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Police Blotter: Driver arrested after 120 MPH chase

  • Wednesday, November 20, 2013

  • Updated Tuesday, November 26, 2013 3:31 pm

Driver arrested after 120 MPH chase

A 23-year-old Louisiana man was arrested Nov. 15 after a high speed chase. Georgetown police received a call from the Sheriff’s Office informing them a deputy was attempting to stop two vehicles that were entering the city limits that were being driven 120 mph.

One of the drivers stopped his vehicle on Church Street but the other driver continued to flee.

That vehicle stopped at Burger King. There were four men inside who told police they did not know they were speeding.

An alcoholic beverage was seen in the car and the driver was slurring his words. He was arrested for disorderly conduct and having an open container.

Manhole covers stolen, arrests made

Georgetown police were sent to a home in the 2400 block of Front Street Nov. 14 because people were dumping heavy metal storm drain covers at that location.

It was discovered ten drain covers were missing from Cravens Grant in Maryville. The developer of the property said the last time he saw the covers was on Oct. 14. The owner of Coastal Recycling said a 24-year-old man had sold several covers as scrap metal on Nov. 14. Those drain covers matched the ones that were seen on the Front Street property. The owner said later that same day two other individuals attempted to sell him drain covers but he refused to purchase them because he felt they were stolen.

A traffic stop was made on the vehicle the attempted sellers were in. They admitted trying to sell the covers but denied stealing them. They said they were given the covers by the 23-year-old. They said he had more of them at his home on McDonald Road.

The two men in the car, ages 24 and 26, were arrested for possession of stolen property.

The man who allegedly provided the covers was not located.

“Taunting” hellos

A man from Bayview Drive filed a report on his neighbor Nov. 21 because he said the man “keeps speaking to his wife in a way” that makes her feel uncomfortable, the report states.

When the complainant was asked what the neighbor had said, he responded the neighbor made statements like “hello” and “how are you?” He said his neighbor makes the statements in a sarcastic way.

He said it seems the man is taunting his wife.

He said he works 15-16 hour days and wants to make sure his wife is safe.

Stolen dog

A man said he was at his home in the 2600 block of Price Street Nov. 18 and went to the bathroom. He said when he walked back outside, his dog was gone.

The man said he searched for the dog for three days before calling police. He said he was on a bus when he saw a man playing with his dog.

The man was in a yard also on Price Street. He said he confronted the man but the man would not give him the Rottweiler.

Police looked for the man who reportedly had the dog, but he was not located.

Woman says she was raped in Litchfield

Deputies responded to a room at Litchfield by the Sea Nov. 17 where they met with a 37-year-old Surfside Beach woman who was crying and hesitant to speak. She said she had been raped.

She said when she checked in, a man drove her to her room. She said later that night she was asleep and was awakened by the man who was sexually assaulting her. The woman said someone knocked on the door and the man ran to the back of the room to hide.

The woman said it was the resort manager at the door who was checking on her.

The woman said she did not tell the manager the man was in the room, so he left. The suspect then came out of hiding and also left.

The deputies noted the woman’s recollection of the events seemed to differ each time she was asked.

She was taken to the hospital to be evaluated.

Someone’s been sleeping in my bed

A 76-year-old Myrtle Beach woman said she stopped by a home she owns on Parsonage Lane in Murrells Inlet Nov. 18 when she saw a man’s clothing, a backpack and other personal items in a chair in the living room.

The woman said she immediately ran outside to call 911.

Deputies arrived and went through the house and did not find anyone inside but there was evidence — such as a recently used shower — that someone had been staying in the house.

The covers on ne bed indicated it had been used as well. There was also signs that food had been consumed.

The owner said no one should have been in the house.

The officers searched the items left behind and found they belong to a 39-year-old Pawleys Island man who has had several run-ins with authorities in recent months.

The area was searched but the man was not located.


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