Crime Beat

  • Friday, June 13, 2014

American Picker?

A St. George woman reported that she saw an unknown white male about 35 years old picking squash in her garden.

She said she thought it was her son at first, but when she looked closer she realized the man was someone she did not know.

She said the man saw her looking at him, picked some more squash, then jumped into a gray-colored pick-up truck with white lettering on the sides and left the area.

The woman said she and her son grow vegetables for sale in local stores and are tired of people stealing the fruits of their labors. She said she will prosecute if a suspect is apprehended.


A Summerville man reported that someone broke into his home on Sedgewick Road and stole coins and jewelry.

The subjects got into the house by kicking in a door. He believes his step-daughter may be involved because the missing items were hidden in certain secret places.

He could not give the face value of the stolen coins but estimated their value at $20,000. He estimated the value of the missing jewelry at $1,400.

Officers lifted several fingerprints at the scene.

Creep alerts

A Summerville woman reported that she heard a noise at the front of her house on Savannah Round one evening.

She said she didnít think anything of it at the time but the next day when she went outside she found that someone had removed a screen from her window and left behind a pair of shorts under the window frame.

In a separate incident, a property manager with Archdale Forest reported that one of the residents has been seen several times pleasuring himself while standing outside of his apartment. The manager has the subject on video doing this and said she is tired of seeing him do this.

Another employee of the property reported seeing two juvenile boys going into the subjectís apartment for a short amount of time, then leaving the apartment counting money.

The man said he does not know what is going on but is concerned about the situation due to the juvenilesí behavior.


An officer responding to a call with EMS at Appian Way Landing in regard to an assault spoke to the victim, a juvenile male.

The victim told the officer he was walking home from school when he started arguing with two other juveniles. He said one of the juveniles with whom he was arguing picked him up and slammed him to the ground and he hurt his wrist trying to break his fall.

The second juvenile started punching and kicking the victim while he was down on the ground.

The victim sustained a broken wrist. The victimís mother said she wants to prosecute.

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