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Police Blotter: Officers assaulted in separate incidents

  • Wednesday, October 24, 2012

  • Updated Wednesday, October 24, 2012 4:34 am

A Surfside Beach police officer who responded to a fight between brothers in the 100 block of Cyprus Ave. Oct. 4 suffered minor injuries
The 30-year-old officer was assisting Horry County police on the call when a 34-year-old Maryland man kicked him in the groin.
The suspect had facial injuries which he said he received during the fight with his brother.
Because of the injuries, the man was taken to a medical center for treatment but he was uncooperative with the doctors and became combative.
Doctors said because of the man’s actions, they would not treat him so he was driven to Grand Strand Medical Center where he received care before being taken to jail.


A 17-year-old female from Coquina Lane in Murrells Inlet is accused of hitting a Georgetown County deputy in the face three times as he was attempting to arrest her Oct. 5. The teen was reported as a runaway but she was found and her parents went to pick her up.
When they arrived back at the family’s home, the teen was yelling at her mother and ran towards her in a threatening manner.
The officer warned her to calm down but she refused. That is when the deputy tried to arrest her and was hit. The officer then struggled with her, causing her to fall and hit her face on the asphalt.
She was taken to the hospital for treatment of a minor laceration before being taken to jail.

Phone threats

A 46-year-old Andrews area man is accused of making threats over the telephone Oct. 13.
A 44-year-old Pennyroyal Road man said the suspect was outside of his house and called him on the phone and told him to walk outside and meet him in the road so he could beat him.
The younger man said he did not go outside. He told a deputy he did want to press charges.

Suspicious fires

A fire that destroyed a vacant mobile home on Spring Pond Lane near Andrews Oct. 14 remains under investigation.
A woman said the structure belonged to her late mother but was basically just a skeleton of a mobile home because it was being demolished by her siblings.
Firefighters labeled the fire “suspicious” since there was no electricity to the home.


Horry County police received a call about a suspected arsonist in the area of Tournament Boulevard in Garden City Oct. 6 after several small Dumpster and brush fires were reported.
Police say there were 11 fires in two nights.
In one case, someone leaned a chair against a building and set the chair on fire causing minor damage.
There are no suspects.

Forgeries and
counterfeit cash

The owner of Roberts Automotive in the 9900 block of Highmarket Street said she was notified by a creditor they did not receive a payment they were expecting.
The woman said she knew she sent the check, so she checked her account and discovered the check had been cashed.
The check had been altered before it was cashed.


The owner of Mary Beth’s Produce in the 10100 block of Pawleys Island said a woman paid for her purchase with a $50 bill Oct. 12.
After the woman left, the owner discovered the bill was counterfeit.
The suspect’s identity is unknown.

Burglaries, break-ins and thefts

• 5100 block of South First Street in Murrells Inlet, Oct. 11. Taken: T-Mobile phone, Gameboy.
• 2000 block of Wedgefield Drive, Oct. 12. Taken: A pressure washer.
• Gillette Place in Murells Inlet Oct. 5. Taken: A washing machine and dryer.
Note: The house is still under construction.
• 100 block of Kent Road, Oct. 3. Taken: Utility trailer valued at $1,000.
• Misroon Street in Georgetown, Oct. 12. Taken: Cast iron wood stove.
• 100 block of Parker Drive in Pawleys Island, Oct. 14. Taken: Four TVs.

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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