EUTAWVILLE — A 35-year-old Eutawville man was jailed after Eutawville police charged him with simple possession of marijuana and public disorderly conduct on Nov. 5.
According to the incident report, the man was first reportedly seen inside the IGA grocery store and then urinating outside in the parking lot just outside the main entrance to the store at around 7:30 p.m.
When police caught up with him at a residence on Porcher Avenue, they immediately smelled urine on him, the report said.
As officers attempted to arrest the man, he resisted and would not comply with their orders.
Police ultimately wrestled him to the ground and handcuffed him, the report said.
When they searched him, officers discovered a small marijuana joint and a small plastic bag of what appeared to be marijuana hidden in a chewing tobacco can.
In other reports:
* Police arrested a 52-year-old Summerville woman for driving under the influence and unlawful storage of alcohol on Nov. 2. According to the report, officers were conducting a checkpoint at Old Number Six Highway and Delta Drive at around 11:30 p.m. The woman, who was driving a Mercury, continued through the checkpoint without stopping, despite a large reflective sign advising motorists to stop, the report said.
Officers pursued the vehicle and initiated the traffic stop.
The driver told them she thought they had another motorist pulled over so that’s why she did not stop.
Police noted a strong odor of alcohol on the woman. She said she had one beer about an hour before she got behind the wheel of the vehicle.
The report noted that the woman’s speech was noticeably slurred and that she agreed to take a series of field sobriety tests.
After she was arrested for DUI, she asked if she could retrieve her cellphone from her vehicle so she could call someone to come get her dog which was in her vehicle.
She told officers her dog would bite anyone who tried to remove it. Orangeburg County Animal Control successfully removed the dog, which was found to be aggressive, a supplemental report noted.
Officers transported the woman to the Holly Hill Police Station for a Data Master blood alcohol level test, which she refused to take. Her driver’s license was then suspended.
Police also discovered a small bottle of Jim Beam with a broken seal in the woman’s purse in the car. As a result, officers also charged her with violating the state’s ABC law.
* A 24-year-old Orangeburg man may face larceny charges for allegedly smuggling cases of merchandise from Family Dollar on Old Number Six Highway where he was employed.
According to a report dated Oct. 28, an officer became suspicious when he saw the subject’s Chevrolet El Camino parked outside Family Dollar. The officer was aware that the subject’s driver’s license was suspended and that it appeared the subject had driven to work.
At 9:15 p.m., the officer reported he saw the suspect exit the Family Dollar, enter the vehicle and drive it to the rear of the store. The vehicle was spotted at the storage units behind a nearby Chinese restaurant. About a half-hour later, the officer went to check on the El Camino but the subject was nowhere to be found. The officer discovered several cases of goods in the truck bed and inside the vehicle.
“These items were consistent with items sold at the Family Dollar and were packaged in a way that made me believe they might be stolen,” the officer stated in the report. The items included cases of cow manure, ramen noodles, sodas, canned dog food and laundry detergent.
The store manager reviewed video surveillance of the store the next morning and reported the subject took the items without paying for them.
The Family Dollar loss prevention department also investigated the incident.