Crime in the Creek

  • Thursday, October 10, 2013

The following incidents were obtained from Goose Creek Police Department reports:

• On the evening of Oct. 2 a Birch Hollow resident called regarding a burglary in progress involving a gun. The resident said a suspect with a gun went into a residence on Bayboro Circle. The vehicle involved was registered to an Evergreen Magnolia Avenue address so police responded there and began chasing the suspect’s vehicle that was traveling at a high rate of speed and ran several stop signs and red lights on Amy Drive, Montague Plantation Road and U.S.-52. The suspect sped away but an officer soon saw the suspect’s vehicle was heavily damaged and smoking at the intersection of Central Avenue and U.S.-52.

Witnesses at a nearby motel and church said they saw the suspect flee into the woods behind the church. The suspect turned himself in at his address. Police found he had 58 grams of marijuana, a digital scale and a black grinder. He was charged with burglary first degree, possession with intent to distribute marijuana and failure to stop for a blue light no injury or death caused.

• A 27-year-old Goose Creek man was holding his eyes standing in the driveway by a vehicle on Red Cedar Drive the afternoon of Oct. 2 when police arrived. The officer saw his knuckles had abrasions and his throat and eyes were red. The man told the officer his mother had thrown jalapeno juice on his head and that everyone ganged up on him. The officer spoke to other parties involved. The mother said they had gotten in an argument and he blocked her from leaving the kitchen and bowed up at her. Another male witness in the residence confronted the subject about how he treated their mother. They got into an argument and the first subject went to his room and began punching the walls. The subject bowed up to the other male subject and a struggle ensued. The subject’s mother grabbed a jar of pickled jalapenos and poured them on her son, the first subject, prompting him to step outside. The mother said she wished to pursue charges. The jalapeno-soaked subject was arrested for assault and battery third degree and taken to the detention center.

• Shortly before 5:30 a.m. on Sept. 27 a Goose Creek woman was taking out the trash at her Central Avenue apartment when she called police after finding what she believed to be six live bullets on her apartment porch, which is shared by her neighbor. An officer initially thought the bullets were for a speed loader revolver, but upon closer inspection it was discovered they were a grinder commonly used for marijuana. The complainant told the officer she does not know who smokes marijuana around the apartment building. The officer took possession of the drug paraphernalia so it could be destroyed.

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