Police Blotter: Tip leads to burglary suspect

  • Monday, March 18, 2013


A tip from a Hagley resident resulted in the arrest of an Horry County man on burglary charges.
Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Carrie Cuthbertson says Larry Dean Toombs, 51, of Nichols was arrested at about 1 a.m. Sunday.
Deputies, Cuthbertson said, “received a call from a concerned citizen regarding a suspicious vehicle” in the area of Tyson Drive and Kings River Road.
The caller said the suspicious man was at a vacant home with in a car with a utility trailer.
Deputies spotted Toombs traveling south on Ocean Highway and initiated a traffic stop. Sheriff’s investigators proceeded to the vacant home and discovered forced entry into the garage. Toombs was taken into custody without incident.
After initially claiming he was lost, Toombs — while being driven to jail —? asked to speak with investigators and cooperate. Toombs is charged with 3rd Degree Burglary and is currently being held at the Georgetown County Detention Center.

“Belligerent” bar patron arrested

Deputies were sent to the Pawleys Island Tavern at about 10:40 p.m. March 12 because of a 24-year-old Georgetown man who was intoxicated and was “getting out of hand.”
When deputies arrived, the man was sitting on the ground next to a Mustang with another man and a woman trying to assist him.
The officers were told the man became belligerent inside the bar and started causing a scene when he was asked to leave.
Someone called a cab for the man but when it arrived he refused to leave. He wanted to drive away in his Mustang but could not do so because hew could not stand up due to his intoxication.
The man was placed under arrest after he started using profanity in the presence of the deputies.

Threatening texts

A woman from Voyagers View Road in Pawleys Island said her ex-boyfriend — a 28-year-old Georgetown man — has been told to not contact her but he has ignored those requests by sending text messages and placing phone calls.
On March 11 he sent a message stating “the longer I’m away from you the more Imma hate you and the more Imma do so be careful going out and to the store.”
The woman was advised to save the texts and the case would be presented to a magistrate for possible prosecution.

Suspicious man arrested for drugs

A 32-year-old man from Mary Hines Lane in Maryville was arrested on various charges at about 4 a.m. March 12 after he was spotted acting in a suspicious manner.
A police officer on patrol saw the man, who was smoking a cigarette, standing in the roadway on Oak Street.
When the officer asked the man why he was blocking the road, he responded by saying he was trying to go home. The man kept putting his hands in his pocket despite the officer’s orders to keep his hands in view.
The officer patted the man down and found eight small bags of marijuana in his pants pocket.
The man was placed under arrest after a brief struggle.

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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