Illustration by Steve Stegelin

The Blotter is taken from reports filed with Charleston Police Department from January 2016.

Blotter of the Week: One man managed to shoplift approximately $250 worth of baby formula from a grocery store.


A woman found her car with all four tires slashed, both windshield wipers ripped off, and the fuel door torn from the vehicle. She told officers that she had been having issues with her boyfriend’s ex-girlfriend who came to her apartment and stated, “I’m gonna put that bitch on all four flats,” according to an incident report.

One man called police after he was robbed while attempting to buy crack. The man did not wish to file charges, telling officers he only wanted to make them aware of the situation. He also mentioned that he was high on crack at the time.

An officer discovered marijuana in a man’s car during a traffic stop. When asked if the marijuana was his, the man told the officer that “he did not know that there was marijuana in the glove box, but that he does smoke marijuana occasionally and could have put it there and forgot about it.”

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