Crime beat

  • Monday, January 14, 2013


Wrong turn…
An officer responded to a call about a single vehicle accident at South Cedar and West Second South Streets in Summerville. When he arrived, he found a white Mitsubishi had run off the road at Short Central and hit a light pole and several bushes and signs before coming to rest against a tree. As the officer got out of his car to investigate, a black male subject walked up and introduced himself. The subject looked disheveled and had glass on his head and shoulders as well as abrasions on the back of his head.
When the officer asked him if he was all right, the subject said, “Yes sir, I am good, from what I can see, I’m good.”
However, the officer noted that the subject’s speech was slurred and he smelled of alcohol. When asked if he had been drinking, the subject said he had a couple of beers at a bar on Miler Road. The subject told the officer he was headed home to Goose Creek from a holiday party in Knightsville when a car in the other lane ran him off the road. He wasn’t sure what kind of vehicle it was, nor could he quite get the exact details of how he had come to where he was.
The subject agreed to perform field sobriety tests, which he apparently failed. The officer then arrested him for DUI and transported him to the Dorchester County Detention Center.

Burglary
A North Charleston woman reported that she returned home to find that her two laptop computers, a game system controller, a digital camera and a bottle of vodka were all missing from her home. She said a neighbor informed her that he had observed a tall black male and a short white male, both wearing back packs, walking down complainant’s street, apparently in a hurry, but there was nothing else to indicate that they might be the subjects responsible.
Officers could find no signs of forced entry and the complainant admitted she might have left the back door unsecured.

Bad meeting
A Summerville man reported that his ex-girlfriend’s boyfriend assaulted him in the parking lot of a barbershop on Ashley Phosphate Road. The two had been talking about the complainant’s children and agreed to meet at the barbershop. However, complainant said he got lost on the way and was late arriving there.
Nonetheless, when he arrived, he spoke with the subject by phone, who told him to meet him at the rear of the building.
When the complainant got there, the subject told him they needed to talk about the complainant’s ex a derogatory name. The complainant replied that such matters were not the subject’s business, which infuriated the subject. The subject took a swing at the complainant and missed him, falling to the ground, but when that happened, another subject got out of a car and pointed a shotgun at the complainant The subject was then able to punch the complainant several times, and finally made him apologize to his ex girlfriend via cell phone.
Once the complainant apologized, the subjects released him.

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