Blotter: The week in crime 

Highlights from the City of Charleston police reports

BLOTTER O' THE WEEK: A fight broke out in the kitchen of a popular downtown restaurant because the dishwasher got upset when a busboy kept bringing more dirty dishes. It ended with the dishwasher knocking two teeth out of the busboy's mouth. The teeth couldn't be found.

Police officers had to separate two brothers arguing on the sidewalk in the afternoon as they were pushing their mother in her wheelchair. One of the brothers, who admitted he'd been drinking, was eventually arrested for disorderly conduct.

Items Stolen This Week: Four GPS units, three bikes, two iPods, a laptop, and $2,000 in golf clubs.

The suspect in a home break-in turned out to be the victim's roommate. Police found the exact amount missing in the suspect's pocket, including a rare $2 bill.

The suspect in the break-in of a downtown business was hiding when police arrived, but they found him when they smelled "a bad odor that is given off from the human body when it has not been clean." He told police that he broke in to look for food and watch movie trailers on the internet.

Threat O' The Week: "I'm done playing with you and everybody. I'm going to my car and getting my AK and we'll deal with this in the streets."

After finding crack on a suspect, officers asked if he had any more on him. He told them he did: "Under my nuts."

Weapon O' The Week: A pink baseball bat

Asked if she had any impairments, a DUI suspect told officers that she was uncoordinated because she lived on a boat. When asked to recite the alphabet, the woman got to R and paused, "S, hmm, that's interesting, S,T, eww that was weird." Asked to try again, she got to G before stopping. "Um, that's interesting. I lost it on S. My name begins with S."

In two separate instances this week, purported job applicants made off with a business' property. In one case, it was a laptop. In the other, several handbags.

The Blotter is taken from City of Charleston police 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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