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Police Blotter: Teen charged after bridge jumper report

  • Wednesday, August 15, 2012

  • Updated Wednesday, August 15, 2012 3:41 am

A 17-year-old Andrews man was charged after a passerby thought he saw the teen jump from the Maryville Bridge at about 6 p.m. Saturday.
The caller said he was driving over the bridge when he saw the teen hanging off the structure. He said when he looked in his rear view mirror, the teen had vanished.
He called 911 which led to a three hour search of the water by Georgetown Police, the U.S. Coast Guard and the City Fire Department.
As the search was taking place, the 17-year-old and two others walked up to the area.
An officer noticed the 17-year-old matched the description of the possible jumper that had been given by the caller.
The teen was questioned and he denied being near the bridge, so the search continued.
The caller was later asked to respond to the area, which he did. Once on the scene, he positively identified the 17-year-old as the one he thought had jumped.
Because the time-consuming, costly search could have been shortened if he had told the truth, the teen was charged with disorderly conduct.

Woman bails from moving truck


A woman was rushed to the hospital to be treated for a broken leg after she reportedly jumped from a moving vehicle at the area of Kings River Road and Fieldgate Circle in Pawleys Island the night of Aug. 6.
The driver of the truck, a 26-year-old Surfside Beach man, said he went to pick the woman up after she called him saying she needed to leave her boyfriend because they were not getting along.
The man said while the woman was in the truck, she got mad at him when he said she could not stay with him because he is married.
The man described the woman as being intoxicated and “acting strange” before she opened the door of the truck and jumped out.
When deputies arrived, she was laying beside the road and was screaming with “blood all over her body.”
Although no charges were filed because of the woman’s injury, the man was arrested after it was learned he was driving with a suspended license.

Robbed at drug dealer’s home

A 24-year-old Georgetown man told police he was robbed of $60 by a man he does not know the night of Aug. 10.
The alleged victim said the man agreed to take him to the home of his drug dealer so he could pay off a debt.
He said when they arrived his drug dealer called him a snitch and told him to leave. That, he said, is when the man who gave him the ride took $30 he was holding in his hand and then removed another $30 from his pocket. The suspect then ran from the scene with the man’s money.
However, when he was questioned further, the alleged victim had several inconsistencies in his recollection of the events so no charges have been filed in the case.

Missing animal meds

A veterinarian at the Animal Hospital and Laser Center in Pawleys Island reported about 12.5 CCs of Hydromorphone was missing from the facility.
He said it’s unknown if the medicine was stolen or was used on animals.

Suicidal woman escapes


Deputies received a call about a 21-year-old woman who walked away from Waccamaw Community Hospital, still in her hospital gown, Aug. 9.
The woman – described as suicidal and a heroin addict —  had been transported to the hospital by EMS for a mental evaluation.
It was the second time she took off from the hospital in a week. On Aug. 5 she was transported to the emergency room and ran out the back door.
As of the time the report was written, the woman had not been located for the most recent incident.

Church vandalized


It will cost about $500 to repair a window that was smashed at Abundant Harvest Church on Prince Street in Georgetown Aug. 9.
A member of the church showed an officer the rear window that someone broke. No entry to the building was made and nothing was reported missing.

Car egged


A woman from Player Street in Georgetown said she heard a noise outside her home Aug. 7 and when she checked she saw her car had been egged.
She also saw three young males in a neighboring yard who ran when they saw her.
Some neighbors said they saw the teens throwing the eggs but did not know their names.
The victim decided she did not want to press charges.

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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