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Police Blotter: Missing child causes scare in Pawleys Island

  • Monday, April 15, 2013

  • Updated Monday, September 23, 2013 11:09 am

There was a scare in Pawleys Island April 8 when a 10-year-old girl went missing.
Deputies met with the father of the child on Grate Ave. at about 6:25 p.m. and he said he had not seen his daughter for about two hours.
He said he saw her leave her house on her bicycle and was supposed to be going to her grandmother’s house, also on Grate Ave.
The man said about two hours later he realized she was not at her grandmother’s so he began searching.
He found her bike in front of Alston’s Tabernacle Church across from Waccamaw Elementary School.
A witness said he saw the girl on a swing outside the church and asked her if she was OK. She told him she was waiting for her mother, the report states.
Multiple deputies and Midway Fire Rescue responded to the scene.
The search was about to get underway in earnest when the girl walked up to the scene and was reunited with her parents.
The report does not indicate where the girl had been.

Hit and run

Georgetown police met with a 23-year-old man at the emergency room April 3 after he was hit by a car.
The man said he was at the corner of Hawkins and Kaminski Street when a man he knows pulled up to the intersection.
He said he walked up to the driver’s side window of the man’s car to talk about money the man owes him.
That is when the suspect allegedly “turned the car sharply toward him and accelerated dangerously,” the report states.
The victim was thrown on the pavement and suffered injuries on his head, back and elbows.
The suspect drove away and has not been found.
The man did not call police, he said, because he did not want to start trouble.

Stowaway on the wrong side of S.C.

A 55-year-old man from Spartanburg was arrested for trespassing Monday morning after CSX officials saw him “jumping on and off railroad cars being pulled by a train at Santee Cooper.
The man told deputies he hopped on the train in Charlotte hoping to catch a ride to Spartanburg.
He was released from jail Tuesday under a $460 bond.

Another four-tire theft

As previously reported, someone stole all four tires off of a Chevy Tahoe at Island Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram March 23.
On Monday, the four tires were stolen off of a 2013 Chevy at Coastal Chevy, also in Pawleys Island.
A deputy viewed footage from security cameras and saw a black vehicle enter the car lot, drive by the car that was later vandalized, and then drive away. Minutes later a man came out of the woods, walked around the lot for a minute then started removing the tires from the Chevy.
He took the tires to the woods, one at a time.
The loss is estimates at more than $3,000 since the rims, center caps and sensors were also taken.
The car was on blocks when workers arrived the following morning.

Over the line “prank”


A Maryville woman met with police at the police station Monday to report a suspicious letter that had been left at the front door of her South Fraser Street home.
She said the letter was marked to be delivered to her husband.
The letter, in graphic detail, accused the woman of having an affair at her workplace in Pawleys Island.
She said she has been harassed by some young girls she works with and now she feels they have “carried their juvenile pranks too far,” the report states.
Because there was no proof who wrote and delivered the letter, police say there was not much they can do.
The woman was advised to file a report at the Sheriff’s Office about the harassment on her job.

 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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