Police Blotter: Sheriff's Office receives suspicious mail

  • Friday, May 4, 2012

An employee of the Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office was opening mail April 27 when she read a letter sent from a Kensington address.
That letter contained “derogatory remarks” about Sheriff Lane Cribb, the report states.
Another letter was received which had a return address that does not exist.
That letter called a female worker a profane name. It also called her a “community minded bully.” It also made belittling remarks about other employees.
The letters contain no threats and “appear to be harassing in nature.” There is no clue as to who sent the letters.

Gun pointing arrest

A 19-year-old man said he was on Lucy Grier Road in Plantersville walking to his mother’s house April 26 when a man who lives on that road pointed a gun at him.
In an effort to get away, the victim flagged down a car and was given a ride.
He said the suspect never said anything to him.
The accused man told deputies he did walk to the road to make sure the complainant wasn’t trying to do anything to harm his family. He denied pointing a gun.
The officer’s must not have believed him because the 20-year-old man was arrested for pointing and presenting a firearm.

Lawn mower theft leads to arrest

A woman from the 4800 block of Kent Road was cutting grass April 27 when the mower ran out of gas.
She drove to a nearby store to get gas. When she returned, the riding mower was gone.
A neighbor reported seeing a man in a white truck load the mower onto a trailer. She said the man then sped away, nearly causing the lawn mower to fall off the trailer.
Based on the description of the man, one of the officers believed he knew who it was so he went to a house on Sundance Street.
There was a white truck and a utility trailer in the yard but the man being sought was not home. The deputy spoke with the man’s wife and she was told about the theft.
Shortly after the deputy left that residence, he received a call from the lawn mower owner who said the woman the deputy had spoke to returned the mower.
The accused man admitted to the theft and was arrested.

Jewelry theft

More than $15,000 worth of jewelry was stolen from a home on Sandy Ridge Loop in Pawleys Island.
The theft is believed to have occurred in late October but was not discovered until April 14.
The complainant said he and his wife moved into the home in October and hired two men to tile the floors. They left the men unattended while they went to lunch.
When the theft was discovered, the owner contacted the company that did the tiling and was told the two men who did the work had not returned to their jobs since that day in October.

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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