Crime beat

  • Monday, January 14, 2013


Shots in the dark
An officer responded to a call about shots fired in the area of Miles Road near The Ville. The officer spoke to another officer who said he had spoken with a Hispanic male who told him three black males had fired shots at him earlier. That officer had also seen a gold or silver colored vehicle traveling down Miles Road, but was unable to catch up with it.
Later, an officer found the vehicle, a rental, parked in a driveway of a home on Brailsford Drive. The officer spoke to the driver, who told the officer he was coming from a club on Dorchester Road and had just dropped off two friends in the neighborhood, although he could only provide their street names.
The officer found no evidence that the driver or his vehicle was involved in the alleged shooting.

Temper, part I…
A Summerville man reported that a Chrysler van he parked in a lot on E. 5th North Street was damaged by another vehicle. The man said he had video that showed the other car, a white Cadillac, pulling into the parking lot next to the van, then backing into the van. The Cadillac did this several times before it finally exited the lot.
The man further stated that the Cadillac returned about thirty minutes later and backed into his van several more times.
He does not know who was driving the Cadillac but said he would provide a copy of the video to the police.

Temper, part II
Officers responded to a call about an intoxicated man armed with an axe trying to fight several people in a parking lot. When officers arrived, they did not find anyone outside, but did speak to a woman who reported that her neighbor, a 47-year-old man tried to break down her front door with an axe. He did not succeed so he then broke out the back passenger window of his own car.
Officers did not find the subject but several people who had come into contact with him earlier said hey would be willing to press charges against him.

A smile worth stealing for…
Loss prevention officers at Target in Azalea Square reported that a 22-year-old Walterboro woman has entered the store on two occasions and stolen hundreds of Crest tooth whitening strips. The woman stole some $265 worth of whitening strips on Nov. 25; she returned and stole $607 worth of whitening strips on Dec. 5.
Loss prevention officers captured her in the act on store video surveillance and identified the subject through Facebook, via a South Carolina license plate.

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