Crime Beat

  • Tuesday, April 16, 2013

‘Something told him’
A Summerville man reported his 2004 GMC Yukon was stolen from his Bainsbury Drive residence at about 5:30 a.m. on March 27. The complainant said he went outside and started the car, took his house key out of the SUV as it was running and unlocked as he went back inside to fix his lunch. The complainant then saw the lights on his vehicle and saw a “shadow” in the vehicle as it was driving off. At about 7:50 a.m. the complainant called to say he located and recovered his stolen vehicle. He said his neighbor, who may have mental issues, had taken the vehicle. The suspect’s son told officers his father has been acting strange lately but could not be committed to a mental health facility because he was no harm to himself or others. The suspect told officers “something” told him to take the SUV. There was no damage to the vehicle and complainant did not press charges.
Hanging out, falling out
A deputy responded to Limestone Road near the Main Street intersection in Dorchester the evening of March 26 after a subject was allegedly pushed out of a silver Pontiac. The complainant said a black male was lying in a nearby ditch. The vehicle license plate was registered to a St. George woman who told officers she picked up her boyfriend who was not kicked out of the vehicle but was horse-playing. The subject opened the front passenger door and was attempting to hang out of the car traveling about 20 mph when he accidentally fell out. He suffered abrasions and a minor cut to his right hand and leg but declined medical attention.
Stuck on the septic tank
A Ladson man chasing a pit bull with his pickup truck got the vehicle stuck and caused damage to the left side of a Stroble Lane residence in Summerville. The complainant said the subject put holes in her yard when he tried to dig his truck out with a shovel. The subject did not have a cell phone and said no one responded when he knocked on the house door. He told officers he rescues pit bulls. The subject began walking down the road and saw an acquaintance who gave him a ride back only to get stuck in the Stroble Lane yard while parking on the septic tank. This SUV became unstuck and left the scene as the subject’s truck remained stuck. The report does not indicate what became of the pit bull.

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