POLICE BLOTTER: Repo man busted in the head
A man called deputies to a home in the 2700 block of Dunbar Road Monday afternoon because a 36-year-old woman allegedly hit him in the head with the back door of the house.
The man who works for a furniture rental company was at the house to repossess some items. He said he knocked on the door, and the woman used the door to strike him on the head.
When the deputy tried to talk to the woman, she became “irate and uncooperative.” She said the house belongs to her daughter and she was not there to let the victim or the police inside.
The woman said the man hit himself with the door. The man said he did want to prosecute. A warrant was expected to be signed.
Assault or horseplay?
A deputy responded to a Highmarket Street residence Monday afternoon because of a 14-year-old boy who had assaulted his 9-year-old half-brother.
The grandmother of the children reported the younger child told her the incidents have been taking place for several months.
The child said the older sibling has hit him in the groin, chest and face. He said he has also put ice down his pants and holds him down until the ice melts.
The complainant says while the children’s mother is at work, the 14-year-old often locks his brother out of the house.
When questioned by the deputy, the children painted a much different picture than reported by their grandmother. They say they do horseplay but denied anyone was ever hurt.
Their mother said the report was filed because she recently separated from the complainant’s son.
No charges were filed.
Crack in the mouth
An Andrews police officer was on patrol at about 1 a.m. Tuesday when he saw a vehicle in the middle of the road and the driver looked to be asleep.
The officer awakened the 38-year-old Andrews man and he tried to hide a “white, rock-like substance” in his mouth.
The officer received backup and they were able to retrieve the substance from his mouth.
The rock, believed to be crack cocaine, was placed into evidence. The man was arrested.
Shouts to come
out and fight
A woman from Maudenbrush Road called deputies Aug. 17 because there was a 16-year-old in her yard yelling “obscene threats” and was wanting to fight her 17-year-old daughter.
She said there were several other people in the road who were also shouting for her daughter to walk out and fight.
When the deputy arrived, the group of teens denied doing anything, saying they were about to go to a football game.
The woman said the 16-year-old called her house earlier in the day and said she was going to cut up and beat her daughter.
The case is still being investigated.
Gas theft and
A woman from the 4700 block of Kent Road says someone stole gas from her son’s vehicle and attempted to steal fuel from two pickup trucks in her yard.
She said it happened between Aug. 12 and 16. The theft was discovered when her husband asked her why she left the vehicle with no gas. She knew it had half-a-tank when she finished driving it.
The gas cap was missing and the gas had been siphoned just as it had in several other vehicles in the area in recent weeks.
The woman said the community is growing tired of the thefts.
The woman used the time the officer was at her house to share some of her other concerns. She said she is tired of vehicles speeding on her road and asked for more speed enforcement.
She also said she is frustrated with a neighbor whom she says is growing and selling marijuana. She said he has young men and boys over all the time. She believes they are involved with the distribution of the drugs.
Couple tries to get
13-year-old to drink
and use drugs
A woman from Charlotte says her 13-year-old son was staying with family friends in the Georgetown County portion of Garden City last week.
She said while he was there, the young teen was offered alcohol and marijuana by his friend’s parents – also from Charlotte.
On Aug. 13, the male suspect was allegedly thrown out of a bar in Garden City for being too drunk. After that incident, the boy’s mother drove down to pick him up. That is when her son told her about the attempts by the adults to get him to drink and use marijuana.
The family left and went back to Charlotte before any charges were filed.
A man from Ole Hunter Lane said he found a cat in his yard Aug. 10 that had been shot in both of its back legs.
He said he did not see the shooting occur but his neighbor recently talked about shooting another cat.
The accused neighbor said he did not shoot the cat. He said he and his neighbor have had previous issues and do not get along.
No charges have been filed.
Information is subject to change as the investigation proceeds. Individuals arrested and/or charged have not been convicted.
—Compiled by Scott Harper
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