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Weekly incident reports for West Ashleyy


March 8, 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 18
An employee at an Orleans Road shipping store called police after finding that a package contained “10 grams of Marijuana, a Ziploc bag containing peanut butter and two pairs of lady pants.”

February 27
A Savannah Highway storeowner complained to police that his former boyfriend had taken close to $3,000 in merchandise the day before that included “assorted candles, detergents” and other items. The store owner insisted he was the sole owner of the shop and its wares, and that his ex-boyfriend felt “entitled to some of the business” because they had been dating for the previous four months.

March 1
Police responded to a Savannah Highway short-term loan store where a worker said they had received a series of threatening calls from a man with an “Arabic” accent. The man demanded $1,500 that was owned to him, and then mentioned holding something unknown and indiscernible “over the business’s head.” The man further threatened to “blow up the building” if he did not receive the money. Employees had no record of any money owed.

March 1
Employees at a Savannah Highway church daycare complained to police that someone had been stealing small amounts of cash out of their purses while they worked. Further investigation turned up that someone had also been stealing multiple televisions out of the church, as well as cash from its safe.

March 2
A routine traffic stop along Magnolia Road resulted in a significant arrest for drugs with intent to distribute, and a charge of possession of a firearm by a felon. Police noticed a sedan being driven by a local college student make a turn without using a proper signal. After writing her a ticket in his cruiser, an officer walked back to her sedan and noticed an open, still-cold beer can stuck in a boot on the floor of the car. The officer then began searching the car and found: a digital scale, 3 grams of what tested positive for cocaine, 7 grams of what appeared to be crack. The officer then handcuffed the young woman, and continued to search the car, finding: $489 in loose cash throughout the car, four cellular phones, a .40 caliber handgun, a laptop, and multiple schoolbooks. In the trunk, the officer also reported what appeared to be a pill bottle filled with marijuana, and 39 “full metal jacket” rounds of ammunition for the gun. A records check showed that the young woman also had pled guilty in the past to three counts of armed robbery with a deadly weapon.

March 2
Police responded to a call for service at an Ashley River Road apartment complex. A resident there told EMS workers that she was feeling sick when she suddenly ran into the parking lot screaming. When police arrived, the woman was sitting outside on the pavement wearing  a nightgown and bare feet, unable to respond coherently. The woman said she was having “the most fun I ever had I’m my life, “ and “déjà vu,” while continuously talking about the Bible and Jesus.

March 2
A N. Sherwood Drive resident told police that he’d heard a loud noise in the wee hours of the night outside his home. When he went outside to investigate, he discovered that someone had thrown three red bricks through the windshield of his SUV and his friend’s sedan that were parked in the driveway.

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