Police Blotter: Golf carts stolen, recovered

  • Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Two golf carts were reported stolen last week and both were later found damaged.
At about 2:30 a.m. July 7, a 61-year-old man from Columbia — staying at a home on the Marsh Hen Drive in Litchfield — said he left the golf cart at a friend’s home on Norris Drive while he went fishing.
He said the cart was still decoreated for the 4th of July with “salute the soldiers” signs on it when it was taken.
About six hours later, deputies were sent to Parkview Drive where the golf cart had been located.
Whoever took the cart used it to tear up the grass on two of the greens at Litchfield Country Club.
Also on July 7, someone took a golf cart from under a shed at Litchfield Country Club.
The person used the cart to cut doughnuts on one of the greens. A sand trap was also damaged.
The cart’s windshield was found in the sand trap.

Racial slur and rock throwing

A 59-year-old man from Clinton who was staying on Country Club Drive in Pawleys Island said two teenagers were throwing rocks at his condo July 7.
When he confronted the two males — ages 16 and 17 — they used a racial slur and continued the rock throwing.
The alleged victim refused to give a written statment and the teens denied having any contact with him, so no charges were filed.

Counterfeit $100 bill

An 83-year-old Browns Ferry Community man said a friend of his asked if he had change for a $100 bill July 4.
The victim obliged and gave the man five $20 bills. When the victim later tried to use the $100 bill at 51 Express, he was told the bill was counterfeit.
He said his friend lives in Hemingway but is unsure of his addreess.

Pawleys burglary

A burglary was reported in the 200 block of Heston Point Drive in Pawleys Island July 5.
A man said he was watching the house for the owners who were out of town. When he walked in the house he saw the master bedroom and closet were in complete dissaray.
Entry to the house was made by breaking a window on the back porch.
Because the owners were away, it was unknown if anything was taken at the time the initial report was written.

Disorderly bird shooter

A 36-year-old Columbia man was arrested after problems at the beach club in  DeBordieu July 4.
The man was asking guests for a cigarette and when they would not give him one, he started yelling and cursing at them.
He also got into an altercation with a bartender and she made him leave.
Deputies approached the man in the parking lot and he had a “very disorderly attitude,” the report states.
The deputies were going to let the man return to his condo but he turned around and cursed at them and stuck both of his middle fingers up at them.
That, the report states, is when he was arrested.

Anxiety attack leads to arrest

Deputies were sent to an apartment on Beaver Pond Loop in Pawleys Island July 7 because a 20-year-old woman was “going crazy and screaming,” according to her boyfriend who was outside when the officers arrived.
The woman told the deputies she was having an anxiety attack and she had not taken her medicine.
She said she and her boyfriend had been arguing.
Because the woman refused to comply with repeated orders to calm down and stop using profanity, she was arrested for disorderly conduct.

Patriotic theft

A representative of Highwood of Prince Creek Homeowners Association reported four patriotic decorative bows were stolen from the Murrells Inlet development the 4th of July.
The bows were taken from the entryway to the clubhouse.
The value of the bows is more than $51.

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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