Rash of car break-ins on James Island - WCBD-TV: News, Weather, and Sports for Charleston, SC

Rash of car break-ins on James Island

Posted: Updated:

A rash of recent car break-ins on James Island has neighbors on high alert.

"Not a whole lot in absolute numbers, but high for James Island," Mayor Bill Woolsey said.

News 2 looked at the James Island Crime Report from April 22 through May 3. There were eight vehicle break-ins reported within the town. They were spread out across the town. In some cases the cars were unlocked while others were broken into.

"It really was not centralized in one neighborhood. I thought that was kind of surprising actually," Woolsey said.

"We've had cameras stolen, money out of cars and guns stolen," Woolsey explained.

A man on Seafarer Way had two guns stolen from his vehicle.

James Ellis has not been a victim of the most recent crimes, but he had a gun stolen from his truck about a year ago.

"The door was open and the gun was missing," Ellis recalled.

"It was the middle of the night... When I came out the next morning, I got everything adjusted before I backed out. I looked down and noticed that my hand gun was missing," Ellis said.

A couple of months later his neighbor found the holster of that gun buried in shrubbery. He and his family are alert now after the theft.

"A lot of times in the middle of the night, if the dogs growl or bark, I'm up like a flash," he said.

"We are working to develop Crime Watch and we are trying to get people aware and keep crime down," Woolsey said.

Law officials remind that you should make it difficult for criminals to victimize you by keeping your car locked and removing valuables.

  • Police find active meth lab at Bonneau residence

    Police find active meth lab at Bonneau residence

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 4:01 PM EDT2014-09-16 20:01:31 GMT
    Officers found the lab was using the 'one pot method' to produce meth.Officers found the lab was using the 'one pot method' to produce meth.
    Tuesday afternoon Bonneau Police found an active methamphetamine lab at a home on West Church Street according to Chief Franco Fuda.
    Tuesday afternoon Bonneau Police found an active methamphetamine lab at a home on West Church Street according to Chief Franco Fuda.
  • SLED chief: Keep agents' access to death records

    SLED chief: Keep agents' access to death records

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 3:49 PM EDT2014-09-16 19:49:25 GMT
    South Carolina's top cop wants legislators to ensure that agents who investigate child deaths continue to have access to records like autopsy reports and birth certificates. State Law Enforcement Division Chief Mark Keel told a special legislative panel Tuesday that he doesn't want a recent state Supreme Court ruling to hamper his agents' ability to work such cases. Keel spoke to the state Senate's Freedom of Information Act Study Committee. Members discussed the high court's ruling last mont...
    South Carolina's top cop wants legislators to ensure that agents who investigate child deaths continue to have access to records like autopsy reports and birth certificates. State Law Enforcement Division Chief Mark Keel told a special legislative panel Tuesday that he doesn't want a recent state Supreme Court ruling to hamper his agents' ability to work such cases. Keel spoke to the state Senate's Freedom of Information Act Study Committee. Members discussed the high court's ruling last mont...
  • Police charge Mt. Pleasant man with sexually assaulting minor

    Police charge Mt. Pleasant man with sexually assaulting minor

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 1:45 PM EDT2014-09-16 17:45:32 GMT
    Scott WendelbergerScott Wendelberger
    Mt. Pleasant Police arrested a man and charged him with Criminal Sexual Conduct with a Minor on September 12, 2014. Scott Wendelberger was lodged at the Al Cannon Detention Center. The victim in this case alleges that they were in a hot tub together when the inappropriate touching occurred.
    Mt. Pleasant Police arrested a man and charged him with Criminal Sexual Conduct with a Minor on September 12, 2014. Scott Wendelberger was lodged at the Al Cannon Detention Center. The victim in this case alleges that they were in a hot tub together when the inappropriate touching occurred.
Powered by WorldNow

210 W. Coleman Blvd.
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464

Telephone: 843.216.4875
Fax: 843.881.3410
Email: news@wcbd.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.