did not wish to press charges.