Crime in the Creek
The following incidents were obtained from Goose Creek Police Department and Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office reports:
Six dirt bikes were stolen from a Gateway Drive business in Ladson the night of Oct. 24. The business owner said the bikes were stolen from the rear lot of the business through the rear boat landing gate. The bikes were five red Hondas and one lime green Kawasaki. The total value of the stolen bikes was $15,000. They were entered into NCIC.
On Oct. 25 the business that had the motorcycles stolen contacted a neighboring business to inform them of the thefts and to check their inventory.
This business realized it was missing a white 2011 Pace America 6 x 8 foot utility trailer along with six banners, six fabric panels, two tie-down straps and a spare tire with a rim. After watching surveillance video they saw that at about 12:30 a.m. three white males driving a Jeep Wrangler entered the parking lot behind their building, cut the locks and stole the trailer, valued at about $2,500. It was entered into NCIC.
At about 8:15 a.m. on Halloween a Maypop Drive woman called to say all her decorations had been stolen. She said someone stole her pirate statue, tombstone decoration, a lighted rock and a lighted pumpkin out of her yard. She also found a cell phone lying in her yard that morning near the missing decorations. The victim said she did not want to press charges but wanted the decorations back. The cell phone rang and the officer answered it, explaining who he was and why he had the phone. The man who called said his niece used his girlfriend’s cell phone the night before. He said his niece, 12, came home the night before with a bunch of Halloween decorations but would not say where she obtained the property from. The victim retrieved all of her property. The uncle could not provide an address for his niece and said she had been visiting from out of town but is gone now. He said he had other items and did not know who they belonged to. At about 2:30 p.m. a Barley Street man called GCPD to say he was missing his purple rubber spider decoration with pink eyes. It matched the description of the one that was found, along with a fabric spider web, and was returned. No charges were pressed. The officer was unable to find the owner of two decorative pumpkins, which were placed into evidence as found property.