Tuesday, February 25, 2014
An ex-husband of 20 years decided to take to Facebook to harass his ex-wife. According to a police report, he sent her several messages accusing her of being a cyber bully. She was able to block him from her account but made a report to police to ensure that this blast from the past does not contact her again.
People of Wal-Mart
Police were on bike patrol near Wal-Mart when a concerned citizen approached and pointed out a male and female arguing outside the Wal-Mart. The concerned citizen said it looked like the man lifted his hands in the air towards the female and the witness asked that police check on the female to make sure she is okay.
The officers biked in their direction and observed the couple for a few minutes before approaching.
The man was overtly gesturing towards the woman who was sitting on a bench, the report said. They did not observe any physical contact but could plainly see this was a verbal argument.
The officers approached and spoke to the woman who said she was upset because she was supposed to be having dinner with her son, but her phone had died and she could not call him. The man said he was a little upset because the portable phone charger he had just bought for the woman did not work properly and they could not call for a ride home. Both of them said separately that they had not been fighting and that everyone was fine.
There wasnít much police could do at that point and they left.
A married couple got into an argument recently because the husband would not talk to their 11-year-old son about respecting women. Apparently the parents found some pornographic images on the kidís cell phone. The husband then spun the argument around and turned it on the wife, according to the report, saying she drinks too much.
After the officer spoke at length with the couple, it was determined they were having marital issues.
They were advised to seek help from a professional, according to the police report. There were no signs that the argument was anything more than a verbal disagreement.
An officer patrolling Coleman Boulevard had a car pull right out in front of him. According to a police report, the officer had to slam on brakes so as not to run into the car. He then followed the car down the road, clocking the driver at 52 mph in a 35 mph zone.
The officer flipped on the blue lights, but the driver kept going, almost approaching the bridge at this point. The officer then activated the sirens and his horn to get the driver to stop before the bridge, but the driver went on up the ramp. He finally stopped in the right-hand lane of traffic on the bridge.
The officer approached the car and noticed a beer bottle on the backseat floorboard and two open beer cans in the floor of the passenger seat. The officer asked the driver if he happened to notice that he pulled out in front of the patrol car, and the driver said he was aware of it.
The officer then asked for the manís license and vehicle paperwork. The driver then reached in his back pocket and pulled out a bottle opener. He reached back there again and found his license and other paperwork.
The officer smelled alcohol on the manís breath, according to the report, and asked him how much he had to drink.
The driver said he only had two beers at a local bar and was headed downtown to pick up his son.
He was asked to step out of the car and perform some field sobriety tests. He was asked again about how much he had to drink and this time the man said he had two beers at the bar and several beers before leaving his house to go to the bar.
The officer then asked him about the open containers in the car and, according to the incident report, the man became more aggressive in his manner and said the beer cans were his sonís.
The driver was able to complete the alphabet test, but did not do so hot on two others. That is when he told the officer he was done and he was not doing any more tests.
The officer asked him one more time how much he had to drink and he replied it was five beers total.
He was arrested for DUI and blew a .27 percent on the Breathalyzer.
The dog did it
A concerned citizen called police because they witnessed a woman get pushed out of a moving car. Police arrived and as they were talking to the concerned citizen, a woman came running out of a nearby house and down the street. Another officer caught up with her and determined this was the woman who was allegedly pushed out of the moving car. She had leaves in her hair and a scratch on her shoulder, but she insisted the dog did it.
She appeared very intoxicated and eventually admitted she was pushed out of the car but would not go into details.
The only information officers were able to gather is that she got into an argument with her live-in boyfriend at a local restaurant.
She refused to change her story about the dog scratching her and would not let officers take pictures of her injuries for evidence. She as given a notice of protective measures. In addition, the officers tried to call the boyfriend, but he did not answer. There was no probable cause for an arrest due to the misinformation and the intoxication, the report said.
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.