Blotter: The first person arrested for a broken window 

A Saw for Some Crack?

click to enlarge blotter1.jpg

Steve Stegelin

Blotter o the Week: A man slammed his body into the front window at a local restaurant. The window broke. The man admitted to breaking the window, and a police officer noticed that the man was drunk and placed him under arrest. While in the back of the cop car, the man said, "I'm under arrest for a broken window. No one has ever been arrested for a broken window." He also said, "If you do not turn on the A/C, I will hold my breath." The A/C in the cruiser was on the maximum setting.

Two women vandalized another woman's fern plant and a pot that contained an avocado seed by pushing both pots off the steps. The two women also vandalized a wind chime on a previous occasion. The plant owner was able to replant the fern. It's not known whether the plant will survive. The avocado seed remains missing.

An officer was on patrol when he heard the sound of a window breaking on King Street. The officer saw that a large window had been shattered. Several people pointed out the offender. When the officer confronted the offender he said, "I didn't mean to, I didn't think that would happen." The offender had been arguing with his wife when he threw his ring at the window.

A $230 bike and a lock were stolen from a resident's porch.

A person hit a car belonging to a newspaper delivery driver. The suspect stopped to get the delivery driver's information and said that he would call her tomorrow, but he fled the scene, causing further damage to both vehicles. Undeterred, the delivery driver continued on with her route.

A repeat shoplifting offender has robbed a clothing store once again. During the first offense, the shoplifter came into the store and had her hair pulled up into a ponytail with bangs and stole three dresses by removing them from the hanger and placing them in her purse. Two of the dresses were valued at $16.99 each and one dress was valued at $19.99. During the second theft, the shoplifter had dreads instead of bangs. She stole a purse valued at $39.99. The complainant at the store believes they'll be able to find the offenders' niece since she is in a "shoplifter book."

After pulling a car over in a diner parking lot, the driver told a police officer that he and the passenger were just enjoying a beer.

Officers asked a man why he was passed out in the parking lot at a fast-food restaurant. The officers could smell alcohol coming from inside of the vehicle. When the officers realized the man wasn't suffering from a medical injury but was just inebriated, they attempted to find him safe transportation and housing. This is when the man began verbally antagonizing the officers. He was arrested for public intoxication.

A man walked in front of a parked vehicle while zipping up his pants. An officer asked the man why he was zipping up his pants, and the man said that he had just urinated in front of the vehicle.

An officer observed a man outside a downtown clothing store who appeared to be urinating on the building. The officer announced his presence behind the man. The man turned around while pulling his shorts zipper up and said, "Oh shit." The officer observed that there was urine on the building as well as the man's shoes.

A dark-colored sedan hit a legally parked car. The driver fled the scene.

A man was pulled over, and the officer asked if he had any weapons in his vehicle. "No ma'am, there is no drugs, you can search if you want to, I do have a pocket knife though," he said. The officer asked the man to step out of the vehicle for a voluntary search when an object hit the ground. It was a pipe that is known to be used to smoke narcotics. "Can't you just let me slide with that?" he asked, when another pipe hit the ground.

Someone obtained a stolen saw from a homeless man in exchange for three pieces of crack.

EMS personnel were with a man who complained he had chest pains. The man had been transported to MUSC earlier, but he said that the staff kicked him out since they didn't want to treat him. He then said that he wanted a ride to West Ashley, and if he didn't get a ride to West Ashley, he was going to walk. MUSC said that the man was treated twice that night and released since they couldn't find anything wrong with him besides excessive drinking.


Comments (3)

Showing 1-3 of 3

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-3 of 3

Add a comment

Classified Listings

Powered by Foundation   © Copyright 2018, Charleston City Paper   RSS