Crime Beat

  • Thursday, June 6, 2013

Disturbingly uncivil
A customer at the Dollar General on Bacons Bridge Road complained to police May 25, that the cashier had threatened her. According to the cashier, the customer was one of a long line at her register. When the customer noticed a leak in the bottle of soap she was buying she asked the cashier to go get her another bottle. The cashier got one, the customer paid and left the store. The customer then returned 30 minutes later and asked to return the items she had just purchased. The cashier claims the customer called her a bitch and told police she would not going to put up with that in her store and said she told the customer to “get out the **** of her store.”
Wet woofs
On May 24, police were dispatched to a home on South Laurel Street in Summerville on a complaint that a neighbor had sprayed the complainant’s dogs with a hose. The complainant said when she approached the neighbor he admitted to spraying the dogs and threatened to harm them stating, “I’ll do whatever it takes.” The complainant said she had been in touch with Animal Control with regard to the neighbor complaining about the dogs barking and Animal Control found the incident “inconclusive.” The neighbor told police the dogs constantly bark and that he has filed numerous complaints but that he would never harm an animal.
Profligate profanity
Police responded to a disturbance at the Summerville Medical Center. The security guard and charge nurse for the emergency room attempted to relate to the officer why they had called but were continuously interrupted by the subject causing the problem. The subject was advised a number of times to stop using profanity and advised of South Carolina law relating to the use of profanity. Finally, the officer handcuffed the subject and put her in his squad car. The nurse and guard were then able to tell the officer that the subject, who was in the ER because of her son being brought in by Dorchester EMS, had been asked to remove herself from the ER because of her conduct and had refused to do so. While they tried to escort her out, she had assaulted the charge nurse. The subject was arrested for disorderly conduct, booked and released.

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