Crime Beat

  • Wednesday, July 30, 2014


An officer on patrol received a call for an alarm at a residence on Randall Court in North Charleston. When the officer arrived he found the rear door open. After clearing the residence he called for dispatch to send a key holder to the residence.

The owner of the home searched the property and found a quantity of watches and jewelry missing. The total value of the missing property is estimated at $59,851.

Breach of Trust

A Mount Pleasant man reported that one of his employees has been stealing money from his Summerville-based company. The complainant said the subject called him and requested a meeting; at the meeting she informed him that she had been stealing money. The complainant started investigating and discovered a number of unauthorized checks written to her as well as direct deposits and double paychecks.

Thus far, the losses add up to some $165,000; the complainant is unable to access records prior to 2010. He also stated the subject failed to pay the company taxes, resulting in the company being fined some $85,000.

Suspicious find

A Summerville woman reported that her neighbor found a deer camera in a tree on her property that was pointed at the complainant’s property. The complainant said she has a no contact order through the courts against her husband and believes he may have placed the camera in the neighbor’s yard to spy on the complainant.

Delayed reaction ...

A Summerville woman reported that six months ago someone knocked on her door at 2 a.m. The next morning, she said she made a hand printed sign that said “Do Not Knock on My Door Or I Will Call The Sheriff’s Office or Police Department.”

On July 15, she said she was leaving her residence when she noticed that someone burned a portion of the lower right corner of the sign. She said she did not hear anything during the night. She took a picture of the sign with her cell phone and provided that to police for documentation.

Theft from a vehicle

A Summerville man reported that someone stole several items from his vehicle while it was parked in the driveway. He said he was not sure if he locked the vehicle; police found no signs of forced entry.

Items missing included a DVD player, a pair of sunglasses, an Ipod, a bookbag, and about $2 in change. However, the subject(s) may have left a clue – the complainant also said he found a book bag in the back seat of the vehicle that does not belong to him or any member of his family.

The responding officer was able to lift fingerprints from the vehicle.

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