Police Blotter: Teacher threatened via e-mail

  • Thursday, February 6, 2014

A Waccamaw High School math teacher reported receiving a threatening e-mail.

The e-mail was received Jan. 22. It stated “I am not ever doing the [expletive] videos. They don’t work. You just want to be lazy and not teach us [expletive].”

The email continues with more profanity then concludes “be lucky if i don’t kill U tomorrow.”

The school district’s computer coach attempted to get Google to trace the IP address of the sender of the e-mail. The attempt was unsuccessful. Principal Jon Tester said extra security would be added, if needed.

The teacher was given an escort to and from her vehicle in the days after the e-mail was received.

There are no suspects.

Man’s head gashed

Deputies met a 32-year-old Georgetown man Jan. 30 who said he had been walking down McDonald Road when a 45-year-old man he knows - who was standing in his front yard - started yelling swear words at him.

He said the two had been in a verbal altercation a few months ago and had not spoken to each other since that time.

The complainant said the man ran out of his yard and hit him on the head with a 2-by-4 board.

The man was bleeding from his head when deputies arrived.

The older man said it was the younger man that yelled at him first. He said when he walked up to him, the younger man hit him with his fist.

He admitted he hit the bleeding man in retaliation but denied using a board.

A witness said he saw the incident and never saw a board used,

Both men were charged with assault and battery.

Fed Ex packages

A woman from Frank Williams Drive reported package theft Jan. 27. She said three Fed Ex packages delivered to her home between Dec. 23 and 31 were stolen.

Fingerhut, the company from which the items were ordered said they would replace the merchandise if a police report was filed.

The victim said this is not the first time items were stolen from her home. She filed a similar report almost exactly one year earlier.

Possible child abuse

The Sheriff’s Office and the Department of Social Services are investigating concerns that a 10-year-old Andrews boy may be the victim of child abuse.

A DSS worker met with a deputy Jan. 23 and said in the past the child’s mother has burned him with a curling iron and thrown him down some stairs.

A 45-day investigation was launched.

Disorderly at a night club

On Jan. 22, deputies responded to 3-Doors Disco in Plantersville because of a disorderly 36-year-old man.

The deputy tried to talk to the “highly intoxicated” man, but he yelled a profanity at the officer and ran out the back door. He was quickly caught and was arrested for disorderly conduct.

Woman arrested after game of chicken

A 28-year-old Georgetown woman was arrested after playing a game of chicken with traffic Jan. 28.

It happened in the area of 521 Mini Mart on Highway 521 between Georgetown and Andrews. The woman was walking in and out of traffic forcing drivers to swerve or slam on brakes to keep from hitting her.

When the deputy arrived, the woman started cursing him and walked back into traffic.

She also reportedly lunged at the deputy while shouting “I will kill y’all.”

She was arrested for disorderly conduct.

Burglary in Andrews

A man from James Drive in Andrews said he was out of town Jan. 29 when he received a call from his alarm company notifying him his home had been burglarized.

The man’s father checked the home and saw the back door had been pried open.

The deputy noted seeing loose change scattered in the front room. The victim’s father said about $150 in paper money and coins was taken.

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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