Crime Beat

  • Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Wallet walks off

Summerville Police Department responded to a theft at Lowe’s on March 10. According to the victim, a 25-year-old female of Summerville, she was shopping in the Lowe’s garden center when she bent down to pick up a palm tree. When she looked back at her shopping cart, her wallet was missing. The victim said the wallet contained $200-$500. According to her statement, the victim asked a woman standing next to her if she took the wallet. The woman said she saw a man and a woman take it while the victim had her back turned, and identified the vehicle the suspects got into. SPD contacted the owners of the vehicle, but they denied any involvement. The Lowe’s Loss Prevention Officer supplied SPD with a copy of the video surveillance tape, but it did not show the incident.

Showing off

On March 24 a Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office deputy was called to William M. Reeves Elementary School in response to a student with a weapon. According to the complainant, a mandatory reporter, several students alerted them to a student who they claimed was showing off a knife at recess. The school official seized the 2.25 inch knife, at which point the suspect told the school official the knife fell out of his pocket at recess. According to the suspect’s statement to the deputy, he brought the knife to school to prevent theft. The suspect said his older brother had property stolen while at school, and the suspect said he would use the knife to threaten any thieves who would not return his property.

Stick a fork in it

A disagreement between roommates turned into assault on April 1. Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to a Summerville residence where the victim said her roommate threatened and assaulted her. According to the victim’s statement, she and her roommate, the suspect, got into a verbal argument about having a guest at the house. The victim threatened to harm the suspect with a fork and in response the suspect pushed her into a wall, causing her to fall down. The officer observed bruising, a cut on the victim’s foot and redness to the left side of her face. According to the suspect, the victim was blocking her passage and refused to move so she pushed the victim, and said she felt threatened by her.

A shot in the dark

Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to a North Charleston residence on April 1 for an attempted murder. The 30-year-old female victim suffered a gun shot wound to her calf and was trying to stop the bleeding when police arrived. According to her statement an unknown white male entered her home through the unlocked front door and came into her bedroom where she was dozing off. She told police he went into her closet, found her husband’s handgun and used it to shoot her. Three juveniles and a disabled person in the victim’s care were also in the home during the shooting.

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