Police Blotter - January 11, 2018
The following cases were taken from City of Charleston Police reports filed with Team 5 on Daniel Island between Dec. 13, 2017 and Jan. 4, 2018.
Motor Vehicle Theft
A Mercedes was stolen from the Daniel Island Park neighborhood between Dec. 25 and 26. The victim advised that when he went outside on Dec. 26, his car was gone. According to the report, there likely was a key fob in the vehicle and the vehicle was unlocked. The car was recovered in North Charleston on Dec. 30.
Theft from a Motor Vehicle
A small amount of money was stolen from an unlocked vehicle in Barfield Park between Dec. 12 and 13, 2017. According to the police report, the victim contacted police on Dec. 14 after noticing the center compartment was open with papers scattered about and a small amount of money missing.
Another unlocked vehicle was entered between Dec. 13 and 14 in Barfield Park. The complainant advised that she left her vehicle parked in the driveway of her residence and noticed the next day that it had been rummaged through, the police report states. A tool was taken from the vehicle, but nothing else was missing.
Theft from a Building
An employee of a Daniel Island restaurant stole checks and cashed them for approximately $10,000. According to the police report, the subject has since repaid the restaurant, so the owners no longer want to pursue the case.
A couple of cases of beer were stolen from a gas station on Daniel Island on Dec. 30 just after 7 p.m. The police report states that the subject entered the store, grabbed the beer and promptly exited. An employee attempted to run after the shoplifter but the subject fled in a vehicle. This case is still under investigation.
Officers responded to the Peninsula subdivision on Dec. 19 just before 7 p.m. in reference to a disturbance with a weapon complaint, the police report states. The victim stated that she and her daughter had been involved in a verbal argument, when the offender grabbed a knife and threatened to kill herself. The victim attempted to get the knife away but a struggle ensued, after which the offender left the residence and went outside. The victim then told the offender to stay outside until police arrived, but she did not listen and reentered the residence. The offender then pushed and held the victim against the wall and began yelling at her. During the altercation, the offender also pushed another child. There was no attempt to stab anyone with the knife. When police arrived, the offender was transferred to Berkeley County Detention Center and charged with two counts of simple assault in the third degree.
Credit Card Fraud
A Pierce Park resident notified Team 5 after two of his credit cards had been used by an unknown person for purchases over $10,000 in downtown Charleston. The victim advised that although he was unsure where or when the theft occurred, he often left his wallet in his vehicle, the police report states. Other documents were taken along with the credit cards.
Police were alerted on Dec. 26 after an unknown person used a Chicago resident’s name, social security number and family addresses, one of which is on Daniel Island, to open fraudulent accounts with various cell phone companies between November and December of 2017, the police report states. The victim advised that collection notices had been coming to her family member’s residence and it was not until she visited for Christmas that she noticed the various fraudulent accounts, including over $2000 worth of equipment purchases. At the time of the report, the victim had not made contact with the companies. This case is still under investigation.
A landscaper reported to police on Dec. 31 that an employee had found a watch near a wood line on the island. When officers went to the area to investigate, they discovered a bottle of pills, a black bag and other items, the police report states. The items appeared to have been there for “some time.” The evidence was submitted as found property and the case is still under investigation.