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Police Blotter: Florida "millionaire" wanted to go home

  • Wednesday, June 19, 2013

  • Updated Monday, September 23, 2013 11:14 am

Georgetown police were sent to Walmart at about 6 p.m. June 6 because of a disorderly 63-year-old woman.
Officers found the woman near her car in the parking lot “talking in a frantic manner.” She appeared to be under the influence, the report states.
The woman said she “was a millionaire from Florida and that she was trying to get home and needed to leave,” according to the report.
The woman was asked if she had smoked marijuana and she said “yes.”
Her vehicle was searched with permission and a half smoked marijuana roach was found so the woman was taken to jail and charged with simple possession.

Walmart iPad theft

A couple got away with two Apple iPads they stole from Walmart. The theft occurred May 26 but was not discovered until last week.
A member of the store’s security team showed police footage from surveillance cameras.
A man is seen unlocking the iPad display case at about 4:50 a.m.
He then reached in and removed two iPads. A woman with him was acting as a look-out person.
The couple is seen placing the iPads in the man’s shirt and the waistband of his pants before walking out of the store.
The suspects have not been identified.

Employee theft

A manager from Screen Tight met with police Tuesday morning because of the theft of aluminum.
The manager said aluminum screen frames that had been stolen from his company were discovered at Coastal Recycling.
A worker at the recycler said a man stopped by on two occasions to sell the frames.
The suspect sold the recycler a total of 271 pounds of aluminum.
The suspect is a Screen Tight employee, the report states. So far an arrest has not been made.

Neglected dogs

A police officer responded to the 1900 block of Duke Street June 8 because of a report of animal cruelty.
When he arrived, the officer talked to a witness who said he saw a small dog that was chained that had attempted to jump a fence. The dog was hanging from the fence and was unable to reach the ground.
The officer noted the dog had no shelter, food or clean drinking water.
The dog was unable to move, the report states.
A second dog was found chained on the property. That dog was unable to reach an old crate that appeared to be used as a dog house.
The dogs were taken to the Saint Frances Animal Center for treatment.

Package theft

A man from Muirfield Drive in Pawleys Island said he had been expecting a package and discovered why he has not seen it.
That’s because the UPS package that was delivered to his porch was stolen.
The man said the box containing a camera and lens was taken from his porch sometime during the weekend of May 10 while he was away from home.
The man contacted Ebay and was told they would investigate.

Damaged water tower

Investigators are trying to determine if someone purposefully damaged the water tower at the intersection of Powell Road and Old Plantation Road.
A Georgetown County Water and Sewer worker called a deputy June 3 who said he discovered water leaking from the bottom of the tank on April 11. The tank has been repaired.

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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