Stegelin Rooster

Blotter of the week: Charleston police went to a West Ashley home Sept. 30 after a woman reported her neighbor came onto her property with a long-bladed knife resembling a machete and threatened to kill her roosters. She told police that the man said, “They have been keeping me up for the past two years and I’m tired of it.” She told police she didn’t fear for her life, so she gave the man’s description and they gave her a case number. No chicken soup that night.

Uninsured motorist or conman?
Charleston police pulled over a black BMW Sept. 28 on Market Street for running a red light and discovered the driver was uninsured. Police towed the car. They said they also found five bank cards, each with different names. The man said all of the cards belonged to his cousins and his niece who gave him permission to have them, although he apparently couldn’t tell police the correct part of town in which any of his relatives lived. Police also found a paper bag of ammunition and $300 cash, plus two unsigned checks for $12,323.63 with identical check numbers. Police confiscated the items and wrote him traffic citations. 

He said, she said 
Charleston police responded Sept. 27 to a call from a downtown parking attendant who said a man blocked her car from behind with his truck and shouted at her while she was completing her paperwork to issue a warning for his unhitched boat on the street. The man said the parking attendant hit his knee with her car door when he approached her car, so he called his lawyer on to the scene. At least police got both sides of the story with an attorney present. No word on whether his knee will recover. 

Hard of hearing
Charleston police busted a raucous party Sept. 28 at a house on Morris Street. Police said they knocked several times to ask to speak with someone who lives there. Meanwhile voices became muffled and music was turned down. Nobody came out to talk to the police after 10 minutes. Then the police heard, “They said we’re good,” and the festivities resumed. Officers said they ended up having to step into the backyard to break up the party. Kids and their short attention spans… 


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