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Police Blotter: Quiet. It's the library

  • Wednesday, January 23, 2013

  • Updated Monday, September 23, 2013 10:49 am

Georgetown police issued a warrant against a 38-year-old Duke Street man who was causing a disturbance at the Georgetown Library on Cleland Street Jan. 10.
The man, who was already on trespass notice because of previous incidents, was on a bicycle in the parking lot shouting profanity.
When an employee asked him repeatedly to leave, he refused and got louder with his shouting.
The man fled before police arrived and they could not find him.
A warrant was prepared and he will be arrested when he is found.

Just checking the
door strength


A caller to 911 at about 2:50 p.m. Jan. 13 said he saw someone trying to break into Charlie’s Music Co. at the corner of Front and Cleland streets.
The caller said he watched as the man ran from the building moments before police arrived.
The 18-year-old Winyah Street man was quickly found and detained by police. In his pocket, officers found a razor blade knife and “some sort of greased fitting,” the report states.
He also had a screw in his hand.
The man said he was not planning to break into the building. He told police he was just checking to see how strong the door was, according to the report.
He was arrested for attempted burglary.

Man arrested after lengthy foot chase

An off-duty officer contacted Georgetown police at about 10:40 a.m. Jan. 12 because of a 47-year-old West Virginia Road man who was acting suspicious in the Historic District.
When the man saw he was being watched by the officer, he took off. Because of recent burglaries in the area, police searched for the man.
He was spotted hiding behind a house in the 700 block of Prince Street. When he saw police, he started running and jumped a wall behind the house.
A foot chase began that continued along the Front Street business district and to Cannon Street.
The man then ran to Highmarket Street and to Duke Street where he was finally apprehended.
When the man was asked why he had thermal gloves in his pocket, the man said it was cold when he left home that morning. The report states the morning low that day was in the mid-50s.
The man was charged with hindering/obstructing police and trespassing.

Really fake cash

A customer tried to make a purchase at Burger King in Georgetown Jan. 12 using a very noticeable counterfeit $20 bill.
A Burger King worker said the bill had the texture of regular copy machine paper and was improperly cut with no watermarks or security strip.
Police found the man who passed the bill. Her said the previous day he was attempting to get a haircut but only had a $100 bill. He said the barber did not have change but a man he does not know broke the currency for him.
He said it was that man who gave him the counterfeit $20 bill used at Burger King.

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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