Police Blotter: She did it for the kids

  • Friday, July 11, 2014

A 32-year-old Georgetown woman who, police say, was caught shoplifting at Walmart on Independence Day, said she did it because her children wanted to go to the beach.

The woman was spotted by store security selecting several items of clothing, something from the health and beauty area and two cases of soft drinks.

The store employee said the woman placed the drinks in a buggy, the other items in a bag she was carrying, and then walked out the door.

The worker followed her outside and identified himself as loss prevention and escorted her back inside.

While searching her purse, several bottles of medication were found. One of the medications was not prescribed to the woman.

Police also found a bag containing a small amount of marijuana in her purse.

While en route to jail, the woman reportedly said her kids asked her to take them to the beach “and she could not break their hearts but she knew she did not have any money to buy what they needed for the trip,” the report states.

She said she took the items to keep from disappointing her children.

“She began crying, stating she was so dumb and could not believe she did this and she was so sorry,” the officer notes.

She said she was given the pills by a friend because she has migraines. She said she bought the marijuana on July 1 and forgot it was in her purse.

A phone or a gun?

A 50-year-old Georgetown man is accused of pulling a gun on a 22-year-old man but he says it was not a gun, it was a phone.

On Sunday, police were sent to the area of Duke and Washington Streets where the younger man said he was staying in the older man’s apartment for a few days while he was trying to get back on his feet.

He said the owner was removing him from the property and “was being loud and rude.”

He said the man went to his truck and retrieved a gun and threatened him with it. He said he then pulled out a knife in self defense.

A woman on the scene backed up that version of events.

However, the property owner said the younger man pulled out the knife so he want to his truck and grabbed his phone “and held it like a gun” to scare the man.

He said he did not have any weapons but said “no” when the officer asked if he could do a search.

Both men were issued citations for weapons violations.

Child sexual assault

The Sheriff’s Office is continuing to investigate allegations a 4-year-old Georgetown girl was sexually assaulted.

The girl’s aunt said her niece was staying with her and said her private parts were hurting. When asked why, the girl reportedly said because a 15-year-old boy had sexually assaulted her.

The girl did not tell her aunt about the incident for about a month and when asked why she did not tell she said because the teen boy would not let her.

Shelter needed

A Georgetown Police officer says a shelter is needed at the Coast RTA bus stop at the corner of Duke and Washington Streets.

The manager of Carolina Petro on Exchange Street called police Saturday because of littering and loitering.

She said the bus is using the store’s parking lot as a stop. She says this causes crowds that hang out in front of the store who often block the door while paying customers are trying to enter and exit.

The manager said she has tried several times to speak with the Coast RTA management “but they refuse to listen.”

“It appears the issue can be resolved if Coast RTA would place a bus shelter at the pickup point” away from the store, the officer wrote.

He said he attempted to make contact with the bus company’s management but was unsuccessful.

Halloween house shot

A man from Halloween Way in Kensington said he was in his house when a pellet came through his back door and landed on the floor in the kitchen.

He said the pellet came from a gun that was being shot by an 11-year-old. The man said he did not know the child’s name or where he lives.

The deputy went to home behind the victim’s residence and met with the juvenile who admitted shooting the gun. He said he was aiming at a box in the man’s back yard and did not know the bullet went into his house.

The victim said he did not want to press charges.

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

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