Mug ShotsWeekly incident reports for West Ashley
July 6, 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.
Police and other emergency responders were able to talk a man off the ledge of the Northbridge on Cosgrove Avenue. Police found the man hugging a light post on the side of the bridge, saying he was tired of the voices in his head. Once off the side of the bridge, the man agreed to go to a nearby hospital for an evaluation.
Police responded to an anonymous call and found a woman passed out along Savannah Highway, laying next to a puddle of vomit. Smelling of alcohol, the woman was able to sit up, but kept falling backward. After she was later helped to her feet, she was unable to stand without assistance. The woman, and the $339 in cash she had on her, were transported to jail.
ALL OTHER LARCENY
A woman told police that an unopened bottle with 90 pills of a powerful painkiller were missing from the truck she dropped off at Sam Rittenberg Boulevard car rental business. The woman had apparently left a shopping bag of items in the vehicle, and called the business when she realized what she’d done. The rental company called the person they next rented the truck to, and said they were bringing the items back. But when the woman went to retrieve her belongings, all of the items were there except for the painkillers.
A Magnolia Road woman told police that a friend of hers hit her in the head from behind with an umbrella several times. The two had been arguing about whether the friend had taken the woman’s phone. At6 first it was a verbal altercation, but the woman alleged the friend threw a fan at her and hit her in the nose, and then later returned to hit her with the umbrella.
A man told police that he’d found a green purse on the ground next to where he’d parked at a Savannah Highway business. The purse contained two “broken” tampons, a damaged cell phone, and a wallet.
STOLEN PROPERTY OFFENSE
Curtiss Avenue parents called police to report that there was an unwanted man under their daughter’s bed. After police ascertained the daughter had invited the man in through the bedroom window, and he was asked to leave, it was discovered the car he was driving had been reported stolen.
Workers at a women’s medical center on Henry Tecklenburg Boulevard reported finding a pink powder in a baggie on the floor next to a woman in the waiting room. The woman had been asleep and unable to complete needed paperwork, and was there to confirm whether she was pregnant.
A Savannah Highway businessowner reported that more than $10,000 in fraudulent charges were made on the company credit card without permission, and that the amount may continue to increase. Concerned, the owner checked more accounts, and claimed to have discovered more than $8,000 in cash deposits were missing from a company account. Additionally, the owner noticed $27,000 in checks had been made out to an employee with a forged signature. The employee allegedly returned the credit card and resigned.