Crime in the Creek

  • Thursday, January 23, 2014

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

• A woman reported on Jan. 15 that four bottles of prescription methadone had been stolen and tampered with.

The victim is in a drug rehab program and received her prescription on Dec. 26.

She was called to report to a center in Charleston on Dec. 31.

That’s when she was advised by staff that four bottles appeared to have been tampered with.

The methadone had been replaced by a cherry syrup substance similar to cough syrup. One of the nights after receiving the prescription the victim said she spent the night at her boyfriend’s house.

The missing methadone is valued at $56.

• An officer responded to a Foxborough Road residence the afternoon of Jan. 15 in regard to a swindling incident.

The victim said she replied to a Craigslist ad about a week before; she was selling her vehicle for $1,600 and the buyer was believed to live in Texas.

On Jan. 14 she received a check from the buyer for $2,000 and was advised to send back $400 to the buyer via Western Union.

On Jan. 15 the victim went to her bank and was told the check she received was fraudulent. The officer photocopied the fraudulent check and shredded it.

• A large flathead screwdriver with a red and white handle was taken in as evidence after it was apparently left on the scene of an attempted burglary.

On Jan. 15 at about 12:45 p.m. an officer responded to a Balbriggen Drive residence and met with the victim.

The residence is in a state of foreclosure and is currently unoccupied.

The door had obvious signs of attempted entry along with the large screwdriver found on the cement garage floor next to the door.

In the garage a sign was found stating a crew was at the residence Jan. 8 to winterize the house.

The officer called the company’s phone number but they said they had not record of being at that house.

A neighbor said on Jan. 8 a lawn company was at the residence at about 3 p.m. and entered the garage, which appeared unsecured.

The company hired by the bank to monitor the property was contacted.

They said a vendor was hired to perform lawn care on Jan. 8 but they should not have had access to the interior.

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