- Steve Stegelin
Blotter o' the week: When officers knocked on a downtown hotel room after a noise complaint, the man who answered the door said he "was just having the best day of his life," despite the visible bruises and cuts on his face. He told officers he'd gotten married earlier that day. "She got me good," he said about his new wife. Officers noticed blood on one of the pillows along with a broken mug, plate, lamp, and Keurig machine. The newlyweds were separated from each other and "advised of the consequences of domestic violence."
A man heard a woman outside of his apartment yelling, "I'm going to scratch your car." He then saw her standing in front of his girlfriend's car holding a stick that is probably responsible for the 12-inch-long scratch on the driver's side door. They both have no idea who she was.
A woman noticed that 21 pieces of jewelry worth $77,000 were missing from her late mother's security vault. Various helpers would come in and out of her mom's James Island home, the woman told officers.
A hospital security guard was injured with a needle after a struggle with a patient. The guard declined to press charges due to the patient's "psychological issues."
A Folly Beach patrol officer stopped a woman who looked very similar to a suspect seen in security footage of a theft the day before. The woman was using the same $985 black purse that was stolen, which had an iPhone and a $245 wallet inside of it.
A middle school resource officer drove home to find that someone had scratched the word "hoe" on the hood of her Camry earlier that day.
A former warehouse employee took a barcode scanner after he quit his job and refuses to return it.
A man walked into a West Ashley cell phone store shortly after opening and robbed it at gunpoint, grabbing cash out of an unlocked safe and leaving through the back door.
A middle school parent told police that a nearby high school student sent his daughter a dick pic on Snapchat.
A woman allegedly walked into a West Ashley church looking for spiritual help, got on her hands and knees, and began screaming things such as, "I'm not gonna hurt you, I don't have a gun." When first responders arrived, the woman, who smelled like alcohol according to a witness and close friend, kept asking, "How could you do this to me?"