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Weekly incident reports for West Ashley


October 27, 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.

A Skylark Drive resident said he returned after work to the apartment he an his mother lived in together, only to find the locks changed on the front door, as the two of them were being evicted for failure to pay rent for several months. The resident then went to his mother’s job, only to find out that she had left early that day. Attempts to reach his mother on the phone proved fruitless, as his calls went straight to voicemail. The resident then found that his mother had gone to an acquaintance’s house on Jessamine Road, but soon discovered that his mother had left on foot, stating that she was “going home.”

During a routine traffic stop, an officer noticed a single 45-millimeter bullet sitting on the center console of a man’s car on Dupont Road. After the man told the officer that there was a firearm in the car, the officer frisked the man and found a “large bulge” in his shorts pocket. The bulge turned out to be close to $600 in cash, and what appeared to be some marijuana residue that fell out of the pocket during the removal process. The officer then removed a Block handgun from the center console and discovered a digital scale. The driver, who had admitted to smoking some marijuana earlier, told the officer that there was “approximately 14 grams under the driver seat.” The gun came back from a records check as fully legal.

October 17 | VANDALISM
Police responded to a report of a burglary in progress at a Norview Drive residence. Officers arrested a man fitting the description they’d been given of one of the burglars, as he was walking down the street with a white-colored camera in his hand, and soon after arrested a second man. Surveillance video provided by the homeowner allegedly showed one of the two men attempting to knock down a security camera. Police questioned a third man, who they’d been told had run through neighbors’ yards after the incident.

October 17 | SHOPLIFTING
A Savannah Highway convenience store worker that after reviewing security video it became apparent that after a man entered the business, he shoplifted more than $320 in Swisher Sweet Cigarillos. A man returned to the store later and told police he had given the alleged thief a ride downtown from the store without knowledge of what he might have just done. Apparently, the man seen on video stealing the tobacco products had left them in the backseat, and the other man returned them. The other man said the two of them had met in jail.

A Stinson Drive mother told police that her son had taken her vehicle without permission and that she wanted him arrested. After realizing the SUV was missing, the mother called her son throughout the day, and when he finally answered, he said he would bring it back. An officer spoke with the son on the cellphone, and the son calmly said he would return the car by 8 o’clock that night. The officer told the son that if he returned the car immediately, there would be no charges filed, and the son agreed to bring it back immediately. But a few seconds later, the son called his mother in hysterics, saying: “Why the [expletive] would you call the police on me, that is [expletive] up. They could [expletive] arrest me. I [expletive] told you, I don’t give a [expletive] anymore. I don’t give a damn.” The officer then got on the phone with the son, who said “I don’t have a license ‘cause the DMV wants to suspend my [expletive] and I have to go through a bunch of [expletive] to get it. I gotta go all the way to Virginia to get it. She’s gonna get her [expletive] car back. I’m gonna go back right now. I don’t want to stay on the phone with you ‘cause I know y’all are tracking me right now. You’re the police, and my own mother is calling on me to the police. Why are you on my mother’s phone when I called my own mother?” The son then requested to speak to his mother, saying that he had “[expletive’] the car up, that he had “crashed it, is crashing it right now on the bridge,” and that she was not getting the car back, and that he was on his way to the Cooper River Bridge to wreck the car.

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