Crime Report: Witch talk, a candle and pentagram

  • Thursday, June 19, 2014

What started as a routine vandalism call at an apartment in the 4400 block of Lady Banks Lane in Murrells Inlet June 10 turned into accusations of witchcraft.

When deputies arrived on the scene, they were met by a female resident and the property manager.

The resident said her neighbor “has been doing strange things and saying strange things to them about witches,” the report states.

The complainant said when she walked outside to the patio, she found a brown substance that looked and smelled like powdered cocoa spread on the concrete and with a candle sitting in the middle of it with a pentagram drawn into the powder.

It appeared wax had been poured from the candle onto the powder.

The woman said she told her neighbor she would call the police if things like that continued, the neighbor, who was carrying bags into her house at the time, dropped the bags and ran to her car and drove away.

The deputy responded back to the apartments about 30 minutes later when the woman returned.

He advised her “to not have contact” with the other residents, “especially about witches,” the report concludes.

Unruly barefoot man

A man who walked into the Murrells Inlet Waffle House barefoot at about 2:30 a.m. June 5 is accused of causing problems.

The man, believed to be around 25 years old, was asked by a manager to put on shoes. A woman he was with handed him the flip flops she was wearing. The manager told her she could not do that because she needed shoes also.

The man then started cussing at the manager before he walked outside, picked up the cigarette butt can and threw it across the parking lot casing it to break in in three places.

The manager did not want to press charges but wanted a report on file in case the man returns to the restaurant.

Theft at Huntington

Two North Carolina women and their husbands were walking on the beach at Huntington Beach State Park June 3 when they saw two men going through their beach bags.

The husband of one of the women ran towards the men but was unable to catch them.

The suspects were carrying the beach bags as they fled. The women said they believe the men left on mopeds.

The bags contained clothing and other items.

The thieves were not located.

Disorderly at hospital

A 38-year-old Myrtle Beach man was arrested June for being “disorderly” and “drunk” at Waccamaw Community Hospital.

A deputy reports the man was cursing when he arrived on the scene and was warned to calm down.

The man said he did not like his male nurse and refused to allow that nurse to inject an IV. He demanded to be treated by another nurse.

The man was warned again he would be arrested and he told the deputy to go ahead and arrest him because he has “done time before.”

So, he was taken to jail.

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

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