Crime in the County
The following incidents were obtained from Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office reports:
• A Moncks Corner man said he was assaulted with a closed fist and a baseball bat at about 8 a.m. on July 28 at Martins Landing Road in St. Stephen. The complainant had minor scratches on his face, arms and back. The suspect told officers when he arrived home the complainant was in his residence. He said when he asked what he was doing there, the complainant tried to punch him. Neither party wished to prosecute.
• A tombstone was broken at a historic site on Avanti Lane near Old Highway 52. On July 24 a man hired to restore the graves reported that Marion Tharlin’s tombstone was broken at the base. The cemetery is owned by a Goose Creek historical site. The damage is estimated at $5,000.
• On July 26 a Cross man reported that a 2004 Dodge Caravan was in his front yard that morning and he dos not know who it belongs to or how it got there. The deputy learned the vehicle was reported stolen out of Dorchester County. The vehicle was returned to its owner, a Summerville man.
• In another vehicle-related incident in Cross on July 26, a St. Julian Drive man reported he was outside cutting a tree when a newer model Ford F-150 drove down the road near his residence at a high rate of speed. The vehicle stopped in the roadway, consisting of rocks, and spun its tires. Rocks flew into the air and hit the vinyl siding of the victim’s residence, punching holes throughout the siding.
The damage is estimated at $500.
• A Bonneau man reported that sometime between July 20 and July 26 someone forced open his kitchen window, went to his bedroom and stole an Empire double-barrel 12-gauge shotgun from a rack over the closet. The victim said nothing else was disturbed.
• On July 27 a Cross man reported that several items were stolen from his Tumbler Avenue residence. Missing were a red riding lawn mower, four nail guns, a power saw, and a drill. Some of the victims’ neighbors were riding four-wheelers in the woods near Poplar Hill Road when they found his riding mower in the woods. The victim retrieved the mower.
• On July 27 a Pineville man reported that someone stole his red riding mower from under his shed. The mower has a handlebar for a steering column. The mower is valued at $400.