Crime beat

  • Thursday, June 27, 2013

High parking fee
Summerville Police were called to the parking lot at the intersection of Atlantic St., and Central Ave., in response to a report of a stolen motor vehicle. The owner arrived at the lot June 19 at 10 p.m., an hour after he had parked and locked the car, to find it gone. The vehicle is described as a Ford F350 Dually in black and gold with a red pin stripe, 24-inch chrome rims, a dent in the tail gate and white #3 and #8 stickers on the rear window. Video surveillance shows the theft as it happened, the thief, and a second vehicle that brought the thief and waited for the thief to start and drive away in the stolen vehicle.
Discerning thief
Summerville Police responded to a burglary on Pinehurst Ave. The homeowner said she arrived home to find her doors unlocked, bureaus and desks rifled, her jewelry strewn on the bed and a broken window in a bedroom. Police found a ladder against the house by the broken window and a nightstand inside under the window knocked over.
The victim said her husband’s handgun was missing along with certain pieces of jewelry valued between $500 and $2,500 per piece as well as two containers of jewelry valued at $5,000, each. Other jewelry was still on the bed. The victim’s laptop was not stolen although it was in plain sight.
Police took fingerprints.
Cigarettes, cash and … cash register?
ADT reported that a burglar alarm was set off at My Markey on Central Avenue, June 19. When Summerville Police arrived and secured the building, they discovered that persons unknown had attempted to break in the rear door but not having success, had, instead, thrown a cement block through the front glass door.
According to an employee, a large number of Newport cigarettes were missing, about $150 in cash that was in the register and the actual register. The cash registers drawers were left behind on the counter. Police noted a number of items knocked off the counter onto the floor.
Police were able to get fingerprints.

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