Police Blotter: Could not find a bathroom

  • Thursday, September 4, 2014

While on patrol in the 3800 block of Murrells Inlet Road around 1 p.m., Aug. 21, a deputy saw two men from New York State – ages 22 and 25 ­– urinating in the road next to a house with people standing in the yard.

“I was able to see their genitals exposed at the time while they were urinating,” the officer wrote in his report.

The deputy stopped and asked them what they were doing.

“They both stated they were sorry for peeing in the road next to the ditch but they could not find a bathroom,” the report states.

They were both taken to jail charged with indecent exposure.

A plastic bag they had with them contained six cans of beer.

The beers were opened and poured out in front of the men because the beer could not be part of the personal property placed in holding at the jail.

Money stolen

A man from the 3800 block of Myrtle Drive says a 30-year-old woman he knows broke into his house Aug. 21, and stole more than $1,600 in cash.

The man said his daughter returned home that afternoon and saw a green convertible in the driveway.

She also saw the suspected woman coming from the front of the home “in a hurry.”

The woman then got in the convertible and drove away.

When the man got home and his daughter told him what she witnessed, he went to his bedroom and discovered his money was gone.

The man said the suspect is a woman he considers a friend.

He said he let her stay at his house last month for three days because she is homeless.

He said he knows the owner of the convertible but does not know his name. He said the man lives in the Myrtle Beach area.

Denies calling 911

Deputies were sent to a domestic dispute in progress on Woodhaven Drive in Murrells Inlet Aug. 23.

When they arrived, the officers met with a woman who said she did not call 911 and had no idea why they were at her home.

One of the deputies asked a dispatcher to call the number from which the call was placed.

When the call was made by the dispatcher, the phone of the woman to whom the deputies were speaking began to ring.

The woman said it must have been her boyfriend who made the call. He was not on the scene when the deputies arrived.

The woman said he left on a golf cart and was probably at a nearby bar.

When the officers said they were going to find him, the woman admitted she made the 911 call.

She said she had been assaulted by her 45-year-old boyfriend. She said she denied placing the call because she just wanted to get away from the suspect.

She said he threatened to kill her after pushing her into a bathtub and holding his hand around her throat.

The officers found the man at the bar. Despite his denials about the assault, he was arrested.

He was charged with simple assault.

Stolen tires and rims

A man from the 1900 block of Pompano Drive said someone stole all four tires and rims off of his pickup truck.

The deputy noted the truck was sitting on jack stands.

The man said someone also tampered with the sensor on his security light so it would not come on when motion was detected.

A neighbor who spoke with the deputy said he did not see any suspicious activity taking place.

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

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