Police Blotter: Intoxicated man begs to be placed in drunk tank
A man walked up to the Georgetown Police Department Oct. 12 and asked to be arrested.
The 53-year-old Georgetown man said he was drunk and wanted to be taken to the drunk tank.
The officer told the man the city does not have a drunk tank and asked the man if he wanted to go to the hospital.
The man said no but then asked for water.
After he was given a bottle of water, he told the officer he has a long rap sheet and wanted to go to jail.
He told he officer the police “would be sorry” if they did not arrest him.
Because the man was intoxicated, he was arrested. He was taken to jail and will appear in court in December.
Stolen copper and electricity
The owner of Parson's Radiator Shop in the 300 block of South Fraser Street met with police Oct. 3 because of the theft of electricity.
It was discovered someone had plugged an extension cord into an outlet on the property.
The cord stretched from Parson's property, over a fence, and to a nearby warehouse that belongs to ArcelorMittal Steel.
The cord was hooked to a saw and it appears someone was trying to steal copper tubing.
After investigation it was determined one copper pipe was taken.
There are no suspects.
A man said he was hunting in the woods on Sandy Island Oct. 4 when he heard a boat pull up and someone in the boat began shooting into the woods around him.
The man said he yelled “hey” several times to let the boater know he was in the woods.
The person in the boat yelled back and then started firing more shots.
The man gave a description of the boat but it was not located by authorities.
Accidental step leads to WHS fight
A 17-year-old Waccamaw High student said he was in the hall walking to the lunchroom Oct. 10 when he inadvertently stepped on the foot of an 18-year-old student.
The older student reportedly retaliated by shoving the 17-year-old and the fight began.
Several other students jumped in to separate the two.
The 18-year-old said the altercation began when the younger student “verbally assaulted him,” the report states.
They were both given a summons for disturbing schools and will appear in court in November.
Woman receives stolen check
A woman from Pembroke Lane in Pawleys Island said she received a “fraudulent” check Oct. 8.
The woman said there was a package from FedEx by her door when she arrived home.
The envelope contained a check made out to her in the amount of $2,250.
It was from a business in Ohio.
The woman called the business and was told they recently had a batch of checks stolen from their location.
The FedEx envelope shows it was sent from a woman in Monroe, Ga.
Stolen vehicle recovered
A 1998 Ford Ranger that had been parked at Wacca Wache Marina in Marina in Murrells Inlet was reported stolen from a man in Murrells Inlet.
The vehicle, which had its windows rolled down and a damaged ignition, had been at the Marina for an “extended period of time.”
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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