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Bamberg Police


A Denmark woman was charged with third-degree assault and battery after running over another woman’s foot with her vehicle.

Man arrested for assault and battery

On April 25 at about 10:40 p.m., officers were conducting crowd control during a homicide investigation when an altercation among a crowd of people just outside crime scene tape occurred. Four officers responded to break up the fight.

Stolen school bus crashed into tree

While getting the crowd back, a vehicle was on the scene with its engine running with a woman inside and what smelled like marijuana emitting from the vehicle. Another woman was standing beside the vehicle, and the driver of the vehicle moved her car to where one of the vehicle’s tires rolled on top of the other woman’s foot and stopped. One officer had the driver pull up in order for the victim could pull her foot out.

Another officer asked the driver for her driver’s license and registration. Upon investigation, the driver’s license plate and her driver’s license were suspended. The officer had the driver exit her car, handcuffed her, secured her in his patrol car, and transported her to Bamberg County Detention Center without incident.

The subject was charged with third-degree assault and battery, second-offense driving under suspension and suspended tag.

Bamberg County

Sheriff’s Office

• A deputy was dispatched to a location in reference to a vandalized vehicle on April 24 at 8:17 a.m.

The victim informed the deputy that two days prior she was on her way to her mother’s home, and her vehicle gave her some mechanical problems so she left it on the side of the road. When she returned the morning of April 24 to have her vehicle towed, she discovered it was damaged.

The investigation is ongoing.

• On April 29, at 8:45 a.m., county dispatch received a call from a facility that another one of their vans had been vandalized. Upon the deputy’s arrival at the facility where the van had been towed, the complainant explained that the vehicle had been brought to that facility to be repaired because it had not been operable for some time.

In the process of troubleshooting, the mechanic had discovered that the vehicle was missing its catalytic convertor. The complainant stated she believes that occurred during a previous incident that had been reported on Feb. 22. The theft had not been discovered because the bus was not operational at that time. The investigation is ongoing.

• On April 29 at 8:48 a.m., a deputy was dispatched to an address in reference to a stray dog. Upon arrival, the deputy noticed a dog, and the complainant’s son stated that it was the dog. It was reported at that time that the dog’s owner had moved away, left the dog and had no intention of coming back for it. The deputy set a trap, captured the dog and then took it to a shelter.

• On April 29 at 3 p.m., a female victim stated that someone put sugar in the gas tank of her vehicle. There was sugar around the neck of the tank as well as on the ground in the vicinity of the vehicle. The victim stated that she believed it could have been her ex-boyfriend. The investigation is ongoing.

• On May 1 at 7:55 a.m., a deputy responded to a report of larceny. Upon the deputy’s arrival, the victim said that he went outside to get his riding mower to mow his grass, but the mower was missing. The victim said he believes the mower went missing on Sunday, April 28. He also said that he believes his daughter and her boyfriend stole it.

The victim also informed the deputy that only four people have the combination to his gate, and those people are he, his wife, his daughter and his daughter’s boyfriend. The deputy took pictures of evidence, and the investigation is ongoing.

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