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Weekly incident reports for West Ashley

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February 16, 2017
From Police Reports

The following were taken from actual incident reports filed last week by the City of Charleston Police Department. These are not convictions and the names of businesses, complainants, and suspects have been left out to protect the innocent. All suspects are  innocent until proven guilty … of course.

February 7
AGGRAVATED ASSAULT, FIREARM
Police responded to a shooting at a Savannah Highway auto parts store where two men had been meeting to exchange money for a debt owed. After a brief dispute, one of the men pulled out a handgun and shot a bullet through the window of a nearby car.

February 7
ALL OTHER LARCENY
A River Reach Way man reported someone having stolen the floating dock that had been anchored in front of his property. Three of the lines used to secure the dock were missing, and the fourth had been cut. The owner reported that the only way top reach the dock was by boat.

February 7
SEXUAL EXPOSURE
A woman living in an Ashley River Road apartments complex told police she saw a man in woods close to a daycare with his pants down, masturbating. The woman told police she had seen the same man earlier at a local convenience mart that has video surveillance equipment.

February 7
CRIMINAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
A Carriage Lane couple become embroiled in a fight after returning from a bar when the woman asked for a cigarette and the man said, “you better suck a [redacted] for one. The woman then slapped the man and left the apartment. When she returned, the argument continued and the man pushed the woman’s face into the sofa. The woman told police that she then lost her temper and attempted to hit the man several times. A neighbor heard the woman ask “Are you going to hit me again?”

February 8
ROBBERY FIREARM
A clerk at a St. Andrews Boulevard convenience store reported that a man wearing a hoodie and a capo face bandana walked in and brandished a firearm, and demanded money from the cashier. The man fled before police arrived with $80 and six packs of cigarettes.

February 8
INJURED PARTY
A man told police at a local hospital that he had been accidentally shot in the leg earlier that day. The man said he and his friends were hanging out at his residence, playing video games, when one of his friends picked up the handgun and dropped it on the floor, causing it to accidentally discharge, shooting him below the right knee. One of the friends, however, told police that the gun went off accidentally when he was handling it, causing the accident.

February 8
INTIMIDATION
A manager and an employee at a Sam Rittenberg Boulevard cellular store told police that a customer threatened to kill them with a gun if they didn’t fix his bill. The man was late two payments, became very irate, used profane language, and said, “either y’all gonna fix my bill or I’m going to go get a gun and kill all of y’all … my [redacted] bill is the problem and y’all need to fix it before I get a gun and shoot all y’all.”

February 8
SEXUAL EXPOSURE
A WalMart shopper told police a man was exposing himself and masturbating in the vehicle next to her in the parking lot. She said the man was staring at her while he was masturbating. The woman drove off, but stopped at the entrance to the lot and wrote down the man’s license plate.

February 8
SIMPLE ASSAULT
A Nottingham Driver man told police that his former employer punched him twice in the face over a missing bike light. The man said he’d borrowed the light a few days before, and when his former boss came to retrieve it, it was charging at someone else’s house. He said the other man charged him and punched him the face twice, despite efforts of his wife to come between the two men. The former employer said his former worker started it by pushing him and grabbing his shirt.

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