Thursday, March 14, 2013
There were some scary moments for a 15-year-old girl who was approached by a convicted sex offender as she was walking home from Georgetown High School March 4.
The teen, according to the incident report, called her father and said while she was at the corner of Duke and Lafayette streets a man in a black Nissan Maxima pulled up beside her and asked her name, age and what grade she was in.
Instead of answering the man’s questions, the teen responded “ask my daddy.”
When the man realized he was not getting any answers, he drove away. That’s when the girl was able to get his license tag number.
The girl’s father, who happens to be a police officer, ran the tag and it is registered to a 37-year-old Georgetown man on the state’s Sex Offender Registry.
The teen’s father notified his supervisor then started looking for the vehicle. He spotted the car on Alex Alford Street and initiated a traffic stop.
The suspect admitted talking to the girl but denied he asked her age.
The officer let the man know he knew he was a sex offender and also let him know it was his daughter he approached. He then let the suspect leave with a verbal warning.
The one that got away
While on patrol March 2, a Georgetown police officer attempted a traffic stop on the driver of a vehicle clocked speeding on South Fraser Street. The driver did not stop and a chase took place through the city’s West End.
The driver reportedly ran a stop sign on Kaminski Street and then turned onto Front Street.
While out of the eyesight of the officer, the driver jumped out of the moving car.
The vehicle ran up on a sidewalk and crashed into a light pole in the 1700 block of Front Street.
Inside the car, police found a driver’s license as well as an open can of beer.
The driver was arrested March 7, according to jail records. He was charged with several offenses including failure to stop for a blue light and open container.
Theft of shingles
The owner of a house in the 700 block of Prince Street called police March 3 after a neighbor said he saw strangers taking boxes of shingles from the man’s property.
The neighbor said he heard a loud exhaust pipe and when he looked out of his window he saw two men loading the shingles into a red pickup truck.
The neighbor said he started turning the lights in his house on and off rapidly and the men jumped in the truck and sped away. As they were leaving, one of the boxes of shingles fell out of the back of the truck.
The owner said it was the second time in less than two weeks shingles were stolen from his house.
Nude Facebook photos
A Pawleys Island man called deputies March 5 after finding what he described as “disturbing” photos on the Facebook pages belonging to the father of his grandchild.
The man said when he went to the Facebook page of the 27-year-old Pawleys Island man and saw nude photos of his adult daughter and his 3-year-old granddaughter.
The man said he contacted Facebook and had the photos removed before deputies had a chance to see them.
The investigation is continuing.
Beer in the face
A 41-year-old man from Lucy Grier Road in Plantersville called 911 March 8 after his 25-year-old relative threw a cup of beer in his face. He said the suspect also threatened to spit in his face.
He said he was at Three Doors Disco playing cards when the suspect started “talking trash” to him. That, according to the report, was what led to the altercation.
The case was presented to a magistrate for possible prosecution.
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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