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DAILY CRIME REPORTS – November, 2017

THE FOLLOWING INCIDENTS ARE AN ACCOUNT OF CALLS AND CASES RESPONDED TO BY OFFICERS OF THE RIDGELAND POLICE DEPARTMENT. THESE CASES ARE CLOSED OR CURRENTLY UNDER INVESTIGATION. IF YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION THAT MAY BE HELPFUL PLEASE CONTACT LIEUTENANT LITCHFIELD AT 843-726-7509 OR SERGEANT MCINTOSH AT 843-321-0780.

NOVEMBER 30, 2017

  • 3:27 a.m. – A noise complaint was filed on Tarboro Road in reference to loud music at a neighboring home.

  • 5:11 a.m. – A welfare check was conducted in the parking lot area of the Ridgeland Correctional Institution at 5 Correctional Road after an open line 911 call was received by Jasper County Emergency Services.

  • 10:43 a.m. – A dispute between two males at The Siesta Motel at 10530 South Jacob Smart Boulevard resulted in one causing damage to a window by striking it with his elbow while attempting to assault the other before fleeing the area on foot.  A warrant has been issued against Henry Shawn Spann, 36 of Ridgeland, charging him with malicious injury to property.

    Henry Spann

  • 2:44 p.m. – A reckless driver was reported on I-95 South around the 31 mile marker in reference to a black Dodge Charger.

  • 4:04 p.m. – A black Toyota Corolla was stopped for speeding on I-95 North around the 19 mile marker where driver Sprite Marlin Amaya and passenger Jose Enrique Moreno-Gomez were both found to be in possession of a quantity of marijuana in addition to Amaya operating without a driver’s license.  Both subjects were placed under arrest and transported to the Jasper County Detention Center as J&M Towing took possession of the vehicle.

  • 9:39 p.m. – Ridgeland Officers assisted South Carolina Highway Patrol in responding to a collision on I-95 North around the 24 mile marker involving a black Ford F350 pickup and a red International tractor trailer.  No injuries were reported.

  • 9:43 p.m. – A verbal domestic dispute between a male and a female was reported at the intersection of South Jacob Smart Boulevard and East Main Street ending with both parties separating prior to Law Enforcement arrival.

NOVEMBER 29, 2017

  • 5:10 a.m. – Ridgeland Officers assisted Jasper County Deputies responding to a burglary at Cooler’s Store at 4 Coosaw Scenic Drive after 2 subjects were witnessed breaking into the front entrance and attempting to drag the store ATM out using a tow cable attached to the hitch receiver of a white GMC Yukon.  The vehicle ultimately fled the area traveling West on Highway 462 as Jasper County Emergency Services provided a description to Law Enforcement.  An assisting RPD Officer soon after spotted the suspect vehicle, (reported stolen by the Savannah/Chatham Metro Police Department on November 18th), at the exit 28 interchange as it merged onto I-95 South ultimately initiating a pursuit as responding Deputies arrived in the area.  The pursuit continued South at speeds of 100 mph traveling into the state of Georgia as Port Wentworth Officers took the lead.  The suspect exited at the 109 interchange turning left onto Highway 21 and ultimately losing control and crashing the vehicle into a roadside drainage ditch at the Berrian Road intersection where two males exited and fled the area on foot, one of whom was soon after captured after being tracked by a Jasper County K9.  Melvin Maurice Morrell, 26 of Savannah GA, was transported to the Chatham County Detention Center under Port Wentworth PD charges of receiving stolen property, theft by bringing stolen property into the state & contempt of court.  Warrant affidavits were then filed by the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office charging him with burglary 2nd degree, malicious injury to real property & safecracking.

    Melvin Morrell

    Stolen Vehicle

  • 7:31 a.m. – A Dodge pickup with an attached 40′ camper was turned over to J&M Towing for removal from the area of the I-95 Northbound truck parking area at the 17 mile marker after being left abandoned for approximately 2 weeks.

  • 10:18 a.m. – Ridgeland Officers were flagged down by a subject on the side of the road on I-95 South at the 25 mile marker who had stopped after observing a female and a male involved in a domestic dispute beside a white Toyota resulting in the female reportedly attempting to run into oncoming traffic.  She was ultimately transported by RPD Officers to Coastal Carolina Medical Center in Hardeeville for analysis and evaluation as the case was turned over to the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office.

  • 11:31 a.m. – An animal complaint was filed in reference to two stray dogs wandering the area of the Bees Creek Plantation Community.

  • 1:58 p.m. – An animal complaint was filed at Logan Lane Apartments at 544 South Logan Street in reference to stray cats on the business property.

  • 2:13 p.m. – Two stray pit bulls were reportedly wandering the property of the Jasper County Health Department at 651 Grays Highway.  The dogs were collected and returned to a residence on Wiley Street where a welfare check was conducted after an open door was discovered.

  • 2:49 p.m. – An animal complaint was filed on North Green Street in reference to several stray cats wandering the area.

  • 3:56 p.m. – An animal complaint was filed in reference to a stray white Labrador wearing a blue collar with no identification wandering the area of the Blue Heron Nature Trail.

  • 4:51 p.m. – A reckless driver was reported on Old House Road at the Honey Hill Circle intersection in reference to a gray Lexus es350.

  • 5:32 p.m. – Officers responded to an activated alarm at the Ridgeland Medical Center at 1520 Grays Highway.

  • 5:47 p.m. – A 15 year old black female student was reported missing at the Jasper County High School at 250 Jaguar Trail after allegedly making statements that she may wish to do harm to herself earlier in the school day and then failing to show up at basketball practice.  She was located unharmed approximately 1 hour later in a wooded area behind the school at which point she was transported by EMS to Coastal Carolina Medical Center in Hardeeville for analysis and evaluation.

  • 7:32 p.m. – A reckless driver was reported at the intersection of Old House Road and Highway 462 in reference to a small blue passenger car.

  • 9:26 p.m. – A gray Jeep Cherokee was involved in a single vehicle collision after the driver underestimated a driveway near the Wiley Street intersection on Grays Highway and became stuck in a roadside drainage ditch.  No injuries were reported.
  • 9:54 p.m. – A suspicious white male in a white Toyota Corolla was reported in the parking lot area of the Citgo Station at 107 Sycamore Drive.

  • 11:58 p.m. – Officers responded to an activated alarm at the Ridgeland Boys & Girls Club at 456 Grays Highway.

NOVEMBER 28, 2017

  • 12:25 p.m. – A suspicious black male was reported in the parking lot area of the Piggly Wiggly Grocery Store at 10847 North Jacob Smart Boulevard.

  • 12:50 p.m. – An incident was reported at the Star Point BP Station at 11122 North Jacob Smart Boulevard after a business check from a Fairfax SC company was presented and cashed with additional numbers and wording added into the amount areas making the payout several hundred dollars more than the original issuer intended.  A warrant has been issued against Tyrone Gardner, 23 of Garnett SC, charging him with forgery.

    Tyrone Gardner

  • 1:54 p.m. – Matthew Gene Hatchell was placed under arrest at the South Carolina Department of Probation & Parole Office at 214 Second Avenue and transported to the Jasper County Detention Center in reference to an outstanding warrant issued by the Ridgeland Police Department.  Hatchell’s charges stemmed from an April 29th burglary at a residence on Live Oak Farm Road where he and co-defendant Robert Michael Haldorson, 18 of Ridgeland, broke in during the nighttime hours while the homeowner was at work and stole a rifle and ammunition before fleeing the state to Wythe County VA where both were later arrested on June 7th after committing burglaries in that jurisdiction.  Haldorson was later released on bond in Virginia and ultimately found hiding inside of a bathroom at a residence on Hagin Drive on August 2nd during execution of a search warrant on an unrelated case.

  • 4:16 p.m. – Officers responded to an activated alarm at a residence on First Avenue.

  • 6:09 p.m. – Officers responded to an activated alarm at a residence on Eleanor Avenue.

  • 7:05 p.m. – A welfare check was conducted on a pickup towing a camper left in the I-95 Northbound truck parking area at the 17 mile marker for several weeks.

  • 11:18 p.m. – A gray Nissan Maxima was stopped for speeding on I-95 North around the 19 mile marker where driver Ellis Adrian Marvin Alleyne was found to be operating under an expired South Carolina driver’s license.  He was placed under arrest and transported to the Jasper County Detention Center as the vehicle was released to a licensed driver.

  • 11:24 p.m. – A welfare check was conducted at Baytree Apartments at 107 First Avenue after shouting was heard coming from inside one of the residences.

NOVEMBER 27, 2017

  • 9:13 a.m. – Several complaints were received of person/s throwing stones from the Crowfield Road overpass on I-95 around the 17 mile marker.  One vehicle suffered a damaged windshield during the incident with no injuries being reported.

  • 10:26 a.m. – A property damage report was filed at a residence on Brandon Cove in the North Ridge Community after the homeowner discovered a section of backyard fencing missing three pickets and a large tear in a back porch door screen.

  • 1:22 p.m. – A reckless driver was reported on I-95 in reference to a black Cadillac traveling North between Hardeeville and Ridgeland.

  • 3:35 p.m. – A shoplifting was reported at the Piggly Wiggly Grocery Store after a female was witnessed stealing store items by concealing them underneath her clothing before being stopped by Management.  Theresa Louise Cozart was placed under arrest by responding Officers and transported to the Jasper County Detention Center where her charges were enhanced to a felony due to numerous previous theft convictions appearing on her criminal history.  She was also served with a trespass notice prohibiting her from returning to the Piggly Wiggly Grocery Store at Management’s request.

  • 6:42 p.m. – A suspicious black male was reported at Baytree Apartments at 107 First Avenue in violation of a recent trespass notice prohibiting him from entering onto the business property.

  • 7:13 p.m. – A black male was reportedly harassing customers and employees at the KFC Restaurant at 8146 East Main Street.

NOVEMBER 26, 2017

  • 12:43 a.m. – A gray Buick Lacrosse was stopped for speeding at the intersection of Smith’s Crossing and South Logan Street where driver Shanekia Vashaun Roberson, 30 of Tillman SC, was found to be operating with no valid insurance coverage.  Further investigation revealed the tag displayed on the vehicle to be registered to a Dodge Dakota pickup resulting in an additional charge.  Roberson was cited for the offenses and assigned a court date as Blatchley’s Towing took possession of the vehicle.

  • 11:30 a.m. – A civil dispute regarding a child custody visitation issue was reported at a residence on Oakridge South in the Oakridge Trailer Park Community.

  • 11:59 a.m. – A Hispanic male was reportedly asking parishioners and passers by for money at the Ridgeland Baptist Church at 1448 Grays Highway.

  • 12:02 p.m. – A reckless driver was reported on I-95 North around the 13 mile marker in reference to a white Honda van.

  • 4:22 p.m. – A tan GMC Yukon and a white Dodge Dart were involved in a collision on I-95 South around the 17 mile marker.  No injuries were reported.

  • 6:52 p.m. – A legally parked and unoccupied black Toyota Camry was struck by a brown van which then fled the area without reporting the collision in the parking lot of the Ridgeland Coin Laundry at 10246 South Jacob Smart Boulevard.  No injuries were reported.

  • 9:56 p.m. – A suspicious dark colored Ford pickup was reported outside of the front gate of the Ridgeland Correctional Institution at 5 Correctional Road.

  • 10:38 p.m. – A verbal dispute between a male and a female was reported at The Plantation Inn Motel at 11433 North Jacob Smart Boulevard.

  • 10:57 p.m. – A noise complaint was filed at Baytree Apartments at 107 First Avenue.

NOVEMBER 25, 2017

  • 12:55 a.m. – A red Toyota Tacoma pickup was stopped for speeding on I-95 South around the 16 mile marker where driver Edgar R. Garcia-Pineda was found to be operating under a suspended South Carolina driver’s license stemming from a failure to pay traffic ticket violation.  Further investigation revealed the vehicle he was operating to have no valid insurance coverage as well as the displayed South Carolina tag to be registered to a Honda Civic.  An opened 18 package of beer was also found inside of the vehicle during inventory resulting in an additional charge.  Pineda was placed under arrest and transported to the Jasper County Detention Center as JB’s Towing took possession of the vehicle.

  • 2:46 a.m. – A black male was witnessed breaking into a white Ford pickup left unlocked outside of a residence on East Adams Street before fleeing the area on foot running West after realizing he had been seen.  Surveillance video and physical evidence left behind is being reviewed for suspect identification and pending charges.

  • 11:33 a.m. – A white female reportedly stole a cell phone from a male complainant at a residence on South Green Street.

  • 9:24 p.m. – A reckless driver was reported on I-95 South around the 24 mile marker in reference to a USPS tractor trailer.

NOVEMBER 24, 2017

  • 2:00 a.m. – Ridgeland Officers assisted Jasper County Sheriff’s Deputies in responding to a large fight in progress at Club Pluto at 8812 South Jacob Smart Boulevard.

  • 8:31 a.m. – Two Freightliner tractor trailers were involved in a minor collision in the parking lot of the Gulf Station at 8250 East Main Street.  No injuries were reported.

  • 11:49 a.m. – An animal complaint was filed regarding three pit bulls reportedly left abandoned at a vacant home on Wiley Street following a recent eviction.

  • 1:52 p.m. – A suspicious white male was reported outside of a vacant residence on Wise Street.

  • 2:00 p.m. – Officers responded to an activated alarm at the Ridgeland Baptist Church at 1448 Grays Highway.

  • 2:11 p.m. – A civil dispute regarding personal property was filed at the Wendy’s Restaurant at 8480 Grahamville Road stemming from an incident that originated in Yemassee SC on yesterday’s date.

  • 8:42 p.m. – A welfare check was conducted at the intersection of Sisters Ferry Road and Wood Duck Street after a report was received of a female possibly being assaulted in the area.

  • 11:34 p.m. – A noise complaint was filed at Baytree Apartments at 107 First Avenue.

NOVEMBER 23, 2017

  • 4:31 a.m. – Ridgeland Officers assisted South Carolina Highway Patrol in responding to an overturned U-Haul rental trailer blocking traffic on I-95 South around the 25 mile marker.

  • 11:26 a.m. – A civil dispute regarding a child custody exchange was reported at a residence on Ryan Street.

  • 1:23 p.m. – Officers responded to an activated alarm at the Ridgeland Boys & Girls Club at 456 Grays Highway.

  • 1:33 p.m. – A red Toyota Corolla was involved in a single vehicle collision on I-95 South around the 18 mile marker.  One male and one female were transported by EMS to Savannah Memorial Hospital for treatment.

  • 7:05 p.m. – Officers responded to an activated alarm at Ken’s Tire Service at 10464 South Jacob Smart Boulevard.

  • 7:38 p.m. – A yellow Jeep was reportedly traveling North on I-95 around the 19 mile marker with no tail lights in operation.

  • 9:07 p.m. – A reckless driver was reported on Kato Bay Road in reference to a dark colored Chevy S-10 pickup.

  • 9:33 p.m. – A white Mercedes c300 was stopped for speeding on I-95 North around the 19 mile marker where driver Ronald William Payne III was found to be operating under the influence of alcohol as well has having an open bottle of liquor in his possession.  He was placed under arrest and transported to the Jasper County Detention Center as the vehicle was released to a licensed driver.

  • 11:51 p.m. – A possible domestic dispute was reported at The Plantation Inn Motel at 10433 North Jacob Smart Boulevard.

NOVEMBER 22, 2017

  • 8:45 a.m. – Several hand tools were reportedly stolen from the bed of a pickup parked outside of the Jasper County Magistrate’s Office at 967 West Adams Street.

  • 9:46 a.m. – A reckless driver was reported on I-95 South around the 22 mile marker in reference to a red Freightliner tractor trailer.

  • 9:46 a.m. – A civil dispute regarding an eviction process was reported at a residence on Shadetree Street in the Carters Mill Estates Community.

  • 10:54 a.m. – A disturbance was reported at Saul’s Funeral Home at 310 West Adams Street after an ex-employee allegedly refused to leave the business property.  The subject ultimately left of his own accord prior to Law Enforcement arrival.

  • 11:54 a.m. – A gold Toyota and a white Toyota were involved in a collision on I-95 South around the 22 mile marker.  No injuries were reported.

  • 12:56 p.m. – Officers responded to an activated alarm at the Ridgeland Boys & Girls Club at 456 Grays Highway.  A second activation occurred at 1:48 p.m.

  • 2:50 p.m. – A reckless driver was reported at the intersection of North Jacob Smart Boulevard and East Main Street in reference to a black Nissan Altima.

  • 5:35 p.m. – Officers responded to an activated alarm at the Ridgeland Medical Center at 1520 Grays Highway.

  • 5:36 p.m. – A black male was reportedly causing a disturbance and acting irrationally at the Dollar General Store at 8123 East Main Street.

  • 5:51 p.m. – A civil dispute regarding a child custody exchange was reported at the Burger King Restaurant at 8257 East Main Street.

  • 6:29 p.m. – A noise complaint was filed at the intersection of South Jacob Smart Boulevard and Smith’s Crossing.

  • 8:09 p.m. – A reckless driver was reported on I-95 South around the 28 mile marker in reference to a silver Nissan Rogue.

  • 9:33 p.m. – A property damage complaint was filed at the Travelodge Motel at 8216 East Main Street after a black male reportedly punctured a female tenant’s vehicle tire following a dispute.

NOVEMBER 21, 2017

  • 12:57 a.m. – A welfare check was conducted on a male subject in a disabled vehicle in the parking lot of the Sunoco Station at 11965 North Jacob Smart Boulevard.

  • 3:17 a.m. – A cream colored 2008 Ford F150 pickup was reported stolen from the driveway of a residence on North Green Street.  At 6:44 a.m. Officers were called back to the home after the victim’s Grandson returned with the vehicle and fled the area on foot after learning that Law Enforcement was en route.  A warrant affidavit has been filed against James Matthew Dara, 27 of Ridgeland, charging him with grand larceny.

    James Dara

  • 5:34 a.m. – A reckless driver was reported on I-95 North around the 18 mile marker in reference to a gold colored passenger car.

  • 8:46 a.m. – Officers responded to an activated alarm at 9595 South Jacob Smart Boulevard.

  • 11:44 a.m. – A white Penske rental truck was reportedly traveling North on I-95 between Hardeeville and Ridgeland with no vehicle license displayed.

  • 6:03 p.m. – A black Nissan Altima, a burgundy Nissan Maxima and a black Mercedes C230 were involved in a collision at the intersection of Henry Lawton and Grahamville Road.  No injuries were reported.

  • 6:12 p.m. – A reckless driver was reported on North Jacob Smart Boulevard at the Captain Bill Road intersection in reference to a tan Cadillac sedan.

  • 6:12 p.m. – Officers responded to an activated alarm at a residence on Eleanor Avenue.

  • 7:10 p.m. – A tractor trailer was reportedly traveling South on I-95 around the 25 mile marker with no tail lights in operation.

  • 7:42 p.m. – A suspicious gray Lexus sedan was reported at the Waffle House Restaurant at 8185 East Main Street.

  • 10:15 p.m. – Officers responded to an activated alarm at the Sunoco Station at 11965 North Jacob Smart Boulevard.

  • 10:52 p.m. – A suspicious silver Dodge Charger was reported outside of a residence on Promise Way.

  • 11:33 p.m. – A civil dispute between a male tenant and Management regarding a refund policy was reported at the Travelodge Motel at 8216 East Main Street.

NOVEMBER 20, 2017

  • 4:05 a.m. – A suspicious vehicle was reported in the parking lot area of the Burger King Restaurant at 8257 East Main Street.

  • 4:28 a.m. – A welfare check was conducted at the Carolina Lodge Motel at 8260 East Main Street after an open line 911 call was received by Jasper County Emergency Services.

  • 6:05 a.m. – Officers responded to an activated alarm at the Pizza Bella Restaurant at 8196 East Main Street.

  • 6:06 a.m. – A domestic dispute between a male and a female was reported at the Carolina Lodge Motel at 8260 East Main Street where responding Officers ultimately placed Marcus Anthony Gregory under arrest and transported him to the Jasper County Detention Center.

  • 8:02 a.m. – Officers responded to an activated alarm at the Ridgeland Medical Center at 1520 Grays Highway.

  • 2:05 p.m. – Two Ford pickups were reportedly passing fellow motorists using the emergency lane on I-95 North around the 15 mile marker.

  • 6:32 p.m. – A welfare check was conducted at the Regions Bank at 11004 North Jacob Smart Boulevard after a 911 hang up call was received by Jasper County Emergency Services.

  • 8:38 p.m. – A complaint was filed at the Travelodge Motel at 8216 East Main Street after a tenant discovered food items missing from a refrigerator inside of their room.

  • 9:28 p.m. – Officers responded to an activated alarm at the Sunoco Station at 11965 North Jacob Smart Boulevard.

NOVEMBER 19, 2017

  • 12:57 a.m. – A reckless driver was reported on I-95 North around the 12 mile marker in reference to a gray van.

  • 2:50 a.m. – Ridgeland Officers assisted Jasper County Deputies in responding to a domestic dispute between a male and a female at Club Pluto at 8812 South Jacob Smart Boulevard.

  • 5:43 p.m. – An animal complaint was filed regarding possible neglect of a dog chained outside of a residence on Second Avenue.

  • 6:46 p.m. – A noise complaint was filed at Woodridge Apartments at 414 South Logan Street regarding a neighboring residence.

  • 8:40 p.m. – A brown pit bull was reported missing from outside of a home on First Avenue.  The animal was last seen at 10 a.m.

NOVEMBER 18, 2017

  • 9:13 a.m. – A gold Nissan Maxima was involved in a single vehicle collision at Devenwood Apartments at 137 Captain Bill Road after the driver lost control and struck a section of black iron fencing by the roadway before traveling down an embankment and striking a section of white vinyl fencing as well as an outdoor A/C handler.  No injuries were reported.

  • 9:30 a.m. – Charles Albert Cooler, 65 of Hardeeville SC, was placed on trespass notice for business property of Devenwood Apartments at 137 Captain Bill Road at Management’s request.

  • 10:48 a.m. – A theft was reported at the intersection of Smiths Crossing and Mitchellville Road after a white female riding a bicycle picked up a backpack containing several personal items belonging to a SCDOT employee busy  conducting a repaving project.  The female was last seen riding South into the Mitchellville area.

  • 12:04 p.m. – A suspicious white male was reported in a wooded area on the business property of the Perry Storage Facility at 716 West Adams Street where responding Officers located Brett Lance Burnette, 39 of Ridgeland, and ordered him off of the property at Management’s request.

  • 1:15 p.m. – A reckless driver was reported on Grays Highway at the Russell Street intersection in reference to a white Chevy pickup.

  • 1:47 p.m. – A reckless driver was reported on I-95 North around the 15 mile marker in reference to a black male on a motorcycle.

  • 2:22 p.m. – A reckless driver was reported on I-95 South around the 21 mile marker in reference to a green Jeep Cherokee.

  • 7:39 p.m. – A reckless driver was reported on I-95 South around the 30 mile marker in reference to a silver tractor trailer.

  • 8:43 p.m. – A harassment complaint was filed at the Subway Restaurant at 8234 East Main Street regarding an ongoing problem with a black male continuously coming into the business and harassing employees and customers.  A similar complaint regarding the same subject was also received from the EZ Stop IV Station at 80 Blue Heron Drive.  Responding Officers soon after located Talid Rashee Drake, 37 of Ridgeland, in front of the Exxon Station at 8310 East Main Street where he was placed on trespass notice for both the Subway Restaurant and the EZ Stop Station at Management’s request.

  • 9:04 p.m. – A reckless driver was reported on I-95 South around the 24 mile marker in reference to a pickup.

  • 10:54 p.m. – A noise complaint was filed on First Avenue in reference to loud music and shouting coming from a neighboring home.

  • 10:55 p.m. – A suspicious black male was reported in front of the Piggly Wiggly Grocery Store at 10847 North Jacob Smart Boulevard.

  • 11:34 p.m. – A reckless driver was reported on Highway 278 at the Jaguar Trail intersection in reference to a white Chevy Tahoe traveling East.  The vehicle was soon after stopped in front of the Gretsch Manufacturing Facility at 248 Grays Highway where driver James Boykin III was found to be operating under the influence of alcohol as well as under a suspended South Carolina driver’s license.  He was placed under arrest and transported to the Jasper County Detention Center as the vehicle was released to the registered owner.

NOVEMBER 17, 2017

  • 12:31 a.m. – A gray Toyota Tundra pickup was stopped for speeding on I-95 North around the 19 mile marker where driver Emigdio Ramirez was found to be operating without a driver’s license.  He was placed under arrest and transported to the Jasper County Detention Center as Scott’s Automotive took possession of the vehicle.

  • 12:53 a.m. – A welfare check was conducted in the Oakridge Trailer Park Community on North Green Street after several 911 hang up calls were received by Jasper County Emergency Services.

  • 1:18 a.m. – A suspicious vehicle was reported outside of a residence on North Green Street.

  • 3:33 a.m. – A welfare check was conducted on a pickup towing a camper at the I-95 Northbound truck parking area at the 17 mile marker.

  • 7:12 a.m. – A silver Nissan Frontier was involved in a single vehicle collision on Old House Road at the Pine Barren Drive intersection after striking a deer in the roadway.  No injuries were reported.

  • 9:00 a.m. – A white male pedestrian was reported on I-95 North at the exit 21 interchange.

  • 9:52 a.m. – A suspicious Chevy Impala was reported at The Siesta Motel at 10530 South Jacob Smart Boulevard.

  • 10:52 a.m. – A black Chrysler Town & Country mini van was involved in a single vehicle collision at the top of the I-95 exit 18 Northbound exit ramp after a ruptured tire caused the operator to lose control of the vehicle.  The male driver was transported by EMS to Coastal Carolina Medical Center in Hardeeville for treatment.

  • 11:12 a.m. – A civil dispute between a customer and Management was reported at the Boat & RV Megastore at 401 Sycamore Drive.

  • 2:05 p.m. – A complaint was filed at the Ridgeland Medical Center at 1520 Grays Highway after the complainant’s Nissan Altima was allegedly struck by a rolling shopping cart in the parking lot of the Piggly Wiggly Grocery Store at 10847 North Jacob Smart Boulevard earlier in the day.

  • 2:11 p.m. – An animal complaint was filed at Logan Lane Apartments at 544 South Logan Street in reference to several stray cats roaming the property.

  • 5:32 p.m. – A harassment complaint was filed at the Subway Restaurant at 8234 East Main Street regarding a customer continuously causing problems with a female employee.

NOVEMBER 16, 2017

  • 9:17 a.m. – An animal complaint was filed at the Jasper County Health Department at 651 Grays Highway in reference to two stray pit bulls from a nearby home roaming the property.

  • 10:12 a.m. – A complaint was filed by a former local business owner after he received an outstanding bill from a security firm for services provided after his business was sold.  Further investigation revealed that the purchaser had forged the complainant’s signature in 2012 leading to the outstanding balance.

  • 10:24 a.m. – A civil dispute was reported regarding an August 31st collision at the Main Street Pharmacy at 7752 West Main Street.

  • 12:58 p.m. – A Toyota Camry was involved in a single vehicle collision on Rice Shire Road between the Bees Creek and Highway 462 intersections after the driver lost control and overturned several times striking a group of trees.  The 18 year old female driver was ejected during impact and ultimately airlifted to Savannah Memorial Hospital for treatment.
  • 2:51 p.m. – Officers responded to an activated alarm at the DaVita Dialysis Center at 112 Weathersbee Street.

  • 4:03 p.m. – A welfare check was conducted on a black female pedestrian at the intersection of North Logan and Getsinger Street.

  • 5:48 p.m. – A reckless driver was reported on I-95 North around the 18 mile marker in reference to a small brown passenger car impeding traffic flow.

  • 6:44 p.m. – Ridgeland Officers assisted Jasper County Deputies in responding to  a residence on Habersham Lane after a male subject reportedly made statements that he may wish to do harm to himself.

NOVEMBER 15, 2017

  • 1:09 a.m. – A suspicious silver passenger car was reported in the parking lot area of the Gulf Station at 8250 East Main Street.

  • 2:03 a.m. – Officers responded to an activated alarm at the Jasper County Magistrate’s Office at 967 West Adams Street.  A second activation occurred at 3:22 p.m. and a third at 11:54 p.m.

  • 5:39 a.m. – A welfare check was conducted on a pickup towing a camper at the I-95 Northbound truck parking area at the 17 mile marker.

  • 10:33 a.m. – A gray Nissan Altima was stopped for speeding and following too closely on I-95 South around the 16 mile marker where driver Alain Ravelo-Fonseca and passenger Luis Funez-Martinez were found to be in possession of a magnetic stripe card reader and numerous forged credit/debit cards with fictitious names matching the ones found on two forged Alabama and Illinois state identification cards bearing the suspect’s photos.  Both subjects were placed under arrest and transported to the Jasper County Detention Center as JB’s Towing took possession of the vehicle.

  • 2:10 p.m. – A theft was reported at the Piggly Wiggly Grocery Store at 10847 North Jacob Smart Boulevard after a review of surveillance video revealed Edward Dwayne Garvin, 54 of Ridgeland, stealing a Bissell Power Glide vacuum cleaner kept just inside of the front entrance area of the the business on November 14th at 10:24 a.m.  A warrant affidavit has been filed against him under the charge of felony property crime enhancement due to his numerous previous larceny convictions.

    Edward Garvin

  • 2:14 p.m. – A suspicious white female and black male were reported inside of a white Dodge Caravan in the parking lot of the Burger King Restaurant at 8257 East Main Street.

  • 2:40 p.m. – Officers responded to an activated alarm at a residence on Brandon Cove in the North Ridge Community.

  • 3:29 p.m. – A complaint was filed at the Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage at 10782 South Jacob Smart Boulevard after a tractor trailer reportedly struck a sign while executing a turn in front of the business.

  • 9:21 p.m. – Officers responded to an activated alarm at the Sunoco Station at 11965 North Jacob Smart Boulevard.

NOVEMBER 14, 2017

  • 1:08 a.m. – A welfare check was conducted at the Boat & RV Megastore at 401 Sycamore Drive after an open door was discovered on one of the model RV’s.

  • 1:28 a.m. – A suspicious gold Volvo was reported in the parking lot area of the Plantation Inn Motel at 11433 North Jacob Smart Boulevard.

  • 1:40 a.m. – A suspicious gray Kia was reported in the parking lot area of the Rite Aid Pharmacy at 8225 East Main Street.

  • 12:18 p.m. – Two black males were reportedly assaulting a white male on South Green Street by the West Adams Street intersection.  All subjects left the area prior to Law Enforcement arrival.

  • 12:26 p.m. – An animal complaint was filed on Wiley Street in reference to the care of dogs at a neighboring home.

  • 1:39 p.m. – A green Honda Civic was stopped for an expired South Carolina tag violation at the intersection of North Jacob Smart Boulevard and Captain Bill Road where driver Charles Albert Cooler was found to be operating under a suspended South Carolina driver’s license with a previous conviction for driving under suspension appearing on his record.  He was placed under arrest and transported to the Jasper County Detention Center as the vehicle was left in the care of the registered owner.

  • 2:06 p.m. – Officers responded to an activated alarm at the Jasper County Magistrate’s Office at 967 West Adams Street.  A second activation occurred at 3:59 p.m.

  • 2:30 p.m. – A suspicious white male was reported at a residence on North Green Street.

  • 3:13 p.m. – A harassment complaint was filed by a male tenant at the Carolina Lodge Motel regarding unwanted telephone calls.

  • 8:16 p.m. – A female pedestrian was reportedly walking South on I-95 around the 24 mile marker.

  • 9:58 p.m. – A reckless driver was reported on I-95 South around the 21 mile marker in reference to a white Toyota Scion.

  • 11:49 p.m. – A suspicious person was reported in the parking lot area of the Exxon Station at 8310 East Main Street.

NOVEMBER 13, 2017

  • 5:36 a.m. – Officers responded to an activated alarm at the Pizza Bella Restaurant at 8196 East Main Street.

  • 9:05 a.m. – Talid Rashee Drake, 37, was placed on trespass notice for the business properties of the Ridgeland Gulf and Exxon Stations on East Main Street at Management’s request.

  • 10:37 a.m. – A suspicious substance was reportedly discovered my Management inside of the O’Reilly Auto Parts Store at 11058 North Jacob Smart Boulevard.

  • 12:10 p.m. – Ridgeland Officers responded to the Jasper County Detention Center at 12008 North Jacob Smart Boulevard in service of three outstanding warrants against inmate Kyron Dejuna Shaw following his arrest by Jasper County Sheriff’s Deputies in service of their warrants for armed robbery, assault & battery by mob and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime stemming from an October 15th incident at the corner of Mitchellville Road and Apple Blossom Lane.  Shaw’s charges with RPD stemmed from a March 1st traffic stop on Fordville Road where he fled the area on foot leaving behind a quantity of marijuana and a Ruger 9mm handgun resulting in warrants being issued for his arrest.

  • 2:21 p.m. – A civil dispute between a male and a female regarding the contents of a safety deposit box was reported at the South State Bank at 10671 South Jacob Smart Boulevard.

  • 5:08 p.m. – A reckless driver was reported on I-95 North around the 15 mile marker in reference to a white Freightliner tractor trailer.

  • 5:38 p.m. – A welfare check was conducted at Baytree Apartments at 107 First Avenue after a 911 hang up call was received by Jasper County Emergency Services.

  • 5:43 p.m. – A harassment complaint was filed at a residence on East Adams Street regarding a white female continuously knocking on the door seeking an unknown male who does not reside there.

  • 6:23 p.m. – Officers responded to an activated alarm at the Ridgeland Family Dentistry Office at 10832 North Jacob Smart Boulevard.

  • 8:16 p.m. – A suspicious silver BMW was reported in the parking lot of the former Jasper’s Porch Restaurant at 153 James Taylor Drive where responding Officers found driver Julio C. Noriega-Pano, 20 of Ridgeland, to be in possession of a quantity of marijuana as well as an open container of beer.  He was cited for the offenses and assigned a court date prior to leaving the area.

  • 8:32 p.m. – A civil complaint regarding a child custody dispute was reported at a residence on North Green Street.

  • 8:35 p.m. – A suspicious person was reported in the parking lot area of the D&R Auto Sales lot at 7622 West Main Street.

NOVEMBER 12, 2017

  • 10:12 a.m. – Officers responded to an activated alarm at Saul’s Funeral Home at 310 West Adams Street.

  • 12:27 p.m. – A reckless driver was reported on I-95 North around the 14 mile marker in reference to a small white passenger car.

  • 12:30 p.m. – A suspicious white female was reported at the Regions Bank at 11004 North Jacob Smart Boulevard.

  • 1:23 p.m. – A welfare check was conducted on a female subject at the Dollar General Store at 8123 East Main Street stemming from a previously unreported November 11th domestic dispute.

  • 3:32 p.m. – A reckless driver was reported on I-95 South around the 25 mile marker in reference to a black SUV.

  • 4:23 p.m. – A reckless driver was reported on I-95 in reference to a gray GMC Envoy traveling North between Hardeeville and Ridgeland.

  • 6:25 p.m. – A noise complaint was filed at the intersection of West Main Street and Great Swamp Road regarding loud popping sounds in the area.

  • 8:42 p.m. – A reckless driver was reported on I-95 North around the 17 mile marker in reference to a black Toyota Tundra pickup.

  • 9:51 p.m. – A reckless driver was reported on I-95 North around the 17 mile marker in reference to a dark colored Chevy pickup.

  • 10:33 p.m. – A complaint was filed of an abandoned white van being left parked for several days outside of the EZ Stop IV Station at 80 Blue Heron Drive.

NOVEMBER 11, 2017

  • 12:01 a.m. – A possible burglary in progress was reported at an unoccupied residence on North Green Street where responding Officers discovered an unlocked door.  A search of the interior of the home revealed no persons inside with no signs of forced entry or other criminal activity.  At 12:54 p.m. Officers were dispatched a second time after the homeowner arrived and discovered a debit card to be missing from her belongings with several unauthorized transactions at local businesses during the course of the night and morning.  Further investigation revealed Ronald Q. Shermer, 71, and Deidre Ellen Roberts, 26, to be the persons responsible having contacted a locksmith and posed as the homeowners in order to gain entry.  Warrant affidavits have been filed charging both with burglary 2nd degree and additional charges of financial transaction card fraud pending.  Shermer later returned to the property at 9:06 p.m. where he sat in front of the home in his white Ford Escape before leaving the area prior to Law Enforcement arrival.

    Ronald Shermer

    Deidre Roberts

  • 5:39 a.m. – Officers responded to an activated alarm at the Ridgeland Boys & Girls Club at 456 Grays Highway.

  • 9:34 a.m. – A suspicious male was reported at Baytree Apartments at 107 First Avenue.

  • 10:20 a.m. – A reckless driver was reported on I-95 South around the 29 mile marker in reference to a gold GMC Sierra pickup.

  • 2:20 p.m. – A complaint was filed in reference to low flying aircraft at the Ridgeland Airport at 10 Airport Road.

  • 2:56 p.m. – A possibly intoxicated black male riding a bicycle was reportedly lying on the ground at the intersection of West Main Street and North Railroad Avenue after having suffered a fall.  The subject left the area after being assisted into a passing vehicle prior to Law Enforcement arrival.

  • 4:59 p.m. – A civil complaint regarding a child custody exchange was reported at a residence on Sailfish Circle in the Carters Mill Estates Community.

  • 5:22 p.m. – A domestic dispute between two females was reported at a residence on Grays Highway where Thaita Katherine Jones-Ford was ultimately placed under arrest and transported to the Jasper County Detention Center after attacking and assaulting the other female while seated inside of her vehicle as she attempted leave the property.

  • 9:59 p.m. – A noise complaint was filed on West Main Street near the Floyd Street intersection in reference to music at a neighboring residence.

NOVEMBER 10, 2017

  • 10:48 a.m. – A noise complaint was filed on Shadetree Street in the Carters Mill Estates Community.

  • 2:54 p.m. – A property damage complaint was filed by a passing motorist after the windshield of their vehicle reportedly suffered damage from an unknown source at the intersection of East Main and East Wilson Street.

  • 3:15 p.m. – A welfare check was conducted in a wooded area on Shadetree Street in the Carters Mill Estates Community after a 911 hang up call was received by Jasper County Emergency Services.

  • 5:09 p.m. – A white female was reportedly being assaulted by a black male during a verbal dispute at the intersection of East Main and South Logan Street.  The female was picked up by a passing motorist prior to Law Enforcement arrival.

  • 5:13 p.m. – An animal complaint was filed at the Gulf Station at 8250 East Main Street in reference to a stray white and tan cat roaming the business property.

  • 6:14 p.m. – A counterfeit $100 bill was turned over to responding Officers after being received at the Piggly Wiggly Grocery Store at 10847 North Jacob Smart Boulevard.  The bill was found to be a legal $10 note with a photocopied $100 note printed over the face.

  • 9:12 p.m. – A welfare check was conducted on a juvenile female after she arrived at the Jasper County Detention Center at 12008 North Jacob Smart Boulevard claiming to have been assaulted by a male family member.  The incident was determined to have occurred at a residence on Tuten Landing Road at which point the case was turned over to the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office.

  • 10:08 p.m. – A suspicious white Kia was reported outside of the Blue Heron Nature Center at 321 Bailey Lane.

NOVEMBER 9, 2017

  • 7:12 a.m. – A Dodge Ram pickup and a Ford F150 pickup were involved in a collision in front of the Gulf Station at 8250 East Main Street.  No injuries were reported.

  • 9:46 a.m. – Officers responded to the Forest Motel at 10504 South Jacob Smart Boulevard after Management discovered a 62 year old black male tenant lying on the floor of his room.  The subject was found unresponsive and declared deceased by responding EMS Personnel having suffered a likely coronary issue.

  • 10:09 a.m. – A disturbance was reported at the Spay & Neuter Clinic at 21 Getsinger Street after a male customer began cursing at a female employee before departing the area.

  • 10:19 a.m. – Officers responded to an activated alarm at the Creative Living By Design Furniture Store at 7797 West Main Street.

  • 10:37 a.m. – A complaint was filed regarding an ongoing issue with discarded alcohol containers being left behind a vacant rental property on East Main Street.

  • 11:20 a.m. – An animal complaint was filed at the Wendy’s Restaurant at 8480 Grahamville Road in reference to a small brown chihuahua roaming the parking lot area.  The animal was reportedly picked up by an unknown person prior to Law Enforcement arrival.

  • 12:06 p.m. – A suspicious white Ford Explorer was reported in the parking lot area of the Short Stop BP Station at 10728 South Jacob Smart Boulevard.

  • 12:28 p.m. – A robbery was reported at the Star Point BP Station at 11122 North Jacob Smart Boulevard after Devin Dwayne Swinton entered an unoccupied vehicle in the parking lot and stole an undisclosed amount of cash.  He then entered the store and approached the vehicle owner at which point he brandished a handgun and demanded money before fleeing the area in a gray Chevy pickup.  He was spotted moments later entering his residence on Highway 462 near the New Zion Baptist Church by Jasper County Sheriff’s Deputies where he was placed under arrest and turned over to the custody of responding RPD Officers for transport to the Jasper County Detention Center.  A handgun matching the description of the one used in the robbery as well as the one used by Swinton during a November 4th assault at Heron Crossing Apartments was subsequently recovered from his bedroom during execution of a search warrant at his home by the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office following his arrest.

  • 1:37 p.m. – Officers responded to an activated alarm at the Jasper County Magistrate’s Office at 967 West Adams Street.

  • 3:07 p.m. – A Chevy Silverado pickup was involved in a single vehicle collision in front of Ridgeland Town Hall at 1 Town Square after the driver lost control and struck a light post.  Driver Jackie Lorraine Bostic was placed under arrest and transported to the Jasper County Detention Center after being found operating under a suspended South Carolina driver’s license with no valid insurance coverage.  The vehicle was turned over to Hookups Towing for removal.

  • 3:11 p.m. – A gray Dodge Charger and a green mini van were involved in a collision at the intersection of Highway 278 and Weathersbee Street.  No injuries were reported.

  • 9:55 p.m. – A reckless driver was reported on I-95 South around the 24 mile marker.

NOVEMBER 8, 2017

  • 8:45 a.m. – Officers responded to a fight in progress between two students at the Ridgeland Alternative School at 913 Grays Highway.

  • 9:23 a.m. – A civil dispute regarding a recently towed vehicle was reported at JB’s Towing at 10074 South Jacob Smart Boulevard.

  • 11:52 a.m. – A white International tractor trailer was struck by a gray BMW convertible on I-95 South around the 18 mile marker.  The BMW continued South ultimately stopping at the exit 8 interchange in Hardeeville to contact Law Enforcement.  No injuries were reported.

  • 11:58 a.m. – A complaint of illegal drug activity was reported at Heron Crossing Apartments at 72 Heron Crossing Drive.

  • 12:07 p.m. – A civil complaint was filed by Management at the Quality Inn Motel at 221 James Taylor Drive after several personal belongings were found left inside of a recently vacated room.

  • 6:56 p.m. – A complaint was received in reference to numerous vehicles and persons gathering at the Old Logan Street basketball court after dark.

  • 7:04 p.m. – A welfare check was conducted at a residence on Colony Drive in the Bees Creek Plantation Community after a 911 call was received of a possible fire at the home.  Responding Officers discovered an open door but no evidence of fire or criminal activity.

  • 9:27 p.m. – Officers responded to an activated alarm at a residence on Brandon Cove in the North Ridge Community.

NOVEMBER 7, 2017

  • 7:36 a.m. – A reckless driver was reported on Bees Creek Road in reference to a gray Nissan Altima.

  • 12:31 p.m. – A disturbance was reported at a residence on South Green Street after the complainant’s ex-husband arrived at the home in violation of a trespass notice served against him on October 12th prohibiting him from doing so.  Responding Officers placed Ronald Q. Shermer under arrest and transported him to the Jasper County Detention Center.

  • 12:50 p.m. – A welfare check was conducted on a black male subject lying by the edge of the roadway at the intersection of West Main Street and North Railroad Avenue where responding Officers found Lindsay Darnell Toomer to be grossly intoxicated.  He was placed under arrest and transported to the Jasper County Detention Center.

  • 5:11 p.m. – A reckless driver was reported at the intersection of Old House Road and Highway 462 in reference to an elderly black male operating an orange moped.

  • 7:52 p.m. – A welfare check was conducted on a female tenant at the Carolina Lodge Motel at 8260 East Main Street after information was received of a possible assault being planned against her.

  • 8:14 p.m. – A reckless driver was reported on I-95 in reference to a motorcycle traveling North between Hardeeville and Ridgeland.

  • 8:43 p.m. – A reckless driver was reported on I-95 South around the 28 mile marker in reference to a white cargo van.

  • 9:45 p.m. – A harassment complaint was filed regarding a white male asking customers and passers by for money in the parking lot area of the Gulf Station at 8250 East Main Street.

  • 10:19 p.m. – Two males were reportedly engaged in a verbal dispute in the parking lot area of the Carolina Lodge Motel at 8260 East Main Street.

  • 11:58 p.m. – A welfare check was conducted on a 32 year old black male tenant at the Carolina Lodge Motel at 8260 East Main Street after he reportedly began having difficulty breathing.  He was ultimately transported by EMS to Coastal Carolina Medical Center in Hardeeville for analysis and treatment.

NOVEMBER 6, 2017

  • 5:56 a.m. – A disturbance was reported in the parking lot area of the Carolina Lodge Motel at 8260 East Main Street after a two black males and two black females attempted to stop the repossession of a vehicle by getting inside of it as it was being loaded onto a tow truck. Responding Officers verified the repossession agent’s documents at which point the vehicle was released to his custody without further incident.

  • 8:49 a.m. – A welfare check was conducted on an elderly female driving a black Nissan Sentra parked on the side of the roadway on I-95 North around the 22 mile marker.

  • 9:49 a.m. – Officers responded to an activated alarm at the Creative Living By Design Furniture Store at 7797 West Main Street.

  • 10:47 a.m. – Brian Jermen Scott turned himself in to RPD Officers at the Jasper County Detention Center at 12008 North Jacob Smart Boulevard in reference to an outstanding warrant issued by the Ridgeland Police Department.  Scott’s charges stemmed from an August 13th shooting incident at a residence on Sailfish Circle in the Carters Mill Estates Community where he fired several gunshots through an exterior wall of the home from the outside forcing the occupants, to include 2 small children, to the floor.

  • 1:49 p.m. – A reckless driver was reported on I-95 North around the 19 mile marker in reference to a blue Toyota Corolla.

  • 2:21 p.m. – A reckless driver was reported on I-95 South around the 21 mile marker in reference to a red Dodge Charger.

  • 4:56 p.m. – A vehicle tag was reportedly stolen at the I-95 Southbound truck parking area at the 17 mile marker.

  • 7:37 p.m. – A complaint was filed at Baytree Apartments at 107 First Avenue after an intoxicated elderly black male reportedly entered the complainant’s residence and refused to leave.

  • 9:54 p.m. – Officers responded to an activated alarm at a residence on Brandon Cove in the North Ridge Community.

NOVEMBER 5, 2017

  • 12:46 a.m. – A male and a female were reportedly engaged in a verbal dispute in front of a residence on Honeycomb Lane in the Bees Creek Plantation Community.

  • 1:23 a.m. – A reckless driver was reported on I-95 North around the 19 mile marker in reference to a white passenger car.

  • 10:53 a.m. – A complaint was filed at the Waffle House Restaurant at 8185 East Main Street regarding a black pickup illegally parked in a marked handicapped only parking space without the required placard.

  • 11:08 a.m. – A legally parked and unoccupied gray Chrysler Town & Country mini van was struck by an unknown vehicle which then fled the scene without reporting the collision in the parking lot of the Piggly Wiggly Grocery Store at 10847 North Jacob Smart Boulevard.

  • 1:00 p.m. – Ridgeland Officers traveled to the Jasper County Detention Center at 12008 North Jacob Smart Boulevard in service of four warrants recently issued against inmate Bradford Keith Sandifer who has been housed at the facility since July 27th under various forgery and stolen property charges.  The newly issued warrants stemmed from an August 2nd search warrant executed at his home on Hagin Drive where hundreds of pieces of US mail stolen from up to 30 residential and business mailboxes throughout several months were recovered.  The case was then forwarded to the US Postal Inspector’s Office who recently declined adopting federal charges resulting in Ridgeland Investigators filing larceny affidavits on four of the thefts where checks and/or documents of monetary value were stolen.  The charges were enhanced to a felony property crime due to the numerous larceny and burglary convictions appearing on Sandifer’s criminal record.

  • 3:36 p.m. – A white Jeep Wrangler was struck by a gray pickup which then fled the area without reporting the collision in the parking lot of the McDonald’s Restaurant at 8548 Grahamville Road.  No injuries were reported.

  • 4:10 p.m. – A welfare check was conducted at an unoccupied residence on Third Avenue after the front and back doors were left standing open for an extended period of time.

  • 4:51 p.m. – A reckless driver was reported on I-95 South around the 33 mile marker in reference to a red Chevy Cobalt.

  • 9:06 p.m. – A suspicious dark colored Chrysler PT Cruiser was reported outside of a vacant residence on Beach Street.

NOVEMBER 4, 2017

  • 1:03 a.m. – A vehicle theft was reported at Schooner’s Bar & Grill at 10953 North Jacob Smart Boulevard after an unlocked Chevy Colorado pickup with the keys left inside was taken from the parking lot by an unknown person.  Responding Officers matched the description of the vehicle with one left abandoned on the side of the roadway by a Hispanic male at the intersection of East Woodlawn and South Green Street at 9:55 p.m. on November 3rd which was then confirmed by the complainant.  Surveillance video is being reviewed for suspect identification and pending charges.

  • 1:05 a.m. – A reckless driver was reported on I-95 South around the 25 mile marker in reference to a dark gray Volkswagen.

  • 3:18 a.m. – A suspicious white female was reported on East Frontage Road near the Ridgeland Correctional Institution at 5 Correctional Road.

  • 5:06 a.m. – A 23 year old white male was transported by RPD Officers from Coastal Carolina Medical Center in Hardeeville to the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center in Charleston SC for analysis and treatment stemming from a November 3rd incident in a wooded area behind the El Ranchito Restaurant at 11382 North Jacob Smart Boulevard.

  • 11:00 a.m. – A suspicious male and female inside of a black Chevy Impala were reported in the parking lot of The Siesta Motel at 10530 South Jacob Smart Boulevard.

  • 11:42 a.m. – An assault was reported at Heron Crossing Apartments at 72 Heron Crossing Drive after Devin Dwayne Swinton produced a handgun to a female resident when looking for another male he has had an ongoing dispute with.  Swinton then left the area driving a brown GMC pickup prior to Law Enforcement arrival resulting in two warrant affidavits being filed against him.  The vehicle was later spotted at 1:06 p.m. by a Jasper County Sheriff’s Deputy at the intersection of Highway 462 and Salzburg Landing Road where a traffic stop was conducted and Swinton was placed under arrest and turned over to the custody of responding RPD Officers.  He was transported to the Jasper County Detention Center as the vehicle was released to a licensed passenger.

  • 5:49 p.m. – A welfare check was conducted at a residence on Fifth Avenue after a 911 hang up call was received by Jasper County Emergency Services.

  • 7:32 p.m. – A welfare check was conducted on a black male reportedly lying on the side of the roadway at the intersection of West Main Street and Great Swamp Road.

  • 8:02 p.m. – A reckless driver was reported at the intersection of Smith’s Crossing and South Logan Street in reference to a black motorcycle.

  • 9:49 p.m. – A reckless driver was reported on I-95 North around the 16 mile marker in reference to a white Chevy.

  • 9:50 p.m. – Officers responded to an activated alarm at the Sunoco Station at 11965 North Jacob Smart Boulevard.

  • 10:58 p.m. – A welfare check was conducted at a residence on Honeycomb Lane in the Bees Creek Plantation Community following a 911 call concerning a 33 year old female reportedly stating that she wished to do harm to herself.

NOVEMBER 3, 2017

  • 12:02 a.m. – A reckless driver was reported at the intersection of West Main Street and Sisters Ferry Road in reference to a white Chevy Blazer.

  • 9:52 a.m. – A reckless driver was reported on I-95 in reference to a black Dodge traveling North between Hardeeville and Ridgeland.

  • 10:58 a.m. – Ridgeland Officers assisted South Carolina DNR Officers conducting a traffic stop at the Short Stop BP Station at 10728 South Jacob Smart Boulevard where Antonio Durell-Ray Watson, 25 of Ridgeland SC, was placed under arrest and transported to the Jasper County Detention Center under charges of improper turn, no driver’s license and open container.

    Antonio Watson

  • 1:17 p.m. – Two black males were reportedly running after a third black male in the parking lot of the Waffle House Restaurant at 8185 East Main Street before leaving the area in a black GMC pickup.

  • 3:17 p.m. – An animal complaint was filed by a passing motorist on Old House Road in reference to a beagle running loose in the area of the Honey Hill Plantation.

  • 3:27 p.m. – A gray Chevy Malibu and a black Ford F150 pickup were involved in a collision at the intersection of South Jacob Smart Boulevard and East Adams Street.  No injuries were reported.

  • 3:41 p.m. – Officers responded to a wooded area behind the El Ranchito Restaurant at 11382 North Jacob Smart Boulevard after a call was received from the Department of Veteran’s Affairs concerning a 23 year old white male reportedly making statements that he may wish to do harm to himself.  The subject was ultimately located without incident and transported to Coastal Carolina Medical Center in Hardeeville for evaluation and treatment.

  • 4:09 p.m. – A white male riding a bicycle reportedly struck the side of a white Toyota pickup on East Adams Street and then left the area prior to Law Enforcement arrival.

  • 5:02 p.m. – Ridgeland Officers traveled to the Jasper County Detention Center at 12008 North Jacob Smart Boulevard in service of an outstanding warrant against inmate David Wayne Cleland after he was transported by jail staff from the Hampton County Detention Center.  Cleland’s charges with RPD stemmed from a May 24th 2016 theft at the La Economica Store at 10818 North Jacob Smart Boulevard where he was captured on surveillance video stealing cash from the register while the on duty clerk was distracted.

  • 5:36 p.m. – A verbal domestic dispute between a male and a female was reported at a residence on Second Avenue.

  • 6:10 p.m. – Two children were reportedly left alone inside of a small blue passenger car in the parking lot of the Subway Restaurant at 8234 East Main Street.

  • 7:34 p.m. – A 29 year old female was transported by EMS from a residence on West Woodlawn Street to Coastal Carolina Medical Center in Hardeeville after reports of having difficulty breathing.

  • 8:18 p.m. – A legally parked and unoccupied black Dodge Challenger was struck by an unknown vehicle in the parking lot of the Dead Eric Brewing Company at 433 Old House Road.

  • 9:55 p.m. – A Hispanic male was reportedly driving a Chevy Colorado pickup recklessly at the intersection of East Woodlawn and South Green Street before abandoning it on the side of the roadway and leaving the scene on foot prior to Law Enforcement arrival.

  • 10:23 p.m. – A reckless driver was reported on I-95 South around the 15 mile marker in reference to a white Chevy 1500 pickup.

  • 10:57 p.m. – A reckless driver was reported on I-95 South around the 26 mile marker in reference to a dark gray SUV.

  • 11:04 p.m. – A suspicious white male was reported in the parking lot area of the ATV Warehouse at 8167 East Main Street.

NOVEMBER 2, 2017

  • 12:16 a.m. – An animal complaint was filed on East Adams Street in reference to two stray dogs roaming the area.

  • 2:32 a.m. – Ridgeland Officers traveled to the Beaufort County Detention Center at 100 Ribaut Road in Beaufort SC where inmate Gina Antonella Hernandez was turned over to their custody and transported to the Jasper County Detention Center in reference to an outstanding warrant.  Hernandez’s charges stemmed from a May 30th 2014 traffic stop where she was cited for driving without a license.  She then failed to appear in Ridgeland Municipal Court to answer to the charge on June 16th 2014 where she was found guilty during a trial in absence and a bench warrant was issued for her arrest.

  • 6:15 a.m. – Officers responded to an activated alarm at the Bobops Convenience Store at 8548 Grahamville Road.

  • 6:55 a.m. – A complaint was filed at a residence on Wise Street after the homeowner was unable to locate several personal items.

  • 8:10 a.m. – A possible collision was reported at the intersection of West Main and Russell Streets after a large dump truck attempting to navigate a turn allegedly struck a utility box.

  • 8:40 a.m. – Officers responded to an activated alarm at the Badcock Furniture Store at 10213 South Jacob Smart Boulevard.

  • 9:13 a.m. – A suspicious black male driving a burgundy Dodge Charger was reported at the O’Reilly Auto Parts Store at 11058 North Jacob Smart Boulevard.

  • 12:07 p.m. – A suspicious black Chevy Tahoe and white Ford pickup were reported in the parking lot area of Heron Crossing Apartments at 72 Heron Crossing Drive.

  • 7:32 p.m. – A welfare check was conducted at a residence on North Green Street after the homeowner became alerted to a storage shed light being switched on.

NOVEMBER 1, 2017

  • 6:17 a.m. – A complaint was filed at Turpin Park at 901 North Logan Street after a male subject was found sleeping inside of a stall inside the women’s restroom.  The subject left the area prior to Law Enforcement arrival.

  • 8:44 a.m. – An attempted fraud report was filed after a female complainant received information from her bank that a duplicate Navy Federal debit card had been ordered via telephone by an unknown subject and requested to be mailed to the Pizza Hut Carryout at 10856 North Jacob Smart Boulevard in Ridgeland.  The complainant reportedly last used the card to make a purchase at the Pizza Hut on October 31st at approximately 5 p.m.

  • 11:21 a.m. – Several 911 calls were received from passing motorists on I-95 South stating that two black males were throwing stones at vehicles from the Captain Bill Road overpass striking two windshields and causing damage.  Responding Officers located the suspects still standing on top of the bridge where they were taken into custody without incident.  Luqman Abdul-Awwal was transported to the Jasper County Detention Center as the second suspect, a 15 year old juvenile, was released to his Mother on Jaudon Street as a juvenile petition was filed against him under the charge of malicious injury to property.  The juvenile also received a second charge of larceny after being positively identified as the person responsible for a September 18th theft at the Subway Restaurant at 8234 East Main Street where he was captured on surveillance video stealing a cell phone as the victim placed an order at the front counter area.

  • 11:48 a.m. – A complaint was received from a Lake City FL resident alleging that their debit card information had been stolen after using it at the Ridgeland Shell Station fuel pumps at 8309 East Main Street on October 27th.

  • 3:24 p.m. – A report was filed by a female complainant after receiving documentation from the South Carolina DMV that her driver’s license was being placed under suspension for an unpaid traffic ticket that she alleged she never received issued by the Ridgeland Police Department.  A review of the issuing Officer’s video footage recorded during the May 5th traffic stop revealed the complainant’s cousin as being the driver who provided the Officer with fraudulent information in an attempt to conceal her identity due to her South Carolina driver’s license being under a state of suspension at the time of the stop.  Warrant affidavits have been filed against Shaquilla A. Shaw, 24 of Ridgeland, charging her with speeding, driving under suspension and providing false information to Law Enforcement.

    Shaquilla Shaw

  • 6:43 p.m. – A reckless driver was reported on I-95 South around the 29 mile marker in reference to a gray Dodge Charger.

  • 10:55 p.m. – A verbal domestic dispute between a male and a female was reported at The Palms Motel at 10735 South Jacob Smart Boulevard where the male party, David Lee Malphrus, was ultimately ordered to leave the property due to not being a registered tenant.  Malphrus refused numerous orders to leave at which point he was placed under arrest and transported to the Jasper County Detention Center following a brief and unsuccessful attempt to resist.

*ALL SUSPECTS LISTED ON THE RIDGELANDPD.COM DAILY CRIME REPORTS PAGE AND IT’S ARCHIVES ARE CONSIDERED INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY IN A COURT OF LAW.*

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