Crime Report: Waccamaw Hospital workers attacked

  • Thursday, July 10, 2014

A Waccamaw Community Hospital nurse told a deputy she wanted to file a report after she was attacked by a 47-year-old woman she described as a “mental patient.”

The nurse said the woman attacked her and another worker while they were trying to do their jobs in the emergency room.

She said the suspect spit at them and attempted to hit her.

She said the woman was mad because she was not being allowed to leave her room.

Because the woman was committed in the hospital, she was issued a citation for simple assault instead of being taken to jail.

Also at the hospital

A 39-year-old Myrtle Beach woman was arrested for disorderly conduct after hospital staff said she was shouting and would not follow hospital procedure.

When a deputy asked the woman what was going on, she began to shout at him saying nothing was wrong and she had no idea why the officer was there.

She said she was upset because she was not allowed to smoke. She began shouting again and ignored repeated orders to calm down, so she was taken to jail.

Bone found

A man from Greer, S.C. was in the area of the South Jetty near Garden City June 28 when he found a suspicious bone in the sand. He said the bone became exposed because of the receding tide.

The bone was sent to a pathologist and it was determined it belonged to an animal, not a human.

Stop sign vandalism

Three privately-owned stop signs inside Wachesaw Plantation were vandalized June 25.

A security guard said he received a call from a resident at 4:35 a.m. who told them he heard a noise coming from outside his house that sounded like limbs breaking.

A deputy was shown the area of Carriage Run Circle and Horseshoe Bend and noted seeing three stop signs on the ground. The wooden posts were broken and metal posts bent.

The top of the signs were “smashed to pieces.”

It was later learned a fourth stop sign has been destroyed.

There are no suspects.

Ring lost

A 23-year-old Greenville man said he and his fiancee were standing on the beach in ankle deep water in Garden City June 29. He said his mother, who was standing with them, told his fiancee she should take her engagement ring off to prevent it from falling into the water.

The man said his fiancee took the ring off and it flew out of her hand and landed in 3-6 inches of water. Before they could get to it a wave carried it away.

The report was filed for insurance purposes. The value of the ring is not listed on the report.

Bicycle theft

Two bicycles were reported stolen from a storage area under a house in the 100 block of Cedar Point Ave. in Murrells Inlet June 25.

The owner, who said together the bikes are worth $600, said he did not see any evidence of forced entry.

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

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