Crime Briefs | The Press and Standard
by The Press and Standard | May 5, 2016 5:00 pm
Last Updated: May 4, 2016 at 1:51 pm
Cottageville man arrested
Walterboro Police officers were called to the Sears store at 377 Bells Highway Saturday afternoon after a store employee watched a suspect drive off with a lawn mower.
The employee said as she opened a rollup door at the rear of the business, she spotted a white, four-door truck towing a trailer pulling away with a stolen orange riding lawn mower on the trailer.
The employee said that the lawn mower had a broken steering wheel, hood and dash.
Police passed on information on the white truck to dispatch, which put out an alert.
A member of the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office spotted a truck and trailer matching the description vehicle and pulled the driver over.
When interviewed, the driver reportedly admitted stealing the mower.
City police arrested the driver, Douglas E. Brett, 53, of Cottageville on a charge of grand larceny and took him to the detention center.
Juveniles may face criminal charges
A bid for easy money has two Walterboro youngsters facing possible criminal charges.
Walterboro police were called to a home on Green Pond Highway May 1 at about 1:30 p.m.
The woman at the residence told police the two juveniles, who were supposed to be friends of her 13-year-old son, had taken money from him.
Her son had money he earned in his hand. The two juveniles, ages 13 and 15, reportedly knocked the money out of her son’s hand, grabbed it and ran out of the house.
City police were securing juvenile petitions on the two suspects. The charge could be strong-armed robbery.
Shooting victim not talking
A member of the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to the Hampton Regional Medical Center in Hampton County May 1 at 2:23 a.m. to talk to a shooting victim undergoing treatment in the emergency room.
The male, being treated for a gunshot injury to the right knee, told the deputy he had been in Colleton County, but did not know where or when he was hit by what he believed to be a stray bullet.
According to the officer’s report, the victim would not provide any more information on the incident.
Car taken and wrecked
A resident of Stephens Street in Williams called the sheriff’s office the morning of April 28.
She told a deputy she went outside to go to work when she discovered that her 2015 Kia Soul was no longer in her yard. She had last seen the car in the yard the night before.
The deputy took her information and then informed her the car was involved in a wreck in the 1800 block of Williams Road which was being investigated by the South Carolina Highway Patrol. The wreck apparently happened at about 4:30 a.m. on May 1.