Police Blotter: Cough medicine makes man "odd"
Deputies were sent to the 4200 block of Santolina Way in Murrells Inlet July 2. They met with an Upstate woman who said her 20-year-old son was “acting very odd and appeared to be under the influence of some type of drug.”
She said she called 911 after her son grabbed her wrist as she attempted to take a drink from him. The deputies noted the man appeared to be under the influence but did not smell of alcohol. The man said he had consumed four ounces of cough medicine.
The woman said she was not scared of her son and didn’t want to press charges. She said she would get him back into counseling after their vacation.
Cat found dead in pond
A woman from Windy Lane in Pawleys Island said she was alerted by a neighbor that there was a dead cat floating in the pond behind the homes. The woman said after she removed the cat from the water, she saw it had a small puncture in its side giving the appearance it had been shot.
She said she has heard one man in the neighborhood has been saying he wanted to get rid of all the cats. The woman said she has about 20 cats in her yard.
It is unknown how long the cat had been dead.
Attempted tip theft
Employees of the Pawleys Island Waffle House said a man walked in at about 9:50 p.m. July 2 and asked to use a phone. While one of the workers was getting the phone, she saw the man with his hand inside a waitress tip jar. When the man saw he was being watched he ran out of the door. He did not get any cash out of the jar.
The area was searched but the suspect was not found.
Caught in the act
A man from the 700 block of Lewis Lane in Murrells Inlet said he was awakened at about 5:15 a.m. July 1 and saw a flashlight being used by someone in the home.
The man said he is from Virginia and was visiting a relative, He got up to see where the light was coming from and saw a man picking up his wife’s purse.
The victim yelled and grabbed the intruder’s hoodie but he was able to break free and ran out the door.
The homeowner said a rifle was stolen from his room. Also taken was his wallet containing $60 in cash.
The area was searched but the home invader was not located.
Hot clubs recovered
A deputy met with North Myrtle Beach detectives in Pawleys Island July 2 in reference to stolen property.
The investigators said there has been a series of car break-ins in which golf clubs were stolen. They said in one of their cases the clubs were being sold on Ebay and the return address listed in the ad was to a residence on Wicklow Way in Pawleys Island.
When the officers arrived at that address they were invited inside by man who answered the door. The deputies noticed “bundles of golf clubs leaning against a wall.”
Two of the clubs belong to the victim in the North Myrtle Beach case.
A woman who lives at the residence said her boyfriend has been buying golf clubs from a North Carolina woman who claims her late father owned a golf store and she was liquidating the merchandise.
The golf gear was taken from the house by the officers and the case remains under investigation.
Brother in law accused
A man from Thurman Road in the Pee Dee Community says he was at the beach between June 28 and July 2 and while he was gone his brother-in-law stole a jar of change from his home.
The man said he asked the suspect if he took the change and was told “yes.”
The jar contained about $55.
The suspect was not at the residence when deputies arrived. Charges are pending.
Car reported stolen
A Johnsonville man said he left his 2001 Lincoln Continental at the intersection of Choppee Road and Pleasant Hill Drive at about 8 a.m. June 25 because of a mechanical issue. A mechanic was called to tow the vehicle for repairs but when he arrived the car was gone.
The man said he and his son spent about a week looking for the vehicle before calling the Sheriff’s Office on July 2.
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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