Crime Beat

  • Friday, June 6, 2014

Trailers to go

On May 23 a man reported a 12-foot utility trailer with Georgia tags had been stolen from Waverly Place Lane sometime between May 11 and May 23. He valued the trailer at $900.

On May 26 a man reported his neighbor saw someone use a tow truck to take a 16-foot dump trailer from his yard on Highway 17A South around midnight. The trailer was filled with broken asphalt. The man valued the trailer at $12,000.

On May 28 a man reported that someone stole a 34-foot enclosed trailer from behind his business on Central Avenue sometime between May 24 and May 27. He valued the trailer at $7,000.

Birthday surprise

A Dorchester County Sheriff’s Deputy reported his department-issued semi-automatic Glock handgun was stolen from his truck. He said he had been at the shooting range on May 24 and when he returned home he left the gun in a bag in his truck because 20 people were there to surprise him for a birthday party. He said he locked his truck but when he asked his son to get his bag on May 26 the son reported the bag and gun were missing.

Also on May 26, a man at The Cedars apartment complex reported that his Smith & Wesson handgun was missing. He said he suspected his girlfriend’s son or one of the young man’s friends had taken the gun while he and his girlfriend were out of town for several days.

Lawn table larceny

On May 27, a woman reported a stool and table valued at $300 were missing from her front yard on Inwood Drive. She said the thief left one stool behind.

A loan, not a gift

On May 27, a man reported he loaned his vehicle and some tools to another man to do some work out of town. But when his vehicle was returned, he said, a paint sprayer valued at $500 was missing. He said a co-worker told him the borrower had pawned the item, but he didn’t know what pawn shop he had used.

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