Wednesday, February 26, 2014
A 22-year-old Georgetown woman said she, her 20-year-old boyfriend and her children were staying at the Harbor Inn on Church Street Feb. 15 because the lights at her home were out due to the ice storm.
The woman said her boyfriend woke up at about 6 a.m. wanting sex but she said “no” because she wanted to sleep.
The two started to argue and the man allegedly started choking her. She said she escaped the choke hold but he then pushed her on the ground. The man then reportedly ripped the phone from the wall and threw it in the toilet.
The man, who had been holding a knife but never made a threat with it, was gone when police arrived.
Teen steals Plantersville Elementary computer to make money
A 16-year-old from Exodus Drive was arrested after allegedly being caught in the act of burglarizing Plantersville Elementary School Feb. 19.
A deputy was sent to the school because of an alarm activation. While checking the school, he saw the suspect walk out of a door carrying a computer hard drive tower.
The teen apparently saw he was being watched because, the report states, he put the hard drive down and placed his hands behind his back.
After being handcuffed, the teen said he saw one of the doors was propped open with a rock and so he went inside to “pull a prank.”
He said while he was inside the school he thought to himself that he could make money by selling the programs that are on the hard drive.
His plan was to take the computer home to retrieve the programs to sell.
Stolen IP copper
On Feb. 14, a deputy met with an International Paper supervisor who reported 450 feet of copper wire was missing from a large cargo container.
The value of the stolen wire is nearly $1,500.
Three days later, more the $12,000 worth of copper wire was reported missing from a construction site inside the plant.
A safety director for KBR Construction said the wire was being used by her company and others.
The rolls of copper wire were moved from a fenced area. The size of the rolls prevented them from being transported by a regular pickup truck. There was no suspicious activity noted by the plant’s security team.
Stolen surfboard pawned
A man from Windover Drive in Pawleys Island said his girlfriend’s 51-year-old uncle stole his surfboard and pawned it. The incident was reported Feb. 17.
The suspect admitted the allegations. He reportedly told the deputy he pawned it for $50 because he needed the money until he received his pay check.
The man was arrested.
Burglarized during power outage
An Andrews woman who was staying with other family members because of the recent power outage said her North Beech Ave. home was burglarized while she was away.
She said she was at her home to get supplies Feb. 18 and everything was OK.
The next day she discovered two televisions were gone. Also taken was a tattoo kit and a safe containing $200.
The deputy saw pry parks on the back door and a device believed to have been used to pry the door located near the home.
An employee of Butler Trucking met with a deputy at the Murrells Inlet business Feb. 18.
He reported all the air, hydraulic and electrical lines in the truck had been disconnected. The passenger side blind spot window had been popped out.
There are no suspects.
Information is subject to change as the investigation proceeds. Individuals arrested and/or charged have not been convicted.
– Compiled by Scott Harper