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Police Blotter - November 15, 2012
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Nov 14, 2012 - 9:06:44 AM

The following cases were taken from City of Charleston Police reports filed with Team 5 on Daniel Island between October 1 and November 7, 2012.

Liquor law violations

Two Daniel Island area gas stations and two restaurants were issued administrative violations by City of Charleston Police recently for permitting the purchase of alcoholic beverages to persons under 21 years of age. The Charleston Special Investigative Unit conducted the alcohol compliance checks in the Daniel Island area on October 20. In each case, an underage informant working under the direction of a police officer made the purchase and was not asked to show identification.  

Concert citations, arrests and assaults

City of Charleston Police cited three people on the concert grounds of the Southern Ground Music & Food Festival for alcohol or drug offenses. A woman was arrested and charged with public drunkenness and disorderly conduct after exiting the venue (Blackbaud Stadium) on the evening of October 20. Two attendees, in separate incidents, were issued citations for possession of marijuana. A 31 year-old man reported to police that he was assaulted during the festivities. The victim stated he was “sucker punched in the right eye” by another man after a verbal confrontation. The victim was treated on the scene by Berkeley County EMS. The suspect reportedly fled the scene and has not been identified. In another incident, two vendors for the event were driving a golf cart from the stadium to their supply vehicle when several individuals jumped on the back of the cart in an attempt to get a ride to an area parking lot. According to police, the driver stopped the vehicle and asked them to get off the cart. The suspects then yelled and cursed at him. One of the occupants then pushed the victim down to the ground and struck him multiple times in the face. The suspect then took off running in an unknown direction. The victim was later treated at a local hospital, where he received 18 stitches.

Vandalism
A Daniel Island resident notified police on October 23 that her Center Park home had been vandalized. According to the police report, an unknown person or persons cut the wires to the home’s alarm system, internet service and cable service at approximately 12:42 am on October 21 (the victim’s alarm company was able to pinpoint the time service wires were cut). The victim also stated that between October 22 and October 23, someone slashed the driver’s side tires of her vehicle with an unknown weapon. There were reportedly no other complaints of vandalism to other houses in the area. The case is under investigation.       

Hit and run collision
On October 25, police were called to the I-526 west bound lane on the Wando Bridge in reference to a hit and run accident. The victim stated she was driving at approximately 60 miles per hour when a “box style” truck hit her from behind and did not stop. Damage was estimated at $8000, according to the police report.

Larceny
An Etiwan Park resident notified police on October 29 that several jewelry items were missing from her home. The items were kept in a jewelry box inside a closet. The victim believes the items were possibly stolen either by cleaning service employees or a technician who had conducted work in the home earlier in the month.  

Burning bush
City of Charleston police and fire personnel responded to a Center Park home on October 30 in reference to a tree fire. Upon arrival, the complainant told officers that a fire started by “unknown means” on his property on the ride side of the yard. A bush and some grass appeared to have burned, stated the report, but there was no sign of damage to the house or other property. City fire officials stated the cause of the fire was undetermined.  

Drugging?

A woman notified police on November 1 that she may have been drugged while attending a party at a home on Seven Farms Drive. The complainant believes that someone may have placed drugs in her drink because she “blacked out” for a period of time. She further stated that she felt dizzy and her speech was impaired when she woke up. A companion who also attended the party with her felt she had been drugged in a similar fashion, according to the police report. Neither reported any injuries.


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