Illustration by Steve Stegelin

The blotter is taken from reports filed with area police departments between Jan. 11-26

Exotic dancer?

An intoxicated woman was escorted from the piano bar on King Street Jan. 21 after she climbed onto a piano and started dancing on it, according to a Charleston police report. She wasn’t arrested. But she sure has a story to tell for a while – if she remembers it.

Three county shootings

The Charleston County Sheriff’s Office reported three non-life-threatening shooting incidents Jan. 24 and Jan. 26. A McClellanville teenager in a car in a residential area was reportedly shot when an unknown person opened fire. An Awendaw woman was reportedly shot by a stray bullet when she opened her front door. Deputies arrested a man for assault and battery after he reportedly shot another man at his Johns Island home. All victims were hospitalized. 

It’s all fun and games

Charleston police officers responded to a field near James Island’s Stiles Point Elementary School Jan. 20 after a caller reported suspicious circumstances involving kids. Officers reportedly saw holes in the ground and evidence of an extinguished fire. Backpacks, shovels, lanterns and snacks were left on scene “as if they were camping.” The caller reportedly said she saw kids digging and “playing Boy Scouts.” The kids reportedly came back with their parents to cooperate with the investigation and told officers they were playing “World War.” 

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