A police officer working security at Maryville Elementary School was called to the front of the campus at about 1 p.m. Jan. 31 because a 27-year-old woman reportedly took her child — a student at the school.
The child’s stepmother said she signed the child out early because of a dentist appointment and while she was placing the child in the vehicle, the suspect began calling for him. When the child did not respond, she reportedly ran to the vehicle and forcefully took him.
She allegedly threatened to punch the stepmother in the face as she was getting the child out of the car.
A woman who had been sitting in the car said she saw the suspect peek from the side of the building before she ran up.
A video from a security camera was reviewed and the woman could be seen hiding on school grounds and starting the altercation with the stepmother, the report states.
Because it is her child, the woman was not charged with kidnapping but with disturbing schools since staff thought a child was being abducted.
She and the stepmother were told they need to work out the custody issue.
A dead mouse and burglary
A 58-year-old Murrells Inlet woman is accused of leaving a dead mouse at the office of a local counselor on Jan. 29 and trying to break into her estranged husband’s home two days later.
The manager of Counseling Center of Georgetown on Prince Street contacted police and said the woman walked in and placed a dead mouse on the counter.
She then told the manager to give the mouse to her boss and then walked out the door. She was not located by police.
The counselor said the woman is not one of his patients but she is the estranged wife of one of his clients.
He said he was unsure whether the dead mouse was supposed to be some sort of threat.
At about 3:40 p.m. Jan. 31, a Front Street business owner called police after seeing the woman break into an apartment in the 800 block.
The complainant said he yelled at the woman and she ran down the street and jumped in her car and drove away.
Police saw the woman’s car on St. James Street and she was pulled over and was taken into custody.
A clerk at the Exxon on Highmarket Street said a man she knows walked out without paying for a male enhancement pill Jan. 30.
She said the man placed a drink on the counter then slid one of the pills inside his hat.
He paid for the drink but not the pill.
The clerk said the store will not press charges if the man returns the pill.
Brinkley Street burglary
Police are investigating a burglary that took place in the 900 block of Brinkley Street Friday.
A teenager called police and said he and his mother left home about 7:30 a.m. When he got home around 3:30 p.m. he saw a side door had been forced open.
Police say the items taken include an XBox 360, a laptop, a gold watch and a back pack.
There are no known suspects.
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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