Bike from nowhere causes wreck
A concerned citizen called police after witnessing a man pull a woman out of a parked car and throw her to the ground, according to a report.
The concerned citizen said she did not want to be involved and had already left the area, but gave police the location of the alleged incident.
Police arrived on the scene and separated the couple. The male explained that he had just gotten a job and they were arguing about money.
He initially said the argument was just verbal.
He said he didnít want to argue with her in front of the kids in the car so he pulled her out of the car. But according to the report, when he was asked what happened after he pulled her out of the car, he said his girlfriend fell to the ground.
Another officer who spoke with the female said she alleged that they were arguing about money and his cheating. She said when her boyfriend pulled her from the car he pushed her on the ground. The report said her hair had grass in it from being pushed to the ground.
The man was charged with criminal domestic violence.
The fire department and police were called out for a report of vandalism. The fire department was already on the scene when police arrived. According to a report, firemen said they were called out to distinguish a smoking portable toilet.
It appeared the sink, toilet paper and toilet fell victim to firecrackers.
Fire officials said they had been flagged down by a concerned citizen who said he saw juvenile kids walking away from the toilet before he noticed the smoke.
Out of nowhere<
An officer on patrol on Coleman Boulevard came upon a car sitting sideways across both lanes with its horn blaring. The car had major front end damage and appeared to have hit a palm tree, according to a report.
The officer stopped to check on the driver. The report said the driver said a bike came out of nowhere, causing him to slam on brakes.
EMS and fire personnel came out to check on the driver and they cut the battery cable to shut the horn off.
The officer asked the man for his driving paperwork and, according to the report, there was an odor of alcohol.
The officer asked the man if he had been drinking. The driver said he had one beer at a nearby bar.
He was then asked to perform some field sobriety tests. Those tasks indicated to the officer that the man was inebriated. He was arrested for DUI and taken to the station for a breath test.
The man blew a .21 percent.
Had a chance
A man was caught passed out in his car one evening and officers woke him up to tell him he couldnít do that. The man told police he was just sleeping off the alcohol he drank earlier in the night. They suggested he take a cab home and come get his car the next day. He agreed to do so and officers cleared from the scene once the cab arrived. But according to a police report, the man got out of the cab, which was parked at a local bar. The cabbie then called police and told them what happened and police arrived very quickly. The report said they arrived in time to see the man pulling out of the bar parking lot.
He was pulled over just up the road and asked to perform field sobriety tests. The report said the officer could never give the man complete instructions for any one task because the driver kept starting them before the officer told him to begin. On top of that, the report said he failed them all anyway and was hauled off to jail and charged with DUI.
Not good to drive
Police were called to a collision one night.
They arrived on scene and found a man standing by his car.
He appeared extremely intoxicated. He admitted right away that he had been drinking most of the day.
He told the officer he was not good to drive. He said he had about five beers. The officer then offered to run him through some field sobriety tests to see if he was okay to drive. The driver then said again that he was not good to drive and didnít need to do any field sobriety tests.
He was then arrested for DUI and taken to the station and blew a .21 percent.
Coming for you
A 23-year-old woman called police because she kept getting harassing phone calls she believed were from her boyfriendís 17-year-old ex-girlfriend. Several calls came in from a private number and she didnít answer because she didnít know the number.
Two voice mails were left saying that the person with that number needed to talk to her.
The calls kept coming and finally she answered and the girl said, ďweíre coming for you.Ē
The 23-year-old called police. Officers arrived and she explained that she had never even met this girl, but she believed it was her calling.
The officer tried to call the 17-year-old back but she didnít answer. A case was started so that officers could follow up and warn the young girl about the severity of such alledged behavior.
I didnít see it
Police patrolling the visitor center saw a handicap sign lying on the ground. An employee and a person in charge of a party being hosted there said they were not aware the sign had been damaged.
The officer then went to the office and pulled the video. He watched a woman hit the sign and then pull off. The report said the officer then decided to check the parking lot across the street to see if he could find a car matching that description. Sure enough, there was the car with damage to the bumper matching the sign.
The cop then told the event organizer that he believed one of their guests was responsible. The car owner was found and asked to step outside.
She was questioned and she explained that she had never been to the visitorís center before. She pulled into the service area. When she realized it was not a parking area she backed out and hit the sign. Then she said she did not know who to tell about the sign.
Police got her insurance information and estimated the cost to be only $100.
(The Police Blotter is intended to be an informative and/or humorous column written from police reports obtained from the Mount Pleasant Police Department. Many of the stories come from the initial incident reports and, occasionally, supplemental reports. Generally, cases have not been adjudicated at the time of publication.)