Police Blotter: Home burglarized while in jail

  • Friday, July 25, 2014

A woman living in the 100 block of Missroon Road said more the $770 worth of items were stolen from the home during a burglary that occurred sometime between July 17-19 while she was in jail.

The woman said she was arrested by the Drug Enforcement Unit July 17 and when she got out of jail two days later, she saw a bedroom window had been pried open and items were missing.

The items taken include an X-box, Playstation and flat screen TV.

She said she suspects some men who live nearby may be responsible but no arrests have been made.

Woman threatened

A woman from the 200 block of “A” Street says she was threatened by a man who had been staying in her home for about three weeks.

She called police July 18 and said she and the man got into an argument and she asked him to leave.

She said she responded by saying if she touched him he would get a gun and shoot her.

The woman said she did not know if he really had a gun.

The man was gone when police arrived and the woman said she was unsure whether she would press charges.

Cash stolen from jail

A Georgetown County Detention Center worker said an inmate was being released July 18 and it was discovered the inmate’s money was missing.

The McClellanville man was booked July 16 and $812 he had in his possession was inventoried by a jail worker. The man had a receipt showing he had turned over the money.

The report states when a person is booked into the jail, their money is counted in front of them and then the money is put in a metal box that is them placed beneath a desk in the booking room.

The box, the report states, is not locked and is accessible to anyone in the booking area.

At the end of a shift the box is sent upstairs where a secretary places it in an inmate’s account.

There are no records indicating the secretary received the money.

The case is still being investigated.

Repeat shoplifter

A Georgetown man got away with shoplifting from Walmart on July 16 but when he attempted it again three days later, he was caught and arrested.

According to a store security employee, the 38-year-old man was seen on security camera video in the electronics department July 16. He removed a cell phone in its case from the hanger and stuffed it in his pants.

He then walked to the housewares department and took the phone out of the case and then left the store.

The tape was reviewed by security because the empty phone case was found.

On July 19, the man was back in the electronics department taking another phone from the display. This time he walked to the automotive department where he used a box cutter to open the package.

He placed the phone in his pocket and walked out the store but this time he was detained by a member of the security team

Appliances not stolen

A washing machine, dryer, freezer and chairs were reported to have been stolen from the back porch of a home in the 2900 block of Jackson Village Road in Plantersville July 18.

The daughter of the woman who called deputies said her mother has symptoms of Alzheimer’s.

She said the chairs she reported missing have been gone for two years. She said they were not stolen but were tearing up so they were thrown away.

The daughter said she has the washing machine but has had it for four years and the dryer is inside her mother’s house.

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

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