Wednesday, March 20, 2013
According to a police report, a woman called police from a local gas station to report that she had been assaulted by her son’s girlfriend.
She told police that this girlfriend was living with her family while her son was in prison.
She told police that she was having a conversation about her son with the girlfriend when the girlfriend called her a very nasty name.
The victim told police that she could not recall what the conversation was about.
She told police that the suspect then got up off the couch and walked over to her and grabbed her by both arms and said, “Who do you think you are talking to?”
The victim said her husband broke them up and told her not to call police because they could work it out.
But the victim did call police. According to the incident report she told officers she wanted to press charges.
She told officers that her son’s girlfriend moved out and that she does not know where she went but she asked that a warrant be issued for her arrest.
A local resident called police because he heard a loud noise outside of his house. He went outside to find a big truck in his yard. He later told police that the driver jumped the curb and ruined a sidewalk that had just been poured. The damage left large tire ruts in the wet concrete.
He told the responding officer that he got a tag number and followed the truck into a nearby neighborhood.
The tag did not come back to the truck, but officers located one matching the description. The registered owner said her 18-year-old son had been driving the truck earlier.
The officer spoke to the boy who denied being in the area in question.
The complainant said he wanted the incident documented in case the company pouring the new sidewalks wanted the damage paid for.
A 66-year-old father had to call police on his drunk, 46-year-old son because he was causing problems. The son lived at home with his father and caused a disturbance after drinking too much, according to the report.
The officer arrived and parked in front of the home.
About that time the son came out of the house and was obviously intoxicated, according to the report.
The officer could smell the alcohol, and the son’s speech was slurred.
The officer asked him what the problem was, and the son explained that he was arguing over family issues with his father.
He told the officer that his father wanted him to leave the house, but he was refusing because that is where he lived.
The officer then told him to stand by the patrol car while he talked with his father. The son then started cussing and causing a scene, according to the report. The officer warned him several times to calm down.
The officer went to speak with the father who said his son was very drunk and he was sick of him causing problems.
The son could not sit still and stormed over to his father, again cussing and screaming.
The son would not listen to police commands to be quiet and calm down. The report said that the officer saw people clicking on their house lights and looking outside at all of the commotion.
At that point the officer arrested the son for disorderly conduct.
Police got a call from a 9-year-old child who said his parents were arguing and that his father may have a gun. He ran outside and waited on police.
When officers arrived, according to the report, they put the child in the patrol car. About that time the mother came outside. They asked her what was going on and if a weapon was involved. She said there was no weapon.
She only said that she and her husband had been arguing after a night of drinking. The husband then came outside and said the same thing. The wife was insistent that nothing physical took place.
Upon questioning the child further he said he never saw his father with a gun, but saw him go behind the bed where he kept a .22.
An officer was stopped at a red light when he saw a car drive by with a driver he knew well.
He turned around in an effort to catch up with the vehicle, but the car got away. The officer stayed in the area to patrol for the vehicle and eventually noticed the car pulling out of a nearby neighborhood.
This time the female passenger had switched places with the previous driver. She was now driving the car, which the officer pulled over.
The driver gave the officer her license and insurance card and the passenger gave the officer his S.C. Department of Corrections I.D.
While speaking with the passenger the officer noticed him reaching down near his feet.
He was then taken out of the car and handcuffed for driving without a license.
Another officer on the scene watched the suspect keep reaching for his front pockets.
He was eventually searched and officers found several corner cut bags with white powder in his pockets.
He initially said it was baking soda. Then he told the officer it was foot powder. But a field test showed it was likely cocaine.
He was arrested for possession, driving under suspension 3rd, and he had four outstanding warrants.
A man called police to report that someone had hacked his phone, email and Facebook account.
He told the responding officer that he continues to get notifications from LifeLock and believes someone is using his social security number.
He said he was aware of someone going through his accounts because all of his passwords were changed.
He confronted his ex-girlfriend, who he is in an ongoing custody battle with and she admitted to going through his information.
He also stated that he has an application on his phone so that when a pass code is entered incorrectly, the phone takes a photo of the individual.
He said he has photos of his ex-girlfriend going through his phone.
He asked that the incident be documented for use in court.
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. See more columns at www.moultrienews.com.