Police Blotter: Elderly man attacked with walking cane
A 65-year-old man was arrested March 28 for allegedly using his walking cane to assault a 77-year-old man.
The victim said a man he has never seen before started punching and hitting him with a walking cane at the corner of Waverly Road and Petigru Drive in Pawleys Island.
He said he was there selling fruits and vegetables when the stranger walked up and punched him in the jaw “like an uppercut.” The stranger then hit him twice with his cane and pushed him on the ground.
A witness said after the attack the suspect drove away in a Volvo.
Based on the license tag number, the suspect was tracked to his home on Parkersville Road.
The suspect denied being at the produce stand. He said he did not go anywhere. When asked why the Volvo engine was warm, he said he started the car and let it run for 10 minutes then shut it off.
The man was driven to the produce stand where he was positively identified by the victim so he was taken to jail.
A woman from Redick Road met with a deputy March 27 to report flat tires on all five vehicles she owns.
She said the damage was caused by roofing nails which were in her driveway.
The woman said she believes a neighbor she has had issues with may be responsible for placing the nails on her property. But, there is no evidence to back that up, the report states.
Damage is estimated at $4,000.
The deputy was unable to take pictures of the damage because the battery in his camera was dead.
On that same day a woman from Birch Avenue in Andrews reported someone slashed one of her car tires seven times with a knife.
There was also a derogatory word written in the dirt on the back window of the car. The word had already been wiped off when the deputy arrived.
She said she has been at odds with her neighbor because the neighbor has allegedly been stealing water from her faucet.
No arrests have been made in either case.
Four tires were reportedly stolen from a vehicle at Island Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram March 23.
A manager showed a deputy the 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe that was sitting on top of cement blocks. All four tires and rims were gone.
Because there were other vehicles in the way, the Tahoe could not be seen from Highway 17.
There are no suspects and it’s unknown if the cases are related but a Browns Ferry Road resident reported six to eight cinder blocks being stolen from his property the day before the tire theft was reported.
The cost of replacing the tires and rims is estimated at $3,413.
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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