Crime in the Creek

  • Friday, November 15, 2013

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

• At about 10 a.m. on Nov. 4 it was reported that a cement truck possibly struck and broke a railroad crossing arm at U.S.-52 and Redbank Road. When an officer arrived they saw the crossing arm was broken in the middle and lying clear of the roadway. CSX was notified and responded to the scene. The damage is estimated to be $500.

• On Nov. 4 at about 7:30 p.m. an officer responded to a loose canine running in traffic at Liberty Hall Road and Henry Brown Boulevard. The officer picked up the Shih Tzu mix and attempted to secure it in the rear passenger seat of a patrol vehicle when the dog bit him on his left index finger. The officer was wearing gloves and he stated that the dog’s teeth did not puncture his skin. The dog did not have a collar and appeared to be on its own for several days. Its owner could not be determined. The dog was secured in a kennel. The officer went to a doctor, was treated, and retuned to work.

• On Nov. 5 at about 6 p.m. a woman at Hansford Drive picked up the telephone with a call from a telemarketer about lowering credit card bills. The woman said she had no credit cards and the suspect began asking what she looked like and making inappropriate comments. The woman said she was going to record the conversation and call the police.

The woman hung up and contacted police. The call came from a restricted number and the suspect had a foreign accent but she could not tell where it was from. She said she did not recognize the voice of the caller. The victim said she was going to contact her cell phone provider to find out what number the call came from.

• On the afternoon of Nov. 4 police met with a Hallmark Drive woman who had received harassing phone calls from a private number. She had received the calls beginning on Sept. 23. She said an unknown female suspect was leaving messages calling her an obscene name. On other calls the suspect would breathe heavily and hang up. The victim’s phone company could not give out the private number but said there is an app which could locate the number. She confirmed the phone number and realized the harassing calls were coming from the ex-wife of the man she is dating. The victim said she wishes to pursue criminal charges.

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