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Police report for Sept. 29, 2010

Alleged drug dealers threaten woman at gunpoint

Posted: September 27, 2010 1:34 p.m.
Updated: September 29, 2010 5:00 a.m.

Two purported drug dealers allegedly threatened a woman at gunpoint after they picked her up while she was walking on the way to her boyfriend's house Wednesday, Sept. 22.

According to a Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) report, the 22-year-old woman said she was walking down Brown Road when the suspects drove up in a white car and asked her if she wanted a ride. She said no at first but then changed her mind. After getting in the car, she reportedly told the people in the car she had to get to her boyfriend's house because she had received a call from her boyfriend's roommate saying a drug dealer was coming over there for money. She said the roommate said her boyfriend didn't have the money.

At that point, the suspects revealed they were the people her boyfriend owed money to and the driver allegedly pulled out a pistol. He allegedly pointed the gun at the woman's head and demanded his money. The victim said she told the suspect she would get him his money that Friday and got his cellphone number.

The KCSO reported the following other incidents during the period of Sept. 20-26:

Three suspects are thought to be connected to two break-ins at businesses on Jefferson Davis Highway in east Camden. Deputies were alerted to the first incident after employees of a gas station reported they had received a call from one of the suspects claiming they had "just found" several items from the store. The female suspect allegedly claimed to the victim that when they had gotten home that morning, the house was trashed and a case of beer and two cash register drawers were in her dryer. The victim then went to the store and found the front door glass had been smashed out, the cash registers thrown around and $70 of loose change had been stolen. Several cases of beer were missing as well, along with cartons of cigarettes and lottery tickets. During the investigation, it was discovered that a neighboring snack shop had been broken into as well after deputies recovered a third cash register. The suspects all claimed they knew nothing about the break-ins or thefts.

A rental truck reported stolen out of Vermont was found behind a Mill Creek Road residence in Kershaw County.

Someone managed to enter a locked, vacant office on U.S. 1 South in Lugoff and steal a flat screen computer monitor. Another, similar monitor was not disturbed. A 30-foot by 15-foot gray storage container is also missing from behind the building.

Someone entered a Windsor Drive, Camden, residence and stole a 42-inch flat screen TV. One of the victim's neighbors reported seeing a young man hanging around the victim's house during the time period when the TV went missing.

Someone kicked in the back door of a West Lane, Cassatt, home being moved out of and stole a television and video game console.

Someone kicked in the front door to an Oakridge Drive home and broke into a storage shed on the property while the victim was in the hospital. A TV, lawn mower and pressure wash were stolen.

Someone broke into an old camper used as a tool shed on a Power Line Road, Lugoff, property and stole an assortment of power tools, a combination of 12 power and air drills and an assortment of hand tools and wrenches.

A Columbia man said he was attacked by his girlfriend's sister at their home in Lugoff. He said they were arguing when she allegedly came at him with a butcher knife and cut him on the forearm. Deputies interviewed the victim at KershawHealth where he was being treated for his wound.

Someone kicked in the back door to a Pine Valley Drive, Elgin, residence and stole a brand name bag, $50 cash from two money jars, candles, poster, Jordanian wooden box, laptop computer $150 worth of jewelry, video games, camera and a collectors Scooby-Doo lunch box. The victim reported the thieves trashed her room and bathroom. A neighbor reported seeing two young women enter the home.

The KCSO is looking into allegations that a 21-year-old man is having sexual relations with a juvenile female. It was also noted in the report that everyone living at the incident location were in the U.S. illegally.

A Columbia man has been accused of failing to pay child support through Kershaw County Family Court. A KCSO report said the man is $33,950 in arrears.

Someone broke out a window and entered a Providence Road, Cassatt, home and stole a 32-inch TV and a jar filled with about $100 worth of change. Several suspects were interviewed, including one who had a bloody cut to his hand. Blood had been found at the crime scene where the window had been broken out.

A 29-year-old Camden woman has been accused of deliberately hitting a 19-year-old woman's car head-on at the intersection of Chesnut Ferry Road Ext. and Old River Road. The victim said the suspect did so because she is dating the suspect's ex-boyfriend. She said she and her boyfriend were stopped at the intersection when the suspect turned left and tried to hit her head-on. The victim said she backed up her car to avoid being struck. She said the suspect then backed up and successfully struck her head-on. At that point, she said, her boyfriend got out of the car and ran from the suspect. Deputies looking into the case reported finding the suspect's green Ford Explorer with front-end damage. Although the suspect wasn't arrested at the time of the report, the Explorer was towed for further investigation.

A woman working a delivery route in the Longtown and Shivers Green roads area reported finding a handgun in the roadway. The woman did not touch the gun and called deputies to the scene. It was determined to be a .40 caliber semi-automatic pistol. One round was chambered and 11 more were in the magazine, which had a capacity of 14. It had not been reported stolen nor had there been any gun-related incidents reported that evening.

A 51-year-old man living at an Andrews Lane, Lugoff, residence said he was awakened to find a 27-year-old man standing next to his bed around 2:30 a.m. Sunday. He said the man was only wearing boxer shorts and a T-shirt and asked him about a woman and then about a family. The victim said he asked the man several times to leave, but that the suspect only did so when he threatened to call 911. The victim said he later went outside and found the suspect's pants and boots. Deputies were able to determine that the suspect is living in a tent in the back yard of a Pine Grove Road residence, close to the victim's home.

County deputies also assisted other agencies, served bench warrants and dealt with 12 larceny; 10 vandalism; nine simple assault; six public disorderly conduct; five burglary and harassing or obscene phone call; three intimidation and theft from a motor vehicle; two ATM/credit card fraud, criminal domestic violence, disturbing schools, driving under suspension, motor vehicle theft, swindle and theft from a building; and one accident, breach of peace, fraudulent check, improper vehicle license, incorrigible, no driver's license, open container, resisting arrest, shoplifting, simple possession of marijuana theft of motor vehicle parts or accessories and trespassing.

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After being pulled over for a minor traffic violation, a 19-year-old Cassatt man was charged with driving under suspension, making an improper right turn, no proof of insurance, no registration, having an improper vehicle license.

According to a Camden Police Department (CPD) report, an inventory of the car turned up a spring assisted clip knife, small plastic pistol and a plastic AR-15 type rifle, all of which were confiscated.

A passenger was released from the scene.

The CPD reported the following other incidents during the period of Sept. 20-26:

A laptop computer stolen during a Lexington County home invasion was discovered to be in the possession of a Fort Road, Camden, man. The man was contacted and he brought in to CPD headquarters.

A 52-year-old Camden man was taken to the hospital after allegedly being attacked by three male assailants on Wylie Street. He was reportedly punched in the face and kicked while on the ground.

Two Elgin man are thought to have forged property tickets for scrap metal, causing a more than $1,300 loss to a Camden company. Video tape from the scene show one of the men reaching into a desk and taking a number of property tickets. The investigation also shoed the other man had redeemed property tickets for which there were no original copies.

A unknown male suspect allegedly drove up to two girls standing in the Burndale Shopping Center parking lot and handed them each a can of beer. An officer confronted the girls who gave up the unopened cans. One was 17 years old and was cited for being a minor in possession; the other girl was a juvenile and was released to her parents.

A Camden man allegedly pointed a gun at two men who claimed he owed them money and told them to leave.

City officers also assisted other agencies, served bench warrants and dealt with one burglary; two vandalism; one possession of drug paraphernalia; one identity theft; one theft from a building; six public disorderly conduct; two shoplifting; one trespassing; two larceny; one incorrigible; one obscene or harassing phone call; one death

Incident reports are provided by the Camden Police Department and Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office and are a matter of public record under the S.C. Freedom of Information Act. If the C-I makes a mistake, it will correct it upon verification with the appropriate law enforcement agency. Readers are cautioned that other individuals may have similar or identical names as those contained in incident reports. All subjects are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

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