Crime in the Creek

  • Wednesday, October 23, 2013

The following incidents were obtained from Goose Creek Police Department and Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office reports:

• A Hanahan woman went grocery shopping at the Bi-Lo off St. James Avenue at about 5 p.m. on Oct. 19. When she returned to her car she found a buggy against the front of the 2008 Infinity G35 she was driving, which was dented on the front end. There were two notes from witnesses attached to the vehicle with witness contact information and the tag number of the suspect’s vehicle.

An officer called one of the witnesses who said she saw a woman push a shopping cart in a hard manner toward the buggy return but it veered off course and struck the victim’s vehicle. The suspect’s vehicle was registered to a North Charleston address.

• On Oct. 15 a Las Vegas woman was arrested and charged with operating a business without a license. She had been stopped the day before by an officer in the same area. On Oct. 15 a Chicago man was going door-to-door selling cleaning supplies on Tokeena Court at about 8 p.m. in the Westminster Heights subdivision. He was told he needed a business license to do that. He called his supervisor, the Las Vegas woman, who arrived on scene and was arrested.

• On Oct. 11, sometime between midnight and 6 a.m., a man reported that his Harley Davidson motorcycle was stolen from his Miami Street residence. He said when he came outside that morning to go to work he noticed the 2012 Harley was missing. The motorcycle, listed as having a value of $23,000 in the report, was entered into NCIC.

• A Huger man and a Goose Creek woman were found by an officer at about 1:40 a.m. parked in a gold Honda Accord behind a building at Plantation Square. As the officer approached, the male opened the driver’s side door and greeted the officer, who smelled an odor of marijuana. The officer advised he was checking on them because of the suspicious nature of being parked behind an abandoned building at night. The male driver stepped to the front of the vehicle when asked. He told the officer his marijuana was located in the arm rest of the vehicle when asked. The officer found a small amount of marijuana there and learned from dispatch neither subject had outstanding warrants. Due to the subject’s honesty and the small amount of marijuana, the officer declined prosecution and counseled the subject on South Carolina state law as it relates to marijuana possession. The green leafy substance was taken into evidence, where it was weighed at 1.5 grams and placed in a locker to be destroyed.

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