Police Blotter: Repo man loses car during attack

  • Friday, August 22, 2014

A Myrtle Beach man, who works for a car repossession company, said he was assaulted on the job.

The man said he went to Jock Trail in the Oatland Community Aug. 12, to retrieve a BMW.

When he arrived and was checking the Vehicle Identification Number, a woman walked out of the house and asked what he was doing.

When he told her he was repossessing the car, the woman reportedly said the car was not hers.

The keys were in the ignition so the repo man attempted to get in the car. That’s when the woman allegedly tried to block the door.

Two of the woman’s relatives said the tow truck driver pushed the woman and that is when they jumped in and started pushing him.

During this time the woman, according to the report, bit him on his back while one of her relatives punched him on the face.

The driver said during the ruckus another man came around the corner of the house holding a pistol.

The woman was able to get in the car and she drove away.

The case was presented to a magistrate for warrant consideration.

Jail guard threatened

A 27-year-old inmate at the Georgetown County Detention Center is accused of threatening a female corrections officer and her family.

The guard said she was making her rounds in the D block when the inmate asked her for the time. The guard said she did not know.

When she returned later making her medical pass, the man asked for the time again but this time he was cussing as he asked.

The guard told him he was being disrespectful and she was not obligated to answer him.

The inmate – in jail charged with armed robbery and other offences – told the woman “the only reason I have not touched you is because I know your baby daddy,” the report states.

He continued by saying “I will have someone kill your [expletive] kids. I will not be locked up forever.”

He also reportedly said when the guard returned he was going to throw urine on her.

The case was presented to a magistrate.

Equipment theft

A man called deputies to a home in the 4300 block of Center Road in the Browns Ferry area Aug. 14, because of stolen equipment.

The man said when he showed up to cut the grass on the property he discovered some lawn equipment was missing from a shed.

The items missing include a weed eater, a hedger, a pole saw and a chain saw.

The man said no one had checked on the residence for about a week.

He said because the gate to the property was locked when he arrived, the only other access to the waterfront property is by the river.

The man said he has no idea who may be responsible.

House scam

An Andrews woman who was trying to find a house in Florence for her daughter who is attending college in that area says she was the victim of a scam.

The woman said her daughter found a house by searching the Internet and made contact with someone claiming to be the owner of the home.

The “owner” said he needed a security deposit and first month’s rent. The woman said she purchased a Green Dot card with $500 and emailed the man the card number.

The woman later called the realty company and spoke to someone about the transaction. That is when she was told she had been duped.

The realty company told her they had no knowledge of the situation and she was advised to contact the card company.

At the time of the report it was unclear of money had been taken from the card.

Kensington gun theft

Several guns were stolen during a burglary at a home in the 200 block of Walnut Ave. in Kensington.

The homeowner, who actually lives elsewhere, said the burglary occurred sometime after July 29 because that is the last time he checked on the house prior to filing the report on Aug. 14.

A safe that has been bolted to the floor contained the guns that are missing. The safe itself was also taken.

It was unknown at the time of the report if anything else was stolen.

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

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