Police Blotter: Woman threatens to blow up hospital phone system

  • Friday, May 9, 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.

Gunfire ‘misunderstanding’

A shot was fired during a dispute between two men in the 500 block of Oatland Road April 27.

The resident said the suspect – a 57-year-old man – came to his house asking about cutting his brother’s grass. That resulted in an argument and the suspect walked to his truck and retrieved a gun.

One shot was fired and the victim ran in his house and a family member called 911.

The suspect left but was later found at his home. He admitted getting the gun from his truck but said it “discharged itself by accident.” He said the entire incident “was all a misunderstanding.”

The officer noted both men appeared to have been intoxicated.

The victim said the shot was fired from a handgun, the suspect said it was a rifle.

Neither man wanted to press charges but they wanted each other placed on trespass notice.

Door hitting child leads to altercation

Deputies were dispatched to a domestic situation in the 100 block of Old Cedar Loop in Pawleys Island April 25.

The officers were originally told a gun was involved but before arriving they were told there were guns in the house but one had not been presented.

They met a woman outside who said the father of her child was inside. Officer made entry and detained the man without incident.

The man said the altercation began when he accidently hit the woman’s grandchild with the front door. That led to an argument which escalated to profanity-laced name calling.

The woman, when asked her version of events, said the child was hit by the door but she did not know if it was accidental. She said the man then started yelling profanity and yelled at her to get out of the house.

The man later told her she would “regret it” if she left with their son, the report states.

She said the man lunged at her with a closed fist but did not hit her.

That’s when she called 911.

The man was arrested for criminal domestic violence.

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.

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

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