Friday, June 28, 2013
A 30-year-old Georgetown woman was charged with animal cruelty Saturday after leaving her dog in her car while shopping at Walmart.
Another customer called police after seeing the dog in the car with the windows rolled up.
Police say it was 87 degrees outside with a heat index of 90 degrees at the time.
“The dog appeared to be in distress by heavy panting,” the officer noted.
“Oh my God, really,” the car and dog owner reportedly said when she walked out and saw police by her vehicle.
She was issued a citation and has a court date in August.
Patient accused of threats
No charges were filed but a report is on file about accusations that a a 49-year-old Pawleys Island woman threatened personnel at Georgetown Memorial Hospital last Friday.
A nurse said the woman wanted to speak with her, so she went to the patient’s room.
That is when the woman told the nurse who her son was and said “I am angry for what you done. If anything happens to my daughter and she dies I am coming for you. You can take that as a threat and call police or whatever.”
The nurse told police the woman was mad because her daughter — on June 19 — had been sent to a medical facility against her mother’s wishes.
The patient denied making any threats or “anything that could be perceived as a threat.”
More alleged threats
Police met with a 33-year-old man June 17 who said he was sitting at Ben Cooper Park when a red Chevy pulled up at the stop sign.
The driver of the car reportedly yelled “I am going to shoot you in the face” then drove away.
The victim said he has no idea who the man is but he appeared to be 20-25 years-old. He did not get a license tag number.
Busted for butt-showing
While on patrol June 19, a Georgetown police officer saw a man walking on the Maryville bridge “with his pants down in the rear and his buttocks showing.”
The officer stopped and advised the 34-year-old McClellanville man to pull his pants up.
He asked the man why his pants were down and the man did not answer.
“I asked [him] if he just liked the breeze on his rear and he stated ‘yeah.’” the officer wrote.
The man was arrested for disorderly conduct.
Alleged sexual assault
The investigation is continuing into allegations a 34-year-old Georgetown man sexually assaulted a 31-year-old woman.
The woman met a deputy at the emergency room early Saturday.
She said she had been at a bar in town when she agreed to leave with the man.
She said they drove to his house and were “getting intimate” in his truck but when things were getting too heated the man started getting rough with her.
She said she told him several times to stop because he was hurting her but he continued.
The woman said once the act was completed, she left and later went to the hospital because of pain.
As of Thursday, no charges had been filed.
Minors with beer busted
While patrolling on South Waccamaw Drive in Garden City June 18, a deputy saw two people sitting on the beach drinking beer.
A female who was drinking appeared to be “very young” so the officer stopped.
When asked her age, the female said she was 22.
She was then asked to show her driver’s license which indicated she was really 17.
The male she was with is 18.
The two were issued citations for being minors in possession of alcohol.
They were also ordered to pour out all the alcohol they had in their condo because no one staying there was 21 or older.
Loitering man with crack
While on patrol, a deputy spotted a 54-year-old Murrells Inlet man loitering near the closed gate entrance of Wachesaw East.
The man said he was waiting on someone, so the deputy continued his patrols.
A while later he saw the same man walking through people’s yards on Firethorne Drive.
When the man saw the officer he started putting his hands in his pocket as if he were trying to throw something away.
The deputy was given permission to search the man and found a “rock like substance wrapped in clear plastic” in his pocket.
He admitted he had purchased crack cocaine from someone for $20.
He was arrested and was taken to jail.
A 74-year-old woman from Santolina Way in Murrells Inlet says $1,000 was taken from a bag in her bedroom.
She said the theft occurred sometime between May 20 and June 15.
She said the only people in her house during the period was a maid and a painter.
A family from Ohio vacationing at a home on Bobwhite Court in Pawleys Island June 18 reported a burglary.
A woman said they left the condo at about 1:30 p.m. and returned about 5 p.m. and saw three flat screen TVs were gone. Her laptop was also taken.
While a deputy was talking with this victim, a renter from an adjacent condo reported his laptop was also stolen.
There was no sign of forced entry in either condo.
On June 17, a deputy met with someone from National Golf Management for Litchfield Country Club at the River Club Pro Shop because of employee theft.
The man said one of his employees, a Georgetown woman, has been depositing checks into an employee account.
He said the woman would use checks assigned to a former worker to pay her own rent and utilities.
The suspect would allegedly forge the name of the former worker on the checks.
The deputy was given copies of all the paperwork and the investigation is continuing.
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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