Police Blotter: Doctors: Baby’s injury not an accident

  • Friday, July 4, 2014

The Department of Social Services was called to help investigate after a 10-month old boy from Player Road was taken to the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston with a “non-accidental spiral fracture to the femur,” a report states.

The DSS worker said the parents first took the child to Georgetown Memorial Hospital.

Doctors told DSS the injury was not accidental because it had to be caused by a “twisting motion.”

The baby’s father said the victim was in a room with other children ages 4, 8 and 10 years old when he heard his baby crying.

He said he put the baby in a playpen but he would not stop crying so they took him to the hospital.

The child was released to the custody of another relative after being discharged from the hospital.

The matter is still being investigated.

Screwdriver threat

Georgetown police responded to the 400 block of Palm Street because a 56-year-old man was reportedly threatening to kill a 34-year-old woman.

The man allegedly said he would kill the woman with a screwdriver when she went to sleep.

The woman told police the man, who is the father of her children, pushed her and hit her on the head after they got into an argument.

She said he was holding a screwdriver and threatened to stab her.

Witnesses at the home backed up the woman’s version of events.

The man was arrested for simple assault.

Pit bull kills cat

A woman from the 300 block of Driftwood Ave. in Kensington said her inside dogs started barking June 29 and when she looked outside she saw a pit bull killing her daughter’s cat.

The woman said she tried to rescue the cat but the dog would not let it go. The cat, the report states, was 11 years old.

The dog’s owner said he had the dog with him as he was riding his bike. Although the dog had a leash attached to its collar, the man was not holding the leash.

He said the dog went in the woman’s yard then he heard a screaming noise and saw the attack taking place.

He said the dog is only aggressive towards cats and not humans.

The man was issued a citation for having a dog at large.

Attacked at friend’s

A 27-year-old Plantersville man is accused of attacking a 41-year-old man who was at the home of a friend on Muster Road June 18.

The victim said earlier in the day, while at his own home, the suspect threatened him by saying he would “beat his (butt).”

He said he ignored the threat at the time.

He said later in the day, while at his friend’s house, the suspect came up behind him and hit him on the side with a closed fist and tried to punch him on the face.

The man said he was able to get away and walked home to call 911.

The case was presented to a magistrate for warrant consideration.

Firework burglary

Someone broke into a fireworks stand in the 3400 block of Highmarket Street June 23.

The owner’s wife said the locks were cut off the back door of the building but nothing appeared to be missing.

The woman told a deputy they feel someone from a competing fireworks stand may be responsible because they are always complaining when they are open.

They were advised to call the Sheriff’s Office if they discover anything missing.

Forged paperwork

A Conway woman says her uncle, a Pleasant Hill area man, forged her deceased mother’s name to probate court paperwork and filed the documents in the court system.

The woman said her mother passed away in 2005 and the estate was left to her. She said there was still an acre of land off of Cohen Drive in question after her grandfather died in 2012. She said the forged paperwork stipulates that acre goes to her uncle.

The woman said she has the original paperwork showing she is the rightful owner of the acre.

The case is still under investigation.

Information is subject to change as investigations proceed. Individuals arrested and/or charged have not been convicted.

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