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Crime Beat

  • Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Nail biter

A Summerville woman contacted Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office via telephone on April 15 to report a lost credit card and fraudulent activity.

The victim said a total of $221.23 had been spent on her credit card without her knowledge, which alerted her to the missing card.

She lost the card on April 10 at Oakbrook Express, the victim told DCSO.

Three charges were made at the gas station, one charge at an unknown location and two charges at Number One Nail.

Social Security not so secure

Several vehicles within the Planters Retreat subdivision in Ladson were reported broken into on April 14.

Summerville Police Department responded, at which time they discovered a credit card belonging to a subdivision resident.

They contacted the resident at which time she and officers realized her car had been burglarized. The victim said she did not lock her vehicle when she came at 10 p.m. the previous night. After examining the vehicle she discovered three Social Security cards, belonging to her and her children, were missing.

SPD was able to lift a palm print off the vehicle.

Key suspects

Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office responded to a Ladson home in reference to a burglary on April 12.

According to the victim, someone broke into her home and stole a Bank of America checkbook and a key chain with a house key on it.

She said she believed the burglar used a key to get into her home; the victim’s house was burglarized once before, at which point a set of house keys were stolen.

The victim told the deputy she suspects a family member is the burglar, and also said that she thought she was being followed by the burglar.

The deputy observed nothing unusual in the home and no sign of forced entry.

Minty fresh

A Summerville Police Department officer arrested a Summerville High School student on April 10 for possession of marijuana.

A school assistant principal reported the incident. He told the officer a couple of students had reported the juvenile suspect had marijuana on his person in an Altoids can. The assistant principal had the suspect empty his pockets, at which point an Altoids can was discovered, with a green leafy substance inside. The suspect told the officer he bought the drugs at school, but did not know the person’s name he bought them from.

The suspect was charged and was later released into his father’s custody.

Stealing a fix

On April 14 a Summerville woman contacted Summerville Police Department in reference to a burglary at her home.

She told officers that when she arrived at her home the front door was open, with visible damage to the lock and the molding around the door. The victim said her clothing drawers and jewelry boxes were open, but nothing appeared to be missing.

The officers advised the victim to check any medication she might have in the home, at which point she discovered all four of her 90-day prescription medications were missing.

The damage was estimated at $100, and the value of the stolen goods was also estimated at $100.

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