Police Blotter: Chair vs. gun; Church treasurer accused of theft
It was plastic chair vs. gun in Andrews Sunday night and the chair won.
A man from Howell Street said three men — ages 19-21 — showed up at his door at about 10:30 p.m. Sunday and tried to force their way inside.
The 58-year-old man said he started fighting with them.
While he was fighting with two of the woud-be home invaders on the porch, the third was on the ground waving a gun. He was shouting at the other two men to move so he could shoot the victim.
The man said he then picked up a plastic chair and started beating the three suspects.
He then retreated back into his home and then heard three gun shots and then heard his glass front door shatter.
The suspects were not located.
Church treasurer accused of theft
The chairwoman of the finance committee at First Baptist Church of Murrells Inlet met with a deputy Jan. 19 to file a breach of trust report.
She said it was discovered the former treasurer had allegedly obtained a credit card on the church’s bank account.
She reportedly ran up a $1,944 bill on purchases that were not church related or authorized.
The complainant said no one was supposed to have a credit or debit card for the account.
When the complainant questioned her about it, the woman claimed she had been given permission to make the purchases. The accused turned over the credit card and the complainant cut it up into pieces and placed it in her desk drawer. She checked later and the card pieces were gone.
The suspect is also accused of writing checks to herself and opening an account in the church name at Target.
The deputy reports reviewing emails from the suspect admitting to some of the thefts, claiming she was having hard times.
The church board was expected to decide this week whether or not they would press charges.
The thefts were discovered in November. The church waited to report it because they wanted to give the woman an opportunity to pay back the money.
Pot found at WHS
The Waccamaw High School resource officer was sent to the school gym January 16 because of a 16-year-old male student who appeared to be under the influence of drugs.
When questioned by the deputy, the teen admitted to using marijuana before going to school that morning.
When in the principal’s office, the student was asked to remove his sweat shirt, which he did, and a metal pipe fell on the floor. The report states the pipe contained marijuana residue.
He said he forgot he had the pipe with him. The teen was turned over to his mother and issued a citation to appear in court next month.
In an unrelated incident, later that same day the resource officer was informed some students were smoking on campus.
One of the students had been sitting in a love seat in the school lobby and when the seat was checked by the officer a small bag containing what is believed to be marihuana was found.
The 15-year-old admitted it was his and he was also released to his mother and must appear in court next month.
Missing Booster funds
More than $1,400 in funds belonging to the Waccamaw High Booster Club was reported missing Jan. 17.
A woman, according to the report, had been selling Chick-fil-A biscuits and sandwiches at the school to raise funds for the Booster Club.
A school official said they were notified by Chick-fil-A that the restaurant had not been paid for the food.
When the woman was asked where the money was she said she lost it.
Some of the money was repaid but a school official said $1,472 was still missing as of the time the report was filed.
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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