Phone app is part of new scam
By HEATHER RUPPE
Colleton County law enforcement officers were notified on June 9th of a Colleton woman being scammed out of thousands of dollars through a phone app.
According to a Colleton County Sheriff’s Office incident report, the Walterboro victim was scammed out of more than $1,200 when she was downloaded an app onto her smart phone.
The ordeal began when the victim received a phone call from someone claiming to work for Amazon. The caller/suspect then told the victim that she needed to validate her account information to proceed with her Amazon account. The caller then asked the victim to download an app onto her phone. When the victim did this, the caller/suspect withdrew money from the victim’s bank account.
This case is under investigation.
Man caught throwing objects at passing cars
A 23-year-old man is charged with public disorderly conduct after he was caught throwing objects at vehicles. According to a Colleton County Sheriff’s Office incident report, deputies were called the area of Robertson Boulevard and Green Pond Road, near Lowcountry Marine, on June 5th about a man who was throwing random objects at cars as they passed by. Deputies located the suspect and charged him. The deputy stated in his report that alcohol was a contributing factor.
Kidnapped woman found
Deputies with the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office helped to locate a kidnapped woman last week. According to a local sheriff’s office incident report, law enforcement officers were called to the Cottageville area to assist officers from the Goose Creek Police Department in Berkeley County with a kidnapping case. Local officers arrived on scene and helped to apprehend the suspect. The victim was also located. The 27-year-old suspect was handed over to the Goose Creek Police Department for its outstanding kidnapping warrant and he was also charged by the local agency for not having a driver’s license.
Deputies were called to Pintail Lane in Walterboro on June 5th to an anonymous report of shots being fired. Deputies responded to the scene and arrested a 26-year-old Walterboro man for possession of marijuana and public disorderly conduct, according to a Colleton County Sheriff’s Office incident report. There are no details on the outcome of the report of shots being fired.
Islandton car chase ends at county line
A deputy with the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office tried to stop a vehicle that was speeding on June 10th, but the driver fled and crossed into another county. According to a Colleton County Sheriff’s Office incident report, the deputy was on Moselle Road near Barnes Road in Islandton when he attempted a traffic stop on a Silver Honda car. The driver was in excess of 26 miles over the posted speed limit, the report states. However, the driver did not stop for the deputy, and instead led the deputy on a brief chase. When the driver crossed into Hampton County, the pursuit ended, the report states. The unidentified driver is wanted for failure to stop for blue lights and for speeding 26 miles or more more than the speed limit, the report states.
Two charged with drug possession
A 26-year-old Colleton man and a 19-year-old Colleton man have been charged with drug possession and speeding after they were first stopped by a deputy for driving 16 miles over the posted speed limit. According to a Colleton County Sheriff’s Office incident report, a deputy stopped the 26-year-old driver on Robertson Boulevard on June 10th for speeding. When the deputy was speaking with the driver, the deputy saw an open can of beer. He then searched the vehicle, and found 10.2 grams of marijuana and 22 narcotic pills. The driver was then issued a ticket for speeding and simple possession of marijuana. He was also arrested for Possession of a Schedule IV Narcotic. The passenger was also charged.
Car vandalization reported
A woman called 911 on June 10th to report that someone had used a metal pipe to vandalize her car. According to a Colleton County Sheriff’s Office incident report, a deputy was called to Our Dream Lane in Walterboro when the victim said that “someone she knew” walked up to her car with a metal pipe and “without warning, started striking the vehicle.” The victim left the scene and then stopped to call law enforcement. When speaking to the suspect, however, the suspect told the deputy that the victim had tried to run over him with the car. The suspect said the only contact made with the vehicle was when he struck the vehicle around the driver’s side window while trying to run away. No arrests were made.