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Police blotter: Woman grabs gun after seeing intruder

  • Tuesday, August 20, 2013

  • Updated Monday, September 23, 2013 11:32 am

A woman from the 1400 block of Jasmine Lane in Murrells Inlet said she saw a man standing near the pool outside her house at about 6:20 a.m. Aug. 3.
The woman said she grabbed her gun and pointed it at the man and yelled at him, asking why he was at her house.
The man said he was looking for a place to sleep.
When the woman walked over to call for security, the man left.
The woman told the deputy she thinks the man was intoxicated. She said he seemed confused and disoriented.
The area was searched but the man was not found.

Disturbance at a funeral

A 56-year-old woman was arrested after allegedly causing a disturbance at a funeral July 31.
Georgetown police were sent to First Calvary Church on Congdon Street and met with a complainant who said the woman was at the church during a funeral and was cursing at people.
The woman was reportedly asking for food and got mad when she was refused additional servings. That is when she began to shout profanities at people in the church.
The complainant said she told the woman she had to leave and the woman walked across the street.
Police searched the area and found the woman hiding in a utility closet at Hair Q on Highmarket Street.
The report says the woman is homeless and frequents the area often.
She told police “the woman at the church was mean. All I want is food.”
She was charged with disorderly conduct.

Discharged man refused
to leave hospital


Police were sent to Georgetown Memorial Hospital Aug. 4 because of a 63-year-old Georgetown man who had been discharged but was refusing to leave.
The officer saw the man, some security guards and other staff members in the middle of the emergency room. The man would not say why he did not want to leave but was “causing a scene,” the report states.
He had family on the scene waiting to take him home.
The officer asked the man to step outside to discuss the matter but he refused. He was told if he did not leave he would be arrested for disorderly conduct.
A family member asked the officer to not use force. She said the man had a run-in with police recently and suffered an injury.
The woman also said she did want him to go to jail for disturbing the hospital.
The man was given a final chance to leave. He again refused so he was arrested.
 
Ex and son steal $5,000

A Duke Street man said his 47-year-old girlfriend and her 20-year-old son stole about $5,000 from his house and then fled in a vehicle on Aug. 5.
The victim said the woman had lived with him for about six months but they had an argument so she decided to pack her things and leave.
The man said he left the house to run some errands and when he returned the woman and her son were “hurriedly getting in the car and trying to rush away.”
The man said he went inside and saw his five-gallon jug that holds his savings was gone.
The man said he tried calling the woman’s phone but she did not answer.
He said she may have been headed back to her home in Conway.

Drunk, combative man
charged with hit and run

An “extremely intoxicated” 27-year-old man from Andrews was arrested for a hit-and -run that occurred at the intersection of Church and King Streets Aug. 6.
A Georgetown woman said her car was hit from behind and the suspect then drove around her.
She was able to get the license tag number and that was used to get the information about the owner. The suspect was pulled over by a deputy in the Maryville area.
The officer described the man as being extremely intoxicated. While en route to jail he repeatedly beat his head on the security glass in the vehicle.
Before the jail would book him, the man required medical attention. At the hospital he started throwing himself head first against a wall.
He was then restrained on a bed. After the medical exam he was returned to jail.

Six charged with shoplifting


Georgetown police arrested six men for shoplifting from Walmart July 31.
Store security informed police the men loaded a buggy with three flat screen TVs and then pushed the cart out the front door without paying.
A staff member attempted to stop the men and was able to recover the TVs. But they drove away with other stolen items.
A traffic stop was made on the vehicle and police found the merchandise taken from Walmart. They also found things that were reportedly stolen from a Dollar General in Charleston.
A chain saw and pressure washer were also found in the vehicle.

Woman confronts intruder
at gunpoint


A woman from the 1400 block of Jasmine Lane in Murrells Inlet said she saw a man standing near the pool outside her house at about 6:20 a.m. Aug. 3.
The woman said she grabbed her gun and pointed it at the man and yelled at him, asking why he was at her house.
The man said he was looking for a place to sleep.
When the woman walked over to call for security, the man left.
The woman told the deputy she thinks the man was intoxicated. She said he seemed confused and disoriented.
The area was searched but the man was not found.

TP’d on Bobcat Drive


A man from Bobcat Drive in Pawleys Island said he and his family returned home July 31 and saw someone had thrown toilet paper through the trees in the front of his house.
He said his sprinkler system activates at 5 a.m. daily. Since the toilet paper was wet it had to thrown in the trees before that time.
The TP was removed before the deputy arrived.
The man said he thinks the vandalism is reported to harassment involving Craigslist that he reported previously.

Too upset to report


A woman who lives in the 4900 block of South First Street in Murrells Inlet said someone broke into her mobile home July 28 or 29.
She reported the incident July 31.
When asked by a deputy why she waited, she said it was because she was sick and upset about the incident.
The woman said nothing appeared to have been taken from inside but items were missing from outside including $50 worth of toys.
Also taken were three propane tanks and 10-15 bamboo fishing poles.

Slap Jack confiscated


A deputy was sent to the Kangaroo convenience store in Murrells Inlet because of a suspicious vehicle. The tag on the vehicle was not registered to that car.
While speaking with the driver — a 42-year-old Murrells Inlet man — the deputy saw a leather “slap jack” — a type of hand-held weapon — on the floorboard.
The man was told it was illegal to possess a slap jack, so he voluntarily handed it over. The report does not indicate if any action was taken because of the improper license tag.

Underage drinking on the beach


While patrolling the beach in Litchfield on an ATV, a deputy spotted a man and woman sitting in the sand with empty beer bottles around them.
The two — both from Cedar Park, Texas — were ticketed because they are both under 21.
They said they were staying with their grandmother in Jamestown. They had to wait for her to arrive before they were allowed to leave because she had to drive their vehicle home.

Betrayed by the dog’s caregiver

A woman from Berwick Drive in Pawleys Island says she has tens of thousands of dollars stolen from her this year and she feels the son of her dog’s caretaker is to blame.
The woman said she had a woman pick up and drop off her dog daily but early this year that woman got hurt so that woman’s son took over.
Last month the victim noticed money was missing from her bank account. She discovered the man taking care of her dog had been writing checks to himself from her account.
Since March the man has written a total of $22,500 worth of checks.
He is also accused of using her credit card to make nearly $300 worth of purchases.
The case is still under investigation.


TP’d on Bobcat Drive


A man from Bobcat Drive in Pawleys Island said he and his family returned home July 31 and saw someone had thrown toilet paper through the trees in the front of his house.
He said his sprinkler system activates at 5 a.m. daily. Since the toilet paper was wet it had to be thrown in the trees before that time.
The TP was removed before the deputy arrived.
The man said he thinks the vandalism is related to harassment involving Craigslist that he reported previously.

Too upset to report

A woman who lives in the 4900 block of South First Street in Murrells Inlet said someone broke into her mobile home July 28 or 29.
She reported the incident July 31.
When asked by a deputy why she waited, she said it was because she was sick and upset about the incident.
The woman said nothing appeared to have been taken from inside but items were missing from outside including $50 worth of toys. Also taken were three propane tanks and 10-15 bamboo fishing poles.

Slap Jack confiscated

A deputy was sent to the Kangaroo convenience store in Murrells Inlet because of a suspicious vehicle. The tag on the vehicle was not registered to that car.
While speaking with the driver — a 42-year-old Murrells Inlet man — the deputy saw a leather “slap jack” — a type of hand-held weapon — on the floorboard.
The man was told it was illegal to possess a slap jack, so he voluntarily handed it over. The report does not indicate if any action was taken because of the improper license tag.

Underage drinking
on the beach


While patrolling the beach in Litchfield on an ATV, a deputy spotted a man and woman sitting in the sand with empty beer bottles around them.
The two — both from Cedar Park, Texas — were ticketed because they are both under 21.
They said they were staying with their grandmother in Jamestown. They had to wait for her to arrive before they were allowed to leave because she had to drive their vehicle home.

Betrayed by the
dog’s caregiver


A woman from Berwick Drive in Pawleys Island says she had tens of thousands of dollars stolen from her this year and she feels the son of her dog’s caretaker is to blame.
The woman said she had a woman pick up and drop off her dog daily but early this year that woman got hurt so that woman’s son took over.
Last month the victim noticed money was missing from her bank account. She discovered the man taking care of her dog had been writing checks to himself from her account.
Since March the man has written a total of $22,500 worth of checks.
He is also accused of using her credit card to make nearly $300 worth of purchases.
The case is still under investigation.

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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