East Cooper Police Blotter
Truck driver calls wrong number
Mount Pleasant police went to a 72-year-old man's home at 8:50 a.m. Feb. 1 because the man was concerned about a delivery he might be receiving, a report states.
The man said a truck driver called him about 4 a.m. and said that he had a delivery ready for him and that he would be there in 15 minutes.
The 72-year-old man told the caller that he had the wrong number but the caller hung up.
The man wanted to document the incident because he said that he didn't know the truck driver and was not expecting a delivery.
Police called the driver, who said he worked for a trucking company and that he mistakenly dialed the senior man.
He meant to call a pet store, the report states.
Woman finds bullet holes in pantry
A woman was cleaning out her kitchen pantry when she discovered some old bullet holes just above the top shelf, a Mount Pleasant police report states.
The woman hired a handyman to patch the holes and he told her that he thought they might be bullet holes because he found eight matching holes on the outside of the house.
She called Mount Pleasant police, who inspected the holes and found one bullet inside one of the holes.
The wood in the holes was dark so police thought the holes were old.
The owner of the home couldn't think of anyone who would have shot her house.
Woman, son report suspected gunshots
A woman called Mount Pleasant police Jan. 26, saying that she and her son both heard gunshots coming from inside a home a few doors down, a report states.
Mount Pleasant police blocked the front entrance to the neighborhood, and one officer hid behind a tree 10 homes away to take a look at the house where they believed the shots came from.
The officer saw a tall man wearing a baseball cap leaning out of the home and motioning for the officer to walk toward him. After the officer checked the man for weapons and found none, the man told police that he and his father had been setting off fireworks.
An older man then came out of the house and showed the officer a large bag of fireworks.
Police checked around the home and found no shell casings.
Mt. Pleasant driver faces DUI charges
A 41-year-old man who passed out behind the wheel of a running station wagon parked on a concrete island told Mount Pleasant police that he shouldn't have been driving, a report states.
When police first spoke to the man about 9 p.m. Jan. 28, all the officer could understand were the words, "ready to go home," "deja vu" and "high tide," a report states.
The officer tried to ask the man where he was coming from, and the man finally said that he wanted to go to his Mount Pleasant home, but he couldn't tell the officer where he lived.
He then asked the officer what was wrong, and the officer told him that he had passed out behind the wheel. The man said he didn't realize he had passed out but that he was tired.
He told police he was coming from Washington, D.C., and the officer could smell alcohol on his breath, the report says.
The man asked the officer what was wrong again, and the officer told him that he thought he was too intoxicated to be driving.
Police told him that he was being investigated for driving under the influence and that he would need to take sobriety tests.
The man refused and was arrested on a charge of driving under the influence.
He also refused to give a breath sample when asked. Police issued him a suspension notice and he was taken to jail.
These news items were taken from incident reports from the Mount Pleasant Police Department.