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Sheriff's Cruiser, Firearm Stolen

Charleston Post Courier

February 11, 2011

BERKLEY COUNTY, SC – An unmarked Berkeley County sheriff’s cruiser that was stolen this evening in Goose Creek has been located, a spokesman for the Sheriff’s Office said.

The deputy who was driving the vehicle, sheriff’s Capt. Cliff McElvogue, was visiting a residence in Goose Creek and had gone inside for a moment, Moon said. When the deputy came outside about 7:55 p.m., the vehicle was gone.

The cruiser had at least one handgun inside it, Moon said.

The vehicle was recovered about 11 p.m. not far from where it had been stolen, Moon said. It was abandoned on Springhall Road in the Crowfield subdivision.

Deputies were processing the vehicle, Moon said. He did not know if the handgun had been recovered.


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    Irishcop1961

    about 3 years ago

    45914 Comments

    And it won't be the last time this happens.

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    SERT0629

    about 3 years ago

    474 Comments

    OOPS...Looks Like Berkeley County Sheriff Is Going To Have A Capt. Spot Open Soon. SUBMIT RESUME ASAP

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    JP503

    about 3 years ago

    7620 Comments

    Oops

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    BrooklynHillsCop

    about 3 years ago

    664 Comments

    Oh brother.... !

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    DDemlong

    about 3 years ago

    2238 Comments

    yikes, hopefully the deputy didnt leave it running with the keys in it unlocked, but it sounds like that was most likey the case.

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    mitrocop

    about 3 years ago

    402 Comments

    oops..meant to say, the Crown Vic Int has the kill-switch "if it's POST-2006," sorry for the mis-info there..

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    evil_monkey

    about 3 years ago

    2 Comments

    Better his cruiser than mine, what was he thinking leaving it running? ALWAYS take your keys!

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    mitrocop

    about 3 years ago

    402 Comments

    This happened just up the road, and FYI, the handgun was found safe and secure in the glovebox, where the SO Capt had left it. Seems the car thief/joyrider realized after a minute or so that it was an unmarked police cruiser and bailed only a few blocks away from where he had grabbed it.
    And a Crown Vic Interceptor only has the kill-switch if it's pre-2006, I believe, unless it's been added post-sale by the county maintenance guys.

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    Anonymous

    about 3 years ago

    Dear Sheriff,

    Since last we spoke....well, what had happened was.....

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    CPD82

    about 3 years ago

    466 Comments

    in chicago we have to take our keys with us. we dont have cut off switches in our vehicles. so we cant even use that as an excuse as to why the vehicle was left running.

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    uncledennis1

    about 3 years ago

    23112 Comments

    I assume the unit was left running. Another gun on the streets.

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    Jonas

    about 3 years ago

    41144 Comments

    bump darsavmo.....

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    alexy

    about 3 years ago

    3970 Comments

    Man... the guy goes into some house for some duty-booty and a guy on his shift steals his car...... not saying that's what happened but.....

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    MeanStreets949

    about 3 years ago

    2318 Comments

    I thought most cruisers had cut-off switches. Every cruiser I've ever driven has. ALWAYS take your keys with you no matter what!!!

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    darsavmo

    about 3 years ago

    11344 Comments

    Crap happens LT, I mean Capt...

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