The following is a synopsis of some of the activities of the Charleston County Sheriff’s Department during the month of January 2013.
January 21 – 23 – Kiawah Island
A man left his smoker/grill trailer at the Sanctuary Hotel while performing a catering job on the island. When he returned on January 21, he noticed that the trailer was missing. After speaking with resort security, who had no knowledge of its whereabouts, he considered the trailer stolen. No surveillance footage of the area was available.
January 25 – Johns Island
A woman called the Sheriff’s Department regarding unlawful use of her debit card. The victim said that she is disabled and hired the suspect three or four times to work in her home beginning in 2012. In December 2012, the suspect drove the woman to the ATM to make a withdrawal, and she provided her PIN number so the suspect could assist her. After obtaining her latest credit card bill, she noticed $4,800 in unauthorized withdrawals, which had been made from nine different transactions. The debit card was not missing, leading her to believe the suspect took it, made the transactions, and then returned the card.
January 28 – Johns Island
A woman was sleeping when her dog’s barking woke her up, around 3:15 a.m. She looked out the window and saw a man standing near the passenger side of her car. She opened her window and yelled at the suspect, and he left running. She told police that she doesn’t drive the car; it is just used for Christmas storage. No fingerprints could be obtained.
January 29 – Johns Island
An officer met with a man who said that a unknown suspect came into his residence, which is locked and under construction, and stole several items. The suspect took a dishwasher, stainless steel cook-top, 12-inch saw, garbage disposal, and a kitchen faucet. No fingerprints were obtained, and the officer advised the homeowner to contact his insurance company.
January 30 – Johns Island
An officer met with a woman who said that someone flattened the tire on her car. She suspects that it was her brother, because they had been in a heated argument the night before. The brother lives in a shed in her backyard. The officer questioned him, but he denied doing the damage. He said he was moving out on Friday and there wouldn’t be any more problems.