Weekend Crime Report

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FAMILIAL DISOBEDIENCE: A few officers were dispatched to the area of Monson and Washington streets when a  “suspicious” subject was reported causing a disturbance in the middle of the roadway. The male subject had an active family court bench warrant for his arrest, meaning he did not show up for Family Division Court to face his family like he was suppose to. When he was searched the officer also found a small plastic bag with what was suspected to be marijuana (although this must be confirmed with testing). What could this mean? Someone is trying to avoid his mama.

UP, UP AND ARRESTED: At 9:45 p.m. on Sunday night ,a caller phoned the police about a possible burglary. Suspects were spotted loading property into a truck at the incident location. When a responding officer stopped a truck fitting the description, it was revealed that the two suspects had taken a ladder and other miscellaneous items from the yard of a house. They were arrested for trespassing and petit larceny. Yes, we’re in a recession and we must think outside the box, but there must be more inconspicuous things to steal than ladders.

CONVENIENT HOT SPOT: While some may find it surprising that the Smokers Express, off Robert Smalls Parkway, could be the joint for public arguments, on Sunday morning around 1 a.m. it was the 24-hour convenient spot for exactly that. A witness reported two groups of men started arguing in the store and decided to, respectfully, take the matter out to the parking lot. When one group moved toward the other, things got real bad. A man pulled out a pistol, and everyone ran to cars fleeing the scene before the police arrived. The cause of the argument is unknown, but one could only imagine it was not because someone was trying to take the last Reese’s Pieces in the store.

REVENGE OF THE WET CAT: On Friday, police filed an account of animal bite crime when a woman was reportedly bitten by her own cat as she tried to bathe it. Enough said?

Compiled by Tess Malijenovsky. Crime Report items are chosen from the files of the Beaufort Police Department. Please contact the police with any insider information on these cases.