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Police Blotter: Harassment from the other woman

  • Wednesday, December 4, 2013

A woman from Andrews said she has been having problems with a 25-year-old Johnsonville woman for the past four years.

She said her husband and the Johnsonville woman have been having an affair but her husband recently called off the relationship.

The Andrews woman says the other woman has harassed her by text and Faccebook for four years. The suspect reportedly took nude photos of herself and sent them to the victim. She said the woman has also been seen following her.

The suspect is also accused of entering the woman’s home without permission.

A deputy later met with the man who said he wanted an officer present when he called the woman to tell her to stop harassing him and his family. He said he was scared about how she would react “due to her mental condition.”

The man told the woman he no longer wanted contact with her and she got “very irate and became very loud,” the deputy noted.

The deputy then tried talking to the woman but she remained upset.

The woman was advised to have no further contact with the victim or her family.

Caught in ‘granny scam’

A deputy met with an 85-year-old woman from Forest Loop who said she and her husband received a call Nov. 20 from a man claiming to be their grandson.

The call was placed from a number registered in California. The “grandson” told the couple he had won a trip to Mexico and was at the airport where his flight was delayed for three hours.

The caller said during the delay he decided to go sight-seeing and the taxi he was in got pulled over. He claimed he was arrested when police found marijuana in the cab.

He told his “grandparents” he needed $1,300 to make bail and they could send it by Western Union.

The couple wired the money, as directed.

The woman said she later began calling family members about the situation and learned that her grandson was not in Mexico. He was at his home in New York.

While the deputy was at the woman’s home, the same man called back saying another $1,200 was needed. The deputy got on the phone and asked the caller his name. He reportedly started to stutter and said it was Max Bloomberg from the U.S. Embassy.

The deputy asked the caller the name of his supervisor, he answered by saying “your captain.”

The deputy asked the man again what his name is and the suspect responded “my captain. Left, right, left, right.”

The man was advised to not call again.

The deputy told the couple a report would be made but the crime did not fall under the Sheriff’s Office jurisdiction.

The scam is known by several names, including ‘granny scam.’

Where’s the sign?

The owner of Litchfield Wines and Liquors said she purchased a “heavy duty” sign to place in front of the shopping center on Ocean Highway but discovered Nov. 22 the sign had been stolen.

She said she had all the needed permits so she does not think it was removed by the county.

Someone complimented her on the sign at about 9:15 a.m. Nov. 22, so she knows it was there at that time. However, she received a call about an hour later informing her the sign was gone.

She said she has been having problems with a nearby competitor telling people her store was closed so she feels they may possibly have something to do with the missing sign “but has no proof,” the report states.

Stolen package

A man from the 100 block of Brentwood Drive in Murrells Inlet said a package from Lands End clothing was delivered to his door but it was stolen before he returned home.

The package contained three pairs of pants worth $120.

Neighbors said they did not see anyone take the box.

Looking for drugs

Sometime between Nov. 15 and 22, someone used a threw a concrete block through a door of a home in the 5200 block of Horry Drive in Murrells Inlet and went inside.

The owner said it is her second home which is why no one was there when the incident occurred.

She said the suspect rummaged through drawers of the home “like they were looking for drugs.”

She said it also appeared her liquor bottles in a closet had been disturbed but is unsure if any were taken.

There are no suspects.

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