has anyone in Sumter heard?

has anyone in Sumter heard?

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conceredinsc

West Columbia, SC

#1 Nov 4, 2008
Within the past few hours, several things have happened in Sumter. Someone broke in to Jim's Gun Shop and stole guns. This isn't the first time this has happened, but there's so many rumors of gang threats that the news is getting around fast. Last night, a gang fight took place on Lafeyette between the Bloods and Crips. This isn't in the news but was told to a friend by a police officer's wife. Now a woman who is signed up with wltx to receive text messages received a message informing people that a gang initiation is now out to kill a woman and a child. Of course, none of this is in the news. So had anyone heard anything?
Local Mom

Columbia, SC

#2 Nov 4, 2008
I have heard some of the same things, I am not sure what is going on but I wish someone would tell us something.
conceredinsc wrote:
Within the past few hours, several things have happened in Sumter. Someone broke in to Jim's Gun Shop and stole guns. This isn't the first time this has happened, but there's so many rumors of gang threats that the news is getting around fast. Last night, a gang fight took place on Lafeyette between the Bloods and Crips. This isn't in the news but was told to a friend by a police officer's wife. Now a woman who is signed up with wltx to receive text messages received a message informing people that a gang initiation is now out to kill a woman and a child. Of course, none of this is in the news. So had anyone heard anything?
conceredinsc

West Columbia, SC

#3 Nov 4, 2008
I agree. I wish someone would say something because we deserve to know. I think it's stupid that they want to keep everything "hush-hush" which could result in something happening because we aren't prepared. I understand that they don't want everyone walking around carrying guns and all, but still....
conceredinsc

West Columbia, SC

#4 Nov 4, 2008
I was told by someone connected to the police department - to not go out after dark for the month of November. He said they are looking to get 30 women.
Military Retiree

Ashburn, VA

#5 Nov 11, 2008
Maybe it's long past time to get yourselves a concealed weapons permit and prepare to defend yourselves....
It is more apparent here daily that the "To Protect and Serve" commitment of Law enforcement is degrading into "To Put Off and Speculate". Many "Peace Officers" here are more worried about the "Second Income" part of the job, ie the moonlighting income performed by after hours security jobs at various business locations in the community, than performing good field work while on the job, and curtailing the crime that they know is actively operating in the community. Don't overlook the fact that everytime they do make an arrest, serve a warrant, or write a ticket, they have to appear in the Courts. That in itself makes their job a disconcerting undesirable "workplace".
The best argument they have for not doing their job.....the wages they get paid....nuff said.
And who do you complain to about the lack of information that should be put out to the local population?? Surely not City Council, The Sheriff or Police department, or heaven forbid, The Item.....
Big City problems....managed by small minded authorities....leave everyone out here open to anything and everything imaginable.
concernedinsc

West Columbia, SC

#6 Nov 12, 2008
You are right. I am now working towards the point where I can get my permit for a gun. For the first time ever, I shot a rifle on Sunday at the range. And I was right on target every time. So I'm going back to learn how to shoot my handgun soon and then I'll be getting a permit.
alphacat

Kingstree, SC

#7 Nov 13, 2008
My son came home, talking about the blood and crips. Now I know what he was talking about. Sorry, I didn't pay attention more to what he was saying. I thought he was talking about something that came on the national news.
I hate Sumter
Sharolyn Lane

Columbia, SC

#8 Nov 13, 2008
Can someone please tell me somethings about Sharolyn Lane? Is it in the Cherryvale area? Is Sharolyn Lane a bad street to live on? Is it in bad area of Sumter? I really need to know before I move there!
sumtersucks

Columbia, SC

#9 Nov 15, 2008
that is a horrible area! dont move there if u can avoid it
concernedinsc

West Columbia, SC

#10 Nov 16, 2008
yeah, I agree! I have never heard of Sharolyn Lane but if it's anywhere near Cherryvale, you don't want to live there! I had a friend that decided to move to Cherryvale several years ago. They finally moved after one of their neighbors came to the door asking for money. My friend's husband was going to let him have a little, but the neighbor hit him and then snatched his wallet and ran out the door. Cherryvale is a very bad area.

Cropduster

Since: Oct 08

South Bay, Fl.

#11 Nov 16, 2008
The Blood and the Crips in Sumter? Maybe I should watch out too in Hartsville. They may be here too...
conceredinsc

West Columbia, SC

#12 Nov 18, 2008
Yeah, they have been here for a long time.
lou

Columbia, SC

#13 Oct 13, 2009
is their any gang intitaions generated towards girls on the USC campus?
huh

Kingstree, SC

#14 Oct 15, 2009
how would anyone know this unless they were a gang member. geez!
lou wrote:
is their any gang intitaions generated towards girls on the USC campus?
lou

Columbia, SC

#15 Nov 16, 2009
"how would anyone know this unless they were a gang member. geez!"

ummm that was a dumb comment...its just like how people know about this stuff above us...you hear about it....geez duhh!
lol

Myrtle Beach, SC

#16 Feb 6, 2010
except it's all crap. why would gangs, who want to make money and stay out of jail, purposefully do something that high profile?
sumter2

Hilton Head Island, SC

#17 Feb 12, 2010
Sharolyn Lane wrote:
Can someone please tell me somethings about Sharolyn Lane? Is it in the Cherryvale area? Is Sharolyn Lane a bad street to live on? Is it in bad area of Sumter? I really need to know before I move there!
I heard alot of bad things about cherryvale area. I would consider finding somewhere else. I live in a really nice neighborhood, most of the people around me are retired military, the first night in our new home, my car, my husbands car, and my parents car were all broken into. Its kind of all over sumter.
david

Columbia, SC

#19 Oct 14, 2011
i am seriously considering moving out of sumter county the police dept seems to think its not their job to patrol hwy 15 s. area when people are driving 75 plus in a 45mph zone. i was told that it was the higway patrols responsibility. gimme a break i have watched sumter police officers turn their head and pretend like they dont even see anyone speeding so what does that tell you about the sheriff
chimama

Columbia, SC

#20 Nov 7, 2011
Sharolyn Lane wrote:
Can someone please tell me somethings about Sharolyn Lane? Is it in the Cherryvale area? Is Sharolyn Lane a bad street to live on? Is it in bad area of Sumter? I really need to know before I move there!
Sharolyn Lane is in Cherryvale which is a fairly high crime area. I really can't tell you whether or not to move there, but I personally would keep looking for a place in a better area.
Jennifer

Columbia, SC

#21 Nov 12, 2011
There is a Cheryl Drive in the Cherryvale area. Do NOT move there. Nothing but trouble in that area.
Sharolyn Lane wrote:
Can someone please tell me somethings about Sharolyn Lane? Is it in the Cherryvale area? Is Sharolyn Lane a bad street to live on? Is it in bad area of Sumter? I really need to know before I move there!

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