This information comes from local police reports. It does not mean anyone is guilty. This is not a court of law.
The Dumps: A man has pleaded guilty to dumping hazardous waste in the Richland County area. Authorities were notified by an informant who reported recurring visits to the area by a chemical tanker truck, along with a bad smell. This is literally the plot of Aquaman, with an uprising of people in aquatic areas taking revenge on humans for dumb s#!t like this. The suspect faces three years in prison.
Oh My Fraud: Several suspects in South Carolina have been caught in a national sweep of elder fraud cases, including a 29-year-old Charleston woman who pleaded guilty to credit card fraud, having taken over $30,000 from an elderly victim; as well as a Greenwood man who defrauded people of approximately $3.6 million by being an “investment advisor” (and reportedly losing $3 million to high-risk trading).
Pet Abuse: Authorities are searching for Sumter suspects after they were caught on surveillance video throwing four dogs over a fence at an animal shelter. Two of the dogs died due to the throwing. Like, really? You couldn’t take the time to walk in or even just take the dogs to the front door? Cops are still searching for these arseholes. If you have pets you can’t take care of, please contact a shelter and do the right thing.
Face Mask: Authorities are searching for a man who robbed a bank on Garners Ferry Road. He got away with an undisclosed amount of money, and no injuries were reported. The guy was caught on camera with a black hoodie and face mask thingie looking like Storm Shadow from G.I. Joe. Wonder how many of our millennial readers will know who the hell I’m talking about.
Tip of the Week: If you’re driving around with meth in your car, you may want to obey all the driving laws as to not draw attention. A patrolling officer turned on their blue lights after a woman was driving recklessly. Instead of pulling over, the woman stopped the car and fled on foot, throwing out her meth pipe while running. She also had a passenger, and that person ran too. Could you imagine riding with someone, you just got your Chick-fil-A, and they run from the cops? The original sandwich is so delicious I might just finish my lunch and risk going to jail. The home that the suspect was leaving also had 15 ounces of meth, $12,000 in cash and guns. The woman was caught and charged with not stopping for blue lights and a rap sheet of drug charges.