Police Blotter: Doing doughnuts leads to arrest

  • Wednesday, September 3, 2014

A deputy was responding to a reported burglary on Swallow Ave., off of South Island Road, the morning of Aug. 24 when he saw a pickup truck in a ditch.

The driver – a 20-year-old Georgetown man, and a 17-year-old male passenger –were removed from the truck.

The driver was intoxicated and had a cold open container on the dashboard. The passenger, the report indicates, was also drunk.

The driver said he had been at a party across from where he ran in the ditch.

He said he left the party earlier but returned to see if it was still going on. He said when he saw no one was there he started “doing doughnuts” in the empty lot and left the property “at a high rate of speed.”

He said he lost control of the truck and went sideways into the ditch.

The driver was arrested for reckless driving and having an open container.

The passenger was charged with having an open container and being a minor in possession of alcohol.

Drunk at Walmart

Georgetown police were dispatched to Walmart Aug. 23 because of an intoxicated woman.

A worker said he was approached by the 34-year-old Georgetown woman in the parking lo who asked if he could help her find her car.

While they were walking, the woman reportedly accused the worker of taking the keys to her car. She was holding the keys at the same time she was making the accusations, the report states.

The woman walked in the store to meet with another employee and ended up getting into an argument with that worker so she walked back outside and started to “scream and curse,” the report indicates.

The officer found the woman in the parking lot and noticed her eyes were bloodshot and she was uneasy on her feet.

She admitted she had been drinking at her house prior to going to Walmart.

She was arrested for disorderly conduct. After being handcuffed she reportedly started using “various profanities” toward the officers.

Stolen Fed Ex

Theft of packages was reported by a man from the 2000 block of Jasper Street in Kensington Aug. 22.

The man said he was expecting some packages to be delivered by Federal Express Aug. 20.

When he never saw them he contacted Amazon who confirmed the packages had been delivered.

The man called the Sheriff’s Office two days later to report the boxes must have been stolen after they were delivered.

He said the packages contained electronic equipment valued at $42.

Stolen SUV

A man from the 200 block of Annie Village Road met with a deputy Aug. 22.

He said on Aug. 18 he allowed "an unknown" man to use his vehicle. He said he and the unknown man had an agreement that the man would return the vehicle the next day.

The victim said he picked the man up in town and the man drove him home then took the 2011 GMC Terrain SUV but did not return it as agreed. He said it is worth $38,000.

A "be on the lookout" was relayed to other law enforcement agencies but the vehicle was not located.

Trespasser wanted to rest

A 49-year-old Georgetown man was arrested and charged with trespassing after an incident in the 5000 block of Johnson Road Aug. 22.

Deputies met with a man who said the suspect was trespassing on his uncle’s property.

He said when he arrived at the property he saw the suspect in the yard and thought the suspect was trying to break into the house.

He said there is a “no trespassing” sign on the gate in the front yard.

When the officers arrived, they saw a window of the house was open. The complainant said all the windows had been closed.

When questioned, the suspect admitted opening the window. He said he planned to go inside to lie down for a while. He said he was not going to steal anything.

He was not charged with burglary.

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