Crime in the County

  • Wednesday, September 11, 2013

The following incidents were obtained from Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office reports:
• A St. Stephen women reported on Sept. 3 that she rented a laptop, iPad and bedroom set from a rental center. On Aug. 30 the rental company was set to pick up the rented items at 3 p.m. from the complainant’s Seaboard Road residence. When the rental company had not shown up by 3:15 p.m. the woman said she had to leave for an appointment and left the items on her front porch.
She said the laptop and iPad were stolen from her front porch.
• On Aug. 28 a Tall Spruce Drive man ordered a new TV from Walmart’s website and said he tracked the package’s delivery online. He said on Aug. 29 it showed the Fed-Ex had delivered the TV at about 11:49 a.m.
The victim arrived home and the TV was not on his doorstep. On Sept. 3 he said he had yet to receive the 40-inch Samsung LED ultra-slim Smart HDTV, valued nearly $700. The victim notified Walmart of the stolen package.
• A Bonneau man learned that eight of his 14-volt industrial batteries were stolen from his Randy Lane residence and taken to a scrap metal site where his son works and recognized the batteries. The batteries were stolen from the victim’s shed on Aug. 29.
The scrap metal facility was unable to identify the subject because he did not redeem his scrap ticket for payment. The victim reclaimed his property.
• A man residing on North Highway 17A near Moncks Corner went to the emergency room the night of Aug. 2. When he returned to his residence at about 2 a.m. on Aug. 3 he noticed some tools stacked at his back door were missing along with two solar-powered butterfly lights. He said the house was left unlocked.
• A McCrystal Circle man said his aluminum Jon boat was parked at his residence on Sept. 1 when an unknown subject apparently stole his tolling motor. The white, 54-pound thrust motor is valued at $300. The victim’s fishing rods and equipment stored in the boat were left untouched.
• A South Carolina Department of Transportation employee reported that an SCDOT tractor had its two front headlights shattered while parked at the corner of Highway 45 and Short Cut Road near Cross sometime between Aug. 29 and Sept. 4. The complainant was unable to find the VIN at the time of the report.
• A Heaven Drive man in St. Stephen reported that sometime on Aug. 30 an unknown subject stole the battery from his tractor. The battery is valued at $100.

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