Friday, May 18, 2012
A man from Willowbend Drive in Murrells Inlet reported his car was vandalized May 7.
He said it was a little before midnight when he heard a noise and looked outside. He saw his ex-girlfriend — a 30-year-old Surfside Beach woman — near his car. She appeared to be doing something to the passenger side door.
When he walked out to confront her, she jumped in another vehicle and drove away.
That’s when the man saw his car had been plastered with toilet paper and cat food.
The man said he has been having problems with his ex since their relationship ended.
Teen reports being shot
A 15-year-old from Prince Street said he was shot while riding his bicycle on that road at about 11 p.m. May 6.
The teen said he was riding to his mother’s place of employment when he heard two gunshots. At first he did not know he had been injured but soon realized he had been shot in his right thigh.
A passerby stopped and took him to the hospital.
According to the report, police “found it ironic that the victim was able to give such great detail in reference to the individual who brought him to the ER but (was) completely oblivious in regards to his shooting incident.”
The man who dropped the victim off at the hospital also gave conflicting reports about what happened.
No actual crime scene was found and the shooter is still unknown.
A woman from West Gapway Road in Andrews called 911 May 3 because someone broke into her grandparents’ home in the 100 block of that road.
A few minutes later, Central Dispatch received a call from a second person who said they saw two males running down the road.
The original caller said she heard her dogs barking and looked out her window and saw them running towards her grandparents’ house. She and a friend went to check it out which is when her friend saw the two males jump a fence in the back yard.
It did not appear anything was missing from the house.
The suspects were not caught.
Counterfeit cash at WalMart
A WalMart money counter contacted Georgetown police May 2 after discovering nine $50 bills the store received the previous day were counterfeit.
It was discovered an unknown man used the fake cash to buy a vacuum cleaner.
The cashier who rang up the purchase is a new employee and did not check the bills to make sure they were real.
The same man is believed to have done the same thing at a WalMart store in Myrtle Beach.
Cars broken into at hotel
Two cars parked at the Quality Inn on Church Street were broken into May 8.
A man from Wilmington, N.C., staying at the hotel said he walked out to his car and saw the back glass had been smashed.
The man checked and said nothing had been taken from the vehicle.
A West Columbia man said the rear driver’s side window of his car was busted out.
A computer bag containing important paperwork and his checkbook was taken.
The laptop, which was on the floor of the car, was not taken.
There are no suspects.
Information is subject to change as the investigation proceeds. Individuals arrested and/or charged have not been convicted.
— Compiled by Scott Harper
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