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Police Blotter: Onion-cutting stepdad tells child to “run”

  • Friday, June 6, 2014

An 8-year-old Pawleys Island girl met with a Sheriff’s Office investigator May 27 in regards to an alleged incident involving her stepfather.

The child said she was asleep in her bed on the morning of May 25 when her stepfather came in her room holding a knife, cutting board and onions. He then sat on the floor and started cutting the onions, the girl told the investigator.

The noise woke the girl up and she saw her stepfather looking at her. He then, in a serious tone, said “run.”

The girl then ran to her mother, who was in bed. Because the child was afraid, the woman said they would sleep on the porch in a hammock so they could lock the door.

After they woke up, they found the stepfather asleep on the girl’s bedroom floor.

He had a small amount of blood on his hand and the knife was beside him.

Nothing was said by the man about the incident.

The investigator was told the man has done the same thing three times in the past four years but each time the food item was different.

The matter is still being investigated by the Sheriff’s Office and Department of Social Services.

Fake Facebook

A Georgetown woman contacted Georgetown County authorities May 28 after discovering someone had used her name to create a fake Facebook page and posted a nude picture of her on the page.

She said two Georgetown women are responsible.

She said her problems with the women began in December.

She said she has received numerous messages — some threatening — from the women. She said they also posted a message about her last year on shesahomewrecker.com.

Fake cash

A man tried to pay for a purchase at the Maryville Kangaroo convenience store with what is believed to be a counterfeit $20 bill.

A cashier said when the man handed him the currency he could tell it was fake. When he informed the customer it was not real, the man paid with a real bill.

The cashier later called police. The man was gone from the store when they arrived.

Taco Bell theft

A manager of the Georgetown Taco Bell reported a small amount of cash and some food items were taken from the restaurant June 1.

He said he reviewed footage from security cameras and saw a female employee who was off duty and two males enter the business.

They were seen walking around the kitchen area. They were also filmed going into the office and tampering with the safe. They were not seen taking anything but the next day the money was gone. Also missing were 20 pounds of nacho cheese and six pounds of chicken.

Boater rescued

The Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office boat team rescued a 42-year-old Georgetown man who was involved in a boating accident May 30.

The man launched his boat from South Island Landing and when he did not return when he was supposed to, his mother called 911.

The man was found by Charleston County authorities near the Intercoastal Waterway. He had wrecked his boat and suffered a head injury.

He was able to make it to a beach where he started a camp fire while waiting for help. The Sheriff’s Office transported him to Georgetown where he was placed in an ambulance and was taken to the hospital because of his injury.

Tavern burglary

A burglary was reported at Pawleys Island Tavern May 31.

Someone broke into the back patio area and stole a TV that was mounted on a wall.

A storage shed was also broken into but nothing appeared to be missing.

Shed burglary

A chain saw and push lawn mower were stolen from a shed belonging to a man on Poplar Street in Maryville.

The owner said he walked out to clean the shed when he noticed it was no longer locked. He then discovered the items were missing.

It’s unknown when the burglary took place.

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

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