by The Press and Standard | May 9, 2019 5:00 pm
Last Updated: May 8, 2019 at 12:20 pm
A Tisher Lane teenager was taken into custody the morning of May 6 after the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office was called to investigate a missing vehicle.
The officer sent to Tisher Lane at 1:33 a.m. was informed that the teenager reportedly drove off with a relative’s pickup truck. He did not have permission to use the vehicle.
After collecting the information, the deputy began driving around the neighborhood, seeking the missing red 2018 Ford F150 truck worth an estimated $20,000.
While still in the area, the deputy received a telephone call informing him the missing vehicle had been spotted, apparently headed back to the Tisher Lane address.
When the deputy arrived at the home, he saw the missing truck and the suspect walking towards the residence.
The suspect, DiVortrez Young, 18, of Walterboro was taken into custody on a charge of use of a motor vehicle without permission.
follows traffic stop
A Walterboro man was arrested on a narcotics violation after a traffic stop the morning of May 5.
A member of the sheriff’s office was patrolling Padgett Loop at 1:38 a.m. when he reportedly witnessed a driver fail to stop for a stop sign and pulled the driver over.
The driver reportedly gave the deputy permission to search the vehicle. Under the driver’s seat, the deputy allegedly found an over-the-counter medicine bottle that contained 17 pills believed to be Valium.
The driver, Curtis T. Reeves, 49, of Walterboro was taken into custody on a narcotics possession charge and transported to the detention center.
The manager of a property on Albert Street contacted the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office May 3 at 12:41 p.m. to report that two storage buildings, with a total value of $2,800, were no longer on the property.
Cottageville home burglarized
A resident of Red Oak Road in Cottageville contacted the sheriff’s office May 3 at 12:10 p.m. to report that someone had pried open the lock on his home’s rear door and entered the residence.
Gone from the home were three firearms worth $1,100, jewelry worth $500 and a laptop and television, each valued at $200.
The victim said the burglary occurred during the two hours the family had been away.
Overdose call results in multiple charges
A call to a Sniders Highway motel on the morning of May 3 concerning a possible drug overdose resulted in a Hilton Head man going to the hospital and his girlfriend going to jail.
The call for assistance sent Walterboro Police to a room at the Baymont Inn at 1286 Sniders Hwy. at 9:45 a.m. When the officer arrived, he found the man lying on the floor. A variety of drugs and drug paraphernalia were allegedly in plain view throughout the motel room.
Colleton County Fire-Rescue arrived at the motel to care for the apparent overdose victim, and a member of Colleton County Animal Control was sent to the room to take custody of the female suspect’s dog.
The woman reportedly agreed to have her purse searched and an officer reportedly found several fentanyl patches inside. The woman allegedly said she did not have a prescription for the narcotic and was placed under arrest.
On the way to the detention center, officers allowed the woman to contact the Colleton Medical Center to check on the condition of her boyfriend.
The incident resulted in the arrest of Kimberly Ann Vega, 42, of Hilton Head, and Barry John Hunter, 56, of Hilton Head, on charges of possession of heroin, possession of fentanyl, possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Weaving driver arrested on drug charges
A Colleton County Sheriff’s Office deputy was patrolling in the area of Jefferies Highway and Academy Drive May 7 at 12:49 a.m. when he reportedly spotted a weaving truck on Jefferies and pulled the driver over.
When the officer began to interview the driver, he said he spotted a small blue pill bottle between the man’s legs and asked what it was. According to the officer’s incident report, the subject said “nothing.”
The man was asked to exit his truck and as he was getting out, he reportedly threw the little blue bottle into a nearby ditch.
The man was placed in handcuffs and the officer retrieved the discarded bottle. Inside, the officer allegedly found two small plastic bags: one containing what appeared to be methamphetamine, and the other containing what appeared to be powdered cocaine.
The incident resulted in the arrest of Bryant A. Reeves, 61, of Cottageville on charges of possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute and possession of cocaine.
Sleeping motorist arrested
A member of the Walterboro Police Department was sent to the Shell South at 201 S. Jefferies Blvd. on May 4 to check on a man asleep in the car wash.
Inside the carwash, the officer found the man asleep in the driver’s seat of a Honda SUV. He awoke when the officer opened the vehicle’s door to check on him.
According to the incident report, the man had a glass pipe that contained a crystal residue in his left hand and more crystals could be seen in the man’s facial hair. The officer reported he determined that the crystals were methamphetamine. A search of the vehicle did not uncover any more meth.
The incident resulted in the arrest of Britton S. Robertson, 62, of Walterboro on a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia.