Crime Beat

  • Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Bad attitude

On May 9, Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office responded to threats toward a teacher at Ashley Ridge High School. The victim told the officer a student in one of her classes, who ususally had a bad attitude toward her and the class, threatened her life. The student was angry at the victim because she didn’t allow him to leave class to use the restroom. The student was sitting hear the victim’s desk and she heard him tell other students he would have his brother kill her and they would have a substitute teacher for the rest of the year. The suspect told the other students he would find the victim’s address on Google.

Ice cold treatment

Drochester County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to North Charleston on May 9 for a robbery. According to the juvenile victim, after getting off the school bus he used a $10 bill to purchase ice cream from an ice cream truck. After putting the change back in his pocket a juvenile suspect approached him and asked for his money. When the victim refused the suspect punched him in the face and took $1 from his pocket. The deputy made contact with the suspect who admitted to putting his hand in the victim’s pocket, but not to punching him or stealing the money.

Midnight robbery

A Pines of Gahagan resident contacted Summerville Police Department on May 15 after noticing her house had been robbed. According to the victim she went to sleep at 11 p.m. on May 14. When she woke up the next morning she noticed the back door was open and that her flat screen TV, Xbox 360 and computer were all missing. Officers processed the scene for fingerprints but didn’t find any as the burglar was possibly wearing gloves. According to the police report it appeared someone used a pry bar to force the back door open, as it was secured with a deadbolt. The value of the stolen goods was $960.

Don’t play with your food

A Summerville High School student was the victim of simple assault May 15. The responding Summerville police Department officer met with the victim in the nurse’s office, where she was holding an ice pack to her back. According to the victim she was sitting on the concrete in the courtyard during lunch with her back towards the other student when something hit her. The victim said her friends identified the object as a grapefruit, although they did not see who threw it. The victim said she’s been a victim of bullying at school. The assistant principal told the officer she would review the school security tapes in hopes of identifying a suspect.

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