Illustration by Steve Stegelin

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

Blotter of the Week: Officers on a foot patrol on King Street June 4 thought they saw a man smoking a joint on the sidewalk. When they approached and asked him about it, he admitted, “Yeah, I do be smokin’.”

Must have already met quota 

Charleston police on June 1 stopped a downtown driver for failing to use a turn signal. During the stop, police found a small amount of marijuana and a handgun. Despite the drugs, firearm and traffic violation, the driver was issued a warning.  

West Hackshley 

A West Ashley woman on June 2 told police someone hacked her computer systems and was impersonating her to promote cryptocurrencies and defraud her friends and family for money. This marks the first time we’ve ever seen “hacking” as a listed offense in a police report. 

If you can’t hide the crime…

In three separate reports out of the dozen or so we get every week, police caught suspects with marijuana, firearms and/or borderline illegal window tint. So does the tint hide the crime — or expose it?

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