Police Increase Presence in Shadowmoss Following Burglaries, Car Break-ins
WEST ASHLEY, SC (WTAT-TV) — Charleston Police have increased their presence in the Shadowmoss neighborhood following recent burglaries and vehicle break-ins.
Authorities say they are currently investigating six overnight burglaries and two car break-ins that occurred early Thursday morning.
Public Information Officer Charles Francis said the first call came in after 5:00 a.m. from a resident on Muirfield Parkway.
He said surveillance video shows three suspects on the property. One of which entered an unlocked vehicle, while the other two suspects entered the porch.
Lighting around the victim’s home turned on and the suspects reportedly ran from the house going westbound on Muirfield Parkway.
Just before 6:30 a.m., Francis says officers responded to a Shadowmoss residence because a homeowner woke up and found her back door open. The resident also found her purse in the backyard with her credit cards scattered on the ground and various items missing from her purse.
Just a few minutes later at 6:45 a.m., officers responded to a residence on Toura Lane related a car break-in. The owner found that someone had stolen several items from the vehicle, but there were no signs of forced entry.
Then at 6:59 a.m., officers responded to a Martins Path residence for a burglary and a car break-in. A man, who is taking care of the property while the owners are out of town, found that someone had rummaged through his vehicle and a drawer in the living room.
Francis reported the only thing taken was a piece of jewelry from the vehicle and there no signs of forced entry into the vehicle.
Just before 8:00 a.m., officers were again dispatched to a home on Fieldfare Way where about 2:00 a.m. a suspect entered through the exterior side garage door. The suspect can be seen on surveillance walking through the residence and then leaving.
Three hours later that suspect returns with another man and they can be seen on surveillance video entering the home through the same garage door. They walk into the living room and the owner’s dog starts barking and the suspect ran out of the house.
Nothing was reported missing from the house.
At 9:00 a.m., officers responded to a Glengary Court residence where electronics were taken from the dining room during the night, according to Francis.
And around 9:15 a.m., officers were dispatched to a Sconesill Lane residence where someone had entered it through the laundry room window.
The homeowner woke up about 5:00 a.m. because her dog was barking. She noticed her sliding door was slightly opened and also found the laundry room window was completely open.
Nothing was reportedly taken in this instance either.
We have reached out to the Charleston Police Department to find out if there are any suspects or a description of the person(s) seen in the security video. We’ll be sure to update this story as we learn more.