CRIME LOG: Woman robbed and assaulted by her two house guests
The following incidents were among those handles by Mount Pleasant Police Department from June 1 to June 8
Officers were called at 5:15 p.m by a witness claiming a boyfriend and girlfriend were fighting in the parking lot of Chipp-A-Waters Park. When they arrived, it was clear that both of them were drunk. Officers identified them and found that they have been a continuous problem, but they could not arrest them. Due to COVID-19 the jails are only allowing certain offenders to be taken into the jail, and disorderly conduct is not one of them. So, the case was then turned over to the city prosecutor.
Officers were called to a house on Harris Street at 9:27 p.m. for a possible assault. The caller, a woman, had had two acquaintances, a man and a woman, staying at her house for a few days. She had suspected that they had been stealing from her because that day she had gone to work and discovered her wallet missing from her purse. She went home to confront them. Upon entering, she found her two guests rummaging through her stuff. When saw that she had returned early, they assaulted her then fled the scene. Officers arrived and the woman explained to them what had happened. They then sent in warrants for the two guests’ arrests.
Officers were called to Hobby Lobby on Mission Street at 7:41 p.m. because two children were sitting in a locked car alone. When officers arrived, the mother explained that they were alone in the car for 15 minutes because she was not ale to bring them into the store because of COVID-19 precautions. The car had been running the whole time, so heat was not an issue. However, the children were only 2 years old and 6 months old respectively. The case was reported to child protective services and turned over to the prosecutor’s office.
Officers were called at 3:16 p.m. because the couple police investigated on June 1 were fighting loudly in the parking lot of Chipp-A-Waters Park again. This time the woman had was physically assaulting the man. When officers arrived, witnesses explained to the officers that the woman had been hitting the man. The couple is homeless, but because it was a fight between boyfriend and girlfriend, she was arrested for domestic violence.