Crime in the Creek

  • Thursday, March 27, 2014

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

• Two men were arrested shortly after 5 p.m. on March 10 on charges of trespassing at Cokers Crossing Park. They exited a pickup truck parked at Kolb Court and entered the park on foot. A female was driving the truck. A white Ford SUV pulled up next to the pickup truck and both vehicles left the area. An officer approached the two males in the wooded area of the park. They consented to a search of their person but nothing was found. They said they were just hanging out in the park playing with an alligator at a nearby pond. They said they did not see any “no trespassing” signs. A K-9 arrived and searched the area near the pond where it found a grocery bag containing cut open alkaline batteries and a receipt for muriatic acid from a hardware store from a purchase made earlier that day. The subjects denied having any knowledge of what was in the woods. They were taken to the detention center for trespassing.

• At about 4:30 p.m. on March 18 a Goose Creek man entered a grocery store on St. James Avenue and left his bicycle in front of the store. When he came back out 30 minutes later his blue mountain bike, valued at $150, was no longer there. The victim said he searched the immediate area but could not find it. He was unable to provide the make, model or serial number of the bicycle.

• A Goose Creek man was arrested on March 20 at about 3 p.m. after there were reports of a possible intoxicated person who fell and had injuries. An officer found the man sitting in the woods about 20 feet from the sidewalk. Goose Creek EMS examined the man and determined his visible injuries were past injuries. The officer asked why he was in the woods. The man said he was taking a nap when EMS woke him up. The officer asked if he had been drinking. He said he hadn’t had any alcohol in five hours. The man became belligerent and began swinging his arms. That’s when he was placed under arrest for drunkenness in public. His speech was slurred, his eyes were bloodshot and the smell of alcohol was observed on his breath. The officer had to hold the subject up so he could walk. He became loud and began using profanities. The subject was taken to the detention center.

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