Crime beat

  • Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Don’t give strangers rides…
A 20-year-old Hanahan man reported that he was at Interstate Batteries on Rivers Avenue in North Charleston when an unknown black male subject approached him and asked him for a ride to Wescott. The complainant said he reluctantly allowed the subject to get into his vehicle, then transported him to the Ten Mile area of North Charleston when the subject got out of the car and bought $20 worth of crack cocaine.
The complainant said the subject got back into the car and asked for a ride to the Jessen Boat Landing so he could wait for his sister to get off work,
While they were traveling to Jessen Boat Landing, the subject proceeded to smoke crack in the passenger seat. When they arrived at the boat landing parking lot, the subject told the complainant he had a gun, then forcibly removed about $400 cash from the complainant’s wallet before fleeing the location on foot toward Dorchester Road.

Offensive driving…?
An officer responded to the scene of a vehicle accident on Bacons Bridge Road near Heber Road. When they arrived, they found a Chevrolet Suburban SUV lying on its side in a ditch with extensive damage.
An officer spoke with the driver, who said he didn’t want to file an accident report but just wanted to get his car out of the ditch. The officer asked him what happened and the driver told him he had misjudged the turn he was trying to make due to the poor lighting in the area and ran into the ditch. The driver further stated that he normally wears glasses but was not wearing them at the time of the accident. He also told the officer that he saw a little space in the traffic and took a chance and pulled out in front of oncoming cars to make the turn.
The officer arrested the subject for reckless driving and transported him to the Summerville Police Department for booking and processing.

Sleeping in traffic…
An officer responded to a call about a vehicle parked in the middle of the road at North Main Street near Berlin G. Myers parkway. The officer found the vehicle, a silver Ford F-150, and tried to make contact with the driver, who was slumped over the wheel. The officer knocked on the window several times and shouted at the driver. Eventually, the driver awakened and after some difficulty was able to figure out how to put the truck in park, unlock the door, and open it.
After speaking with the driver and having him perform several tests, the officer arrested him for DUI and transported him to the detention center.

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