Police Blotter: “Running from drug dealers”

  • Thursday, August 14, 2014

On Aug. 2, at about 1:30 a.m., deputies were sent to the guard shack at Wachesaw East because someone had driven through the gate causing the gate arm to break.

The guard said a man in a white van tried to get in but the gate was closed. He said he spoke to the driver who informed him his wife was at a home on the property.

The guard advised the man he could not get in without a pass or unless a resident called the guard shack.

Before the man in the van left, a homeowner drove up and the guard opened the gate for that person.

With the gate up, the van driver “stepped on the gas” driving towards the gate. The van hit the gate arm as it was coming down.

Deputies found the van on a road in the community with the lights still on but no one was inside.

There was some small amounts of blood seen inside the van by the officers.

While searching the area for the driver, the officers found him lying on the ground in a patch of woods acting as if he sleeping.

The man was detained and said he was running from drug dealers.

The 33-year-old Myrtle Beach man appeared to be intoxicated, the report notes, so he was arrested for public intoxication, malicious injury to real property and driving under suspension.

He had a small cut on his finger which was treated by EMS.

Cop window smashed

A woman in the roadway, near the intersection of Baker Ave. and Murrells Inlet Road, resulted in some intense moments for deputies Aug. 2.

The woman’s husband told the deputies his 27-year-old wife said both he and her grandfather were “Satan” and she “cannot love evil.”

The woman’s grandfather said she had not taken her medication.

The deputy reports the woman’s clothes were dirty. That was caused by her being removed from the middle of the road where she had been praying.

The woman would not speak to the deputy but stared at his Taser. He said she looked like she was going to run.

EMS arrived on the scene and medics attempted to talk with her but she continued to refuse.

After several attempts to get the woman to speak, a deputy grabbed her arm. She struggled with the deputies and EMS workers, kicking them repeatedly as they tried to get her in handcuffs.

After they were finally successful, the woman was placed in the patrol car.

As the deputy was driving the woman to the hospital, she was able to get out of the handcuffs and then used the cuffs to break out one of the back door windows on the car.

She was handcuffed again and placed in another patrol car and was taken to the hospital.

Her husband said she attacked him earlier but he did not want to press charges. The woman was committed for evaluation.

Cat-killing threats

Someone called 911 July 31 and reported a man with a gun was behind the Murrells Inlet Bi-Lo parking lot and was threatening to kill cats.

When deputies arrived, a woman flagged them down and pointed at some large bushes. The deputies, with their guns drawn, went to the bushes and saw a man. They ordered him to get on the ground.

After placing the man in handcuffs so they could investigate, the deputies learned he was a New York resident who was staying at a nearby apartment.

The man said he does not have a gun and he was just walking by when he heard the woman screaming from behind the bushes.

A witness reported seeing the man looking at the bushes but did not see him with a gun.

Another deputy said this is an ongoing problem with people threatening to kill cats.

Broken mirror

A man from Hammock Ave. in Murrells Inlet said he was driving near his home August 1 when he saw a Telestar work van parked in the road with two other vehicles parked partially in the opposite side of the road.

He said as he was trying to squeeze between the vehicles, his side mirror hit the van’s mirror causing it to break.

The man said he pulled over and walked to the van to apologize and to offer to pay for the damage. He said the employee started calling him stupid and blind for hitting the van.

He said the man threatened to “jump all over” him.

The worker said the man did apologize but then “started staring at him like he was drunk.”

The worker said the man then asked him “What the [expletive] are you looking at? I said I’m sorry.”

He said he asked the driver if he had been drinking and he cussed at him again.”

Neither man wanted to press charges.

Stolen from GC home

Fishing equipment and a golf cart battery charger were reported stolen from a home in the 700 block of South Waccamaw Drive Aug. 1.

The owner said the items were stolen from underneath the carport and are valued at nearly $1,500.

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

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