Cops charge Goose Creek man in downtown car break-ins

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Police arrested a Goose Creek man Sunday after they say he broke into vehicles on Smith Street and Calhoun Street.

The Charleston Police Department charged 30-year-old Rashaad Huger with two counts of breaking into a motor vehicle, property crime enhancement and giving false information to the police.

Huger, who is on probation for bank fraud, was being held in the Sheriff Al Cannon Detention Center.

Police said they received a telephone call Sunday from a citizen who said that someone was breaking into a vehicle on Smith Street. The caller provided the dispatcher with a description of the suspect.

Officers responding to the area saw Huger matching the suspect's description on Duncan Street. Initially, Huger provided the officers with a false name, but eventually provided them with his correct name.

The citizen who called the police about the car break-in was brought to the scene and he identified Huger as the individual who had broken into the vehicle on Smith Street.

Police said Huger had items taken from the vehicle on Smith Street. He also had in his possession items taken from a vehicle on Calhoun Street.

The officers were able to contact the victim from Calhoun Street and return the stolen items to her.

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