Crime beat

  • Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Aggravated assault
An officer responded to a call about a possible shooting on Tuskegee Drive in North Charleston. When he arrived, he spoke to a Hispanic male who told him he was in his residence when an unknown white male subject came to his door and asked him to help with a disabled vehicle outside. When the victim refused, the subject pushed his way in, accompanied by a black male accomplice, and they demanded money. The victim refused, and the black male produced a handgun and shot him in the left foot.
The victim said he then gave the subjects $350 from his wallet and they fled on foot toward Ashley Phosphate Road.
A witness reported hearing a popping sound and a vehicle taking off at a high rate of speed, but did not see anyone or anything.

Suspicious activity
A Summerville woman reported that she heard someone knocking on her bedroom window at about 2:20 in the morning. She said she asked who was there and someone mumbled a reply. She said whoever answered sounded like a black male and when she looked outside, she saw a black male with his hair in dreadlocks standing near the window. She said she also saw what might have been a white male standing farther away under her carport. She also saw a car parked in front of her residence with more subjects inside. After a few minutes, the two outside her house got into the car and they drove away.
She said this is the second time this has occurred and while she did not report it the first time she wanted to this time so that the incidents could be documented.
She said she does not know who the subjects are or what they want.

Home invasion
A North Charleston woman reported that three black male subjects dressed in black and wearing masks forced their way into her home and held her at gunpoint. She said she awakened to see a black male in a ski mask coming through her bedroom window who ordered her to hold her hands out. She said at first she thought it was her son playing a prank on her so she told him to get out of her way. He then went into her sonís bedroom and helped two other subjects who apparently were in the house go through her sonís belongings. One of them came back in and pointed a gun at her and pulled her telephone out of the wall.
She said after a few minutes they left the house carrying some of her sonís possessions.
Officers arriving on the scene smelled raw marijuana in the sonís room; he admitted that there was a small amount there prior to the burglary.

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