Police Blotter: Couple says molestation accusation is slander
Two reports were filed about the molestation of a 2-year-old girl that allegedly took place while the child was staying with her grandparents in Murrells Inlet during Thanksgiving.
The mother of the toddler said the child was with the grandparents for one night. After she returned to their Myrtle Beach home, she was changing the girl's diaper and noticed her private parts were red.
She said when she asked the child's grandmother about it she was told she had used a different type of soap which is what caused the irritation. With that explanation, the child's mother shrugged it off.
However, the woman said in the nights that followed her daughter would wake up screaming and was "asking to make it stop because she was uncomfortable," the report states.
On Dec. 1, the child told her mother that her grandfather had molested her.
When asked if she took the child to a doctor to be examined, the woman said she did not.
On Dec. 11, the child's grandmother filed a report accusing the child's mother of slander.
She said the accusations are not true because the toddler was in her presence during the entire visit. She said the girl was never alone with her grandfather.
She said she has had issues with the woman in the past and was planning to seek a restraining order.
Sleeping motorist arrested
A 48-year-old Folly Beach man was arrested after he was found sleeping beside the road in Georgetown County at about 12:30 a.m. Dec. 5.
A deputy on patrol noticed a car parked beside South Fraser Street and when he stopped to check it out he saw the man asleep. It took a couple of minutes to wake the man up. The deputy then ordered the man to step from the car.
He was unsteady on his feet, his speech was slurred and he had trouble comprehending what was being said, the deputy notes in his report.
He also had a strong odor of mouthwash.
The deputy found two large bottles of mouthwash in the vehicle.
The man said he had consumed a couple of beers that evening.
He was charged with disorderly conduct.
Weapon at RMS
A Rosemary Middle School 6th-grader got into trouble Dec. 7 when he was found with a weapon on campus.
A teacher reported seeing the 13-year-old run from the lunchroom with something in his hand. He then ran into the 8th grade boy's bathroom where he was confronted by the school's resource officer who asked him what was in his pocket.
It was discovered he had a pair of brass knuckles.
He was charged with having a weapon on campus and was released to his mother. He must appear in family court next month.
Tis the season
Someone stole four Christmas wreaths and bows from a sign at the corner of Collins Creek and Knotty Pine in Murrells inlet Dec. 4.
A property manager said the value of the wreaths is about $80.
A woman from Meadow Street says someone tried to break into a safe in her closet while she was at church Dec. 9.
The woman said she keeps a baseball bat near the safe and it may have been used in the incident.
A deputy found a hammer in the closet that appeared to have been used. There were dents in the safe, possibly caused by the hammer.
The woman said her grandson was at her home when she left for church but was gone when she returned.
Dad concerned about Facebook messages
A Beneventum community man met with a deputy Dec. 4 because of messages he found on the Facebook page of his 14-year-old daughter.
He said an 18-year-old man who lives near the same area has commented about how pretty she is and has made references to smoking marijuana.
The girl's mother sent the man a message telling him to have no further contact with the teen.
The deputy attempted to find the man to tell him to stop speaking with the girl but he was not home when the officer visited his house.
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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