The Daily Gamecock

Crime Blotter 4/20/17

Started making trouble in my neighborhood, April 14, 7:30 p.m.

One student assaulted another after a verbal altercation occurred during a basketball game at Blatt P.E. Center. After the game he asked the other student if he wanted to "finish this." The other student thought he meant playing one-on-one, but instead he ended up getting punched in the face.  

Grilled for stolen sign, April 15, 6:43 a.m.

The newly opened 1801 Grille had its sign stolen Monday. Police checked the room that someone was seen taking the sign into. The sign was not found and the chief chef declined to press charges.

Chinese fire drill, April 16, 2:54 a.m.

Three occupants of a vehicle switched places after being pulled over for an illegal turn.  Police found an open bottle of Crown as well as marijuana.  One woman lied about her name and birthdate and another had a suspended license and an outstanding warrant out for embezzlement. 

Easter litter, April 16, 4:00 p.m.

Police stopped an unsteady female crossing the intersection of Gervais and Assembly streets. They watched her drink from a brown bag then drop it on the ground and walk away.  She admitted to drinking three beers. She resisted when EMS attempted to transport her to the hospital in an ambulance because of her intoxicated state. She was handcuffed and placed under arrest and charged with public disorderly conduct as well as littering. 

Suspicious trash fire, April 16, 8:24 p.m.

Cliff Apartments experienced smokey hallways originating from a fire started in the trash chute. Due to the amount of smoke, USCPD could not safely enter the building. The Columbia fire department determined the fire started in the trash chute between the third and fourth floors. The smoke then traveled and escaped through the open trash chute door on the seventh floor. The damage was minimal.