Police Blotter: Teen found with pot at WMS

  • Friday, April 4, 2014

A 15-year-old student was charged after being caught with marijuana on the campus of Waccamaw Middle School March 25.

The assistant principal received an anonymous tip that the 8th-grader was in possession of the drug. When confronted, the male student denied having marijuana but he was searched and two small bags were found rolled up in his pants leg.

The teen said he received the pot from another student while they were in the restroom. He said he was just holding the marijuana and was planning to give it back to the student after class.

That student was questioned but denied having the drugs and said he did not give the drugs to the 15-year-old.

The suspect was released to his aunt.

Scorned woman uses 911

Deputies were sent to the 1100 block of Hyatt Ave. in Murrells Inlet twice March 24. The first time a woman said her boyfriend took the keys to the home and would not give them back. The man was advised of the eviction process and the woman was told it was a civil dispute and the deputies departed.

The second time, the woman said there was marijuana and crack cocaine that her boyfriend was hiding in the garage. She said if they did not respond with a drug-sniffing dog, they might as well not show up.

When the deputies got back to the house, the woman refused to show them where the drugs were located. She denied saying there was crack in the house but her call was reviewed and played back by Central Dispatch and she was heard making the claim.

It was learned the woman was mad because she believes her boyfriend is cheating with her on Craigslist.

She was informed if she called 911 again for a non-emergency, she would be arrested. She was also told since she would not show the deputies where the drugs were located, if they are later found, she would also be charged with being in possession.

Public urination

A North Carolina man told Pawleys Island Police he was at the creek at the South End of the island when a 20-year-old Mount Pleasant man waved at him then urinated in the water.

The suspect was on a dock, according to the report.

The officer talked to the man and advised him to stop urinating in the creek.

Trailer stolen after shed fire

A man from the 5300 block of Highmarket Street said a utility trailer loaded with scrap metal was stolen from his property March 24.

He said his shed recently burned down and he had borrowed the trailer from a friend to haul away contents from the shed.

It is believed the scrap was sold at a metal recycling center in Hemingwway, possibly by a man from Andrews.

Theft from vehicle

A woman from Tallahassee Road said someone stole items from her car parked in her yard. She said everything was fine when the family went in for the night at about 11 p.m. March 19 but when they were about to leave the following morning they saw the glove compartment was open.

A pocketbook and a pair of sunglasses were taken.

There are no suspects.

Theft from grandmother

Jewelry was discovered missing from a home in the 4000 block of Flagg Street in Murrells Inlet March 22 and the owner said her 21-year-old grandson was to blame.

The woman said she is missing four gold chains, a sapphire ring, a white gold cross pendant and a gold Celtic cross.

She said she knows her grandson is responsible because he reportedly told his sister what he had done.

A deputy called the grandson who reportedly admitted to the theft. The deputy says the man told him he pawned the jewelry at several pawn shops in Horry County. The phone call was recorded.

The woman said she did want to press charges.

Information is subject to change as the investigation proceeds. Individuals arrested and/or charged have not been convicted.

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