Crime in the Creek
The following incidents were obtained from Goose Creek Police Department and Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office reports:
• On Oct. 21 at about 8:40 p.m. the St. James Avenue Walmart security officer detained a Goose Creek man who had shoplifted $27 in AAA batteries. When a police officer arrived the subject said three other people were in his car in the parking lot and he had a glass pipe and a syringe with a small amount of meth in his car.
In the vehicle officers found a silver spoon with residue, syringes containing meth, Klonopin pills and a razor. In the rear cargo area officers found elements of a meth lab in a black bag, which contained glass bottles, camping fuel, plastic tubing and hydrogen peroxide. Powdered meth was also found in aluminum foil in one of the subject’s purses. Three of the subjects were arrested on meth and meth-making related charges. One subject was not arrested immediately because she was nine months pregnant, but was told she would have a warrant and bond hearing later.
• A Swift Boulevard woman called deputies on Oct. 23 when a six-foot tall Hispanic woman opened her unlocked apartment door, walked in, picked up the TV remote, sat on her couch and began watching TV. The victim grabbed her cell phone and ran to the parking lot to call 911. A deputy located the suspect in the victim’s kitchen. The suspect appeared to be mentally challenged and was unable to tell the deputy where she lived. The suspect was secured and the deputy looked for her apartment, which was located in another section of the same building. The deputy found the subject’s mother and sister and released her to them. The suspect was identified as a 23 year old. Nothing was missing from the victim’s apartment.
• A tree crew was removing a tree off Old Jackson Road; the crew had the part of the tree being removed secured with a rope to keep it out of the road on Oct. 22. Part of the tree turned out to be rotten and fell onto a parked car, causing damage to the bumper of a 2011 Ford Crown Victoria. One of the tree service employees contacted the vehicle owner about the damage. The officer determined the incident had no criminal intent and was considered an accident.
• Shortly before 11 a.m. on Oct. 22 a Bridgecreek Drive man reported a suspicious person in the neighborhood who was handing out flyers door-to-door. The subject was a white male in his early 60s wearing blue jeans and a pink long sleeve shirt. He was hollering at people, ringing doorbells, standing in the roadway and possibly intoxicated.
One resident was so frightened she screamed in fear. The complainant told the officer it was unusual to see handicapped people being used to distribute pamphlets, which read: “I will buy your house or vacant land CASH,” “Quick closing if needed,” “Cash for anything with wheels,” “We buy metal,” and “Quality home improvements.” The officer could not locate the subject.