POLICE BLOTTER 2/21/13

Possession/Consumption of Alcohol Under 21

A Winthrop student was cited for possession/consumption of under 21 Saturday morning, at the Grace Lutheran Church’s playground at 426 Oakland Ave.

At 2:25 a.m. a patrolling officer noticed two individuals in the Grace Lutheran playground. The officer stopped the two individuals and discovered that the one individual allegedly smelling of a strong odor of alcohol was under the legal drinking age of 21-years-old.

The police report states that the officer noticed “X”s marked on the offender’s hands. The

offender told the officer that they had been drinking at a fraternity party nearby the church.

The offender received a citation for possession/consumption of alcohol under 21 and a

short form for their release.

Driving Under Suspension

Winthrop University Police arrest a non-student for driving an all-terrain vehicle at Herlong Ave in front of the hospital 11:35 p.m. Saturday, after the driver was doing circles and taking off again.

The officer eventually pulled over the ATV at S. Cherry Rd and S. York Ave and had the driver dismount the vehicle. According to the police report when asked about why they were driving, “we didn’t think there would be anybody out,” said the driver.

A computer check by the officer discovered that the driver’s S.C. license was currently suspended. The ATV was towed and the driver was placed under arrest for driving under suspension and was taken for booking at the Rock Hill Law Center.

Grand Larceny Auto

A student reported that their Mitsubishi convertible was missing from the parking lot behind McLaurin Hall, Monday morning.

According to the police report, the victim parked the car in the parking lot around 9:45 p.m. Sunday and returned 12:45 a.m. Monday to find the car missing. The officer then entered the car in the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) database, sent out a BOLO alter to surrounding law enforcement agencies for the vehicle, and issued the victim a notification form.

At 1:45 a.m. on Monday an officer located a Mitsubishi convertible with the same VIN

number as the victim’s behind McLaurin Hall, a block away from where they originally parked.

There were no signs of forced entry on the vehicle and the victim was still adamant to how it had

moved there.

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