Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Five armed men forced their way into a West Ashley home Monday night
Residents of a Gunn Avenue home were held at gunpoint by five armed and masked men just after 11 p.m. Monday, according to a Charleston County Sheriff's Office statement. The men, all wearing masks and gloves, entered the home on Gunn Avenue, assaulted the residents and took a pair of cell phones. No serious injuries were reported in the home invasion and none of the occupants sought medical treatment following the assault, according to the statement. Investigators are trying to determine a motive for the attack and track down the suspects.
Friday, January 6, 2012
Kimberly Haas of Ridgeville called 9-1-1 after two armed men broke into her home.
While the Dorchester County 9-1-1 operator solicited for a response from the caller, Kimberly Haas and her attackers can be heard in the background. On Dec. 28, Haas' home was broken into by two armed men, holding the 49-year-old Ridgeville woman and a friend hostage. The audio on the call is nearly four minutes long, most of which nothing can be heard. Haas managed to dial 9-1-1 while one of the suspects forced her to go around the house to find medication. She dialed and then threw the phone under the bed. In a clear voice, 22 seconds from the start of the call, Haas says, "Help me." Haas told Patch that she wasn't even sure if the call had gone through to the operator. "I managed to grab my cell phone and dial 9-1-1 and prayed that…
Thursday, December 29, 2011
Dorchester County deputies respond to Ridgeville home after two women allegedly held at gunpoint during a Wednesday morning home invasion.
Held at gunpoint and forced to search her house for prescription medicines, Kimberly Haas grabbed her cell phone, quickly dialed 9-1-1 and threw the phone under the bed. Operators could only hear the 49-year-old Ridgeville woman in the background calling for help during the Wednesday morning call. Haas, accompanied by a young friend who had stopped in to check on her, didn't even know if the call had gone through. "I managed to grab my cell phone and dial 9-1-1 and prayed that I'd have signal and threw it under the bed," she told Patch. According to the Dorchester County incident report, Haas' home at 138 Eagle Drive was allegedly broken in to by two men demanding the chronically ill woman's prescription medicine. The men also allegedly …
Friday, October 28, 2011
Sheriff Al Cannon held a press conference to put Pierpont Avenue shooter, anyone who has information about the shooter on notice.
Charleston County Sheriff Al Cannon has a message for the person that fired a shotgun through the door of a Pierpont Avenue home, killing a 5-year-old girl inside, and for anyone who knows anything about who pulled the trigger: "We're not holding anything back." Calling the shooter a "scumbag," Cannon said deputies will be out in force chasing down leads and putting pressure on people to divulge information about the case. "We're going to find the scumbag that shot this little girl," he said. He added that now is the time to come forward for anyone who has information about the case. "Once we catch him, we're going to prosecute (anyone who knew anything about the shooting and doesn't come forward) to the fullest extent of the law," Cannon …