Crime beat

  • Wednesday, March 20, 2013

People are watching
A North Charleston man reported that he confronted a suspicious looking teenager on a bicycle, a young black male wearing a black hoodie, as the subject rode into a driveway on North Ridgebrook Drive. When the complainant asked the subject what he was doing, the subject said he was interested in buying a house, then rode away on his bicycle.
The complainant also noted that the house had a skylight that appeared to have been vandalized.
As it turned out, the skylight was not damaged.
Officers found the subject near the neighborhood in a grocery store parking lot and stopped to talk to him. The subject told officers he and his mother are looking to buy a house and he was just riding through neighborhoods to see what might be available.
Officers contacted the subject’s mother, who confirmed that he gets out of school and rides his bike to her workplace, which was nearby. She also said she knew he was riding his bike in the area.
The subject was released to his mother.
Creep alert
A Summerville woman reported that her daughter got off the school bus near their home at Renau and Dean Drive and as she was walking home two men in a red pick up truck frightened her. The daughter stated that they were in an older model red colored pick up truck with a bad muffler and as she passed them one of them opened the door and said, “Come on and get in, you know you want to.”  He also made a lewd gesture with tongue and fingers, she said.
The girl said she screamed and started running; the subjects in the pickup truck sped away. The girl said she thinks the truck belongs to someone who lives in the area because she thought she has seen it in the area on other occasions.
Not a hotel…
An officer responded to a call at Summer Pines Apartments in reference to a male subject begging for money.  Upon arriving at the scene, the officer recognized the subject as someone he had come into contact with earlier; in fact, the officer had responded to two separate calls about a subject sleeping in a gas station bathroom.
The officer asked the subject what he was doing this time and the subject replied he was getting a soda from the apartment complex front office. The officer then asked an employee about this; the employee did not know anything about the situation.
The officer then arrested the subject on vagrancy/loitering violations and issued him a summons and citation.

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