Suspects sought in daytime drive-by shooting
By HEATHER RUPPE
Officers were called to a Walterboro house last week when an unknown suspect fired several shots at a man’s house. According to an incident report filed with the Walterboro Police Department, the 52-year-old victim called 911 when he heard shots being fired at his house. The victim lives on North Lemacks Street. When officers arrived, the victim said he and his children were outside the house at about 3:50 p.m. when the shots were fired: his house had been hit several times. Officers blocked off the roadway and established a crime scene. They found multiple spent shell casings in the area. There are no suspects at this time.
In other Colleton County crime news:
Thief steals ice after he can’t find his ID
A man is wanted for shoplifting after he stole ice from a local gas station. According to a Walterboro Police Department incident report, the suspect went to the Enmarket No. 15 in Walterboro on Sept. 23 and tried to buy beer. When his ID would not scan, he left the store. However, once outside the store, the man grabbed two bags of ice and put them in his truck – without paying for them. Video footage confirmed the man’s actions. He is being sought for shoplifting. The ice is valued at $4.98.
Wanted man breaks into Walterboro business, found sitting in chair
A man wanted on an outstanding warrant from the Colleton County Office of Probation and Parole broke into a Walterboro-area business – and was found by law enforcement officers sitting quietly in a chair inside the empty building. According to a Walterboro Police Department incident report, officers were called to a business on North Jefferies Boulevard on Sept. 24th to a report of an alarm. When they arrived, they saw a red door to the business was unlocked. Officers went inside the building and saw the suspect – a 68-year-old man – sitting in a chair to the right of the door. When officers asked the man for his identification, he gave them an inmate identification card from the S.C. Department of Corrections. Then, officers learned the man had an outstanding warrant for his arrest from the probation and parole department. He was taken into custody. It’s unclear if the suspect actually broke into the building.
Man steals 216 cans of beer – and calmly piles into his sports car
Officers were called to a Robertson Boulevard gas station in Walterboro recently when a man stole more than $200 in beer. According to a Walterboro Police Department incident report, the store’s manager called 911 and said that an unknown man took nine cases of Michelob Ultra from the store, walked past the cashier and left without paying. The beer is valued at $215, the report states. The man was last seen loading the beer in a dark-colored mustang.
Crude remarks painted onto Walterboro woman’s car
A Walterboro woman’s car was vandalized while it was parked in her driveway. According to a Walterboro Police Department incident report, the 69-year-old woman told authorities that she went home to check on her dogs and parked her car in her driveway. While inside, an unknown suspect spray-painted crude statements all over her car, including the word, “homewrecker.” The suspect also punctured all four tires. Video surveillance from the house showed a man in a white Hoodie committing the crime. The damage is estimated at $2,300, the report states.
School bus driver threatened by angry mom
A Colleton woman threatened a school bus driver last week in front of children on the bus. According to a Colleton County Sheriff’s Office incident report, the school bus driver told her supervisor on Sept. 24th that the woman pulled up behind her at a bus stop. The woman then began yelling at the bus driver, who was inside the bus. The woman said the bus driver did not stop at the designated school bus stop to drop off her children. The woman is accused of using “vulgar language” toward the bus driver, in the presence of children who were on the bus, the report states. The bus driver closed the door to the bus and reported the incident to her supervisor, who notified authorities. The case is being investigated.
Drunk driver caught doing 100-plus miles per hour along Sniders Highway
A 35-year-old drunken driver was caught driving 25 miles more than the posted speed limit in Colleton County last week. According to a Colleton County Sheriff’s Office incident report, a deputy tried to stop the driver on Sniders Highway, but the drunken motorist continued to flee from the officer. The deputy clocked the man driving 107 mph in a 55-mph zone. When the driver finally stopped, he was cited for speeding, DUI, open container and Driving Under Suspension, second offense.