Crime beat

  • Wednesday, June 25, 2014


A Summerville man reported that someone entered his Aztec Drive home and stole $5,000 cash and a trust fund worth $46,000.

The man said he went to put documents in his safe and noticed that a wallet containing the cash was missing. He then went to check other assets in his house and discovered the trust fund missing.

He said he called the trust fund company to stop any checks or payments; he was informed that their has been no activity in the account.

He said he and his wife have been doing a lot of traveling of late and the only people who have been in the residence are his granddaughter and her boyfriend.

Check forgery

A Ladson woman reported that she received a call from a collection agency demanding payment on a bad check written on her account number.

She said she never bought anything from the company to which the check had been submitted.

She subsequently discovered that an unknown individual had printed a counterfeit check using her personal information.

She also noted that this is not the first time someone has used her information to manufacture counterfeit checks.

Seafood Feast

A clerk at a grocery store on Dorchester Road said a man walked out of the store with $125 worth of crab legs.

He left in a dark blue car and was last seen traveling east on Dorchester Road.

Creep alert

A Summerville woman reported that her cousin, who is a registered sex offender, has been keeping journals.

She said that she had spoken with family members, who told her that the subject had disclosed in his journals that he may have sexually assaulted family members in the past. She said another family member went to where the subject was allegedly keeping the journals, found one, photographed pages, and texted them to the complainant.

She further stated that she had seen other journals in the past in which the subject described doing similar things to other family members.

Surf and Turf

An employee at a grocery store on Bacons Bridge Road said a man walked out with $150 worth of ribs and scallops.

The employee was able to give police the license plate number of the car the man left in, though when police tracked down its registered address, neighbors said the owner no longer lived there.

The employee said once the thief is located, he wants him placed on trespass notice.

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