Crime in the Creek

  • Thursday, May 8, 2014

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

At about 11:58 p.m. on April 30 firefighters responded to an arson off St. James Avenue. A trash can near the front door of a donut business was burned and completely melted to the ground. Small shrubs near the trash can were also damaged. Firefighters were unable to determine the cause of the fire but said it originated in the trash can. It appeared as if there was another fire in a nearby trash can that firefighters extinguished.

On April 30 a construction manager reported that a stainless steel refrigerator and a stainless steel glass top stove oven were missing from a construction site in Sophia Landing. When workers left at 5 p.m. the night before the property was still there. The manager said the residence was not secured when employees left. There were no signs of forced entry on the windows or doors of the home. The total value of the stolen appliances is $1,300.

On April 30 a woman with the homeowner’s association reported that a Persimmon Hill resident had their fence vandalized. A witness said she saw a white male juvenile about 12 years old kick in a privacy fence. The neighbor yelled at the child and he kicked the fence one more time and broke the beam in half. The complainant said there is already a broken beam allowing people to see through the fence. The complainant said she wanted to report the incident because the broken fence is located behind her residence. She said she would like it fixed so juveniles can’t trespass and cause mischief.

On April 27 a woman reported that nearly $10,000 of her jewelry was stolen. On April 29 a police officer arrived at a pawn shop on North Goose Creek Boulevard in reference to the stolen jewelry. The victim said she received information from her sister that her nephew had stolen the property and sold it to a local pawn shop. The victim and officer confirmed the pawn shop had the stolen jewelry. The victim said she would buy the items back from the pawn shop so they would not press criminal charges against the suspect. The pawn shop employee said they had not appraised the jewelry and would call the victim when they had.

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