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Weekly incident reports for West Ashley


August 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.

August 8 | VANDALISM
Police arrested a man as he walked along Ashley River for allegedly having slashed two of his girlfriend’s car tires with a knife a few minutes before. The couple had been arguing earlier, which ended with the man gathered his belongings and leaving, to which the woman yelled, “You a [expletive][slur] and you doin what a [expletive] [slur] do, leaving.” The man then apparently stopped, returned to the apartment and grabbed the knife from the kitchen, walked back out the door, and then stabbed holes into two of her tires. The woman claimed the man then walked over and threw the knife in a dumpster. Police quickly located a knife in the dumpster, and the man told officers that, “yeah, I popped the tires. I ain’t lettin’ her keep nothing I paid for.” The couple disagreed as to who had purchased the tires from WalMart. Police found a .40-caliber pistol in the man’s belongings and handed it off to one of his friends before they took him to jail.

An Oxford Place woman told police that she was the victim of identity theft that has resulted in at least $1,500 in fraudulent charges under her name. She recently received a bill for more than $1,000 for a cellular account she didn’t open, a bill for close to $500 from a Victoria’s Secret in Mississippi , and notices of several other cancelled transactions.

Police responded to a complaint of man refusing to be discharged from a local hospital. Officers found a man refusing to leave his room. When police attempted to talk to the man, he simply lay in the bed, with his eyes closed and refused to speak. Officers and security guards “assisted” the man into a wheelchair, and contacted his wife to come pick him up. When the wife arrived and officers attempted to help the man into her car, he became aggressive,and began swinging his arms, striking at least one officer in the face

Police couldn’t decide who to arrest in a family fight at a River Breeze Drive home. Apparently, the grandmother had been living with her daughter and granddaughter at the residence, but decided to move out. When she returned to gather her belongings, a tug-of-war ensued between her and her grandmother over a desk. When the older woman began to look through a storage area, apparently her daughter jumped on her back and allegedly “twisted her nipples and either pinched or bit her right buttcheek. Police observed a “circular whelt with a bruise” on the woman’s bottom, but concluded it was from a previous date.

Police arrested a woman at a Savannah Highway store who was apparently attempting to shoplift a large number of items, some of which she had thrown over the stores back fence. When asked by police what she was doing, the woman said, “I was trying to find some things for my business. I own a shop.” When asked why she had purposely thrown some of the items on the other side of a chain link fence, the woman said, “I wanted to see how heavy it was, to see if I even wanted to buy it.” She was literally wearing some unpaid items, including a bracelet that still had a price tag on it. The shop owner discovered not only a bevy of her items in the woman’s car, but also some of her business’s paperwork which had been in her car. All of the items stolen from the car totaled more than $820, while a painting removed from the shop owner’s car was valued at $1,800.

Police responded to a Carriage Lane apartment and was told by a woman that a man had just entered her apartment, assaulted her, and then left in an unknown direction.

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