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May 22, 2013




A Lincoln Avenue caller reported at 8:22 a.m. that a man in a silver car with tinted windows had parked in front of her neighbor’s residence several times recently. “When her neighbor left, she did not acknowledge him and left,” wrote police. “After she was gone the male changed from an EMT outfit to a hooded sweatshirt and entered the front of the house.” Police determined there was nothing amiss.

A Washington Street woman reported at 1:24 p.m. that she had found crutches in her yard.

A West Shore Drive man reported at 3:24 p.m. that three different agencies — the U.S. Coast Guard, the South Carolina Department of Insurance and the “South Carolina Department of Taxations” — had informed him that his identity had been compromised.


Police responded to a 2:51 a.m. report that a Columbia Road man’s yard lights had come on and he believed somebody was out there. Police wrote: “Nothing in the area, possibly an animal going through the back yard.”

Police found graffiti on Wyman Road, according to a 7:05 a.m. log item. “Front of grandstand, back of grandstand, tennis shed, playground, slides, two benches, basketball court and back of the score board all tagged,” wrote an officer.



Police received a 2:07 p.m. report that a man showed a handgun during a dispute in the parking lot of Stop & Shop on Howley Street. Police wrote: “Male with the handgun called 911 and stated that he attempted to break up a verbal dispute between the two males and that he had revealed that he had a weapon to the aggressor once he started to run towards him.” The man told police he’d wait for them inside his vehicle and that he had an active license to carry the weapon.

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