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Police Blotter: Chase leads to thousands in stolen merchandise

  • Friday, October 12, 2012

  • Updated Friday, October 12, 2012 10:16 am

Georgetown police recovered more than $4,400 in reported stolen merchandise and charged five people after a shoplifting at Walmart Oct. 5.
Officers were sent to the store because a 28-year-old Sumter man was loading a stolen television in the back of a pickup truck.
When the man saw police he started running towards the north side of the store but was quickly apprehended by the officers.
The man was escorted back to his truck. A man and woman, both 46, were inside the vehicle.
In the bed of the truck was the television as well as more than $3,000 worth of other items including clothing, hunting items and food.
A store worker told police the man and woman in the truck were involved in the thefts, so all three were taken to jail.
Two others also reportedly involved were arrested later that evening.

Woman attacked by boyfriend

A 21-year-old Myrtle Beach man was charged with assaulting his 22-year-old girlfriend at the entrance to Brookegreen Gardens Oct. 8.
The woman said they were driving from Georgetown back to Myrtle Beach when they began arguing over the fact he had spent their money on beer and cigarettes.
The woman said her boyfriend slammed on brakes then pulled into the Brookgreen Gardens driveway and forced her out of the car.
He then got out and “tackled” her. A security guard heard the commotion and walked over. That is when the man got back in the car and drove away.
Officers in the area were given a description of the vehicle and found it at the Kangaroo Express in Murrells Inlet.
The woman said she was not hurt and wanted to return with her roommate. A warrant was signed charging the man with criminal domestic violence.

Cracker Barrel family feud


Georgetown County deputies and Horry police responded to a call of a disturbance at the Cracker Barrel in Murrells Inlet Oct. 4.
It was determined a 64-year-old Columbia woman had been followed from the restaurant to a bank in the Georgetown County portion of Murrells Inlet by three men with whom she is “somewhat related,” the report states.
The woman said she was at the restaurant with other relatives because of a recent death in the family.
She said an argument erupted over the deceased relative’s will and she was physically attacked by the three suspects who followed her.
The woman said she did not wish to prosecute, at least not until after the funeral.

Dealership showered

Horry police arrested an intoxicated 58-year-old Myrtle Beach man Oct. 3 after he caused quite a problem in the parking lot of Inlet Auto Sales on Highway 17 Business.
According to police, the man was yelling profanity and he unzipped his pants. He then reportedly urinated on the building.
The profanity and yelling continued even after police arrived.
He was charged with disorderly conduct.

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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