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Police blotter: Stolen rifle recovered at pawn shop

  • Wednesday, December 25, 2013

An investigator from the Williamsburg County Sheriff’s Office met with Georgetown police and told them he was working on a larceny case.

He said a rifle stolen from Williamsburg County turned up at Money Pawn Shop on South Fraser Street.

A pawn shop worker said the gun was brought in Nov. 26 by a woman. Police said she is the wife of the suspect in the larceny cases.

A warrant was prepared for the woman’s arrest.

Drunk man says “you got me”

A 43-year-old Florida man was arrested by Georgetown police Dec. 14. Officers were sent to Fishtails on Church Street because the man was reportedly causing problems. He had left by the time police arrived but they soon found him at Taco Bell.

When police exited their vehicle, the man said “I am drunk. You got me.”

He said he had “a lot” to drink that evening.

The man had reportedly tried to fight with customers at Fish tails and refused to pay his tab.

He was charged with disorderly conduct.

Using someone else’s checks

Georgetown police met with a teller at Citizens Bank on Exchange Street Dec. 13 because of alleged fraud.

The teller said a 66-year-old Georgetown man brought a checkbook belonging to someone else into the bank. She said she told the man he could go to jail for using another persons checks. The checks belong to a 50-year-old Georgetown woman.

When police found the man at his home, he gave them all the checks. He said he had the checks for about a month but could not remember how he obtained them.

No charges were filed.

Flirting leads to flying seasonings

A 42-year-old Myrtle Beach woman says she was assaulted by her 43-year-old boyfriend - also from Myrtle Beach - Dec. 16.

The woman said she arrived to pick up her boyfriend at the Clubhouse Bar in Pawleys Island and saw him flirting with another woman.

She said when she confronted him he got upset.

The man allegedly threw a salt and pepper shaker at her “which left pepper in her hair,” the report states.

The woman said her boyfriend then attempted to shove her out of the front door causing her to fall. She said she ripped his shirt when she grabbed it to try to stop her fall.

The case is still under investigation.

Public intoxication

A deputy was sent to Myabis restaurant in Murrells Inlet Dec. 15 because of a suspicious person.

A worker reported seeing a man who looked to be about 50-years-old who was intoxicated and was wandering around the parking lot looking into the cars of customers.

When the officer arrived the man was believed to be hiding in some nearby woods.

After a search the Murrells inlet man was fund near Waccamaw Hospital.

The man reportedly admitted being drunk and was using profanity while the deputy was asking questions.

He was arrested for public drunkenness.

Burglary in Murrells Inlet

An employee of Garden City Realty reported a burglary at one of the company’s properties. He said the burglary occurred at 111 Yucca Ave. in Murrells Inlet sometime within the past month.

A cleaning crew discovered the back door unlocked when they arrived Dec. 16.

There were pry marks found on the door.

A TV was missing from the living room area.

Vitamin theft

An employee of the Murrells Inlet CVS said an unknown woman walked in the store Dec. 15 and began asking the prices on various ice cream products.

The worker said the woman decided not to purchase ice cream and began walking through the store. A few minutes later the woman was seen with a bottle of vitamins in her hand. She walked out the door without paying.

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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