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Bamberg Police

Bamberg Police Department

A 23-year-old Orangeburg man was arrested on Nov. 18 and charged with simple possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia after police approached two men near a parked vehicle on Henry Street.

The men told the officers that they had run out of gas. Police noticed a strong odor of marijuana about the men, and one of the men admitted he had a bag of marijuana in his underwear. The man also had a digital scale, the report states.

In other reports:

  • A 29-year-old Barnwell man was arrested on Nov. 28 and charged with shoplifting from Fred’s Discount Store on Main Street. The charge stems from a May 22 incident in which the suspect allegedly attempted to remove items from the store. Police used the store’s security video to identify the man, the report states.

The store clerk who called to report the suspect described him as wearing a black and yellow Batman hat, a pink shirt and green socks. According to the incident report, he was seen walking around the store putting on clothes, then taking the clothes off and running out of the store. He was accompanied by another man and a woman, the report states.

  • A 32-year-old Barnwell woman was arrested on Nov. 19 and charged with driving under suspension. The woman was driving a vehicle with a headlight out on U.S. 301 and was stopped by officers, the report states. Her license had been suspended for failure to pay a traffic ticket, according to police.

The male passenger, who did have a license, was charged with allowing an unauthorized person to drive.

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  • A 24-year-old Creekside Drive man was arrested on Nov. 21 and charged with breach of peace after officers responded to a domestic call at a Free Street address.

Police arrived to find the man grossly intoxicated, the  report states. According to police, the man was arguing with and cursing at another man.

The man’s grandmother reported he had come into her home making noises and “destroying the room." The night before, the woman said her grandson had also come in high or drunk and making a lot of noise, the report states.

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