Police Blotter: Rash of burglaries reported in Pawleys

  • Tuesday, March 11, 2014

The Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office has responded to at least a dozen burglary calls in Pawleys Island in the past two weeks.

The burglaries have taken place on Parker Drive, Norris Drive, Sundial Drive, Sportsman Drive, Seaview Loop and Boyle Drive.

Items stolen include an electric saw, at least 11 TVs, a miter saw, a miter saw stand and a $200 radio.

There are no suspects in any of the burglaries.

Man threatens to rob, shoot up, business

The manager of On the Half Shell in Murrells Inlet said she was informed that a former worker had told a friend he was going to rob the restaurant and steal the safe.

The person who informed the manager of the threat said the suspect said he would have a gun and would “shoot up the place,” the report states.

The man has been placed on trespass notice.

Pot found in WHS locker room

The Waccamaw High School resource officer was notified by school officials March 5 that a plastic bag containing what is believed to be marijuana was found in the boy’s locker room.

The gym teacher said he saw a group of boys leave the locker room but two of them went back in. A few minutes later the teacher found the drugs.

The two teens that went back in the locker room were identified by using video from a surveillance camera. One of the teens said an 18-year-old approached him and said he wanted to show him something. That is when the 18-year-old reportedly pulled the bag of weed from his backpack.

When questioned, the suspect allegedly admitted the drugs belonged to him.

He was arrested for possession of marijuana.

Two girls charged after fight at WHS

Also at Waccamaw High, two 18-year-old females were arrested Feb. 25 because of a fight. The two were reportedly fighting in the hallway near the cafeteria.

One of the suspects said they got into a verbal altercation and was hit by the other so she fought back.

It could not be determined who actually started the altercation, so both were charged with disorderly conduct.

Grandmother scammed out of $4,000

An 81-year-old Murrells Inlet woman fell victim to the “granny scam” late last month and was cheated out of $4,000.

The woman said she received a call Feb. 27 from someone claiming her grandson was in jail and needed money in order to be released.

She said she went to TD Bank in Garden City and withdrew $4,000 from her IRA account and then deposited the check into her account into Tidelands Bank.

The woman said she received a call from a man claiming to be a police captain from Las Vegas who said her grandson was arrested in connection with a traffic stop that was made on a taxi in which he was riding. She was told to purchase a money card to send the money, which she did.

The report said the woman did not contact the Las Vegas police to see if there was a captain there by the name she was given nor to verify her grandson was in jail.

Weather station stolen

A Georgetown County Parks and Recreation worker said someone stole the weather station from the park next to Waccamaw Middle School on Feb. 26 or 27.

The device was connected to the irrigation system.

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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