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Bamberg County

Sheriff’s Office

Bamberg County units responded to a Hill Street address Nov, 24 regarding a report of an assault.

Another catalytic converter stolen

The call came from the victim’s son in North Carolina stating that his mother had called him and told him about the assault. While the units were getting the victim’s information, she informed the officers the incident occurred in the area of Clear Pond.

Report: Bamberg man causes disturbance at church

The city of Bamberg’s assistant police chief informed a deputy that she would gather the victim’s information. The assistant chief informed the deputy that the victim had stated that her boyfriend had got a call from his wife. The victim and subject had “got into it” over the phone, and the subject ended up hitting the victim in the nose.

The victim stated the subject lives somewhere in Denmark. The assistant chief said the victim appeared to be intoxicated. The deputy told the assistant chief to tell the victim to go into the sheriff’s department if she wished to pursue charges. Pictures and video were taken.

In other reports:

• On Nov. 20, a male victim informed a Bamberg deputy that when he returned home from a few days away and got in his vehicle to go to work, he discovered the ignition switch had been punched out with an unknown object in an apparent attempt to start his vehicle. However, his vehicle is equipped with a transmitter and therefore will not operate without its chipped key.

Attached to the vehicle were the victim’s lawn tractors and equipment with an estimated value of $20,000, which is what the victim believes the suspect or suspects were trying to take. The estimated damage to the vehicle is $500, and the investigation is continuing.

Rash of catalytic converter thefts reported

Bamberg Police

Department

• Around 2 a.m. on Nov. 22, a Bamberg officer received a call from a county deputy about a woman passed out in a car at a convenience store within the city limits. Upon arrival on the scene, the officers made contact with a female subject who appeared to be passed out in a car at one of the gas pumps.

When one officer ran her information, the license plate came back registered to another vehicle owned by another person. The driver admitted she drove the vehicle to the store and that she did not have any insurance on the vehicle. Dispatch also confirmed the subject’s driver’s license was suspended. The officer said he could smell the odor of alcohol while he was talking with the subject.

Due to her condition, no insurance and tag registered to another vehicle, the officer wrote her a citation for driving under suspension and arrested her on charges of operating an uninsured vehicle and license tag registered to another vehicle.

• An officer was sitting in his patrol car in the parking lot of the police department speaking with another officer when he noticed a vehicle traveling at 52 mph in a 35-mph zone on evening of Nov. 20. The officer initiated a traffic stop. Once stopped, the officer made contact with the female driver and asked her if she knew why he pulled her over. She responded that she was unsure.

The officer explained the reason for stopping her and asked her for her license and registration. The subject gave the officer a South Carolina ID card and the vehicle registration, and she admitted to the officer that her license was most likely suspended. Dispatch confirmed the subject’s license had been suspended nine times. She was then placed under arrest, transported to jail and booked for third-offense driving under suspension and speeding.

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