Police recover dog

stolen from shelter

A red nose pit bull that was reported stolen from the Frances R. Willis SPCA shelter Feb. 21 was recovered three days later when shelter employees saw a woman walking the dog in a nearby neighborhood, a report shows.

According to a shelter employee, the dog ó described as brown and white with red spots under the neck ó was stolen some time between when the shelter closed Feb. 20 and when it opened the next day. The employee told Dorchester County sheriffís deputies that the dog was taken from a kennel but there were no signs of forced entry.

The woman seen walking the dog told Summerville police Feb. 23 that her sonís girlfriend brought it to her house and said the SPCA gave it to her. She turned the dog over to police.

Get your paws

off my water line

The pit bull involved in the SPCA incident was the victim but during a separate incident Feb. 22 in Ridgeville, dogs were identified as suspects.

According to a sheriffís office report, a 64-year-old man said he believes five to seven dogs are responsible for damaging his water line and water valves.

The deputy told him to contact animal control and advised him to install security cameras so he can identify which dogs are doing the vandalizing.

A jab and a

(fish) hook

Summerville police met with a teen last week who said he was attacked by a man while they were fishing at a pond on White Gables Drive, a report shows.

He said the man grabbed him by the shirt, punched him and then struck him in the leg with a fishing pole. He didnít offer any insight into why he was attacked other than to say he previous dated the manís sister.

He refused medical aid and claimed no injuries, according to the report.


A 22-year-old man from unincorporated Summerville was taken into custody last week after the authorities learned he was absent without official leave (A.W.O.L.) from the U.S. Navy, a sheriffís office report states.

The deputy arrested the man without incident at a home on Anstead Drive and transported him to the jail annex near Summerville to await a pick-up by Navy officials, the report states.


Possible methamphetamine ingredient found

A county code enforcement officer called the sheriffís office Feb. 15 to report finding a plastic bag containing empty 1000-count matchboxes on Fludd Heirs Road, a report shows.

She requested that the bag, which was submitted as evidence, be fingerprinted, according to the report.

The red phosphorous found in matches, and road flares, is often used in the production of methamphetamine.

Man accused of stealing shoes, cash inside them

A Lincolnville man allegedly stole another manís shoes ó and $100 in cash that was in them ó while he was in the shower, a report shows.

The victim told a sheriffís deputy that when he confronted the man about the theft, the man gave him back the shoes but refused to give him back the money.

Contact David Berman at 873-9424 ext. 214 or dberman@journalscene.com.