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Police Blotter: Woman asks for $2,500 ticket

  • Friday, September 7, 2012

  • Updated Friday, September 7, 2012 10:21 am

While on patrol in Litchfield Aug. 31, a deputy saw a 37-year-old Dallas, Texas woman playing with her unleashed dog on the beach.
The woman was informed by the deputy the dog must be on a leash.
“I did not drive 18 hours to sit on the beach with my dog on a leash,” the woman responded.
The woman asked how much the fine for violating the ordinance is and she was told $250.
“Write the ticket for $2,500 because I will be here ten days and I do not intend to keep my dog on a leash while I am on the beach,” the woman reportedly replied.
She then got out of her chair and got “very boisterous” as she began informing the deputy how much she paid to stay in a gated community.
The woman was issued a citation for violating the leash law and she continued to be “loud and argumentative.”
The deputy said if she did not calm down she would be taken to jail and her dog would be taken to a shelter.
“Like hell,” the woman reportedly then said.
But, eventually she complied by taking her dog off the beach.

Burglars caught in act

A man who owns a home in the 1700 block of Jasper Street in Kensington called 911 last Friday after he stopped by the house and found two men inside.
He said he was at the house to show it to a potential renter when he saw a broken window. As he walked through the house, he saw someone on the floor in a bedroom so he backed away and called for help.
When deputies arrived, the man was still on the floor and the second suspect was trying to hide in a closet.
The two were arrested. While being searched, deputies found a small amount of marijuana in the pocket of one of the men.
The other man had blood on his clothes. It’s believed he cut himself on the broken window.

Fire investigation

Georgetown County fire officials have asked the Sheriff’s Office to help investigate a suspicious fire.
On Aug. 26, there was a fire at a home in Sampit and the family was relocated to a hotel because of the extent of the damage. The electricity to the home was disconnected after the fire.
Last Friday, there was another fire at the same location.
“There was nothing that would have caused an additional fire,” the report states. “The circumstances surrounding it are very suspicious.”
A gas can was found on the property but it is unknown if it was used to start the fire.
The owner said she was at the home the day before the second fire and she did not notice anything suspicious.

Stolen Jag emblem

A woman from Ribgrass Lane in Pawleys Island said someone stole the emblem from the front of her Jaguar Aug. 29 or 30.
She suspects a landscaper who works in Rose Run may be responsible.

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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