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Police Blotter: Tara Hall resident charged with assault

  • Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Jim Dumm, the director of Tara Hall Home for Boys met with a deputy Oct. 10 after a 13-year-old resident reportedly assaulted an 8-year-old.
He said the teen used a clothes basket to hit the younger child in the face. He said he wanted something done because it was the second time the child was attacked by the teen.
Less than a week earlier, while cleaning the kitchen, the suspect hit the victim with a mop or broom. He also hit the victim with a rubber bat that same day. Dumm said they have tried to solve the problem internally but the teen continued to assault the boy for no reason.
The teen will appear in court in November to face a charge of assault and battery.

Wandering toddler leads to safety measures

A woman from Highridge Loop in Pawleys Island said she was leaving her neighborhood just before 8 a.m. Oct. 5 when she saw a 3-year-old boy in pajamas, holding a diaper bag, walking in the roadway.
There was a woman nearby so she asked that woman if it was her child and was told no. That is when the complainant called 911.
A deputy asked the boy if he knew where he lived. He said yes and took the officer to an upstairs apartment on Ashcraft Circle. When they arrived the child opened the door and ran to his bedroom.
The child's mother was in her bed with the TV on, the report states.
The woman said she and her son were in the bed watching TV and she fell back asleep.
She said she did not know her son had learned to unlock the deadbolt on the door.
“It was determined the mother was not negligent,” the report states. It was suggested she put a latch on the upper part of the door that he could not reach.
The woman later called the deputy and informed him she had installed a latch and an alarm on the door.

Woman drugged at Murrells Inlet bar

A woman from Stafford, Va. said she was in Murrells Inlet Oct. 5 enjoying the fall bike rally activities when she went into a bar to enjoy some drinks.
She said as she was drinking she started getting sick and then began vomiting.
The woman said she passed out and woke up in the hospital.
The woman said while she was in the hospital she believes she heard staff saying she was a “meth-head” and that she had meth, molly and some sort of ecstasy in her system.
The woman said she does not use drugs so those things should not have been in her system.
A friend of the woman told deputies that another female who was in the bar was having the same types of medical issues. She said two women took that sick woman to a car and they drove away.
An ambulance worker told deputies the victim was bleeding from her mouth when she was transported to Waccamaw Hospital.
Hospital staff said because of privacy laws, they could not tell the deputies anything about the woman's condition or about anything she may have overheard about what may have been found in her system.

Angry woman scratches, bites

 A man from the 4500 block of Lomax Court in Murrells Inlet called 911 Oct. 8 after his 45-year-old ex-girlfriend allegedly scratched him on the face and bit his finger, causing a laceration.
The man said he and the suspect broke up but they still live in the same residence because she thinks he is having an affair with her mother.
He said the woman got out of jail that day and got home and started drinking. He said he feels the alcohol “played a role” in her turning violent.
The man said the two began arguing about her mother when she scratched him on the face, bit his finger, and then ran upstairs.
The deputies found the woman in her bedroom putting clothes in a bag.
“I am coming. What am I allowed to take with me,” she reportedly said when she saw the deputies.
The woman was arrested for criminal domestic violence and will appear in court in November.

Homeless couple found in Pawleys Home

Deputies were sent to a home in the 400 block of Country Club Drive in Pawleys Island Oct. 9 because of a report of a burglary in progress.
Upon arrival they saw a man and woman running from the house.
A bedroom window was open. The house is in foreclosure and it was unknown by the deputies to whom it belongs.
A prescription bottle belonging to a 17-year-old woman was found on the scene. She was found by the officers and said she and her boyfriend are homeless and had been staying at the house. She denied they were the ones that initially broke into the house.

Attempted burglary caught on camera

A woman from the 700 block of McDonald Road said she heard a noise in her backyard at about 4:40 a.m. She said she checked her security camera and saw a man running from her property.
The man is seen on the video going through a truck in the yard. He is then seen using his flashlight as he walked around the yard. He tried to get into another vehicle and then he tried to enter a shed but ran away when an alarm sounded.
There was not a clear image of the man on the video.

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

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