Crime in the Creek

  • Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Hit and run results in arrest

A 42-year-old Moncks Corner man was arrested Monday on a charge of hit-and-run involving an incident at U.S. 52 and Liberty Hall Road in Goose Creek.

The victim told police that the manís pickup truck struck her vehicle at approximately 11 p.m. Monday, then left the scene.

Moncks Corner police stopped the man heading north on U.S. 52 at a high rate of speed and observed that he was intoxicated.

He was taken to the Berkeley County Detention Center to await charges.

Ladson man arrested after seatbelt stop

A seatbelt violation resulted in the arrest of a Ladson man Wednesday.

The man, 29, was driving near the Hallmark Apartments on Hallmark Drive in Goose Creek at about 2:45 p.m. when he was pulled over by Goose Creek police because his passenger was observed not wearing a seat belt.

Officers noticed an odor of marijuana in the car, prompting a search that produced a bottle of 70 Oxycodone pills that the suspect did not have a prescription for. The search also produced $3,281 in cash.

The man was jailed on a charge of possession with intent to distribute Schedule II narcotics. His passenger was cited for a seatbelt violation.

Second time one too many

Coming back for more sent a Ladson man to jail.

The man had successfully defrauded the Food Lion at 650 College Park Road of $100 on July 5, and then returned for a second attempt July 11. He wasnít so lucky the second time, as store employees discovered his ruse of trying to exchange wrench sockets in paper quarter wrappers for cash.

The 54-year-old suspect was arrested at the store and charged with numerous violations, including fraud and possession of crack cocaine with intent to distribute.

Argument over food sends 3 to jail

An argument over fast food resulted in the arrest of three people late Saturday.

An off-duty North Charleston police officer observed a loud verbal altercation at the Sunoco gas station at 200 St. James Ave. and called Goose Creek police at approximately 11 p.m.

The suspects were arrested after police responded to the call and found evidence of marijuana use and drug paraphernalia in a 1994 Honda Accord.

According to the police report, the argument ensued after what one of the suspectís claimed was an error in his order at Burger King. The suspects were charged with simple possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

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