Man arrested for theft of $40K worth of solar panels from Volvo property

Christopher Allan Crosby (Provided/Berkeley County Sheriff's Office)

The Berkeley County Sheriff's Office announced it has made an arrest in the case of $40,000 worth of stolen solar panels from the Volvo property reported in June.

Christopher Allan Crosby, 46, of Greyback Road in Dorchester County, was arrested for grand larceny valued over $10,000 and burglary 3rd degree, according to the BCSO.

In late June, deputies with the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office investigated the theft of ten 324 watt solar panels and a 600 watt inverter from the Volvo property.

The solar equipment, valued at $40,000, was put up to power the new intersection lighting at the entrance to the Volvo manufacturing facility at Autonomous Drive & Volvo Cars Road.

"On September 15, deputies with the Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office were investigating a stolen trailer when they observed a lot of solar panels on the property, some already installed and others not yet," the sheriff's office states. "Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office detectives responded and were able to determine that the solar panels and inverter were the same ones stolen from the Volvo site."

Crosby was transported to the Hill Finklea Detention Center to await a bond hearing.

He was granted a surety bond of $20,000 on each charge and released on Sept 16.

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