Report: 5 patrol vehicles broken into, 1 gun stolen
SUMMERVILLE, SC (WCSC) - Summerville police are investigating after five law enforcement vehicles from multiple agencies were broken into overnight, with one gun reported missing.
According to an incident report, police were called out to a home in the Weatherstone subdivision at 2:48 a.m. for a reported auto break-in.
Police say the front passenger side window of a Berkeley County Sheriff's Office 2009 Dodge Charger cruiser was shattered, and a Glock 22 handgun, three fully loaded magazines, and a number of other items were stolen from the cruiser.
The report states the deputy heard approximately five strikes on the car's window before it shattered, but by the time he made it outside he heard an unknown vehicle driving away.
Police say a Town of Mount Pleasant 2011 Ford Crown Victoria police cruiser on the same road was also broken into. A book bag was stolen from the vehicle, but it was found beside the Berkeley County patrol car.
According to a report, a third patrol vehicle, this one a City of Charleston 2005 Ford Crown Victoria, was broken into in the Vista Sands apartment complex sometime between 7 p.m. Thursday and 3:20 a.m. Friday. Nothing was reported missing from the vehicle.
In the same complex, Summerville police discovered a Berkeley County Ford Crown Victoria patrol vehicle had one of it's windows shattered. A report states it was unknown if anything was missing from the patrol car.
Police say a fifth patrol car was found to be broken into around 6:17 a.m. in the Westbury Mews apartment complex.
Authorities say a Charleston County Sheriff's Office patrol vehicle was broken into sometime between 6:30 p.m. Thursday and 6:15 a.m. Friday. Three fully loaded magazines, a police baton, knife, and other items were reported stolen.
All five vehicles had a shattered window, officers say.
If you have any information on these incidents, call Crime Stoppers at 843-554-1111.
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