Crime beat

  • Friday, November 1, 2013

Don’t litter

A Summerville man was arrested and charged with littering Oct. 20, by Summerville Police. The man was walking along East 3rd North Street when police observed what appeared to be a hand rolled cigarette over his ear. He was also smoking an unknown, hand rolled substance. When the subject saw the officer in his police car, he dropped what he was smoking on the ground and walked away from it. When the officer pilled up next to him and asked to speak with him, the man walked away and refused to stop. The office finally arrested him. He was charged with littering.

Dangerous nap

Summerville Police responded to a report of a person lying on the side of the road Oct. 16, near the skate park. When police arrived the 17-year-old boy was sitting in the road and appeared to be crying. He told police “I want my mom.” Police could smell a strong odor of alcohol emanating from the boy’s person and breath. He told police he had fallen while walking and the officer observed a small scrape on his head.

The boy told the officer to drop him at his house but when told that would not be possible, he stomped his foot and made a “grunting noise” and appeared angry he could not get his way, the incident report said. EMS were called to evaluate him and recommended the boy be checked at the ER before being incarcerated at the detention facility. The young man was charged with public intoxication, transported to the ER for a medical evaluation and then to DCDC.

Lawn is not road

Tommy Joe Sings, 37, of North Charleston found himself on the wrong side of the road and the law Oct. 17. Summerville Police responded to a report of a vehicle rolling across the complainant’s yard on Magnolia St. When they arrived they found Sings trying to start the vehicle. They observed an almost empty open bottle of Smirnoff Ice with condensation on it, just behind the passenger seat. Sings told police he was leaving the Icehouse bar and felt he might need a ride. When asked why he was parked in someone’s yard he argued with police insisting that his vehicle was on the side of the road.

After getting consent to search the vehicle and a jacket in the vehicle, police discovered hand-rolled cigars with a green leafy material. Sings denied ownership of the suspected marijuana claiming the jacket was his and his nine-year-old son’s. Sing also denied ownership of any alcoholic beverages in the vehicle.

Police charged Sing with Public Intoxication, Possession of Marijuana and Open Container.

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