Six motor vehicles stolen from DI residences
The following cases were taken from City of Charleston Police reports filed with Team 5 on Daniel Island between March 18 and April 17, 2018. This is part one of a two-part report. Part two will appear in next week’s issue of The Daniel Island News.
Motor vehicle thefts
A BMW was stolen from an apartment complex on Daniel Island sometime during the early morning of March 15, according to a police report taken by Team 5. The vehicle was later recovered on James Island with the keys inside.
A vehicle was stolen from a Daniel Island apartment complex sometime overnight between March 25 and 26, stated a separate report. The vehicle had been unlocked with a spare key inside. The vehicle was later recovered in Georgia after a 70 mile vehicle chase. Georgia State Highway Patrol ended the chase and the subject was arrested. This subject is a Goose Creek resident.
In another incident, two vehicles owned by the same family were taken from outside a Daniel Island apartment complex on March 29. Both vehicles were unlocked with the keys inside. During same time frame, several other unlocked vehicles were entered and rummaged through. Both vehicles were recovered. One was located by the North Charleston Police Department after a subject fled from the vehicle, leaving the keys behind. The other was found on John’s Island.
Two vehicles were also stolen from Daniel Island Park residences on April 10, stated another police report. One has been recovered and one has not. The vehicle that has not been recovered may had been unlocked with the keys inside. The victim’s wallet was stolen as well.
The other vehicle, also believed to be unlocked with keys inside it, was taken from the driveway. The complainant advised that when she went outside to look, she saw the vehicle had been parked down the street, but she hadn’t moved it herself. She then noticed damage to the side of the car and a tree branch under the vehicle from a tree in her yard.
Theft from motor vehicle
A woman contacted police after her laptop and backpack were stolen out of her vehicle sometime overnight between March 18 and 19 in Center Park. There were no signs of a break in and it appeared that the doors had been left unlocked.
During the night of April 2 into April 3, unknown subjects entered three vehicles in the drive way of a Beresford Hall Subdivision residence and stole an iPad, according to a police report. The vehicles were unlocked.
An employee from a Tennessee-based trucking company contacted Team 5 on March 15 about a theft of a company trailer chase and cargo container that occurred at their facility in the Charleston Regional Business Park off Clements Ferry Road, stated a police report. The complainant said that one of the drivers dropped equipment off at the facility. When the driver returned, the trailer and container could not be located.
Officers met with a complainant at a Daniel Island business regarding a theft of a check and an attempted cashing of said check on April 17, the police report states. The complainant advised that an unknown party stole a check from a mailbox in outgoing mail, altered the check and attempted to cash it. The party attempting to cash the check was identified by the bank using multiple forms of ID. The bank refused the transaction and notified the victim. The suspect has no known connections to the victim. The victim’s organization will prosecute.
An employee of a business in the Charleston Regional Business Park met with police after a former employee who resigned last month failed to return two of the three tools that had been signed out to him, according to a police report. The complainant stated that the subject had told a coworker that he was unable to locate items but would replace them. The company is filing a report for prosecution.
Officers responded to an alarm at a business on Clements Ferry Road on April 9 at 3 a.m., a police report states. Upon arrival, they found that the front glass door of the business had been shattered and another door was propped open. Officers entered and cleared the business. A video reportedly shows a subject breaking into the business and tampering with items inside before leaving. This case is under investigation.
A bicycle was stolen from an apartment complex on Daniel Island sometime between Feb. 24 and 26, but the complainant did not file a report for four weeks, stated police. The victim told officers that the bike, valued at around $300, was stolen from the parking garage underneath his apartment, where it was locked to a bike rack. Two days after he last saw it, he discovered the lock was on the ground and the bicycle was missing. The bicycle has not been found.
Officers responded to a warehouse in the Charleston Regional Business Park in regards to a simple assault on the morning of March 13. The complainant told police that while driving on I-526, she was being tailgated by another vehicle. The vehicle then passed the complainant and slammed on the breaks. The complainant continued driving to work and the suspect continued to follow her and once she arrived, the suspect pulled in behind her. When the complainant confronted the suspect, the suspect exited the car and proceeded to strike the complainant several times in the face, according to a police report. The suspect then fled the scene. This case was closed because the victim could not make an ID on the suspect.