Dogs of a feather
A Dorchester County woman called deputies on the afternoon of March 17 to report that K-9s came onto her property and attacked her chickens at her Embassy Drive residence. She said the incident occurred between 1 and 3 p.m. One of her chickens was found dead and the other two were missing.
Back seat cushion trick
Police pulled over a Moncks Corner man on March 18 as he was traveling along West 5th North Street because his brake light was out. The driver told the officer his license was suspended but handed over his registration and proof of insurance. The driver’s right hand was visibly shaking and he was asked to step out of his vehicle. He gave consent to a search, which yielded a Bersa Thunder .380 caliber pistol loaded with seven rounds. The gun was reported stolen from the Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office and was found beneath the back seat cushion. An officer pulled a $10 bill out of the subject’s front pants pocket that was concealing a brown substance in a bag. The subject said it was heroin, which it field tested positive for. The substance weighed 0.4 gross grams and was entered into the Summerville Police Department drug box. The pistol was placed into evidence. The subject was charged with possession with intent to distribute heroin and possession of a stolen firearm. He was taken to the detention center.
‘One sip,’ one slip
A wanted man from Irmo was arrested after a Columbia woman was pulled over shortly after 3:30 p.m. March 19 on Berlin G. Myers Parkway because of a cracked windshield. The officer smelled a strong odor of alcohol and noticed the male passenger was attempting to conceal two 22-ounce beer cans. The officer asked him about this. He responded, “They have been in here for weeks.” The officer asked to see the beer cans, which were half full and cold. The passenger said, “I just got off work and took one sip.” The passenger did not have a driver’s license. As the officer was walking back to his patrol unit the male started moving around in the passenger seat. The officer asked why he was moving so much to which the subject replied, “nothing.” The male subject then got out, jumped over the guard rail, into a ditch and started running. He was captured by the officer and placed in handcuffs. The female was given an unsafe vehicle citation and released. The male subject was charged with open container and resisting arrest. He was taken to the detention center. He has an outstanding warrant with Richland County Sheriff’s Department.