Illustration by Steve Stegelin

Blotter of the week: A man noticed his bicycle missing from out front of his James Island garage July 21. But he saw a bicycle that wasn’t his lying in his front yard. When he reported his bike stolen to police, he specified his bike is an adult tricycle with a decorative license plate that reads “2Fast4U.” Hmmm. It must be really fast. 

Menace next door 

A man reported July 20 that his neighbor was constantly coming onto his Johns Island property without permission. Most recently, the neighbor entered the complainant’s garage uninvited to discuss homeowner association regulations. The man didn’t want to press charges. He wanted an incident report on file to document the trespassing as evidence for the homeowners’ association.

Third time wasn’t a charm

Police responded July 23 to a woman’s fraud complaint at a West Ashley Publix. She reported that a man promised two Dachshund puppies to her, but he didn’t live at the provided address and convinced her to send him money. She said it was the third time she sent money to an unknown person and received a fake address to buy puppies. She may need to try cats. 


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