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Community : Top Stories Last Updated: Jan 16, 2013 - 9:27:18 AM


Police Blotter - January 17, 2013
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Jan 16, 2013 - 9:05:59 AM

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An individual was airlifted by helicopter from Daniel Island on Monday, January 14, after suffering a 40ft fall in the Smythe Park neighborhood near the Wando River. It was unknown at press time how the fall occurred.



DI patient
airlifted to hospital

An individual was airlifted by helicopter from Daniel Island on Monday, January 14, after suffering a 40 foot fall in the Smythe Park neighborhood near the Wando River. It was unknown at press time how the fall occurred.
City of Charleston firefighters with Daniel Island-based Engine 118 were the first to respond to the scene, around 10:30 am, followed by an ambulance.
Moments later, another fire truck from the Daniel Island station pulled into the area behind the Daniel Island School to ready the field for an arriving MUSC helicopter. School children playing  at the nearby playground were advised by fire personnel to stay clear of the area. Engine 118 and the ambulance soon arrived on the scene and the patient was transported via helicopter to the hospital. At the time this issue went to print, the patient's condition was unknown. 

Flute stolen
from home

A Center Park resident notified police on January 5 that a flute was taken from the front porch of her residence sometime between December 20 and December 30. The instrument was described as a silver in color Eastman 320 Flute. The victim was able to provide police with a serial number to assist in their investigation.

Vandalisms
An unknown, damaging substance was added to the gas tanks of two vehicles parked at a residence on Farr Street between January 6 and January 7, according to a police report. The complainant notified police that the engines of both vehicles stopped running when she attempted to drive them.
She took the cars to a local dealership, where technicians advised her that both gas tanks had "a black substance inside of them that was yet to be determined." The case is under investigation.
A Daniel Island Park resident also reported a vandalism to police, after discovering a damaged screen window at her home. The complainant stated that between December 24 and January 12, an unknown person or persons bent the frame on her screen window with what appeared to be a prying tool. No entry was made into the residence, according to the police report. A professional window cleaning crew had been at the home during the time period in question, stated the complainant, but at the time the report was taken she did not know whether or not the workers had caused the damage.

Theft from
motor vehicle

A Seven Farms Drive resident reported a theft from her vehicle on January 11. The police report on the incident states that the complainant claimed several items were taken from the car after it was left overnight in a parking lot. Among the items stolen were $800 cash, a birth certificate, jewelry, and payroll checks. The complainant told police the car was locked at the time. The responding officer did not notice any signs of forced entry on the vehicle.
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