Police Blotter: Jealousy leads to stomach-slashing

  • Wednesday, October 30, 2013

A 39-year-old Hemingway area woman was rushed to the hospital to be treated for two severe cuts to her stomach area made by a man with a box cutter at a home on Kearson Drive Oct. 25.
However, witnesses said she was the one who initially tried to use the weapon on the 32-year-old man, listed as her boyfriend.
The witnesses said the woman walked up behind the man who was sitting on a stump and attempted to cut him with the box cutter.
Someone yelled a warning to the man who stood up before he was cut and a struggle began.
The man reportedly got the box cutter away from the woman who then hit him in the face with a closed fist.
That’s when the man allegedly swung the box cutter, cutting the woman twice.
The woman stumbled to the road, then fell down and called 911.
The man said he did not swing the weapon at the woman. He said she got cut when they fell in the grass during the struggle.
The man said he has been living with the woman for about two months and she was jealous because she thought other women were flirting with him.
Both were charged with criminal domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature.

 Threatened robbery

 A man who owns a convenience store on Carvers Bay Road met with a deputy Oct. 21 after he received a threat that his store was going to be robbed that evening.
The man said he received a call from a man who said he overheard three other men talking about their plans to rob the store.
The men were reportedly talking about how easy it was to rob the store on a previous occasion.
Extra patrols were made in the area and no robbery took place.

 Alleged “officer” tries to swindle money

 A woman from Hicks Drive said she received a call Oct. 24 from a man claiming to be a Hemingway Police Department officer.
The caller told the woman there was a warrant for her son’s arrest for borrowing money from Cash Advance America three years ago.
The woman was told officers would make the arrest in 15 minutes unless she paid $750. She said she could not pay that amount but could borrow $200.
The caller told the woman to go to any CVS, Walmart or 7-11 and purchase a Green Dot pay back card to use to pay the $200.
The woman contacted the Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office about the matter.
The phone number from which the “officer” called is a Florida number.
The deputy called the number and asked the man for his badge number. He gave the deputy a fake number and was warned never to call the woman again.
The woman was told to notify the Sheriff’s Office immediately if the man calls her in the future.

Woman says voices
and bumping caused
by bugging

A woman from Stacey Court says she believes her home telephone has been hacked.
The woman said for the past three years every time she is on the phone she hears a click and then she hears a female making comments about her conversation.
She said it has been happening on a daily basis.
She thinks her ex-boyfriend’s new girlfriend is responsible.
She said she also hears bumping noises in her walls and ceilings and feels her house is also bugged.
The woman also told the deputy she was recently in the hospital and the phone there was also bugged.
The woman said there were two women in the parking lot of the Sheriff’s Office who were laughing at her as she walked in to file her report.
On Dec. 10, 2012 the woman filed a report making the same claims.
  Shower cam name causes condo problems

 A woman from Orlando who was visiting Pawleys Island Oct. 19 said she was concerned about something she discovered when trying to connect to the WiFi in her condo on Golden Bear Drive.
She said when the list of possible connections appeared on her screen, one was called “145-3 shower cam.”
The woman contacted the rental company and a maintenance crew arrived and conducted a sweep for possible hidden cameras.
A deputy tried finding the source of the WFi signal and saw the door to a condo was open. He asked a man who responded to the door if he noticed anything unusual about his WiFi service.
The man “smiled, shook his head and stated he knew what this was about,” the deputy reports.
The officer asked if the man minded if he entered the residence and the man said “yes, actually I would mind.”
The man said some friends changed his WiFi name to “shower cam” as a joke.
The man said he forgot to change the name back and apologized. He then walked over and disconnected the signal.
The report states the rental company refunded the complainant the $1,200 she had paid for the unit and shut down that condo until the matter was investigated.

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

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