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Weekly incident reports for West Ashleyy

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April 13, 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.

March 28
BURGLARY, BREAKING AND ENTERING
An Inverary Court mom told police that her neighbor’s child had broken into her home and stolen her child’s gaming console without permission. The woman said that security camera footage at her home showed the other child lifting her garage door, and later leaving in the direction of his house with what appeared to be the missing console. She added that the other child had been inside her house multiple times in the past as a friend and caretaker, and as such had the door code to her home.

March 28
DRUGS, NARCOTICS VIOLATION
Police arrested a man with a loaded, stolen handgun that had a laser pointer on it on Ashley River Road after they responded to the area following complaints of drug activity. They found the gun, which had hollow-point rounds in the magazine, in an “unzipped” backpack. They also found several grams of marijuana.

March 29
GENERAL INFORMATION
A couple dining at an Ashley Pointe Drive restaurant reported their waiter following them out to the parking lot and threatening them with a knife. The incident apparently came after a verbal dispute with the waiter over them not leaving him a tip.

March 29
WEAPONS LAW VIOLATION
Police arrested a teenaged student for bringing a pellet gun to class. The student told police he brought it to school to avoid getting in trouble with his mother, because he wasn’t supposed to have it in their home.

April 4
WEAPONS LAW VIOLATION
While investigating an armed robbery that had just occurred in the area, police stopped a man on Orange Grove Road with “unusual bulges” under his shirt. A frisk search of the man turned up a loaded handgun, two knives, and a hatchet. The handgun had one hollow-point round in the chamber and five more in the magazine, and had its serial number scrapped off. When asked what he’d been up to, the man was vague, eventually saying he was “jogging” and that he’d found the handgun “”down the road.”

April 4
BURGLARY, BREAKING AND ENTERING
A contractor working on a construction project at the site on Henry Tecklenburg Drive reported someone stealing thousands of dollars of equipment from his storage trailer there. When the contractor returned to work at 6 a.m., he found the chains and lock cut on his unit, and missing were a $3,800 generator, as well as more than $1,500 in tools.

April 5
MOTOR VEHICLE THEFT
A man told police that he left his car running while he stopped to visit his girlfriend as she worked at a Sam Rittenberg Boulevard convenience store. When the man looked outside, he noticed his car was gone. The man had noticed another man standing in the parking lot, but could not give a description of him.

April 5
SIMPLE ASSAULT
A woman told police that a man ran over her foot with his electric wheelchair and took her wallet, but struggled to tell police what exactly had happened.

April 5
ASSISTING OTHER AGENCIES
Police chased a moped with two passengers near the intersection of Old Towne Road and Lenevar Drive when the driver drove through it without heeding traffic laws. When stopped, the driver said he did not know two people couldn’t ride on a moped at the same time. A records check showed the driver had an outstanding warrant, a counterfeit $50 bill, and a knife.

April 5
THEFT FROM A BUILDING
A hospital worker reported someone having stolen her wallet from her bookbag which had been left in the employee break room inside a chapel at a local hospital. Soon after the wallet was stolen, two charges for $347 and $2,400 were made on the employee’s credit cards. A check of surveillance video showed a non-employee of the hospital gaining access to the break room.

April 5
GENERAL INFORMATION
A teacher at a West Ashley elementary school confiscated a BB gun from a student. The teacher told the principal that another student had told her the student had the gun, so she approached the child, whereupon the gun fell out of the child’s pants and onto the ground.

April 5
THEFT FROM MOTOR VEHICLE
A West Ashley man said that someone stole his loaded 9-mm handgun and two 19-bullett magazines from the center console of his mother’s pickup while he used it to shop at several West Ashley businesses. The man said he shares the truck with his mother. There were no signs of forced entry and the center console was found unlocked.

April 5
THEFT FROM BUILDING
Police arrested two students at a West Ashley high school for allegedly stealing a digital scale and small amount of cash from the school’s culinary program room. Video footage showed the teens leaving the room after hours with several styrofoam takeout boxes in hand. When caught, the two admitted the alleged crime and then said they had no ride home. One of the mothers who picked up the two had found a digital scale at her residence and returned it to the school.

 

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