Crime Beat

  • Tuesday, April 9, 2013

 Cold call
Police received a call from an employee at the Waffle House on Trolley Road at 5:15 on a recent morning. The complainant said a subject he is familiar with due to past incidents made berating, profane and racial remarks over the phone toward himself and other employees. The subject was supposedly complaining about a “call in” order he made when he said his food was cold. The subject threatened to, “Shoot up the store with paintballs.” The complainant said the subject is not allowed at the Trolley Road or Ashley Phosphate restaurant locations due to prior incidents of disorderly conduct and for assaulting employees. The complainant said he wished to prosecute the subject for unlawful communication.
Lights out
A Summerville man was pulled over on a recent evening after his tail lights were off at 8:45 p.m. near the intersection of East 6th South Street and Berlin G. Myers Parkway. The vehicle came to a stop after the entire vehicle passed the stop line. The tail lights turned out to be working properly, but the driver had forgotten to turn them on. The officer noted the driver smelled of alcohol, had glassy and bloodshot eyes and handed the officer several expired insurance cards and a boat trailer title. The driver said, “I’m going home . . . I’ve been out eating.” The officer asked where and the driver responded, “I am going up to the Waffle House right now.” The officer questioned the response, noting the subject said he’d just come from eating. He denied the statement and continued, “I am going right up there to the Waffle. Yeah, I’ve had a few drinks but I am OK. I have lived around here for a long time.” The subject was asked to exit the vehicle and smelled strongly of alcohol. After the subject skipped two letters reciting the alphabet he told the officer he had surgery on his brain about six months ago to remove a tumor. He admitted to having four to five mixed drinks before driving. He took one too few then one too many steps during the walk and turn test. The subject refused to take the one leg stand test and was taken to the detention center and charged with DUI.

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