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Crime Beat: Selected nefarious doings from around the area

  • Thursday, July 17, 2014

Theft from a vehicle

A Pawleys Island woman reported that someone entered her car while it was parked at an address in North Charleston and stole some $15,000 worth of items, including jewelry, a phone charger, and $10 in loose change. Officers did lift several fingerprints from the vehicle.

When officers asked why the complainant had left so much jewelry in the vehicle, the woman stated that her mother is in hospice and the jewelry was meant to be use for collateral if there was a problem with the mother’s life insurance.

It was unclear as to whether the vehicle was locked at the time of the theft.

Dine and Dash

The night manager of an I-HOP in Ladson reported that five black male subjects ordered $72 worth of food, then left the restaurant without paying. One subject was described as wearing camouflage pants and a red jersey with the number 7, and another subject was described as wearing his hair in an Afro.

Don’t talk to strangers…

A St. George man reported that he was in a bar in St. George when he got into an argument with another man, an unknown black male he did not know. The complainant said they were talking in the bar and the complainant offered to buy the man a drink; this apparently sparked the argument.

The complainant said he walked out of the bar and started walking down the street when the subject pulled a gun and pointed it at him. The complainant said he took off running when the subject pulled the gun and does not know who he is, where he is from, or where he might be.

Lynching

A Summerville woman reported that she was assaulted by several females at a gas station on W 5th N Street in Summerville. The woman said she had just gotten into her car when a black female with whom she had a prior altercation opened her car and yanked her out by the hair while a second large black female punched her in the face and a third large black female started kicking her. The woman said while this was occurring, several people recorded the event.

She said she wants to prosecute.

Assault

A St. George man reported that while he was at a friend’s house he got into an argument with a black female unknown to him. He said the argument became physical, with the female subject hitting him on the left arm with a metal baseball bat.

The man said he returned to his home a few hours later and decided to report the incident to the sheriff’s department. He further stated that he suffered bruising, swelling, and possibly a broken bone.

Due to the injury the complainant described, EMS responded to his home, however, he refused treatment and transport.

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