Beaufort News

Crime reports Tuesday

Three men robbed at gunpoint in Bluffton

Three men were robbed by a man wielding a shotgun at Bluffton's Shady Glen mobile home park early Sunday, according to a Beaufort County Sheriff's Office news release.

Three men -- ages 25, 26 and 37-- said they had been robbed at about 2 a.m. by two black males, according to the release.

They were in the driveway of a home when a light-colored sedan drove up, and two men, dressed in black clothing and wearing red bandanas over their faces, approached.

The man with the shotgun struck one of the three men in the head with the butt of the gun, while the other emptied the men's pockets. The pair then fled.

The man who was assaulted had minor injuries and refused medical treatment, the release said.

Anyone with information should call the Beaufort County Dispatch Center at 843-524-2777.

1 injured in Beaufort's Waterfront Park

An incident in Beaufort's Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park late Saturday left at least one person injured, police said.

Officers responded to a report of several people fighting at about 10:30 p.m., Deputy Chief of Police Dale McDorman said in an email.

When officers arrived, large groups were running in all directions from the park, but officers did not see any fights, McDorman said, adding that about 50 people were in the park.

Officers from the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office and Port Royal Police Department helped patrol the area until everyone left, McDorman said.

At about 1:46 a.m., officers were called to Beaufort Memorial Hospital after a man being treated there said he was hurt during the incident. The victim told police he was walking along the seawall when three unknown men struck him in the head.

The incident happened so fast, the victim said, he could not provide a description of his attackers.

Man wakes residents, steals wallets

Beaufort police responded to a report of a home invasion at the Cross Creek Apartment Homes on Ambrose Run early Sunday, where two people reported being robbed and struck with a pistol, Deputy Chief of Police Dale McDorman said in an email.

An unknown black male entered the residence while the occupants were asleep, woke them and demanded their wallets and cellphones. The victims said they were struck with a pistol, but no injuries were evident, McDorman added.

Officers searching the area saw a man wearing the same clothing as the victims had described. He fled but was arrested later Sunday on unrelated charges. He was identified as Curtis Delaney Jr., whose age and address were not available Monday.

Delaney was served warrants for armed robbery, kidnapping and burglary at the county Detention Center, McDorman said.

Police did not recover the stolen wallets or cellphones.

-- Compiled by Cassie Foss and Juliann Vachon