Police blotter: $3,200 in cash stolen during fight at Sumter Mall

BY ADRIENNE SARVIS
adrienne@theitem.com
Posted 8/7/18

Jewelry thief caught in the act on Broad Street

Marquis Tyquan Porcher, 24, of Copeland Street, was arrested on Monday and charged with second-degree burglary and possession of burglary tools …

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Police blotter: $3,200 in cash stolen during fight at Sumter Mall

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Jewelry thief caught in the act on Broad Street

Marquis Tyquan Porcher, 24, of Copeland Street, was arrested on Monday and charged with second-degree burglary and possession of burglary tools after he allegedly took an unknown amount of jewelry from a business in the 1100 block of Broad Street.

However, a Sumter police officer caught Porcher in the act of running out of the business with a handful of jewelry before he was able to get far.

In an incident report, the responding officer stated he saw the subject, later identified as Porcher, run out of the broken front glass door carrying jewelry a little before 1 a.m.

Porcher was located about 20 minutes later hiding behind a wooden wire wheel behind Brewers Bar and Grill on Wesmark Boulevard with miscellaneous jewelry on the ground beside him.

He was taken to Sumter-Lee Regional Detention Center.

No tag, no license, no insurance, no drive

Sumter Police Department arrested a 56-year-old man who was driving with an expired tag, suspended license and no proof of insurance on Sunday.

A police officer gave Michael Jerome Moses Sr., of Malone Drive, a ride to Sumter-Lee Regional Detention Center on Sunday evening after he failed to present proof of insurance, vehicle registration and a valid license during a traffic stop.

Moses was pulled over while traveling on Calhoun Street after the officer discovered the license tag attached to Moses' white Infiniti had expired in March 2017. He also has an open warrant from Sumter County Sheriff's Office.

Moses is charged with driving under suspension, first offense, and received a courtesy summons for not having proof of insurance and improper use of dealer tags.

$15K worth of items stolen after alleged domestic assault

A woman reported that her live-in ex-boyfriend took approximately $15,450 worth of items - a TV valued at $200; a white MacBook valued at $250; a rose gold iPhone 8 Plus valued at $1,000; a wallet containing identification cards; all of her clothing, valued at $1,000; and her silver 2016 Toyota Corolla, valued at $13,000 - after he physically attacked her while in the 900 block of Miller Road about 10:50 a.m. on Saturday.

Responding officers photographed swelling, cuts and red marks on the woman's face, neck, arms and back.

Officers were unable to make contact with the suspect after arriving at the scene.

Cash stolen during fight at Sumter Mall

Approximately $3,200 in cash was stolen from a shopper after someone "unintentionally" grabbed her purse during a physical altercation at a shoe store in the mall, spilling the contents onto the floor, states an incident report from Sumter Police Department.

Surveillance video from the store shows two physical altercations starting at the same time and one person picking up what appears to be cash after several items are knocked onto the floor. The person then exited the store.

All people involved in the altercations had already left the scene by the time a Sumter police officer arrived.

2 vehicles, more than $3,000 in damage

A woman reported about $3,260 worth of damage to her two vehicles while they were parked at her residence on South Sumter Street between 10 p.m. on Friday and 11 a.m. on Saturday.

Approximately $1,600 in damage was caused to the woman's gold 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe when the rear right tire was cut and scratches were made on the left side doors; and $1,660 in damage was caused to her black 2008 Dodge Charger when both rear right tires were cut and scratches were made on the left side and hood of the vehicle.