Police Blotter: Hairstylists stiffed...at first

  • Thursday, August 28, 2014

A 70-year-old Murrells Inlet woman was accused of “larceny of service” by her hairdresser.

A deputy met with a worker at Hair Trends on Mink Ave. Aug. 15.

The hairstylist said the woman came into the business on Aug. 9, asking that her hair be redone because her husband did not like the style they gave her two days prior.

The woman said she did not have any money at the time but would deliver a check on Aug. 13.

However, she never returned with the payment and did not answer calls made to her by the employee.

The deputy made contact with the accused and told her of the consequences she faces for non-payment.

The deputy was later notified that the woman and the owner had reached a compromise and no charges were filed.


A man from the 500 block of Key Largo Lane said his 30-year-old brother assaulted him Aug. 17.

He said he was outside smoking when his brother asked if he would share the cigarette.

He said he told his brother “no” and went back inside. He said his bother picked up a flower pot, followed him inside and threw it at him. He said the pot struck him on the back.

The man said his brother had been doing drugs and was aggressive throughout the day.

When the accused brother was questioned by a deputy, he became “very disorderly and uncooperative” so he was arrested.

Once in the patrol car, the man said he was having a panic attack and his chest was hurting. EMS responded and transported the man to Waccamaw Community Hospital where he was admitted because of the drugs he had taken.

The man was released the next day and was listed as the suspect on a second report.

His brother called 911 and said after the suspect returned from the hospital he started acting disorderly again by throwing food at him and scratching his back during an altercation.

He said he was asleep when his brother walked in his room and threw food all over his bed.

He said after that his brother broke the house phone and assaulted him causing a cut on his neck and shoulder.

The suspect was found in the Beaver Bar parking lot and was taken to jail.

Swindling salesman

A deputy was sent to Island Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram Aug. 13 and met with woman who said the suspect – a 26-year-old man – received $300 from a individual making it seem as if it was a down payment on a car.

But, the man — who is an employee — was not representing the dealership in this instance .

It was confirmed the business never received the money listed on the receipt.

The man was terminated and the dealership reimbursed the victim.

The case was presented to a magistrate for warrant consideration.

Someone's been here

A burglary was reported at a home in the 4800 block of South First Street.

The victim, who was away, said her sister-in-law stopped by to turn on the hot water heater and discovered wet towels and other items that made it appear someone had been there.

The owner said no one had permission to be staying in the house.

The woman said only a bag of jewelry, valued at $430, was missing.

She said she has caught her nephew at the house without permission in the past but unsure if he is responsible this time.

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

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