Wednesday, July 16, 2014
An officer conducted a traffic stop on a woman for having a cracked windshield. According to the report, when the officer approached and introduced himself, the woman said “I need to get a new windshield.”
The officer then asked her for her license, registration and proof of insurance. She handed over her license and when asked about the insurance she said yes, and handed the officer an older registration card, the report said.
He asked her again for an insurance card and again she handed him an older registration card.
It should be noted, the report said, that the driver was holding a registration card in her hand the whole time.
The officer explained to her that she was handing him the wrong things and she handed him an old insurance card. According to the report, she then said she did not have an updated card, but she was current on her insurance.
The report said the woman appeared nervous and her hands were shaking.
The officer noticed on her floorboard were numerous soda cans and he could not see if any of those might be alcohol containers because there were so many. But after a search, he determined there were none, the report said.
The woman was eventually allowed to leave with a warning for the cracked windshield.
Police arrived at a home where a couple had an argument and a concerned citizen called to report it.
According to the report, when officers arrived, the woman said they had a fight and her husband left. He eventually came back, but she was still angry, so he packed a bag and left town for the night.
The wife said they were arguing because her sister came to visit and she did not want her sister there. She told officers she believes her husband is having an affair with her sister.
Her husband denied this, but she was angry, so she started drinking vodka, the report said.
According to the report, the officer noticed the woman had an injury to her face consistent with falling and she did not remember how it happened but denied that her husband hit her.
The husband did not have injuries consistent with hitting anyone and was not aware his wife was injured, the report said. She had not been injured when he left the house.
The report said officers believed the woman must have fallen.
A mother and her adult daughter got into a fight and it became physical when the daughter actually attacked her mother, a police report said.
When police arrived, they found the daughter in the street. She said she and her mother got into a fight because her mother had her iPod, and when she asked for it back, her mother would not give it to her. According to the report, she said she went to grab it out of her mother’s hand and was attacked.
There were abrasions on the daughter’s arms and hands, the report said.
The report also said the daughter seemed very disoriented while speaking to police.
An officer went to speak with the mother whose face was covered with scratches and abrasions and she had a bite mark on her arm.
According to the report, she said she asked her daughter about a socket and some aluminum foil that she found and she was attacked. She said the suspect’s daughter had been taken by DSS and she was self medicating by drinking and doing drugs.
She said she did not wish to press charges and welcomed her daughter back into the home.
Police spoke with the suspect again and asked if she had been drinking. According to the report, she said no, but officers found two bottles of booze in her bag along with the socket and foil. She said those items were for smoking tobacco, the report said.
She was told that her mother wanted her to go back inside and make amends.
But according to the report, the suspect said, “No, I am walking out of here.”
She was told she could not walk the public streets in her inebriated state, but she took off anyway, the report said.
She was then stopped, handcuffed and arrested for drinking in public.
Once in the back of the patrol car, she told police, “Thank you.”
Police were called to investigate a disturbance. According to a police report, the complainant said that her neighbor “would have jumped on me if I didn’t have a knife.”
She said her neighbor started messing with her after police left earlier in the day following an unrelated incident. She said the neighbor started calling her names and cussing at her as she approached her, the report said. She said she was afraid of this neighbor and had called police on her twice before, so she carried a knife. In this incident, she pulled the knife out and showed her neighbor, but she told the officer the neighbor kept following her, the report said.
She explained that “The whole projects were following us trying to get us to fight.” She said she called 911 and went back to her residence. She added that she would like to press charges as well.
Police found the neighbor and questioned her. According to the report, she said she was walking through the complex when the victim yelled to her, “Go find you babies’ daddies.”
She said she turned around and approached the victim who then pulled a knife, the report said.
She said she looked at the victim and said, “You better kill me if you cut me.”
She said they continued to walk around cussing at each other, but she never felt in fear for her safety.
She was told not to have any more contact with the alleged victim.
Then police spoke to the alleged victim and explained that no one could confirm her side of the story. She was explained the warrant process, but since she was moving and not coming back, she said it didn’t matter.
Here’s a tip
A group of people came into a local bar, and after a while, closed their tab. The bartender owed them 75 cents in change, and when she did not return with it fast enough, one of the men in the group became upset and cussed her, the report said. He then allegedly got in her face and grabbed her under the chin and started to choke her. Another customer tried to get in between them to break it up and several others jumped in and separated them, the report said. The man left with a female and drove away.
Police searched the area for the car with no luck. The bartender then decided she did not want to press charges and did not need medical attention.
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.