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Police Blotter

  • Monday, July 25, 2016

Sleeping on the job

A city restaurant owner went to her store during closed hours to do some paperwork. When she went into an upstairs storage room, however, she found one of her employees sleeping inside. The employee then rose and left the store and the owner called police.

When they arrived, police were shown the storage room, which had blankets strewn across the floor, along with a few soda cans and some soup. Although nothing appeared to have been stolen — apart from the soda and soup — the owner confirmed the employee did not have a right to be there while the store was closed. Police then drew up warrants for the employee’s arrest for trespassing and breach of trust.

Unlucky numbers

A county man received a phone call informing him he had just won a substantial amount of money in some sort of lottery. The caller then informed the man he would have to send a cashier’s check of more than $50,000 to claim his winnings to an out-of-state address. The man moved some money around, mailed off the check and waited for his winnings.

After more than a month had passed, however, the man realized he had been duped and reported the scam to sheriff’s deputies.

Village bicycle

A Murrells Inlet marina employee had just arrived at work when he spotted a man trying to take a bicycle from the property. The employee knew the bicycle belonged to one of his co-workers, however, and he shouted at the man and asked why he was trying to take it. The man shouted back that he lived nearby and was trying to get home, then hopped off the bike and left on foot.

The employee followed him in his vehicle and called sheriff’s deputies, who arrived shortly afterward. The man was then arrested on a charge of petty theft. Deputies later contacted the co-worker the employee mentioned. The co-worker then told them the bike had been on the marina property for several months, but that it didn’t belong to him.

— Compiled by Max Hrenda from reports from the Georgetown Police Department and Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office.

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