Parked car trendy place to study for next Spanish exam

  • Tuesday, June 3, 2014

According to a report, the security arm of a local storage unit facility was found to be broken one afternoon, totaling about $1,500 in damages.

Upon looking at the gate log and security cameras, security found that a moving company was tailgating a client and the arm came down on the moving truck, the report said. The owner of the storage facility said this particular moving company is familiar with the facility and its security measures and have seen all the clearly marked signs saying not to tailgate.

The owner went to look for the movers and found them still on the property, the report said. One employee said he told the driver not to go through the gate because the arm would come down, but he did it anyway, according to his statement. According to the report, the driver then asked the owner, “What do you want me to do about it?”

The storage facility owner called the owner of the moving company and explained what happened. He agreed to pay for the damages.

Just studying

Police were called to the side of a neighborhood road for a suspicious car. Inside were two individuals who claimed to be studying for their next Spanish exam.

They told the police that they did not have to be at school until 10 a.m. and were just passing the time until then.

The officer called their parents. One parent said she knew her daughter was not in school and planned to sign her in late. However, the daughter was supposed to be at home, not in someone’s car, the mother said. The other kid’s father said his son was supposed to be at school. The father came and picked up his son and the girl was sent home to wait for her mother.

Moving on

Police were called to a home where a man was trying to move back in with his wife. According to the report, the couple had been separated since 2007 and he has been living in another town.

He said they have both been seeing other people and felt it was time to get a divorce. In addition, he said his wife has been living in the home his mother owns and he wants her to move out so he can move in with his new girlfriend.

According to the report, the wife said she was not going to move out because she lives there with her two sons.

The husband said he already put in his two weeks notice and was moving back.

But, he was reminded by officers that the wife has a legal right to reside there until he properly evicts here.

Hammer time

A couple got into an argument while at a local school, a police report said. The husband then left the school to go back home and the wife allegedly followed him.

He called police after witnessing her get a hammer and break the window of his vehicle, the report said.

According to the report, the couple was “arguing about the same stuff they’ve been arguing about since they got married.”

Because the couple is not divorced, the car is considered marital assets until the divorce is finalized.

Buzzed

A teacher noticed the smell of marijuana, according to a police report. The teacher then noticed a particular student who allegedly seemed to be under the influence of something.

The student was reported and school officials located him and had him come to the office.

The student was searched, and according to the police report, officials located a socket with burnt residue. His eyes were reported to be glassy and his speech slurred.

He was charged with possession and given a court date. His parents then came to pick him up from the school.

Used to sell

An officer observed a vehicle with a broken windshield and the driver not wearing his seat belt. The officer pulled the driver over and while speaking to him noticed a faint odor of fresh marijuana, the report said. The driver said he had just smoked pot at his house, according to the report. He said he was on the way to work and there was no other contraband in his car. He said he used to sell drugs but does not anymore, the report said and referenced previous distribution charges.

The man was issued a citation for possession of drug paraphernalia and warnings for the broken windshield and no seat belt.

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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