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Crime Beat

  • Friday, August 1, 2014

Armed robbery

A Summerville man reported that while he was standing outside his apartment on Larry Street, a young black male possibly in his 20s walked up, pointed a silver handgun, and demanded that the complainant give him all his money and belongings. The complainant said the subject was wearing what looked like a black T-shirt over his face and a camouflage hat.

The complainant said the subject took his cell phone, a jacket, and two packs of cigarettes. All told the stolen items were worth about $135.

Wet argument

An officer responded to a call at a house on Stratton Drive in North Charleston. When he arrived, he spoke to a subject who told the officer he had been arguing with his former fiancé. She had told the complainant that she would drive him to work, but then changed her mind, which sparked the argument. The officer then spoke to the fiancé, who stated that the subject had broken her bedroom window, then flooded it with a garden hose before pouring water into the gas tank of her vehicle.

The officer noticed blood around the window and a laceration on the subject’s forearm. The subject refused medical treatment and the woman stated she did not wish to prosecute.

Inside job?

A Ladson woman reported that someone broke into her apartment at Coopers Ridge Boulevard and stole jewelry and electronics worth a total of $20,250. The woman said she locked both front and back doors when she left the apartment at 10 a.m. and when she returned that night found the front door still locked but the back door unlocked.

According to the incident report, this is the second burglary reported from the apartment complex where doors were found unlocked with no signs of forced entry but the complainants maintained they were sure all doors were locked.

Not a stuntman…

An officer responded to Dorchester Manor Boulevard in reference to a subject on the ground bleeding. On the way to the scene, the officer made contact with a white male subject walking along Ashley Phosphate Road. The officer noted that the man was wearing no shirt, had several visible injuries, and appeared to be intoxicated.

The man told the officer he got into an argument with his wife over not being able to program minutes on a prepaid cell phone. The subject said he told his wife he wanted to get out of the vehicle. As she slowed down, he decided to get out while the vehicle was still moving – at about 35-40 miles per hour.

The man was treated at the scene by Dorchester County EMS but refused transport. He did, however, accept a ride home from the officer, who transported him to his residence in North Charleston with no further incident.

Stolen guitar

A Summerville man reported that someone stole his guitar from the porch of his Logan Drive home. The man said he had placed the guitar on his front porch, then went for a walk around the neighborhood. When he returned, he noticed that the guitar was missing.

The guitar was described as a Breedlove brand, tan in color, worth about $750. The complainant said he wishes to prosecute.

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