Crime beat

  • Thursday, January 31, 2013

Put the pipe away…
An officer on patrol near Haven Oaks Apartments saw a woman get out of a black colored vehicle that was parked in the complex parking lot with the engine running and walk to a nearby apartment. She came out a few minutes later and got back into the vehicle.
Because of a high volume of narcotics complaints in the area, the officer approached the vehicle, looked in the window, and saw a person sitting inside holding a pipe of the type used to smoke illegal narcotics.
Four people, two males and two females were in the car; the male had the pipe sitting in his lap. The officer asked him about it and he acted like he didn’t know anything was there and made an attempt to hide the pipe and a marijuana cigarette under some clothes. The officer soon had him out of the car and standing with another officer while he spoke to the other three. One of the females dropped a pill bottle on the floor; it turned out to contain several prescription narcotics, none of which she had a prescription to be using, Further searching turned up another pill bottle which contained methamphetamine and a baggie of green leafy plant material that tested positive for marijuana.
The male with the pipe admitted the pipe and the marijuana cigarette was his; he was issued citations and released. The woman admitted that the methamphetamine, marijuana, and pills were hers; she was arrested and transported to the Dorchester County Detention Center.
Random find of the week…
Officers from Summerville Police Department stopped a vehicle with three subjects inside of it. Officers searched the vehicle and found a cloth bag containing a Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office uniform patch, a generic gold sheriff’s badge and a blue strobe light that plugged into the cigarette lighter.
The driver of the vehicle said he found the patch in a dumpster in front of a house in Brandy Mill subdivision. He said he has at no time represented himself as a police officer and was unaware that the DCSO patch was even in his vehicle.
He was arrested on charges unrelated to being in possession of the patch and badge and blue light and transported to the detention center.
Random mistaken address of the week…
Officers responded to a call about a possible intruder in a home on Sojourner Lane in Summerville. The caller, who was calling from the downstairs of the home, reported hearing an unknown male voice in the house. Officers arriving on the scene saw a lone black male subject urinating from the front porch of the house with front door open.
Officers approached the man, who told them he lived there alone but didn’t know if anyone else was inside the residence. When they asked the man who lived next door, he told them his mother did, but he could not remember her name. He was also unable to provide the address to the residence where they found him, only stating over and over that it was his house.
Officers contacted the callers, who turned out to be the neighbors next door who had heard the man outside. The man was obviously intoxicated, but did appear to live in the residence, so officers released him and he went back inside.

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