Crime beat

  • Friday, November 22, 2013

Pay attention to your bank account

Dorchester County Sheriff’s deputies took a report Nov. 8, of financial fraud from a Fall Creek Blvd., Summerville, resident who reported that he noticed an automatic withdrawal from his bank account to SCE&G for $119.78.

He checked with SCE&G to find out why they had taken the funds. He also received a bill from them for more than $200. After checking with SCE&G and his bank, he discovered an unknown person had set up an automatic withdrawal with payments as far back as April.

SCE&G would not tell the victim who was receiving the electric service. DCSO is investigating.

Stealing from taxpayers

Summerville Police responded to the Dorchester District Two maintenance site on West 5th North St., Nov. 4, for a report of theft from a motor vehicle. The complainant told police that a chainsaw, pole saw and back pack blower were missing from a van parked on the site near the woods.

The complainant said he had not used the equipment for over a week so was unsure when the items were taken. He did admit the van was probably left unlocked.

Dangerous walk?

Dorchester County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of an animal attack Nov. 8 on Hampton Dr., in the Ashborough subdivision in Summerville. The victims of the attack – a mother and her handicapped son – reported that while walking their two dogs, they were attacked and bitten by another dog. The son sustained leg injuries, according to his mother.

However, when deputies contacted the owner of the dog that allegedly attacked, the owner said the dog was with him throughout the time of the claimed attack. He further noted that he had problems with the complainant because when she walked her dogs they barked and lunged at his family. He told deputies he had a verbal altercation with the woman that he had recorded on his cell phone.

The incident was turned over to animal control.

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