POLICE BLOTTER: Suspicious man in Maryville
A resident from the 1900 block of South Island Road in Maryville said he, his wife and another man were sitting on his front porch at about 11 p.m. Tuesday when a stranger walked in his yard.
The complainant said the man was walking towards his utility trailer.
When the stranger saw there were people on the porch, he ran out of the yard in the direction of the Kangaroo convenience store.
The homeowner gave chase but stopped the pursuit when the suspect pointed what appeared to be a handgun at him.
The complainant said the suspect tried to take a weed trimmer from his yard.
Police searched the area but did not find a vehicle matching the description given.
Living under the museum
A man who says he is homeless was found living underneath the Kaminski House Museum early Tuesday morning.
An officer on patrol reported seeing a blanket and some movement from under the building as he was walking his beat.
He then made contact with the 40-year-old man who had four cell phones in his possession.
He was charging the phones using an external outlet at the Kaminski House.
He was sleeping on a blow-up mattress and had several bags. He said he was homeless and was looking for work. He said he had been selling items at the Marsh Walk in Murrells Inlet for cash.
According to the Sheriff’s Office, the man had been living near the Marsh Walk but was placed on trespass notice because of concerns expressed by some business owners.
The man said he has been taking showers at the East Bay Park gym.
The man was taken to jail for trespassing.
Tantrum at the hospital
A 45-year-old Georgetown man was arrested for causing problems at the hospital at about 7:30 p.m. May 31.
Hospital staff say the man got mad when he was told he was being released. He reportedly cursed out a doctor and threw a food tray at a security guard.
When confronted by the police officer, the suspect said people at the hospital were trying to kill him.
Restaurant owner assaulted
The owner of Super Hibachi on North Fraser Street decided she would not press charges against a 26-year-old McClellanville woman who assaulted her June 1.
The customer complained about a shrimp she had received not being cooked enough. The woman began shouting and cussing and refused to pay her $50 bill.
The woman started to leave but the owner stood in the doorway in an attempt to keep the woman and her family from exiting before police arrived. That is when the woman pushed the owner on the floor.
An officer met with the McClellanville woman who said she was not going to pay because of the undercooked shrimp. The officer explained to the woman she could be taken to jail for defrauding an innkeeper. He also explained the civil court process if she was not satisfied.
The woman paid the bill and was placed on trespass notice.
Son steals from dad
A man from the 400 block of Fullmore Drive in Andrews reported his checkbook was stolen from his bedroom sometime between May 20 and June 1.
He said his 25-year-old son is the one who took the checkbook.
The man said the checkbook was from a closed account but his son wrote checks which he learned about when he received a call from the bank.
The man said he thinks his son’s girlfriend helped him because his son cannot read or write very well.
The man was expected to press charges.
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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