Crime in the Creek

  • Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Man in jail on stolen equipment charge

A Cottageville man is in jail after Goose Creek police said he was in possession of stolen construction equipment.

A police report states that a tow truck driver became suspicious when a woman staying at the Goose Creek Econo-Lodge contacted him June 20 about towing away a skid-steer, a forklift-type piece of construction equipment that can be used for front-end loading, scooping and other tasks.

The tow truck driver called police to investigate whether it was stolen, and a check with the equipment dealer led police to find that it was reported stolen from an Orangeburg County builder June 6.

The woman told police that a man she was with said the skid-steer belonged to him, but he was in jail so she couldn’t reach him.

The man, already in custody in Dorchester County on unrelated charges, was turned over to Goose Creek police Aug. 11 and transferred to the Berkeley County Detention Center.

Woman arrested on assault charge

A Summerville women was arrested Aug. 7 after a confrontation with police at the Goose Creek Wal-Mart.

Police were called to Wal-Mart just before 5 p.m. on a report of a possible shoplifting in progress, according to a Goose Creek police report.

When officers arrived, they found the suspect with two small children in the parking lot putting items in her vehicle. She refused their attempts to question her and tried to get in her vehicle to leave.

The report stated that when an officer tried to restrain her, she became combative and abusive and refused officers’ requests to calm down.

She was arrested and charged with assaulting or resisting a police officer and shoplifting.

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