Hotel hunting grounds
Hampton Inn and Comfort Suites were vehicle theft locations of choice recently for area thieves. On August 4, Summerville Police responded to the Hampton Inn for a report of a Theft from Vehicle. The desk clerk told police he went outside to have a cigarette when he heard a “popping” sound. Walking around the edge of the building, he told police he saw a man who, when he saw the clerk, walked away around the back of the building.
The clerk went to the other side and saw the man get into a dark-colored sport utility vehicle, parked at the Comfort Suites, and drive away without headlights. Going back to where he had first seen the man and heard the sound, he saw a vehicle with a broken driver’s window. The owner of the vehicle was notified and reported that a GPS had been stolen.
Police responded to the Comfort Suites where the suspect vehicle had been parked and discovered another vehicle had been broken into via a broken front passenger window. It too had its GPS unit stolen as well as a radio.
Both GPS units had been clearly visible on the dashboards of both vehicles. Police recovered fingerprints.
Two shoplifters have been arrested by Summerville Police after Kohl’s loss prevention personnel watched them shoplift items.
On August 2, police charged Elijah Prioleau Jr., of Summerville, with shoplifting after he helped himself to sock, two pairs of khaki pants and men’s underwear, by wearing and secreting the items under his jeans.
On August 4, Summerville Police arrested Brandon Edward Williams of Summerville for shoplifting after Williams was observed by loss prevention personnel removing the tag from a pair of Daisy Fuentes glasses and the security strip from a bottle of Lacoste cologne before secreting them in his pants pockets.
Both subjects were recorded by security video.