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Police Blotter: North Santee fire considered suspicious

  • Wednesday, October 23, 2013

  • Updated Wednesday, October 23, 2013 10:27 am

A mobile home fire that occurred after midnight Saturday on Shortcut Road in North Santee is considered suspicious.
That's because the power has been disconnected from the trailer for about a month and it has been unoccupied.
A neighbor said his dogs started barking at around 12:30 a.m. but he looked and did not see anything so he and his girlfriend drove to get a beer. When they returned flames were shooting through the roof of the mobile home.
The owner said she has no idea who would set the fire.
The case is under investigation.

Suspicious man

A woman from the 300 block of Hodge Drive met with a deputy Oct. 18 and said several times in recent weeks she has heard and seen a man outside her home at night.
She said the man has knocked on her windows, and tried to open them, but was scared off when he heard people inside.
She said when she got home on Oct. 18, two of her windows were cracked open. She asked her babysitter who said she did not open the windows but had heard a noise which she thought was a cat.
Nothing has been taken from the woman's home.

Trust issues lead to fight over phone

A deputy met with man from Voyagers Drive in Pawleys Island Saturday. The man said he and his wide have been having “trust” issues and they have been checking each other's phones.
He said his wife took his phone outside and they got into a struggle when he tried to get it back.
The man said he went back inside and the next morning he asked his wife for the phone and she said she did not know where it was, the report states.
The man told her to look in her car for the phone but she refused. Instead she left for a planned trip to Mount Pleasant.
The officer told the man since they are married and it was a pre-arranged trip, the woman cannot be charged with stealing the phone.
The officer contacted the woman by phone. She admitted she took her husband's phone and said he had thrown her on the ground and held her down, causing bruising.
The man told the deputy she probably was bruised because she has thin blood and bruises easily. He said she was hit by a door.
The woman was advised to go to the Sheriff's Office on Monday, when she returned from Mount Pleasant if she wanted to file a report against her husband.

Profane front door

A woman from St. Christopher Circle in Pawleys Island called 911 Oct. 18 after someone wrote profanity on her front door.
She thinks her son's friend is responsible for the graffiti. She said she had to send him home for playing rough with her son.
She said he has anger issues and she heard him use the same profanity that was written on the door.
The woman said she did not want to press charges.

IDs found on boat after theft

 On Oct. 19, a deputy met with the caretaker of a boat docked at Crazy Sister Marina in Murrells Inlet. He said it appears someone had been on the boat and had taken a stereo speaker. He said Oct. 4 was the last time he had checked on the boat.
A trash bag “full of belongings” was found on the boat. Also found was a wallet containing two IDs and various other cards.
One of the boat owners said she does not remember the last time she was on the boat and cannot tell anything about the speakers.
The wallet was placed in evidence.

The case of the missing broom

 An employee of the Pawleys Island Recycling Center said a 41-year-old man stole a broom from that location and left in a red truck Saturday.
Using the license tag information, a deputy got the suspect's address and went to the residence. He saw the truck but did not see the broom.
The deputy talked to the man who said he had used the broom to sweep out the back of his truck and then placed the broom behind a Dumpster.
The worker said the area was checked and the broom was not found.
The worker also said no one actually witnessed the man leaving with the broom.

 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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