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Discharging a firearm

A Colleton County Sheriff’s deputy responded to the 2700 block of Hughes Drive in response to a man with a firearm.

The complainant said that earlier that same day, his neighbor fired several shots at him and his family. He also said when he arrived back home, the neighbor was outside his home and proceeded to retrieve a rifle, and stood next to his car, according to the incident report.

The victim said he feared for his life.

According to the report, the neighbor was subsequently arrested, transported to the county jail where a warrant was filed. A Brown .22 rifle Glenfield Model 60 was taken and logged into evidence.

Pick a card

A deputy received an email complaint about an eBay transaction involving a sports collector’s card.

A card was sold to a collector in New York state. This person claims the package was empty when it arrived, according to the sender/seller’s report. The price of the card, shipping and handling was nearly $250.

eBay refunded the money as per company policy.

The seller also reported seeing some pictures posted by the buyer in which the missing card was seen.

The seller was given a report number and was advised that since the alleged incident happened outside of the County’s jurisdiction, he should file a report where the original missing item was detected.

Tools pilfered

Walterboro Police responded to a report of tools stolen from the 2100 block of Robertson Boulevard on or about Sept. 4.

According to the incident report, locks were cut off from a Connex box, utility trailer and the gate to the property.

The person in charge of the facility reported missing: three chop saws two DeWalt skill saws, 10 DeWalt batteries, three DeWalt drills, two reciprocating saws, a DeWalt Dremel, and a Hitachi saw stolen from the property and utility trailer.

A couple of serial numbers were provided for three of the tools.

Walterboro Police are continuing the investigation.

Shoplifting reported

Walterboro police are investigating a report of stolen property at a convenience store located in the 1400 block of Snider’s Highway on Sept 4.

Police met with the complainant who said that a silver 4-door Chevy Impala arrived and began to pump gas on Wednesday night.

During this time, multiple individuals came from the car and went into the store.

The suspects were described to be a white female with blonde hair and a black female (who could possibly be identified as a black male) came into the store and selected a jacket and a pocket knife from a display stand and left the store passing all points of sale without providing payment for the items.

Car’s license plates reported taken

Walterboro Police are investigating an incident involving a stolen license plate. According to the incident report, the victim stated that around Sept. 4, an unknown suspect(s) removed the license plate

The plate belonged to the victim’s daughter’s grey 2017 Honda CVR. The victim was unable to provide a better time frame and just wanted the incident documented. The victim was provided with a case card.

Shots fired in the city

Walterboro police are investigating a report of a gun being pulled on a victim and subsequent shots fired shortly after 8:30 p.m. on Sept. 8.

Police went to the 300 block of Sanders Street where contact was made with the victim by telephone.

According to the incident report, the victim was at a residence on Carn Street and dancing with his ex-girlfriend.

The victim was approached by the offender who thought something inappropriate was happening.

According to the incident report, the victim said he was talking with someone on his phone.

The report also indicated that both the victim and offender had been drinking.

The offender allegedly pulled out a gun. The victim said that someone told the offender to put the gun down. The gun went off while pointed in the air.

However, while speaking to a different officer, at the Sanders Street location, the victim recanted his statement.

The victim could not produce any witnesses to the alleged offense, and police took no further action given the victim’s state of intoxication at the time of the incident.

More stolen plates

Police received another complaint of a stolen license plate in the early morning hours of Sept 4. Police spoke with the victim on the phone in reference to her vehicle.

According to the report, the victim advised that her daughter, who drives her vehicle to work, left for work on Sept. 3 and parked the 1999 GMC on the row closest to the road and near the walking park at the hospital. The victim said her daughter drove the vehicle home when she got off work the next morning around 7:20. She noticed the vehicle tags missing later in the day and then notified police.

Burglary reported on Mill Street

Walterboro police responded to a residence in the 300 block of Mill Street in reference to a possible burglary. According to the incident report, the victim said she left her residence on Sept. 3 at 8:30 a.m.

When she returned on Sept. 8 at approximately 7 a.m., she saw the lights on inside the residence and the front door of the residence open.

The victim said the drawers in her room and her kitchen were open and appeared to be have been rummaged through. She also stated her vehicle, the license plate off her Saturn, a weed eater and a car vacuum were missing from the yard. She could not provide further information on the weed eater and car vacuum. She said the keys were inside the vehicle and were locked in her Mercury that was taken. She also said the vehicle had issues starting and she had to jump start it.

Walterboro Police are investigating the incident.

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