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Police Blotter: Man accused of raping cousin

  • Wednesday, September 4, 2013

  • Updated Monday, September 23, 2013 11:33 am

A 33-year-old woman says she was raped by her 46-year-old cousin and is now pregnant as a result.
The woman said the attack occurred in May after she left her grandmother’s house. She said she stopped at Georgetown County home of her uncle to sleep for a while before driving home.
She said while she was asleep, her cousin entered the room and she woke up to find him sexually assaulting her.
The woman said she was in shock but attempted to fight him off. He completed the act then grabbed some cash from his pants and threw it to her telling her to keep quiet.
The woman said she refused to take the money.
The woman said some time after the incident, another relative told her “I am sorry. You are not the first one. Go pursue charges on him.”
The Sheriff’s Office says the case is still being investigated. As of Tuesday no charges had been filed.

Still blocking the road

An 81-year-old man who has had several run-ins with authorities because he blocks the road on which he lives, allegedly did it again.
When a deputy arrived in Meria Drive in the North Santee area Aug. 28, the suspect was blocking the road with a red Nissan. There were other vehicles — including a school bus — trying to turn on the road.
The man claims it is a private road and therefore he says it cannot be used by the public.
He has been ordered by a judge previously to stop blocking the road. Since he failed to follow the order, he was arrested.

Woman assaulted,
held against her will

A 24-year-old woman called 911 Aug. 28 because the man she lives with, also 24-years-old, allegedly assaulted her and held her against her will.
The woman – described by the deputy as being intoxicated – met the officer at the intersection of Pendergrass and First Street in Murrells Inlet.
She said the man was acting aggressive towards her and when she tried to leave he grabbed her preventing her from escaping.
She said he hit her so she hit him back.
The man gave a different story, saying he tried to prevent her from leaving because she was going to purchase drugs.
He had some minor cuts on his face.
The woman had no visible injury.
Because the deputy could not determine who started the altercation, he placed both of them under arrest for simple assault.
“Bloody pulp” threat

A 23-year-old Murrells Inlet woman said she received a call on her cell phone Aug. 27 from a Georgetown woman who threatened to “beat her to a bloody pulp.”
The victim said she has had altercations with the woman in the past but has not reported those incidents.
Because the call was on a speaker phone, the victim’s father heard what was said and backed up his daughter’s claim.
The woman said she did want to press charges.

 Thousands stolen

 A man from the 100 block of Voyager’s Drive in Pawleys Island reported $3,000 was stolen from his house.
The man said he had the money stashed in two different locations and the only person who knew about the cash was his fiancée.
There were no signs of forced entry to the home.
Crab theft

 On Aug. 24, a cashier at Murrells Inlet Seafood reported a man walked in the business and grabbed someone else’s and fled.
The man – who left in a white Dodge truck – took an order of 24 steamed blue crabs.
When the man walked in the business he claimed he was with the party that placed the order.
The cashier then ran the credit card that had been given to her over the phone when the order was placed.
The man signed the receipt and left. It was not until after he was gone that it was discovered he was not with the family that placed the order.
The restaurant made good on the order that was placed.

Green Dot scam

A 79-year-old woman told Georgetown police she received a call Aug. 23 from someone claiming to be “Attorney Johnson.” The caller told the woman he was sending her three large checks she needed to cash. He told the woman she was to use the cash to purchase a “Green Dot” card at Walmart.
Once the cards were purchased, the man said he would call back with final instructions.
The woman was told she could keep a portion of the money for her trouble.
The call was placed from the Conway area.
The woman said she has been a scam victim in the past, which is why she wanted to report the call.

Stolen rims and tires

The owner of Georgetown Auto Sales on Highmarket Street reported the rims and tires were stolen off of two vehicles on the lot overnight Aug. 22.
The rims and tires were taken from a 2010 GMC Sierra pickup truck and a 2007 Chysler.
The loss is estimated at $4,000.

 Fake cash at Dead Dog

A manager of the Dead Dog Saloon in Murrells Inlet reported the restaurant received some counterfeit money Aug. 14.
She said she was preparing a deposit when she discovered a fake $100 bill.
It’s unknown who passed the bill to the restaurant.
The manager said she would ask workers to be more observant in the future.

 Caged dogs draw concern

 A man from Georgieville Road in Pawleys Island called 911 Aug. 17 because he was concerned about some dogs in the neighborhood.
The man said the people who live behind him on Carr Road moved out in May but left two pit bulls in cages on the porch. He said they do come by daily and to feed them and let them out of their cages. However, the complainant said he feels it is animal cruelty because the dogs are left in the cages for 12-18 hours before they are let out. He also said he does not think they are getting enough food and water.
The deputy said he did not see any food or water in the cages. The matter is still under investigation.

Subway embezzlement

 On Aug. 17, a deputy met with a district manager of Subway restaurants who said he noticed 45 suspicious transactions that were made the evening of Aug. 17 at the Pawleys Island location.
He said the cash register was low and there were multiple transactions that were voided throughout the evening. The exact amount of money missing was unknown when the report was taken but at least $500 was not accounted for, the report states.
One worker was questioned about the money and she replied “I told them not to do that.”
She said another worker asked her for her PIN to the cash register. Since they are friends, she gave it to him.
She said that person and another worker pocketed cash from the register through the evening.
No charges were filed against the woman. The investigation continues into the allegations made about the other workers.

 “Love”ly vandalism

 A woman from Woodhaven Drive in Murrells Inlet said someone painted the words “I love you” on two vehicles in her yard sometime between 3 p.m. Aug. 17 and 10 a.m. Aug. 18.
There are no suspects.

 Information is subject to change as the investigation proceeds. Individuals arrested and/or charged have not been convicted.

—Compiled by  Scott Harper
of The Georgetown Times


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