Wednesday, November 27, 2013
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.
Doctor thwarts lumber theft
The owners of Riptide Builders of Myrtle Beach said they have a man on video believed to have been stealing lumber from their construction site at Waccamaw Hospital. They said they have noticed small amounts of wood have been disappearing from the site in recent weeks.
Hospital security said they have a man in a green truck on video who was loading lumber into a green Subaru. He was confronted by a hospital worker then removed the wood from the vehicle. The license tag is registered to a Pawleys Island man.
When deputies talked to the man, he said he had permission from a construction worker to take things from a scrap pile but he decided not to take it when confronted.
A 23-year-old woman from Raspberry Place in Murrells Inlet told deputies a 24-year-old woman she know came into het home while she was away. She said she did not see the woman in her home but knows it was her because of incidents in the past.
The woman said the suspect went into her bedroom and stole her bras and dresses. She also reportedly took some jewelry.
The deputies noted the woman filing the report was under the influence and seemed confused.
It was also noted the woman had recently filed a similar police report which looked “suspicious,” the deputy noted. He said it appeared she was filing false police reports “to harass the so called suspect,” the report states.
Stolen chicken wings
The owner of Prestige Farms in Murrells Inlet said a truck driver showed up with a shipment at about 1:30 a.m. Nov. 11. When the driver left at about 5 a.m. the owner noticed he was missing 25 boxes of chicken wings he was supposed to receive.
The owner said this has been a trend and he estimates he has been shortchanged by about $2,000. The 25 boxes confirmed missing were documented.
Information is subject to change as the investigation proceeds. Individuals arrested and/or charged have not been convicted.
— Compiled by Scott Harper