Crime in the Creek
The following incidents were obtained from Goose Creek Police Department reports:
• A Charleston man walking along U.S. 52 near the Alcoa plant entrance flagged down a police officer on Feb. 15 at about 2:12 a.m. The man used his cell phone flashlight to signal the officer. The man asked if the officer could give him a ride to James Island. The officer said the best he could do was take him to the Super K-Mart on Rivers Avenue. The officer requested to see the man’s ID and patted him down to make sure he was not carrying weapons. During an NCIC check with telecommunications the officer learned the man had an active warrant with the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office. The BCSO requested through mutual aid that the man be transported to the county detention center. The officer advised the subject he was under arrest after confirming the warrant with probation and parole. He handcuffed the subject and took him to the detention center.
• A Marion man flagged down an officer on Feb. 15 just before 2 p.m. at the Walmart parking lot. The man said he had locked his keys in his vehicle. The man signed a release of liability and indemnification form. The officer requested a registration check of the vehicle’s tag number through the DMV and NCIC. Communications advised that the tag was suspended on Feb. 5 due to cancellation of insurance. The man showed his driver’s license, which the officer learned was suspended on Feb. 5 for cancellation of insurance. The officer confiscated the man’s driver’s license and tag. The officer advised the man not to drive until the DMV restores his license.
• At about 1:30 p.m. on Feb. 15 an officer was advised that subjects in a 2000 Plymouth Voyager with North Carolina tags were selling items out of the back of the vehicle and pulled into the Walmart parking lot. An officer contacted the subjects, of Stem, N.C. and Garner, N.C. and they said they were selling electronic items out of the back of the vehicle. The officer asked if they had a City of Goose Creek business license. They did not.
They were advised of the city ordinance. The officer noticed a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. The responding officer and another officer conducted a search and found an orange pill bottle. When opened, a strong odor of marijuana was detected. A small amount of green leafy material was seen on the pavement near the vehicle. One of the subjects said there was no marijuana in the car but consented to a search of his body. The officer found brass knuckles and confiscated them. He explained it is illegal to carry metal knuckles in South Carolina.
A concerned citizen said the subjects attempted to sell him items outside the city limits. The citizen followed them into the city and then called police. The subjects were released from the scene.