by The Press and Standard | August 2, 2018 5:00 pm
Last Updated: August 2, 2018 at 3:26 pm
Spitter taken to jail
A Walterboro woman faces three charges after she allegedly spit on officers responding to her call to the dispatch center the evening of July 27.
The woman called the dispatch center at 9:27 p.m., stating she wanted to turn herself in to city police.
The call brought officers to the police department headquarters at 242 Hampton St., where they found the woman sitting on the ground near the police department entrance.
She reportedly became disorderly with the first officer to arrive. The officer asked for her name and date of birth so he could determine if she was indeed wanted for something. She refused to provide any information and continued to be boisterous and loud.
A second officer arrived and again asked for her name and age to determine if she had any pending issues with law enforcement. She continued to refuse to provide them information.
When an officer attempted to take her into custody on a disorderly conduct charge, she reportedly spit in the officer’s face twice.
As the second officer was placing her in the cruiser, she reportedly began kicking the cruiser’s back window and also spit in his face.
Officer transported the woman to the Emergency Department of Colleton Medical Center to determine if she had any medical or drug issues.
After being cleared medically, the suspect, Latricia E. Worrick, 33, of Walterboro, was arrested on two charges of throwing of body fluids by a prisoner and a single count of disorderly conduct.
Home hit by bullets
A member of the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to a residence on Beach Road July 27 at 7:06 p.m. after the resident returned home to find the home had been targeted by a gunman.
The deputy determined that three bullets hit the home. One went through a living room window and two others hit the exterior wall.
Storage unit burglarized
A member of the city police department was sent to Storage Warehouse at 832 S. Jefferies Blvd. on July 28 at 1:08 p.m. after a woman discovered that the lock had been removed from her storage unit and a number of items were missing.
The woman said paintings, photographs and a safe containing jewelry and coins had been taken.
Police investigating a customer’s improper advances
A member of the city police department was dispatched to Walmart at 2110 Bells Hwy. on July 28 at 3:10 p.m. to take a report from a store employee who had been targeted by a customer.
The employee said that while working, she was approached by a male who was attempting to start a conversation with her.
She told the officer she rejected his advances multiple times.
Then, when she began stocking a shelf, the man reportedly came up behind her and grabbed her buttocks.
She fled to an area of the store where other employees were working and the suspect fled the business.
A review of the business’ security system enabled the officer to spot the suspect leaving the business and driving off in a single-cab blue Ford Ranger.
The investigation continues.