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Police Blotter: Teens terrified by masked men

  • Friday, July 5, 2013

  • Updated Monday, September 23, 2013 11:15 am

There were some scary moments for two juveniles from Blackthorn Court in Andrews who called 911 to report four men with bandanas covering their faces were on their front porch.
The juvenile females were home alone when the men — who appeared to be in their early 20s — knocked on the door. When they opened the door one of the masked men asked “is your daddy home?”
One of the men then tried to walk inside but the girls held the handle of the door preventing it from opening.
“We will be back,” one of the suspects said as they all started to walk away.
A neighbor then saw what was happening and yelled and the four fled the scene.

Burglarized again

A woman from the 1000 block of Sollie Circle reported a burglary at her home June 29. And she said it was the second time her home has been broken into recently.
The woman said she was away from home June 28. The next she went to get her silver from a hiding place in which it was kept and it was gone.
She then saw other items were missing.
The deputy noted many valuable items such as a flat screen TV, a stereo and DVD player were not taken.

Bar disturbance

Deputies — at about 3:30 a.m. June 28 — were sent to Islander Bar and Grill in Pawleys Island because of a reported fight.
While en route the officers were informed one of the suspects was leaving in a pickup truck.
When the deputies arrived they saw a large man who was bleeding on his face. He said he was OK.
Bystanders told the officers it was that man — 24-years-old from Massachusetts — who started the fight.
Highway Patrol spotted the pickup and transported the other man involved in the fight — 25-years-old from Andrews — back to the bar.
A woman said the Massachusetts man was arguing with one of her friends then grabbed her by the throat.
That is when the Andrews man jumped in and hit the suspect to get him off of the woman.
The woman said she did want to press charges against the suspect who was transported to the hospital for treatment.

Harassing calls

The mother of a 26-year-old Georgetown  woman spoke with a deputy June 29 because her daughter has been receiving harassing calls and texts from her ex-boyfriend.
She said it began June 21 when the man assaulted the victim while they were living together in Horry County.
The calls and texts are an attempt to keep the woman from cooperating with police on the criminal charges, the report states. The man has been told to stop making contact with the victim.
The case was expected to be presented to a magistrate for possible prosecution.

Missing jewelry


An Ohio woman vacationing at a condo on South Waccamaw Drive in Garden City reported a jewelry theft June 29.
The woman said the jewelry worth $300 was in a bathroom and no one but family members had been in the house to the best of her knowledge.
She said she feels someone from a cleaning crew may be responsible.

Burglary thwarted by noisy music box


A burglar was caught in the act thanks to a music box.
A woman from Wachesaw Road in Murrells Inlet said she was awakened at about 3:15 a.m. June 22 by her music box she keeps in a bathroom.
When she got out of bed to investigate she saw a man with a flashlight looking at her jewelry in another bedroom.
The woman retrieved her mace and sprayed the man as he was running down the hallway.
The man ran out of the kitchen door. It is believed that was also the door he used to get inside.
Glass in the kitchen window was broken but it did not appear he got in that way.
A computer hard drive was on an outside table but the woman said it does not belong to her or her roommate.
The only thing reported stolen was $40 in cash.
The case remains under investigation.

Recovered stolen clubs

A Georgetown County deputy met with investigators from Brunswick County June 25 who were visiting golf shops along the Grand Strand looking for items stolen from their jurisdiction.
At Bandit Golf in Murrells Inlet, the owner said he had purchased some — but not all — of the clubs on the list.
Nine various golf clubs were recovered and were turned over to the North Carolina detectives.
No criminal charges were filed.

Money and wallet theft

A woman from Talon Circle in Murrells Inlet reported her house was burglarized June 25.
She said her grandson was the last to leave the house at about 11:45 a.m. When they returned later in the day they first noticed some doors were open that should have been closed.
Her grandson — visiting from Virginia —   discovered money was taken from a drawer in his room. Her granddaughter’s wallet was also taken.
There are no suspects although the teen said many of his friends know one of the doors to the home is usually left unlocked.

3K-plus worth of jewelry stolen

More than $31,000 worth of jewelry was reported stolen from a home on Chapel Creek Road in Pawleys Island.
A man said the jewels were taken from an upstairs bedroom. The theft was reported June 22 but the owner said he does not know when the items were actually taken.
He said several people have access to and reside in the house.
The missing jewelry includes two earrings, a diamond ring, a Rolex watch, a diamond and gold necklace and a large bracelet.
There are no suspects or leads.

Reported Food Lion shoplifting

A manager of the Pawleys Island Food Lion reported a shoplifting June 24.
She said she saw a 24-year-old Pawleys Island woman near the drink cooler placing a container of milk into her purse.
The woman took a Coke from the cooler and paid for the soft drink at the register.
The employee confronted the woman about the milk. She said the only thing in her purse was her wallet and then she walked out of the store.
The manager wrote down the woman’s license tag number as she was leaving.
A deputy responded to the residence at which the car is registered. He met with the woman who said she did have milk in the store but when she realized she did not have enough money to pay for it, she placed it in the beer cooler.
The store manager was given that information and she told the deputy she would get back with him once video from surveillance cameras was reviewed.

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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