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: A downtown man told police his white 2022 Bintelli Scorch was stolen from its parking space under his residence. To clear up what is a likely misconception, this isn’t some fancy Italian sports car — it’s a moped. 

License to steal
A downtown woman reported to police that her apartment had been broken into and several gift cards (and her driver’s license) were stolen. Maybe the thief mistook the license for a gift card. 

Now it’s just an almost perfect record
A student resource officer at a downtown middle school caught a student with a plastic baggie filled with marijuana that police later determined to weigh 0.001 grams. You read that right, one one-thousandth of a gram. Due to the minuscule size of the weed and the student’s perfect record (up to that point), the student wasn’t charged.

Someone call the publisher
Officers responded to a noise complaint on the fifth floor of a downtown apartment building, where loud rap music was reportedly disturbing neighbors. All right, boss, come clean. Were you the tattle-tale? We know how you feel about rap.

Publisher’s note: Not this time, but …

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