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by | May 19, 2016 5:00 am

Last Updated: May 18, 2016 at 2:22 pm

Shell casings found

A shots-fired call Tuesday at 12:15 a.m. sent Walterboro Police officers to the 100 block of Springwood Drive.

An officer searching the area found a total of 17 shell casings from a .40 caliber weapon in the roadway near the intersection of Springwood Drive and Verdier Street.

A further check of the area by officers did not locate any buildings or vehicles that had been struck by the gunfire.

Police have yet to determine a motive for the gunfire or a suspect.


Teens suspected in set fires

Two juveniles, ages 13 and 15, are suspected of attempting to set fire to two dumpsters May 15.

A police officer was dispatched to the 100 block of Beach Road to investigate a call reporting a fire in a dumpster located at the Druid Hills II apartment complex.

As the officer arrived, a youngster took off, running towards Colleton Heights. A group of youngsters told the officer that someone had set fire to a ball behind the dumpster.

While that officer used an extinguisher to put out the burning ball, a second patrolman was sent to Colleton Heights to try and locate the fleeing juvenile.

When he arrived at the apartment complex, he found a second dumpster located next to a building on fire and alerted the city fire department.

The two juveniles suspected in the fires could face arson charges.


Deputies investigate shooting incident

Members of the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office were sent to a home on Fox Field Road May 13 at 12:46 p.m. to investigate a shooting incident.

The female resident said she heard three gunshots that he believed had come from the field at the rear of her home and the bullets hit the rear of her home.

She said she called dispatch to report the incident, got in her car and began driving the neighborhood searching for any suspects.

She told deputies she spotted four young black men crossing a ditch on Widgeon Road. When they saw her, she told the officer, they took off running.


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