Crime

  • Friday, January 3, 2014

Drugs ‘ll get you every time

Erica Dorothy Rose Wiggens, 35, of Ladson was charged with Simple Possession of Marijuana, Driving Under Suspension, second offence and Joseph Gregory Hart, 50, of Ladson was charged with Drug Paraphernalia by Summerville Police Dec. 23 at the intersection of Ladson Rd., and Midland Parkway.

Their vehicle was pulled over for a non-working tag light. The officer observed Wiggens trying to remove something from her pocket and asked to search the vehicle.

Given permission the officer discovered a digital scale with green leafy residue the officer recognized as marijuana. In Wiggens right front pocket, the officer found a bag that tested presumptive for marijuana.

Drugs - again

In a Dec. 22 traffic stop – for an inoperable tag light – Summerville Police observed a backseat passenger attempting to hide something. The passenger told police his name was Nicholas C. McGrew. However he had trouble spelling his first name.

The officers received consent to search each of the four individuals in the vehicle and discovered cocaine in the pocket of Orin Edgar Patrick, III, 30 of Summerville. They also discovered a used syringe in his boot.

Police asked “McGrew” what his real name was and he told them Christopher Michael Nelson, 28, of Summerville. He said he had lied because he “was scared and didn’t know if he had a warrant.” After checking NCIC the officer discovered an outstanding warrant against Nelson for Manufacture and Distribution of Methamphetamine. He was charged with giving False Information to Police.

Patrick was charged with Possession of Cocaine and Drug Paraphernalia.

Shawn Justice Grimm, 19, of Summerville was charged with having No Proof of Insurance and Registration Not In Possession. Grimm did have a beginner’s driver’s license.

Patrick and Nelson were transported to SPD. The cocaine weighed .01 grams.

Domestic violence – happy holidays

Heather Renee Vinglass, 31, of Summerville was arrested Dec. 17 for Criminal Domestic Violence after she punched the victim three times, splitting his lip. The incident happened in the car on the way home from a Christmas party, according to the incident report.

On Dec. 27, Susan Jeanette Browder was arrested for Criminal Domestic Violence after biting and hitting the victim.

Browder claimed the victim had tried to choke her but police observed no signs of injury to her. She insisted that the police “Did not see anything…we cannot go to jail.”

Officers could smell a strong odor of alcohol emanating from Browder. She was transported to Dorchester County Law Enforcement Center.

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