Blotter: The week in crime 

Highlights from the City of Charleston police reports

BLOTTER O' THE WEEK: In a King Street shoplifting case, one of the four unknown suspects was a transvestite and another one was dressed like a pimp. "He had a hat on and talked like he was in charge," a store manager told police.

A local high school teacher shared some of the bonus money she received for good test scores with her students. One appears to have used the account information on her personal check for 22 fraudulent transactions totalling approximately $2,700. This is what happens when you teach children — they outsmart you.

Stopped at a downtown gas station, a man recently released from prison gave officers his brother's name to avoid going back to jail for probation and parole violations. Unfortunately for him, his brother had two warrants of his own.

A seemingly intoxicated man arrested for disorderly conduct on James Island was asked where he had been that night and where he lived. The man said, "Charleston." Fine. Problems arose when he was asked if he'd had anything to drink and was questioned about his identity. He continued to simply reply, "Charleston."

A victim reported fraudulent charges on his check card, including one to an online Christian dating service. This must be that guy we've been hearing about who makes the good girls go bad.

Grumpy Old Man O' The Week: " I am more than 20 years older than you, so you can't arrest me!"

Questioned after getting caught begging for money, a man told police he needed the cash to do his laundry and get some food. "How else am I supposed to get money?" he asked. When the officer suggested he get a job, the man said, "Who the hell wants to do that?"

Items Stolen This Week: A GPS unit, a surfboard, and four bikes, including a boy's bike (just in case you're reading, Santa).

The Blotter is taken from City of Charleston police department reports. We've added a cartoon and a little commentary. We've added a little humor, too. No one has been found guilty. This is not a court of law.


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