A sampling of nefarious doings from around the area

  • Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Boosted bulldozer

An officer responded to a call about a bulldozer missing from a construction site on King Mountain Drive in Summerville. The officer spoke to several area residents who said they observed a white pick up truck pulling a trailer arrive at the site. A black male in a white shirt got out of the truck, started the bulldozer, and loaded it onto the trailer, then left. They added that it took all of about ten minutes. The witnesses said they did report the theft. The bulldozer is valued at $65,000.


A deputy responded to a call about an unconscious man in a house on Argosy Street in Summerville. When the deputy arrived, he found the man lying on a bed in a back bedroom, unconscious, his face turning blue, his breathing very shallow. He also had a track mark on his arm.

The complainant said she did not really know the man, that he was a friend of her husband’s and she only knew him by his nickname. Others in the house also claimed not to know who the man really was or what he was doing there and kept changing their stories every time the deputy asked them questions. EMS arrived and began working on the man; he recovered enough to be able to tell them he had “shot up” although he would not say what he was using. Everyone else maintained that they did not know, either. The man was transported to Summerville Medical Center.

Suspicious activity …

An employee of Beech Hill Elementary School reported that someone apparently gained access to the roof via a ladder left onsite by a construction team working on the roof. According to the report, someone left several empty beer bottles and two used fire extinguishers up there.

More suspicious activity

An officer responded to a call at Old Fort Baptist Church about a suspicious package.

According to an incident report, the church custodian found a small box by one of the back doors. The box was wrapped in black tape with a star on the top and the custodian felt this was especially suspicious because the church was a polling place for the primary runoff happening that day. Charleston County Bomb Squad arrived at the scene and x-rayed the package, which turned out to be an empty deodorant soap box. The incident did not interrupt the election process and no voters were turned away.

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