Illustration by Steve Stegelin

Not very neighborly

A woman claimed her neighbor urinated on her car’s door handle, according to a Jan. 2 report from the Mount Pleasant Police Department. She said when she reached for the handle in the dark, she felt a “slightly viscous substance” that smelled of urine. She’s reportedly had issues in the past with this particular neighbor, she told police. Sounds like he had issues with her, too. 

Potty mouth

Someone vandalized the Mount Pleasant Towne Center stairwell sometime between Dec. 27 and 28, according to a report from the Mount Pleasant Police Department. An officer saw the words “poop” and “Joe” spray-painted in blue on all three levels of the stairwells. No leads yet. 

Capped crusader

Charleston police arrested a shoplifter Dec. 26 near Columbus and Aiken streets, according to a police report. As officers were putting the offender in the police cruiser, a man wearing “some kind of tight skull cap” walked up and started screaming for the officers to let the thief go. He continually screamed “America” and other four-letter expletives while standing in the middle of the road blocking traffic despite officers telling him to stop. He was arrested for disorderly conduct. 

Man charged in 2020 Johns Island death

Charleston County Sheriff’s Office detectives arrested a 54-year-old Ravenel man Jan. 5 for the 2020 murder of a 52-year-old Johns Island man, according to a sheriff’s office report. Officers found the victim in his home with a gunshot wound to the head Oct. 3, 2020. The investigation uncovered two cigarette butts, fingerprints and blood on a sliding glass door that analysts reportedly identified as the defendant’s. 

Public display of affection

A 31-foot 2008 Tundra travel trailer was stolen Dec. 26, according to a report from the Charleston County Sheriff’s Office. The $12,000 camper was parked in front of the owner’s Awendaw home but was not secured. Detectives are still investigating. 

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