Police recover stolen goods

Summerville police said they found more than $60,000 worth of stolen property Friday at Global Motors. An employee was charged with multiple counts of possessing stolen property, and two others were charged with possessing methamphetamine.

SUMMERVILLE — Police say they recovered more than $60,000 worth of stolen utility trailers, dirt bikes and all-terrain vehicles from a used-car dealership.

The bust was made Friday at Global Motors on U.S. Highway 78 after a man told the Berkeley County Sheriff's Office he saw his stolen trailer there, Summerville police Lt. Thomas Peterson said Wednesday.

Officers from Berkeley and Dorchester counties, North Charleston and Summerville executed a search warrant. They started running vehicle-identification numbers and found the stuff had been reported stolen in Berkeley County, North Charleston, Mount Pleasant, Orangeburg and Florence, Peterson said.

An employee, Larry Walker, 62, was arrested Tuesday and charged with multiple counts of possessing stolen goods. He was released on a $50,000 surety bond.

Police charged his son, Porter Walker, 33, also an employee, with possessing methamphetamine. They searched his house after seeing evidence of drug use at the dealership, Peterson said. Police found meth on aluminum foil in a bathroom cabinet, Peterson said.

Police also charged Chrystal Day, 26, who lives with Porter Walker, with the same offense.

Much of the stolen merchandise has been returned to the owners, Peterson said.

"It's always a great day when you get a victim back his property," he said. "This was great because everybody cooperated and worked together."