Police Blotter: Theft of Dawhoo Lake

  • Friday, April 13, 2012

While patrolling Dawhoo Lake Road April 2, a deputy was flagged down by a man who said several items had been stolen from his house in the 1300 block.
The items taken include: A DVD player, about 35 Methadone pills, a necklace, two $2 bills, a silver $1 bill, six 50-cent pieces, X-Box games, and a coin from the 1770s.
There was no forced entry into the home.
The man feels his cousin may be responsible.

Pirate painted

The owner of Drunken Jacks in Murrells Inlet said someone painted the eyes and telescope lens of the pirate located behind the restaurant on the Marshwalk.
Black paint was used for the graffiti.
There are no suspects.

Woman reports attempted
identity theft

A woman from New York was on vacation in Pawleys Island April 3 when she reported someone used her social security number to try to open a Belk’s charge account.
She said the attempt was denied and she was notified about the attempted fraud by Lifelock.
She said a similar incident happened when she was in Pawleys Island last October.
When a inquiry was made with Belk headquarters by a deputy, it was learned the account opening attempt took place at a store in Alabama.

Caught in the act

A deputy was in the 2000 block of South Waccamaw Drive in Murrells Inlet at about 9:50 a.m. April 4 when he saw a 39-year-old Gainseville, Florida man walking out of a house carrying several bags and a boogie board.
When asked by the officer what he was doing, the man said he was performing some jobs for the owners.
Because the house looked “unlivable” from the outside, the deputy was suspicious of the man’s actions so he was detained as the situation was sorted out.
The owners were contacted and told the deputy they do not know the man and he should not have been inside the house.
The man was arrested for trespassing and was transported to jail.

Another burglary

A Charlotte woman who was staying in a home in the 1500 block of South Waccamaw Drive in Murrells Inlet said someone broke in and took a bunch of jewelry and a purse belonging to her and one belonging to her daughter.
One of the rings taken is valued at $23,000 while a necklace is worth about $1,000. A camera was also taken.
The theft is believed to have occurred between 10 a.m. and noon April 4.

Assault on school bus reported

A woman spoke with a deputy April 4 and said that her 7 year old daughter was assaulted by a 6-year-old male student while on a Waccamaw Elementary School bus.
She said the bus was still on school grounds when the boy hit her daughter six times, busting her lip.
“There is still no reason for this attack,” the report states.
At first the woman was planning to let the school handle the situation but was concerned because the school did not plan to file a police report.
The principal assured the deputy the situation was “handled thoroughly” by the school.
An “information only” report was filed with the Sheriff’s Office.

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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