Crime Beat

  • Friday, April 11, 2014

Happy wife, happy life

A 25-year-old male reported a case of criminal domestic violence to Summerville Police Department on April 1. According to his statement, his wife stabbed him with a kitchen knife in the ear and cheek after he received a text message from a female friend. In trying to confiscate the knife from her he also cut his hand. The victim was able to leave the residence, at which point he went to a family member’s house and was picked up by EMS and taken to Trident Medical Center for stitches. After reporting the incident to police, officers located his wife, the suspect, at her mother’s house and took her into custody.

Sweet ride

Summerville Police Department responded to a Ladson home for vandalism to a vehicle on March 29. The victim said when she went out to her truck in the morning both front tires were flat and she found chocolate under the gas cap door and inside the refueling port. After inspection, the officer also noticed the punctured tires and chocolate forced inside the gas refueling port. The victim said she suspected one of her boyfriend’s employees was responsible.

Shooting hoops, throwing punches

Two juveniles were arrested after a fight at Ashley Ridge High School. On March 26 the Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office school resource officer responded to a possible fight between students in the school gym. The two male suspects both offered statements after being informed of their Miranda rights. The suspects both said they were playing basketball and got into a physical fight over throwing the ball at each other. One suspect threw a punch and missed, and the other suspect threw a punch that hit the first suspect in the nose, causing it to bleed. Fellow students broke up the fight. Both suspects were placed under arrest for public disorderly conduct by fighting in school.

You’ve got mail

Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to a Summerville home on March 26 in reference to a disturbance. According to the 38-year-old victim’s statement, she opened her mailbox and discovered two dead frogs. The victim said she later discovered her juvenile daughter, who she said is incorrigible, and her daughter’s boyfriend were involved. While on scene, the deputy and victim noticed the suspects down the street and spoke with them about potential consequences for the disturbance. Although the suspects originally denied involvement, the male suspect returned to the deputy and admitted he put the frogs in the mailbox and removed them. He was placed on a trespass notice.

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