Crime Beat

  • Friday, October 4, 2013

New target

The Grove on Midland Pkwy., in Summerville was a target for thieves September 19. One victim reported that her vehicle had been rummaged through and a phone charger stolen. Another reported that his wallet was stolen from his vehicle. A third reported that her blue and silver Tao Tao Motorscooter was stolen, valued at $1,100.

While you sleep…

Summerville Police has investigated yet another rash of items stolen from vehicles at area motels, September 22-23. The motels include the Hampton Inn and The Quality Inn.

In the first incident, at the Hampton Inn, $1,200 of damage and stolen items was reported when the victim noticed the back windows of his van had been broken out and the tools he stored in the van were missing.

Another victim reported that the rear window of his Explorer was broken out and a tool bag was missing. The damage and stolen items were valued at $675.

Police noticed another vehicle, a Dodge Ram, with its windows broken out but the owner said nothing was stolen.

Checking the parking lot next door at the Quality Inn, police discovered a Crown Victoria with a black bag matching the description of victim #1’s bag in the back seat. Both victims identified items stolen from them in the car.

Police seized the vehicle, and turned it over to the investigative division to execute a search warrant. The vehicle tag is registered to Dashawn Gabriel Crawford of St. Stephen but belongs on a Ford Expedition. The VIN of the Crown Victoria is registered to Tissa Lee Anderson of North Charleston.

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