Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Police were called to the scene of an accident in a local neighborhood. But when they arrived on the scene, the driver who was suspected to be at fault, was passed out behind the wheel of his car.
The keys were in the ignition, and the car was in reverse.
Fortunately his foot was on the brake. But officers were not taking any chances and reached in and turned the car off and put it into park.
The driver woke up and when asked if he knew where he was, he said Mount Pleasant. He seemed surprised when the officers asked him if he knew he had collided with a car.
The report said the officer could smell a strong odor of alcohol coming from the man and he had bloodshot, glassy eyes.
He was asked to step out of his car and when he did, the officer noticed he had one shoe on and one shoe off.
He walked slowly around to the back of his car to see the damage.
He could not find any of the insurance or registration paperwork the officer needed.
At this point the officer had him put his other shoe on and questioned him about where he was trying to go. The driver said he lived in the cul-de-sac right up the road. He said he had been coming from a bar.
He admitted to having a few drinks and when asked how many a few was, he said he only had three.
The officer asked the man how far he went in school and he pointed down the road and said, “I live right at Wando High School. He then thought for a moment and said, “I graduated from Wando High School and I am going to Tech.”
He agreed to perform some field sobriety tests, starting with saying the alphabet from D to R. He was unable to do this correctly.
The officer then asked him if he could say it from A to Z.
He then said A, B, C, D, E, F, G and stopped.
He was not able to successfully completed any of the other tests and was arrested for DUI.
He was taken to the station for the Breathalyzer and blew a .14 percent.
To his surprise...
A man called police because he and his girlfriend were breaking up and she was not digging this new arrangement. They argued and argued and he finally got tired of it, he said, and went to bed.
According to the police report, the girlfriend came in the bedroom yelling at him. She then went to his closet and grabbed his Glock pistol.
According to the report, he told police that he did not think she would fire the weapon, but to his surprise she aimed the gun toward the bedroom door and fired a round.
He jumped up out of the bed and grabbed the pistol from her.
He then secured the gun and called police.
She told police she only fired it to get her boyfriend’s attention.
She said that she had a few shots of vodka before leaving for a wine tasting.
She said she had five or six samples at the event. She told police that everything was fine before the event, but once there her boyfriend was “unengaged and anti-social.”
She said he eventually ended up leaving the event early and she had to chase after him to catch up with him to get a ride home.
She said when they got home he went to bed.
She grabbed his phone and started going through it. She found text messages saying he was done with her.
That is when she stormed into the bedroom and woke him up and asked, “So you’re done with me?”
He told her that he was. So she asked him if she jumped off the bridge would he care at all and, according to the report, he told her no.
She then asked him, “if I were to die tonight, you wouldn’t care?” And he again told her no.
That is when she got the gun and fired it. She said it was 100 percent just to get attention.
Needless to say the girlfriend was arrested for Criminal Domestic Violence of a High and Aggravated Nature.
Police went downstairs to make sure the bullet did not penetrate the ceiling and hurt anyone in the apartment underneath. No one was injured.
Either someone was very hungry or just plain mean, because they went through a woman’s private garden and stole all of her collards.
The woman said it must have happened overnight because her husband works in the garden every day.
She said this is the fourth incident since the new neighbors moved into their house in June.
The poor woman has had things removed from her shed, her plants stolen and her rocking chairs moved. She said she and her husband can not hear well or see well at night. She added that they both wear hearing aids which they take out at night. So they have not heard anything suspicious.
She said most of the neighbors are elderly and do not hear anything after dark either.
The homeowner was told to perhaps get better lighting, and their home was placed in the police department log for extra patrols.
Three people went to an apartment complex to look at possibly renting a unit. The male party stayed back at the clubhouse and struck up a conversation with a property manager.
He began making uncomfortable comments toward her such as “you can come to my wedding but you can not wear panties.”
She called police to report this odd behavior and have him placed on trespass notice.
Police questioned the man, and according to the report, he said he was looking at apartments with his fiance. He said he stayed back at the clubhouse because he knew one of the property managers.
The officer informed the man that the staff felt uncomfortable with his choice of words and wanted him placed on trespass notice.
He said he did not want to live at that apartment complex anyway, signed the paper and left.
A woman witnessed a fellow employee go through her purse and steal money out of it. But rather than confront the man, she tried distracting him by calling out to another fellow employee that she would be right there. She watched him stuff everything back in the bag, clock out and then leave.
She reported the incident to her supervisor who reported it to her supervisor.
Police were called and the owner of the business called the suspect to question him. He denied stealing any money but then asked if they had proof.
The suspect was subsequently fired. He then called the officer over and over again wanting to know who turned him in and stating that he wanted to confront that person.
Of course he got no information.
The victim chose not to pursue charges, she just wanted the incident documented.
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.