Illustration by Steve Stegelin

The Blotter is taken from reports filed with Charleston Police Department between Dec. 1 and Dec. 31, 2021.

Blotter of the Week: A downtown man’s bicycle was reported stolen, and it was described as a silver color with the word “Schwinn” printed in gray on the cross bar. The man admitted the bike isn’t actually a Schwinn, he just thought it would make it look cooler. 


Police left an angry drunken man in the care of his buddy, who told officers he would take the drunk home. The officer later found the friend again downtown, who said the drunken man had gotten angry with him, tried to fight him and ran away. 

A West Ashley man reportedly tried to get out of a citation for drug possession by offering the responding officer a toke from his pipe. Well, at least we know his parents raised him right. Sharing is caring, after all. 

Police asked a downtown man why he had a large bump on his forehead, attempting to make sure he was medically OK. The man reportedly became angry, telling officers it was none of their business, “because of HIPPA and shit.”

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