Deputies discover $200k in stolen vehicles at Berkeley Co. 'Chop Shop'

Deputies discover $200k in stolen vehicles at Berkeley Co. 'Chop Shop'

BERKELEY COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - Investigators in Berkeley County have arrested one person after investigators found $200,000 worth of stolen vehicles at a "chop shop" in the St. Stephen area.

Detectives with the Berkeley County Sheriff's Office arrested 46-year-old Harrison William Lucas in connection to deputies locating $200,000 in reported stolen vehicles, motorcycles, trailers and numerous other items.

The investigation started when detectives received information that four stolen motorcycles were at a St. Stephen address.  After corroborating the information, a search warrant was obtained for the property at 4422 N. Highway 52.

An incident report states an NCIC check revealed the motorcycles had been reported stolen, along with a pickup truck and an enclosed trailer, from a motel parking lot in Orangeburg County.

The approximate value of the motorcycles alone is $70,000, according to deputies. Several items on the motorcycles had been removed or modified.

Deputies also found parts to the stolen enclosed trailer along with a truck that had been taken earlier from Orangeburg County. The Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office is continuing its investigation.

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