Police Blotter: Desire for soda leads to accident

  • Thursday, August 14, 2014

An accident that tied up traffic on Highway 17 near DeBordieu July 31 was caused by an argument over soda.

According to a report filed by a Georgetown County deputy, a 43-year-old Georgetown man was driving and his 14-year-old son was in the passenger’s seat around 12:30 p.m.

The teen wanted a soft drink and reportedly got mad when his father passed a gas station without stopping.

The man’s son “grabbed the steering wheel and pulled it causing (his father) to lose control of the vehicle,” the report states.

The vehicle overturned and both the father and son had to be cut out of the wreckage.

The man said this was the third time his son has caused him to be injured.

Child molested

A 5-year-old boy from Irmo was reportedly sexually assaulted by a 12-year-old boy from White Rock, S.C. while in Pawleys island July 27.

The mother of the young child said she and her son were vacationing along with others including her boyfriend and her boyfriend’s son, the 12-year-old.

She said her son told her the 12-year-old pulled his pants down and molested him.

The woman was told the older boy lured her son under a bed with candy which is where the assault occurred.

The boy said he told the suspect to stop but he continued with his actions.

The 12-year-old and his sister had returned home by the time deputies were notified. The investigation is continuing.

Domestic violence

A Columbia woman called 911 Aug. 3 and said she was in a closet hiding from her boyfriend.

Deputies attempted to find the address on Duncan Ave. in Pawleys Island but were unsuccessful at first.

The woman called back and said she would be outside. The deputies found her and she said she and her 42-year-old boyfriend were at the Pawleys Island Tavern when she decided she wanted to leave.

She said since she had been drinking, she called a cab. She said her boyfriend got mad and left before her taxi arrived. She said when she got to the condo, her boyfriend started yelling at her and grabbed her by both arms and pushed her into a wall.

She said he was throwing beer bottles throughout the house.

The man was arrested for domestic violence.

Drug paraphernalia

A deputy reported spotting a suspicious vehicle in the parking lot of the Kangaroo station on Blackgum Road and Highway 17 the night of July 30.

As the deputy approached the car, he saw three men inside and could smell alcohol coming from the vehicle.

The driver, a 25-year-old Myrtle Beach man, admitted there was an empty beer can in the car.

When asked if he could search the vehicle, the deputy was told “no” by the driver. The officer informed the driver he could search the car without consent because of the smell of alcohol and because of the empty beer can.

Inside the car was the empty can and a marijuana pipe.

The man admitted he used it for smoking pot. He was issued a citation.

Bag, keys, phone theft

A man from Pittsburgh said he and his girlfriend were in the ocean at Pawleys Island Aug, 2 when someone stole their bag from the beach.

Inside the bag, along with towels, was the keys to his car and a cell phone. The couple said they talked to other beach-goers but no one saw who took the bag.

They tried calling the phone but it went straight to voicemail.

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

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