Crime in the Creek
The following incidents were obtained from Goose Creek Police Department reports:
• A Gary Street man reported on July 16 that a burglary occurred at his residence that day. He said a bottle of 58 count Lortab, a jar of about $15 in loose change, a Samsung Galaxy Tab 2, 13 $2 bills and 15 one-dollar coins were taken. The victim said a subject likely entered through the backdoor, which does not secure well and could have easily been opened without noticeable force.
The victim later noticed a .38 caliber handgun was also missing from his former roommate’s bedroom dresser. He said he does not believe his former roommate came back to get the gun because her perfume was still in the dresser.
• Nearly $1,600 of particle board was stolen from a construction site off Gianna Lane on July 14. The wood was stacked next to a home that is currently under construction. The theft is thought to have occurred in the early morning hours. No suspect information was available.
• An officer was called to a St. James Avenue gas station at 3:45 a.m. on July 15 and found two young men passed out in a vehicle parked in front of the business. Its motor was running and the driver was hunched over the steering wheel with his legs hanging out of the open front door.
There were two, 24-ounce Icehouse beer cans in the center console.
Two officers woke up the driver and passenger. It took the driver a few moments to become aware of his surroundings. He was sweating a great deal from the face, appeared to have drooled on himself and smelled of alcohol. The subjects said they had been drinking at a pool hall earlier then continued drinking in the vehicle. One of the officers said he observed the vehicle driving earlier that night and there were no signs of DUI, so no charges for that were submitted.
The driver was charged with drunkenness in public, open container and driving under suspension.
• At about 3:30 a.m. on July 14 an officer responded to the scene of a single-car collision off Crowfield Boulevard. A Subaru was in the ditch with both front airbags deployed. Police found two men nearby. The registered owner had an abrasion on his forehead. He said he let an unknown man drive his vehicle because he was drinking and did not want to drive. He said he had at least four drinks at a North Charleston bar, where he met the man he let drive his vehicle.
An officer again asked who was driving and the owner said neither of them were driving. The owner failed field sobriety tests and was arrested and charged with drunkenness in public.
• On July 13 at about 1 a.m. police responded to a collision at Old State Road and Redbank Road and found a white powdery substance in a bag below a vehicle that was in the collision. The bag was believed to contain cocaine. When police questioned the man whose vehicle was above the bag he denied knowing what it was or that it was his. The bag was placed into evidence.