Crime Beat

  • Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Playing in traffic

Deputies on patrol found a small child standing in the middle of the intersection of Regent Street and Jennings Drive. They stopped to talk to the child, who told them he was 3 years old and pointed out where he lived.

The deputies then took the child to the home and spoke to his mother, who said she did not know he was out in the street and that he was supposed to be with his brother at a neighbor’s house. The mother began to tell the child he knew he was not supposed to be in the street; the deputies informed her the child was too young to understand and that she was supposed to be the responsible adult and make sure the child did not jeopardize his own safety.

The mother stated that such an occurrence would not happen again.


A deputy responded to a call at a residence on Triple Crown Court in Ridgeville about a burglary. The owner of the residence told the officer that an unknown subject or subjects entered the house and stole an unknown quantity of copper wire. The subject(s) cut some out of an electrical box in the garage and pulled it from the wall in the kitchen. Damage and loss is estimated at around $2,000.

The house is still under construction and there is no way to lock it yet.

Beer theft

Deputies responded to a Kangaroo Station on W. Fifth North Street in Summerville. They spoke to an employee who told them that she was exiting the restroom when she noticed a black male subject walking out the front door with two cases of beer in his arms. She confronted the suspect and told him to pay for the beer or she would call the police. He replied that he “wasn’t worried about that” and proceeded to get into a Chevrolet Cavalier and leave the premises with the beer.

Canine conundrums

A deputy on patrol on Dorchester Road near King’s Grant saw some 30 cars stopped on the other side of the road. The deputy stopped and spoke to a man who had stopped his car in the middle of the road. The man told the officer a dog was running in and out of traffic and he had stopped to try to rescue it.

The dog bit him in the hand, the man said.

The deputy then got a tracking lead and tried to secure the dog, but the dog tried to bite him several times before the deputy could secure the dog and get it into his vehicle.

The dog was turned over to Animal Control and presumably traffic got moving again.

In a separate, unrelated incident, a North Charleston man reported that he was walking his dog near Jason’s Cove when his dog was attacked by another dog. The complainant said the dog was one of two being walked by an unknown white male. The complainant further stated that he had to pull the dog off his dog and was taking his dog to an emergency clinic for treatment.

The complainant was unable to get any identifying information regarding the man who was walking the aggressive dog.

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