Crime in the Creek
The following incidents were obtained from Goose Creek Police Department incident reports:
A Channing Way man heard a loud bang like a shotgun at about 11:30 p.m. on Dec. 10. When he went outside to investigate it sounded like someone was running through the woods. An officer conducted a foot patrol but could not find anyone. Another woman said she was smoking a cigarette on her patio when she heard a loud bang that sounded like a gun going off. She looked over her fence, saw another woman and asked if she was OK. The other woman said yes but she was startled. The woman smoking the cigarette began to investigate and saw a soda bottle near the wood line that had been blown into pieces. That’s when she called 911. The other woman said she was walking her dog when the soda bottle suddenly burst, making the loud noise. It appears baking powder was used in the bottle to make the noise.
Two nights later on Dec. 12 at about 11:45 p.m. a similar loud noise occurred off Fairhaven Drive. A man and his mother went outside with their dog and talked to a neighbor. They found a broken plastic bottle, tin foil and green liquid near the end of their driveway. The man said he recognized the debris as the remains of a “drain cleaner bomb.”
The complainant said he is a volunteer firefighter and has dealt with this type of noisemaker bomb before. The bottle was broken on the side and chemically melted. The bottle was surrounded by a green, foamy liquid.
On Dec. 12 at about 10:30 a.m. an officer responded to Snake Road and Redbank Road after a Goose Creek Public Works Department employee found a gun lying on the ground. The employee said they did not touch the gun upon finding it. The gun was covered in condensation. The Ruger P-95 9mm had a magazine inside it with 13 rounds. The gun was placed into evidence.
Sometime during the night of Dec. 9 two turn signal covers were removed from a minivan, according to a Willow Tree Lane resident. The amber-colored covers were located on the driver and passenger side mirrors. The complainant said she did go to Walmart that evening and returned home. She is unsure where the vehicle was when the covers were removed.