Police Blotter: Baseball bat used in motel robbery

  • Thursday, January 2, 2014

The Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office continues to look for the man who reportedly robbed the Motel 6 in the 7900 block of Ocean Highway in Pawleys Island.

A deputy met with front desk clerk at about 10:25 p.m. Dec. 20. She said a white man wearing a black shirt, khaki pants and a scarf over his face walked inside holding a wooden baseball bat.

She said the man demanded that she give him the money from the register. The man was given about $200 and then asked if there was any other cash. When he was told “no” he ran out of the door towards Kings River Road.

The woman said the man appeared to weigh about 140 pounds.

She was not hurt in the incident.

Mother-daughter altercation

A 33-year-old Murrells Inlet woman said her 52-year-old mother had been drinking Dec. 19 and got drunk. She said she and her mother started arguing and her mom “came at her.”

The complainant said she defended herself by taking her mother “to the ground.”

When a deputy arrived, the woman’s mother was found in a bedroom sitting on the floor crying.

She said she had been hooking up a TV when the argument over past family issues erupted with her daughter.

She said she was “punched several times” by her daughter. She said while on the ground her daughter slammed her head on the floor several times.

There was a handgun in the bedroom with the older woman which she said belongs to her boyfriend.

The deputy unloaded the gun and placed it in his patrol car for safety.

Both women said they did not want to press charges.

Stolen tree stand

An Isle of Palms man said his $200 tree stand he had left at a hunting club off of Garrison Road was stolen.

He said the last time he saw the stand was Nov. 11. He discovered it missing Dec. 19.

The man said he has no idea who would have taken the stand.

Identity theft

A 41-year-old Murrells Inlet woman says she has been the victim of identity theft since February.

She said someone has been using her information to open accounts, one at T-Mobile where a bill of more than $1,100 was racked up.

She said she called T-Mobile and it was confirmed someone had started an account but the company would not disclose names.

The woman said it’s possible her computer savvy nephew may be responsible.

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.

Bus damaged

A woman from the 700 block of McDonald Road said several kids in her neighborhood have damaged a school bus she has on her property.

She said the kids have been throwing rocks at the bus causing more than $600 in damage by breaking windows. The victim said she has cameras in her yard and the suspects were caught on video.

A deputy talked to the mother of one of the juveniles who said she would help pay for the damage repair.

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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