Crime Beat

  • Monday, January 14, 2013

A woman who lives on Apache Drive in Summerville reported that someone let the air out of the tires on her van. She noticed that whoever did it removed the tire stem caps and placed a nail in each one to hold the stems open. She said four other cars in her driveway were not tampered with and no damage was done to the tires that were tampered with. She said a neighborhood juvenile has been “lurking” around the neighborhood and in fact has been caught in neighbors’ open garages.
An officer checked the neighborhood and found one other car with a deflated tire.

Temper, temper…
A Reevesville man reported that he was traveling west on U.S. 78 near Dorchester and a green Chevrolet pick up truck was behind him. The man said he ran off the right side of the road and when he did, the truck passed him. The complainant said he then yelled and gestured at the other vehicle and they responded in kind. He said he then leaned out the window to yell at them again but when he did, his vehicle struck a curb and blew out his tire.
The other vehicle stopped, two subjects got out of the car and said they were willing to fight the complainant. One of them threw a rock at him but missed; then they left the scene.

Scam alert
A Summerville woman reported that she keeps receiving harassing calls from an unknown male subject and number. The subject called her place of employment some 35 times in one day. The subject uses different names and tells her he is employed with something called Cash Advance. The complainant says she has not taken out any loans from anyone.
The subject tells her to wire $525 via Western Union to Savannah, Ga. And threatens to have her put in jail if she does not.
While an officer was taking her report, the subject called. The officer spoke to the subject, who would only say that he was an “investigator” and that the call was none of the officer’s business. The officer noted that the caller spoke with a foreign accent and there were other telephones and voices in the background. The officer told the caller not to call again and advised the complainant to call law enforcement if he does.
She said she has also reported the calls to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

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