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Crime in the Creek

  • Thursday, July 31, 2014

Man steals, pawns 21 guns from home

A Goose Creek man was arrested after police say he admitted to stealing and pawning 21 guns he took from the home he was living in.

The man took the guns from a collection at a residence in Goose Creek, where he lived along with his friend and his friend’s father. The guns were pawned at several area pawn shops.

He told police he took the guns because he had a drinking problem and “liked to party.”

The man was arrested and charged with numerous counts of obtaining money by false pretenses and grand larceny.

Stolen vehicle recovered

A cracked windshield and missing side mirror on a stolen car sent a Wagener man to jail in Goose Creek on July 23.

A patrol officer noticed a 2008 Acura TL driving on St. James Avenue with a broken windshield. The officer met the driver in the parking lot of an auto parts store and was found to have a suspended license and outstanding warrants in Conway.

He was arrested and charged with possession of a stolen vehicle and as a habitual traffic offender.

Traffic stop leads to arrest

A Goose Creek man was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance after a traffic stop July 21.

According to a police report, a Goose Creek patrol officer noticed a Ford Ranger cross the center line on Redbank Road. While speaking to the driver, the officer noticed a small bag, which the driver allowed him to search.

A small amount of marijuana was found in the bag, and a subsequent search of the rest of the vehicle turned up a bottle with Hydrocodone pills and a pipe.

The man was taken into custody and was also charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and driving left of center.

Man charged with assault on officer

A Goose Creek man was jailed after assaulting police officers and communicating threats following his arrest Friday.

Officers answered a 911 call about an assault in progress and found the man arguing with his father after allegedly assaulting the man’s girlfriend. When police attempted to put the man in custody, he became highly agitated and combative and was very intoxicated, according to the arrest report.

While being transported to the Berkeley County Detention Center, the man continued his aggressive behavior, kicking at the inside of the police cruiser and cursing and threatening the officer.

He was charged with threatening the life of a public official, assault on a police officer and criminal domestic violence.

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