Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Georgetown police are investigating a report of possible poisoning.
A 40-year-old man said he was at a home in the 2200 block of Front Street at about 11 p.m. March 21 when he placed his beer on a kitchen table. He said when he later drank some of the beer he noticed “some kind of cleaning solution” in the beverage.
He said he went home and began having severe stomach pain, so he was taken to the hospital by EMS.
He gave police the names of two people who may have put something in the drink.
The woman he identified as a possible suspect denied having anything to do with it when questioned by police.
The officer retrieved the beer bottle and reports it did smell like a cleaning product.
No charges have been filed.
School bombing threat
A 16-year-old Carvers Bay High student is accused of threatening to blow up the school while in class March 20.
A teacher reported the student told other students in a work group that he would blow up the school. The teacher heard the comment and informed him it would be reported.
The student told the teacher he was joking when he made the comment.
The teacher did not report the incident until the next day.
Other students were questioned and they all said the teen was joking and that he had apologized for the remark.
The teen’s mother was called to the school and he once again said it was a joke and said he immediately apologized to the teacher.
The student was released to his mother and was recommended for expulsion.
Man stabbed on arm
A 23-year-old Georgetown man reported being stabbed at about 10 p.m. March 21.
The man said he was walking along Front Street near Alex Alford when a car stopped beside him.
He said a man got out of the car and stabbed him on the arm. The suspect jumped back in the car and fled the scene.
The victim said he flagged down a passing motorist and was taken to the hospital.
The man said he does not know the suspect and has no idea why someone would want to hurt him.
Jail guard flashed by inmate
A female Georgetown County Detention Center worker reported a case of indecent exposure March 22.
The guard said she was patrolling the D block when an 18-year-old inmate had his genitals out of his pants. He was smiling as he looked at the guard.
She told him what he was doing was not funny and he responded with something she could not understand.
The man was expected to be charged.
Woman thwarts burglary
A woman from Thorton Hall Apartments on Lincoln Street in Georgetown said she was attempting to lock her door at about 10 a.m. March 21 when a man forced the door open.
She said the suspect was a man wearing a brown hoodie and blue jeans.
The woman said she yelled “I see you” at the man and slammed the door. She said she watched out of a window and saw him running towards Georgetown Landing Apartments.
The woman said she did not get a good look at the man’s face because of the hoodie. The areas was searched but the man was not located.
Caught in the act
While on patrol at about 3:50 p.m. March 21, a deputy saw a truck parked in a wooded area off of Hawthorne Drive and Aspen Loop.
When the deputy approached the truck, he saw a 17-year-old male and 15-year-old female in the back seat attempting to get dressed.
The female told the deputy they stopped to talk “and one thing led to the other and we both consented to have sex.”
The man gave a similar story. He said they were talking “and it got heated and we were having sex in my truck. Can you just let us go and you will never see us anymore?”
The deputy said a report needed to be made but both were released to their parents.
Spilled drink leads to attack
A Georgetown woman said she was at a wedding reception at Mayo’s Club in Greentown at about 2:30 a.m. March 23 when she accidentally spilled a drink on another woman.
She said that woman got very upset and started fighting her. The suspect’s cousin reportedly jumped in and started fighting the victim as well.
The woman said she did want to press charges but knew the name of only one of her attackers.
She was told to call the Sheriff’s Office once she gets both names.
A man who owns WB Construction in Murrells Inlet said one of his employees took two unopened cans of paint from the business and returned them to Home Depot and was given a $53 refund.
He said he believes the worker took the paint receipt from a desk in the office.
The owner was told he would have to contact Horry County Police since Home Depot is in that county.
Information is subject to change as the investigation proceeds. Individuals arrested and/or charged have not been convicted.
— Compiled by Scott Harper