Tuesday, June 18, 2013
An officer noticed a car pull out of a gas station parking lot very recklessly, according to a police report. The driver of that car almost caused a wreck and police fell in behind him with lights and sirens.
The driver pulled into a nearby neighborhood and officers approached his car on either side.
He was able to hand over his license, but said he could not find his registration or insurance paperwork.
He kept looking though, and was able to find them.
Officers asked the driver to step out of the car and as he did an officer noticed him pushing something down into his pocket, according to the incident report.
He was asked if he had anything illegal in the car and he told officers he didn’t think so.
When asked what was in his pocket he said, “pills.”
He handed over three baggies of pills. He told police two bags were his anti-depressant medicine and the other bag was oxycodone that he had taken from his dad’s medicine cabinet, according to the report.
He then admitted to taking two oxycodone pills several hours earlier.
He said he did not have a prescription for them.
He was arrested for possession of a controlled substance and his car was searched. Officers found four marijuana pipes, and he was charged with paraphernalia as well and taken to jail.
Where to drink?
A couple got into an argument about where to go out and drink one evening. The argument escalated to where the wife packed her car and decided she would just leave.
But the husband stood in her way so she couldn’t leave and then started filming her. He continuously told her to “say good by” and then pretended his wife had run into him and he had “caught it all on film,” the report said.
An officer watched the recording and it was obvious she never tried to run into him and he had plenty of time to move out of the way.
A notification of protective measures was given to both parties, and the wife left for the night. The husband was adamant about pressing assault charges against his wife and he was given instructions on court dates and how to proceed. The video was placed into evidence.
The door hit her
A couple in their 50s got into an argument because the husband wanted his wife to befriend a girl down the street.
This girl was only 24 years old and the wife had no interest in befriending the young lady.
Her husband got mad and left the house abruptly to go spend time with the 24 year old.
The wife then locked the door behind him. But the man heard this, stopped and turned around. He then used his key to unlock and open the door. Upon doing so, the door smacked the wife in the arm and she called police.
The police questioned her as to whether she thought her husband hit her with the door on purpose and she said she was not sure. Even though she called the police on her husband, the report said she told the officer they just had an argument and it was not a big issue.
Police determined the injury caused by the door was unintentional.
Not in a bank
A bank customer allegedly threatened a teller one afternoon by telling her he would go to his car and get his gun and shoot her, a police report said.
Another teller overheard the comment and said she was not concerned, but a new employee was very concerned. She spoke with the branch manager who was also not concerned. But this new teller said it made her uncomfortable and was not something one should say in a bank.
At that point the branch manager called police who took written statements from everyone involved. The teller who was uncomfortable simply asked the officer to speak with the man and advise him that his comments were inappropriate.
The officer went to the man’s residence and spoke with his wife. She said her husband would never do anything to hurt or threaten anyone and he was probably just joking around. Police got the man’s cell phone number from her and called him.
He, too, said he was just joking and never meant to do any harm to anyone. He said he always jokes with the one teller and the branch manager. He said he would switch banks because he did not want to bank anywhere in which people feel threatened by him.
The bank was told of his comments and the case was closed.
Police were called to a gas station because a female driver was passed out behind the wheel of her car.
Officer knocked on her window a few times before opening the door - to which there was still no response from the driver.
An officer reached in the car and took the keys out of the ignition and then tapped on the woman’s shoulder.
The report said officers could immediately smell an odor of alcohol.
When the woman finally sat up she tried to start the car and drive off, not noticing officers had taken the keys, the report noted. She was still trying to step on the pedals as if she were going to drive off.
Officers asked her where she was coming from and she said she had dropped off her cousin. When asked how much she had to drink she said, “not a lot.”
She was then arrested for drunkenness in public.
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.