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Bamberg Police


A Railroad Avenue man was arrested after allegedly shooting fireworks into a crowd on July 4.

The 46-year-old was charged with breach of peace and failure to comply.

Officers were dispatched to the man’s home at about 9:45 p.m. in reference to him firing fireworks into a crowd on the old railroad berm between U.S. 78 and Railroad Avenue.

Bystanders told police they saw the man holding a Roman candle that was pointed in their direction and then a fireball shot toward them and hit some vehicles and one woman, the report states.

An officer approached the man and asked him to stop shooting off the fireworks because he was intoxicated. The suspect became belligerent and continued shooting the fireworks, the report states.

More officers were called in, and the man was arrested.

In other reports:

  • A 26-year-old Bamberg Street man was arrested on June 28 and charged with third-degree assault and battery. The charges stem for a June 19 incident when officers were called to a Hill Street residence in reference to an assault.

Officers arrived at the home to find a 23-year-old woman, along with her mother and her stepfather, in the yard. The woman told officers that during an argument, her boyfriend, the Bamberg Street man, had hit her twice - three times the first time and twice the second time. She said the man had also pushed her down, the report states.

Officers noted swelling on one side of the victim’s face, according to the incident report.

The woman’s mother requested a trespass notice be placed on the boyfriend.

  • Three men were arrested following an investigation into a firearm being taken from a 25-year-old Olar man’s vehicle on June 30.

The victim told officers he had given a man he knew a ride home from a club. After helping the man inside, the Olar man said he returned to his truck to find three men around it. When he checked for his gun in the vehicle, it was missing, the report states.

When the Olar man asked the three men about his missing firearm, one of them displayed his waistband that had his gun and another revolver tucked into it, he said. When the three men began to threaten him, he left the scene and called law enforcement, the man said.

During their investigation, police conducted searches of individuals and residences at the Bamberg Villas and at Hawk Court. The firearm in question, valued at $300, was not located. However, as a result of the investigation, arrests were made. A 24-year-old Denmark man was charged with simple possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and drinking in public. A 20-year-old Cox Avenue man was charged with drug possession and possession of drug paraphernalia. A 19-year-old Denmark man was charged with simple possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • An 18-year-old North Charleston woman was arrested on June 29 and charged with speeding 53 mph in a 30-mph zone and violation of a beginner's permit.

The arrest was made after officers stopped the driver as on Carlisle Street. While being placed under arrest, the woman was asked if she had any firearms on her, and she said "no," the report states. A loaded Smith and Wesson was subsequently found in the center console of her vehicle, the report notes.

  • A 21-year-old Apache Road man was arrested on June 30 and charged with trespass after notice. The arrest occurred after officers responded to a Cox Avenue residence where a no contact order had been placed on the man.

The man had entered the yard and allegedly threatened the 39-year-old woman at the home, the report states.

A 37-year-old Pahokee, Florida man was arrested around midnight on July 3 and charged with public drunkenness. Officers found him walking erratically in the highway between Third Street and the Relax Inn, the report states. The man smelled strongly of alcohol, the report notes.

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