- Last Updated on 08:12 AM 05/23/11
- BY Staff
South Boston Police stayed busy over the weekend responding to numerous calls including one that resulted in property damage to a town police car.
On Saturday night at 11:30 officers were called to the intersection of Ridge Street and Spring Avenue for a report of a large crowd gathered.
According to a report filed by Officer M.W. Bowen, between 150 to 200 people were gathered in the street and surrounding area.
Officers charged 21-year-old William A. King Jr. of Vernon Hill with being drunk in public, according to the report.
According to the officer’s report, King allegedly became disorderly following his arrest when officers tried to place him in the police car.
He kicked the car causing over $1,000 in damage, according to Bowen’s report.
Authorities also charged King with resisting arrest, felony property damage and failure to obey a law enforcement officer, the report stated.
County sheriff’s deputies also were called to assist South Boston police in dispersing the crowd.
• Earlier on Friday night at 11:42, South Boston police officers were called to Edmunds Street for a report of a peeping tom.
According to a report filed by Officer B. H. Smith, a neighbor saw a black male peeping in the windows of a house.
When officers arrived, they spotted the suspect but were unable to apprehend him.
The suspect is described as a 5-foot, 10-inch black male about 18 to 20-years-old, wearing black sweatpants and a dark shirt.
• Authorities also responded to another incident Friday night at 11:28 at Applebee’s.
According to a report filed by Cpl. T.B. White, a verbal altercation inside Applebee’s apparently spilled out into the parking lot.
Sharonda Richardson, 33, of Crystal Hill was charged with ramming her vehicle into a parked car.
Damage to the victim’s car was estimated at $1,800, and Richardson’s car sustained $300 in damage, according to the report.
Richardson was charged with felony damaging property and four counts of felony child neglect, according to the report.
• Also on Friday night around 8, the South Boston Police Department responded to a report of a fight about to break out at Willow Oaks Apartments.
The report said approximately 50 people were in the parking lot when officers arrived on the scene, but they soon scattered.
Later in the evening, police responded to another call at Fairmont Apartments in regards to the same type of call for a large crowd gathering.
In that incident, one juvenile was arrested and charged with trespassing, according to the police report.