Police Blotter: Alert citizen leads to burglary arrest

  • Friday, June 1, 2012

Deputies were rushed to the 1800 block of Waccamaw Drive in Garden City May 28 after someone called 911 saying he saw a man with no shirt was hiding in some bushes across from his house.
The officers found the 42-year-old Myrtle Beach man under some steps at a home in the 1700 block of Waccamaw Drive.
There were two bottles of wine beside the man.
He was arrested and the stolen items were recovered from the bushes.
The deputies determined that the items had been stolen from a house on Dolphin Drive.

Illegal gun possession

A 33-year-old Georgetown man who borrowed a handgun from a 57-year-old man from Jackson Village Road in February should have returned the gun before it was discovered he cannot legally be in possession of such a weapon.
The gun’s owner called deputies May 25 because he still had not received the gun back.
The man who borrowed the gun claims he put it in the glove box of the truck of the owner but it could not be found.
Through a records check it was learned the suspect has a criminal record that prohibits him from having a gun.
Warrants were expected to be signed charging him with illegal possession.

Knife attack

A 23-year-old man from Cooper Street was the victim of a knife attack at about 10 p.m. May 26.
The man says he was walking on Yadkin Ave. when a man “jumped him and cut him across the neck,” the report states.
When deputies arrived, the man was standing in his front yard within a shirt wrapped around his neck and blood all over his chest.
The man said he did not know the attacker.
He was taken to the hospital for treatment.

Theft from vacationers

A woman from Clemons, NC fell victim to thieves while vacationing in Pawleys Island May 26.
She said they were out playing golf when someone broke in the condo and stole her jewelry.
The woman said the door was locked but there was no indication of forced entry.
The value of the jewelry is $2,300.

Bullying reported

The mother of a 15-year-old Waccamaw High student says her daughter has been the victim of bullying.
The teen said another student has been telling everyone she has a naked picture and video of the victim.
The girl said the only way the suspect could be in possession of such a picture or video is if she got it from an Internet friend they both know.
The accused student was questioned and denied having a picture or video of the teen. She was advised if she keeps harassing the teen — even if she does not have a picture or video — she could face criminal charges.

Woman trashes
doctor’s office

Workers at a medical office  in Murrells Inlet had to call deputies to their office May 24 because a 57-year-old woman was in a patient room “going nuts,” the report states.
Deputies found the woman going through cabinets in a room. She was advised she was not supposed to be in there while doctors were seeing patients.
The woman responded by saying she has a right to be in the room because she was “looking for keys for a machine.”
After the woman was arrested for disorderly conduct, staff members told deputies she had been throwing things around and other patients had to be escorted out the back door for their safety.

NOTE: An earlier version of this story identified another medical practice that shares the same building. Information used was in the incident report, but was incorrect.

Domestic violence

Deputies were sent to a home on Julian Rutledge Drive in Pawleys Island May 24 because of a disturbance between a 51-year-old woman and her 35-year-old boyfriend.
The argument started when the man wanted his girlfriend, who was in bed, to make her children leave their house.
He pulled the covers off of her.
The man said nothing else happened but his girlfriend says he pushed her and then choked her.
The man was charged with criminal domestic violence.

Thieves strike twice

A man from the 800 block of Brick Chimney Road in Georgetown says some aluminum, valued at less than $50, was taken from his yard  May 23.
The man said his aunt heard a loud car in the area but did not see anyone take the items.
It was the second time in a week items were taken from the man’s property.
He asked for beefed up patrols in the area.

So far, no crime

A 14-year-old Pawleys Island girl received a voice mail and was sent a photo by a much older man she does not know May 22 but neither were illegal.
The teen received a voice mail from the man and her father called him back and told him he apparently dialed the wrong number.
The next day, while she was at school, the man, with gray hair and a beard, sent her a photo of his face. The word “ouch” accompanied the picture.
On the voicemail the man said “wake up. Time to get up.”
The teen said there was nothing explicit about the voicemail or picture.
The girl and her father were advised to call deputies immediately if an improper message or photo is sent.

Information  is subject to change as the investigation proceeds. Individuals arrested and/or charged have not been convicted.
— Compiled by Scott Harper

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