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Bamberg Police


A 31-year-old Heritage Highway man was arrested on March 4 for allegedly assaulting three people on Feb. 28 at a Pine Street residence.

On the incident date, officers were called to the Pine Street home, where they spoke with a 34-year-old Azalea Street woman who said she had been assaulted by her child’s father. She said she was 36 weeks pregnant with the man’s child, the report states.

According to the incident report, the man slapped her in the face numerous times, ripping out an earring and making her bite her tongue and urinate on herself. He also took the keys from her car and threw them on the ground.

The Azalea Street woman’s 60-year-old mother then came out of the house and asked the man to leave. He pushed her and cursed her, the report states. The girlfriend’s 52-year-old father, who also came out of the house, was allegedly punched in the head by the boyfriend, the report states.

The boyfriend was charged with three counts of simple assault and third-degree battery.

In a related report, the 34-year-old Azalea Street woman reported March 6 that her boyfriend assaulted her and damaged her vehicle. She said the 31-year-old Heritage Highway man had followed her to EZ Shop #1 on Railroad Avenue about 7 p.m. that day, had gotten into her car and started questioning her, refusing to leave, the report states.

While in the vehicle, the man allegedly damaged multiple items, squirted a red liquid around the car and kicked the woman. When the woman went inside the store, the man allegedly removed items from the car. When he exited the car, the woman jumped in and drove to her parents’ house on Pine Street, where the man allegedly threw something at her car windshield, breaking it.

The woman told officers the man had taken $600 from her bank account without her consent on Feb. 24 and 25. She was later able to recover $380 of the money, the report states. The estimated value of the items taken from her car was $1,020.

The man was arrested on March 7 and charged with second-degree assault and battery, larceny, malicious injury to personal property and violation of conditions of bond.

In other reports:

A 24-year-old Denmark man, who was a passenger in a vehicle stopped for a faulty headlight, was arrested for giving false information to police and for being a wanted person. The March 4 traffic stop occurred on Middle Street.

When officers asked for IDs from the passengers in the vehicle, the man said he didn’t have his and gave a false name and birth date. Dispatch notified officers of the man’s real name and birth date and that he was wanted by law enforcement in Denmark and Barnwell County.

Police arrested a 53-year-old Smoak Street woman on March 6 for public drunkenness. The arrest occurred on North Street. Officers were called to investigate an intoxicated person wandering around in a resident’s yard and the garage of a neighboring residence.

A 30-year-old Creekside Drive man was arrested on March 9 for panhandling and possession of drug paraphernalia after approaching a daycare on McGee Street. He allegedly told a daycare worker that he had come to get money for medicine. He also asked another person working at the site for money.

An employee called police, describing the man and the direction he had gone after he walked away. Officers located him and placed him under arrest. A crack pipe was located in his front pocket.


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