Crime in the Creek

  • Thursday, February 13, 2014

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

• On Feb. 1 at about 9:20 p.m. officers responded to an auto accident off Crowfield Boulevard. The driver was outside of the vehicle in a wooded area along the roadway. The officer smelled alcohol coming from the driver and advised he was bleeding from his head. The driver refused treatment from EMS. An officer asked how much he had to drink, and the driver said, “About half of a fifth” of Seagram’s 7. The driver said the bottle was still in the car and was about empty. The driver agreed to a field sobriety test then said his vision was blurry and his head hurt. He said he wanted to go to the hospital and was turned over to paramedics. The officer went to the hospital, where the driver admitted he had been drinking. He agreed to a blood sample. He was placed under arrest for DUI .08 or less and open container. Another officer found a quarter of a bottle of Seagram’s 7 whiskey on the passenger floor of the vehicle.

• On Jan. 27 at about 2:45 a.m. a Lindy Creek Road resident said her daughter woke her up saying someone just drove off with their car. The victim gave a description of the white 1997 Honda Accord. The VIN was placed into NCIC. The vehicle has an estimated value of $2,000.

• On Feb. 2 an officer arrived at a Barton Drive residence where a 50cc Honda mini-motorcycle had been reported stolen. The victim said he and his girlfriend had moved out of the residence a few days prior but the residence was not vacant as their friends still lived there. The victim did not have enough room in a trailer for the motorcycle, so he left it at the residence. He left it outside where he had kept it for about three years. When he arrived back on the above date to retrieve the motorcycle it was missing. He said neither he nor his friends had seen it since the move. The bike has an estimated value of $800.

• At about 10:15 p.m. on Jan. 31 two heavy-set black females attempted to purchase about $600 worth of items from a St. James Avenue grocery store. One of the females handed a bank card to the clerk, but the card was declined several times. The clerk asked for one of the female’s identifications. She said it was in her car and she needed to get it. The suspects walked out without any items, got into their vehicle and left the area. They left the bank card with the clerk.

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