Crime Beat

  • Friday, June 20, 2014

Auto break in

An Ohio woman reported that while she was looking for shark’s teeth near a creek in Ladson, someone broke into her vehicle and stole several items, including a purse, a cell phone, and a credit card. The unknown offender broke the passenger side window and damaged the door under the window, causing $500 in damage.

The woman said she would like to prosecute.

Whoops…

A man was getting out of his vehicle at a gun store on E 5th North Street when he accidentally shot himself in the upper thigh. The man said he had grabbed his pistol, which was in a holster, and when he did the gun accidentally went off. He said the gun went off while it was in the holster and he never touched the trigger. He said he then cleared the gun of ammunition, left it in his vehicle and went inside the store to seek help.

No lady

A Summerville man reported that he met a woman on the Internet about a year ago and they began a relationship. He said he has sent her about $1,500 throughout the year for various reasons. However, he later found out she was using a fake name and she will not return the money he sent her.

Creep alert

A St. George woman reported that someone entered her camper and tampered with the temperature gauge when she was not there. She said she also found her bathroom door open; she had left it only cracked when she had left earlier. She said she took a shower later and when she went to go out later, she opened a dresser drawer and found a sticky note attached to a pair of underwear with the words “Anaranjado Me Vale,” which she believes to be a Spanish word or phrase.

Multiple thefts

According to a Summerville Police Department incident report, unknown suspects entered 13 vehicles in Treehaven Apartment complex between 11:30 p.m. June 15 and 5:30 a.m. June 16. The total value of items stolen is $80, $30 from a console and two knives worth $50 all from the same vehicle. No suspects have been determined.

Theft and run

A Summerville woman reported her car was stolen on May 31 from her home on Five Iron Circle. Stolen along with the car was her Cannon Camera, Visa debit card and one check. She said that all the doors and windows were locked and that she didn’t know who could have stolen her car. Subsequently, the Kia was recovered in Charleston where it was involved in a hit and run. The unknown suspect fled on foot and hasn’t been caught.



Meagan Sharpe contributed to this report.

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