Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Police were called to a home off of Venning Road because the family inside heard a series of gunshots right outside of their windows.
One person heard five shots and ran from her bedroom right toward another member of the family who also heard the shots and went running down the hall.
They didn’t know what to do so they called a friend who called 911 and rushed right over to their house.
According to the police report, no one was injured. The homeowners could not think of anyone who would do this to them. But, one woman told police people frequently cut through her yard to get to a nearby gas station.
Police located three bullet casings in the roadway. There were three bullet holes in the fence and two in the residence.
According to the report, it appeared one round went into the bed and the other in the dresser.
The family left to stay at their friend’s house for the night while police began their investigation into who could have done this.
A father came to the police department recently to report fraudulent Social Security claims by the mother of his son. According to a police report, he was recently granted full custody of his son. He went to the Social Security office to correct his son’s name, and they informed the father of several claims the mother had attempted to make.
She allegedly tried for several years (2009-2011) to make claims that her son was disabled in order to draw a Social Security claim.
The claims were denied each time. The father then asked the Social Security Department to issue his son a new number. They required a police report to make this happen.
The officer made a report for the father and also advised him on the procedure to issue a restraining order against the mother on his son’s behalf.
A neighborhood security company had to fire one of their employees, according to a police report. This led to the terminated employee not being too happy. According to the police report, the manager of the security company fired the employee earlier in the day. But the now terminated employee returned and assaulted the manager.
The suspect was captured on video acting irate and slapping the manager in the face, causing his hat to fall off. He said the suspect cursed him and threw his security badge and water bottle at him.
There were no visible injuries on the manager. The video also showed the suspect slowly backing into the manager with his vehicle in order to turn around.
The video verified for officers what the manager alleged.
The manager did not want to press charges, but asked that the terminated employee be placed on trespass notice.
The officer made contact with the terminated employee. He had the nerve to deny all of it. Nonetheless, he was placed on trespass notice.
A group of kids playing in the street refused to move for a resident of the neighborhood. The 83-year-old driver sat patiently to no avail. Finally she was able to go around the kids and pull into her driveway.
When she got out of the car, the kids cussed her and used vulgar language toward her, according to the police report. They claimed she hit them with her car when she went around them.
The elderly woman called police, but the kids were gone by the time officers arrived.
A police officer clocked a vehicle going 63 mph in a 45 mph zone. He pulled the driver over and asked him if he knew why he was being stopped. The officer explained to him about the speeding. The driver then became overly friendly, according to the report.
He told the officer how much he appreciated his line of work and what he does as a law enforcement officer. Then he told the officer he was in a hurry and asked if the officer could just give him a warning for speeding.
The officer ignored that question and asked the driver for his license and registration and insurance paperwork. The driver handed over his license and continued to tell the officer how much he appreciated what law enforcement officers do. The officer asked the driver if there was anything illegal in the car and the driver said no. The offier then asked him if there was any marijuana in the car and driver replied, “I have a good job.”
The driver was appearing to stall in looking for his registration and insurance paperwork by telling the officer where he worked and what time he had to be there. When he opened the center console the officer saw a glass pipe used for smoking marijuana. The driver immediately shut the center console and began looking in other places. The officer then asked him to open the console again, but the driver kept opening the bottom portion of the console and not the top. He was told to open the top and when he did, he looked at the pipe, then looked at the officer and closed it quickly.
The report states that the driver was asked about the pipe. He told the officer it was a friend’s who smokes weed in his car and not his.
He was issued a ticket for speeding and drug paraphernalia.
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.