Illustration by Steve Stegelin

The Blotter is taken from reports filed with area police departments.

Blotter of the week: An anonymous caller reported to Charleston police Sept. 2 that a man was driving around downtown in a black Kia waving a large American flag out of the car window while screaming profanities. Police couldn’t locate the screamer. 

Passing notes
Charleston police arrested a 37-year-old Charleston man for robbing a James Island bank Sept. 6. Police reported the suspect passed a note to tellers demanding money and escaped with an unknown amount of cash before police arrived. Detectives said they found the suspect later that night and arrested him. 

Partying too hard
Charleston County deputies arrested a man Sept. 3 who was shot while breaking into an Adams Run home. The homeowner fired a shot that hit the intruder’s left arm, but deputies found him alive. They also reportedly found a bag of cocaine. Police said he admitted that he was leaving a nearby party under the influence of drugs and alcohol when he broke into the house. He was arrested for burglary and cocaine possession. 

Halloween came early this year
Charleston County deputies pursued a stolen Toyota sedan Sept. 7 near I-526 in North Charleston. The vehicle crashed into a fence and four people wearing masks ranr. A deputy fired a warning shot into the ground when one of the masked men turned toward him and reached for something. A gun was found near the scene later. Another masked man bit a deputy’s hand during a struggle. Three of the four men were arrested. The fourth suspect was not captured.

Clothing violation
Charleston police responded to an Aug. 29 theft complaint at a downtown home. A woman reported someone stole a package containing $691 of clothing, including a red silk pajama suit and a pair of cowboy boots. She gave doorbell video footage to police. No luck yet spotting the thief. 

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