CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – In late June, deputies with the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office investigated the theft of ten 324 watt solar panels and a 600 watt inverter from the Volvo property.
The solar equipment, valued at $40,000, and was put up to power the new intersection lighting at the entrance to the Volvo manufacturing facility, according to officials with the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office.
On September 15, deputies with the Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office were investigating a stolen trailer when they observed a lot of solar panels on the property, some already installed and others not yet.
Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office detectives responded and were able to determine that the solar panels and inverter were the same ones stolen from the Volvo site.
Christopher Allan Crosby, 46, of Dorchester County was arrested for grand larceny valued over $10,000 and burglary 3rd degree. He was then transported to the Hill-Finklea Detention Center to await a bond hearing.
He was granted a surety bond of $20,000 on each charge and released on September 16th.