Police Blotter: Men robbed by suspect with BB gun

  • Wednesday, May 7, 2014

The Sheriff’s Office is hoping to find whoever is responsible for an armed robbery in which a 17-year-old was shot in the head with a BB gun.

It happened a little before midnight April 24.

Deputies met the shooting victim – and another man who had been punched in the mouth. Neither speak much English so an interpreter was used to translate.

The men said they had been followed for about 20 minutes as they were driving on South Fraser Street.

When they entered Harmony Hills Mobile Home Park, the driver of the vehicle flashed his lights, so the victims pulled over at the park’s clubhouse.

The victim got out of his car and was met by “a tall, thin black male wearing a black shirt and baseball cap,” the report states. He was holding a rifle-type BB gun. He forced the victim to put his hands on the back of his vehicle then shot him in the back of the head.

He also hit him on the head with the gun before taking his wallet and the keys to his car.

The second victim them got out of the car to help his friend and was hit by the suspect. His wallet and cell phone were also taken.

The shooting victim required medical attention for his injury.

The suspects remain at large.

Relationship troubles

A 62-year-old Jasper Street man and his 28-year-old girlfriend got in an altercation April 24.

The man told police he and his girlfriend were having drinks when she received a phone call and then said she had to leave. When he asked her why she was leaving, she allegedly cussed at him then hit him. She reportedly grabbed a glass thermometer and walked out the door with it.

The officer noted both people were intoxicated.

The woman later told police she had three thermometers and other items at the man’s house and she went to retrieve them because some belonged to her late grandmother. She said she left the house without taking anything.

She said the man has been harassing her on the phone and in person to the point it cost her a job. She told police she wanted the contact to stop.

An officer spoke to the man who said he would not contact her again. However, a few minutes later he called her phone.

The officer answered the call and warned the man he would be arrested if he called again.

No charges were filed at the time

Officer loses wallet

A man did not have to go far to file a lost wallet report April 14. He just had to go to his office – the Pawleys Island Police Department.

The officer said the wallet contained not only his driver’s license and credit cards, it also contained his police identification.

He said he had the credit cards cancelled. He notified his chief when he discovered the wallet was missing.

Underage drinkers

An underage drinker was busted by a Pawleys Island police officer who was on patrol April 11.

The officer spotted the three males on the beach drinking beer and they were sitting next to a case of beer. One of them was 19 years old and was charged with possession of beer by a minor.

The next day, an officer was walking on the beach when he saw a 20-year-old place a beer can in his pocket. The man was told to stop but then started walking towards the ocean.

He was stopped and was also charged with the same offense.

Shots fired

A woman said shots were fired by a 31-year-old Bromell Ave. woman while she was showing a friend where the resident lives.

The victim said she pulled into the woman’s driveway April 24 and woman came outside yelling for her to leave. The suspect then went back in her house and came back out with a gun and began firing in the air.

The victim said she and the suspect have an ongoing feud over a man and she feared for her life.

A warrant was signed against the suspect.

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