Dumpster divers threaten to come back

  • Wednesday, February 19, 2014

A woman arrived at the police department to report that someone had vandalized her side-view mirror.

She told the officer that someone tried to dislodge the mirror that she had just replaced. She said she was able to go back to the repair shop and have her mirror put back in place.

She told the officer that she suspected her upstairs neighbor did it. There was no evidence to prove that, but she said she would be installing video surveillance equipment to monitor the parking lot in the future.

Dumpster diving

A woman having work done on her house happened to have a large dumpster put in the site due to the extensive renovations.

According to the police report, the victim heard a noise coming from the dumpster and went to look. There she found two men in the dumpster. They told her they were getting scrap metal. She told them that she did not mind them getting it, but they could have knocked on her door as a courtesy.

According to the report, the younger of the two males became confrontational and told the victim that they do this all the time and that they did not need to do anything. ďIn fact, we will be back,Ē he told the victim.

And thatís when she called police. They drove off before officers arrived and after an extensive search, they were not found.

Lingering trouble

A woman walking her dog through her backyard to the walking path behind her house stumbled upon a ladder in the woods.

She took the dog home and went back for the ladder, which she leaned up against her house.

She called her homeowners association president to report it. He advised her to call police to report the suspicious activity.

She told police when they arrived that earlier in the week she found a beer bottle in her yard. She thought that was unusual, but didnít think much of it. She then found the ladder and a bottle filled with a red liquid and became concerned.

The liquid turned out to be alcohol, which the officer disposed of.

The officer told her that since her backyard backs up to a community walking path, she should be on the lookout. The officer said it appears this is where people have been coming to congregate and drink.

She was told to keep an eye on her backyard and to call police if any group of people gather or linger near her property. He said police would begin to patrol the area for activity.

The ladder was secured in evidence as found property

The ex showed up

A woman called police because she had been out of town and left a particular set of lights on inside the house. When she returned from her trip, the lights had been turned off and the back door was open. She told the responding officer that her neighbor said she had seen the victimís ex-husbandís truck in the driveway. However, he had been ordered to stay away from the residence until further notice due to the divorce.

The victim said that nothing appeared to have been disturbed or broken.

A fingerprint check proved unsuccessful. The case was closed since she could not prove who entered her residence.


Police were called to a pond in a local neighborhood after two kids came home from fishing and told their dad some creepy guy was following them.

The homeowner told police his two young kids were fishing and returned home to tell their dad some fellow was out there mumbling to himself and hovering around the area where they were fishing. It made them feel uncomfortable, so they went home. They told their dad what happened and he stepped outside to get a look.

The suspect then rode by the house on his bike. Thatís when dad called police. Officers patrolled the area but could not find the suspect. Neighbors around the home said they had seen the same man in the area on several different days that week.

They were all told to contact police if he returned.

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.

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