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Charleston City Police asking for help finding suspect

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Monday, September 28, 2009

CHARLESTON, SC - Charleston City Police are asking the publice for help finding a man accused of breaking into two homes last week.

William Peter Beckman, 44, of Charleston is charged with burglary in the first degree and burglary in the second degree.

Beckman (pictured to the right) is a white male, approximately 5'6", 130 lbs, with black hair and brown eyes. He has numerous convictions for burglary and grand larceny and was charged on Sept. 18th with criminal domestic violence. He drives a black, 2002 Chevrolet pickup truck with South Carolina license plate # AEV-662. The pickup has one headlight out and a spare tire on the rear driver's side.

Charleston City Police say the first break-in happened Wednesday night at a house on Wando Shores Drive. The owner had left a sliding glass door unlocked. When she returned Thursday a rifle and a shotgun were missing.

According to an incident report Beckman cut the woman's grass regularly.

The second break-in occurred Thursday night at a house on Palm Cove Drive. The homeowner told police someone broke a window pane in a child's bedroom and grabbed a cell phone from inside the room.
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