Police Blotter: 70 year old accuses his 29 year old hotel guest of theft
A 70-year-old Georgetown man who was staying in a room at Motel 6 in Pawleys Island with a 29-year-woman April 17 says the woman was involved in a plot to steal from him.
According to the man, the woman had an accomplice — a 39-year-old Georgetown woman — who came in the room and took his pants and hat which contained $1,700.
He said items were also taken from the woman he was with but he feels that was part of the plan so it would not look like she was involved because the woman had left the door unlocked so the older woman could get inside.
The 29-year-old woman was arrested and warrants were expected to be signed against the older woman.
Woman attacks husband
Deputies met with a man on Bertha Lane in Pawleys Island who said he was assaulted by his wife.
The man said she hit him several times. He said he was in the backyard when his wife came out, slapped him in the face, picked up a broom and tried to hit him in the head but he blocked that attempt.
When the woman admitted she did as accused, she was arrested.
A deputy was patrolling Harrelson Road off of Montford Drive when he saw a car stop by the roadway.
From a distance the deputy watched as the driver and passenger got out and then removed bags of trash from the trunk and place the trash next to the roadway.
After the car drove away, the deputy made a traffic stop.
The 23-year-old man from Georgetown who was driving admitted he illegally dumped the trash because it was making his car smell bad.
The man was charged with littering.
Theft from fitness center
Someone broke into the Health and Fitness Center at Litchfield Beach and Golf Resort April 11.
A manager said $251 was taken from a cash register and a box in his office. He said since there was no forced entry noted, he feels someone who has a key may be responsible.
Burglary at condo
Three people vacationing in the 1500 block of South Waccamaw Drive in Garden City reported a burglary April 13.
They said whoever broke into the condo while they were away took several items including a wallet containing $35 in cash and several credit cards, two pocketbooks and jewelry.
The area was searched but no suspects were located.
Altercation at hospital
A 26-year-old Murrells Inlet man was arrested April 14 after getting into an altercation with staff at Waccamaw Community Hospital.
A doctor said the man went to the emergency room asking for medicine because of pain he was having in his leg.
When a doctor said he would be getting something for the pain but it would not be narcotics, the man got mad and said he was going to leave.
The doctor said he could not leave because he had made statements about harming himself and had what appeared to be self-inflicted injuries on his wrist.
The man then pushed his way past a female worker and attempted to hit another, but missed.
He was subdued by other staff members.
The man was arrested for simple assault.
Beer and hot dog theft
A worker at the Murrells Inlet Kangaroo convenience store said a man was making himself a hot dog April 14 while his friend was at the beer cooler.
She said she thinks the older man took a beer out the store without paying, although, she added, she is not completely sure because she was very busy at the time.
She said the other man ate the hot dog then went to the restroom.
After leaving the restroom he walked out the store without paying for the hot dog.
Deputies responded to Drunken Jacks Restaurant April 15 to take a vandalism report.
Two trash cans and a wooden bench had been thrown into the creek.
Also some tin signs containing advertisements were torn off the walkway.
Counterfeit cash found
A Sampit man contacted the Sheriff’s Office April 17 after finding what is believed to be counterfeit money.
The man said he found three $20 bills and a $5 bill wrapped in foil in a ditch.
The money was “faded in color and riddled with holes,” the report states.
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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