Crime Beat

  • Friday, May 2, 2014

Burn baby burn

On April 8 a Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office deputy spoke with a victim regarding destruction of property.

The victim told DCSO his ex-girlfriend was burning his clothing.

He said she sent him a picture of the clothing in the burn barrel and lit on fire. He valued the clothing at approximately $250.

The victim told deputies he wanted to press charges against the suspect.

‘Words will never hurt me’

Summerville Police Department was sent to Pinelands Group Home on April 21 for an assault.

Upon arrival the officer met with a witness and Pinelands employee who said she saw the suspect, a 17-year-old male, pick up the victim and “slam” him on the head after a verbal dispute.

The officer spoke with the juvenile victim, who was confused about his surroundings, and told him the last thing he remembered was being picked up. The victim had a red, knot-like injury on his head. He was transported via EMS to Summerville Medical Center.

The suspect was charged with third degree assault and battery.

Jumping the gun

On April 21 a case of breaking and entering was reported to Summerville Police Department.

The victim came to SPD to report his black compact Taurus PT809 9mm missing.

According to the victim’s statement, he let his girlfriend borrow his car and upon return of the vehicle he noticed his weapon was missing from the glove box. He also had an extended magazine in the vehicle, which was also reported missing.

When the victim questioned his girlfriend, she said she had not seen the gun. SPD was unable to make contact with the girlfriend.

Key-ping the peace

Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office was sent to the Greenhurst subdivision in Summerville on April 23 for vandalism.

The victim informed the deputy her two cars had been keyed.

On one vehicle, the officer observed keying across the entire vehicle as well as the expletives written on the vehicle. The second car was only keyed on the driver’s side with no other damage.

The victim said her juvenile daughter attends Alston Middle School and has been constantly bullied by other juvenile females, and those students may be the ones who damaged her vehicles.


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