Illustration by Steve Stegelin

This Blotter is taken from reports filed with the Charleston Police Department between May 1 to May 15, 2022. 

Blotter of the Week: Police spotted a downtown man wearing a Hey Arnold! jacket matching the description of a suspect from a previous crime report. You’d think folks would do the bare minimum to change up the look after a crime, especially something as conspicuous as that. 

Put a needle on the record
While responding to a call regarding a woman kicking the locked door of a West Ashley store, police watched a woman with a needle sticking out of her hand run across the street. She later explained she was on meth and ran from police because she didn’t want to go to jail.

An improbable joker
Police contacted a man sitting alone in a vehicle outside a West Ashley apartment building in response to a reported drug deal, but the man told officers he had just been watching “prank” videos on YouTube by himself the whole time and hadn’t met with anyone else that day.

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