Police Blotter: Woman threatens to blow up Waccamaw Hospital phone system

  • Wednesday, May 7, 2014

A woman got frustrated when she kept getting answering machines when calling Waccamaw Community Hospital April 24 said she would “blow up” the system.

The hospital worker who spoke with the suspect said the woman called four times wanting to speak to someone about her medical records. The phone operator said each time she transferred the call to the department requested by the suspect.

She said the caller got mad because her calls kept going to voicemail.

The caller reportedly told the operator she was going to “blow up the phone system with phone calls,” the report states.

The worker said no threats were made towards her or the hospital.

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.

Stolen surfboards

A Pawleys Island resident told Georgetown Sheriff’s deputies that two surfboards were stolen from the front lawn of the Westfield Dr. residence.

One board was yellow, fading into light green and the other yellow with a sunrise circle and lighthouse inside the circle. The boards were valued at $700 and $900 respectively.

Crashed gate after deputies crash party

DeBordieu security called for deputies to respond to the 500 block of Wallace Pate Drive at about 3 a.m. April 26 because of a fight in progress at a teenage party that was taking place.

When deputies arrived, most of the teens had departed either on foot or in vehicles. While at the house, deputies were called to the front gate guard shack because someone had crashed the security gate and then drove down a dead end road.

The occupants of the vehicle jumped out and ran in the woods.

The guard said he had stopped the vehicle and the driver threatened him with bodily harm. While the guard was standing behind the vehicle to get the tag number, the driver put the vehicle in reverse, which the guard says was an attempt to hit him.

The guard jumped out of the way and that’s when the driver crashed the gate.

Two juveniles at the party were intoxicated and were written citations for being a minor in possession of alcohol.

The driver of the vehicle was identified and warrants were expected to be issued.

Rods stolen

An Andrews man called Pawleys Island police after discovering three of his fishing rods and reels were missing from a dock in the 500 block of Myrtle Ave.

A new crab pot was also taken.

A man from Columbia staying at a home in the 500 block of Myrtle Ave. told Pawleys Island police he wanted a Tennessee man who was staying at a neighboring home put trespass notice.

The officer spoke with the Tennessee man and told him he was on trespass notice. He then said he wanted the Columbia man placed on trespass notice, which he was, the report states.

Police had been called to deal with the two men twice that same day. Once for a dispute and once when the Columbia man said the Tennessee man was acting suspicious.

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

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