Crime beat

  • Friday, June 27, 2014

You’ve got mail

The Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office was called to assist the S.C. Department of Corrections on June 20 after officers saw four packages come over the fence at Lieber Correctional Institution.

One package was empty, but the other three contained tobacco and marijuana.

K-9 units tracked the suspected delivery persons into a corn field, but the trail ran cold in the corn field near some ATV tracks.

Smoke signals

A Hickory Lane woman told the sheriff’s office she had evidence of possible drug activity.

She said she saw blue-tinted smoke arising from her neighbors’ chimney that was low-lying, smelled funny and hurt her eyes.

She said there was burnt debris falling from the chimney onto the ground and her car, and she collected some in a zip-top bag for investigators.

Road rage

A Summerville man told the sheriff’s office he was driving a UPS tractor trailer on I-26 near mile marker 177 when someone threw some brown pottery at his truck from an overpass. He pulled over and discovered a crack on his wind fairing with a piece of pottery stuck in the crack. He estimated the damage at $500.

No parking

Shortly after midnight June 24, a sheriff’s deputy responded to Crestwood Drive for reports of a car parked in the middle of the road.

The car was unoccupied and sitting in the center of the lane of travel toward Orangeburg Road.

The deputy went to nearby homes to see if the owner might be there, and had dispatch attempt to call the vehicle’s owner, to no avail. The vehicle was towed.

A Robbery and a warrant

A Summerville man reported he was in a grocery store parking lot on Boonehill Road and allowed two men to sit in his car.

While they were talking, he said, one man demanded his oxycodone. Believing the second man to have a weapon, the victim gave him approximately 30 pills.

While he told his story, deputies discovered the victim had a warrant out of Richland County for child support. He was cuffed and taken to the Summerville Annex to await Richland County authorities.

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