Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Deputies responding to Lady Banks Lane in Murrells Inlet took a report of an assault and alleged rape attempt June 15.
The deputies were told the suspect, a 42-year-old man, had a knife. He was walking out the front door when they arrived.
The man told deputies his girlfriend was “drunk” and was “crazy from taking prescription medications.”
The woman did seem under the influence, according to the officers, and said her boyfriend had tried to rape her. She then showed them a red mark on her stomach she said was caused by her boyfriend trying to burn her with a cigarette.
The deputies noticed bruises on her arm and knee. When asked how she received the bruises, the woman said “aliens did it.”
When asked about the report her boyfriend had a knife, the woman acted like she did not remember saying something like that to the dispatcher when she called 911. She then said she “changed her mind” and did not want to prosecute.
The woman, according to a neighbor, was drunk and almost drove her car in the woods before the deputies arrived.
Because she decided against prosecution, no charges were filed.
Vehicles broken into
On June 19, someone broke into a Chevy van that was parked in the parking lot of Inlet Affairs in the 4000 block of Highway 17 Business.
The owner, a West Virginia woman, said when she arrived back at her condo in Myrtle Beach she discovered her handbag was missing. She said the bag contained credit cards, a blank check and a jacket.
That same day a man from Loris reported his vehicle was parked at Wahoos in the 3900 block of Highway 17 Business when it was broken into. He said he knows the doors were locked. He said he always double checks the locks because the vehicle was broken into a couple of months ago. The man said $300 and other items were taken from the vehicle.
On June 15, a deputy met with a Columbia woman who said she was at Huntington Beach State Park when someone entered her vehicle and took two handguns and holster from her pocketbook. Also taken were two concealed weapon permits, credit cards and a wallet.
While the deputy was on the scene, he was informed another vehicle had been broken into. The owners, a Georgetown couple, said a wallet containing credit cards and $30 in cash was taken.
On June 22, deputies met with a man from Elgin, S.C., who said he saw three males going into unlocked cars in the 800 block of South Waccamaw Drive in Garden City. The man said his car was one of them but nothing was taken from the vehicle.
He gave the deputies a description of the suspects but they were not located.
Ping pong bike thief
A Murrells Inlet woman said her Ladies Cruiser bicycle was stolen from outside the Crooked Floor Tavern June 18.
The manager said he had a clear video from a surveillance camera showing man taking the bike.
The same man is later seen in the bar playing ping pong. He is described as a white man, over 6-feet tall with dark hair and two pony tails.
He has tattoos on both arms and a goatee.
He was not located.
Car wash break-in
The owner of Typhoon Car Wash in Murrells Inlet said she arrived at work June 16 she saw the utility room had been broken into. Nothing appeared to be missing. She thinks a former employee may be responsible. She said since he quit he returned to the business and deputies had to be called.
The woman said she received a text from the man stating “just remember U made it this way, okay.” She said he is upset she would not let him return to work after he quit the job.
Information is subject to change as the investigation proceeds. Individuals arrested and/or charged have not been convicted.
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