Police Blotter: Combative at accident scene
Deputies were dispatched to a traffic accident at the intersection of Old Pee Dee and Bruorton Roads at about 8:30 p.m. Friday because of a combative person.
The officers were told a 20-year-old Surfside Beach man was cursing, yelling and trying to fight EMS workers. He was on the ground being restrained when the deputies arrived.
Because of injuries to his face caused by the accident — and because of his behavior — the man was placed in emergency protective custody.
He was transported to the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston and was expected to be charged once released from the hospital.
Vehicle stolen and wrecked
A woman from the 200 block of Cherry Street in Andrews reported her blue Chevy Caprice was taken from her yard overnight July 19.
The woman said the vehicle was in her driveway when she went to sleep but was gone the next morning.
She said the car was unlocked and a spare key was kept inside the vehicle.
The car was later found with major damage in a ditch in Williamsburg County by the Highway Patrol.
There are no suspects.
Causing problems at The Pig
A deputy was sent to Piggly Wiggly in Murrells Inlet July 16 because of a 68-year-old Pawleys Island man causing problems.
The man was sitting at a table outside the store when the officer arrived.
A manager said the man was drunk and had been there for hours asking people for money.
The deputy asked the man if he had been drinking and he said “yes” and showed him a bottle of bourbon.
He threw the bottle away because it was empty.
The manager said he wanted the suspect placed on trespass notice. Because the officer could not find a family member to pick the man up, he was taken to jail charged with public intoxication.
40 harassing calls
Some nurses at Waccamaw Community Hospital got so fed up with harassing phone calls July 16 that they called 911.
A nurse told a deputy an unknown man had called the her desk at least 40 times.
He refused to identify himself and always asked for a certain nurse who was not working at the time.
Each time the caller was told she was not at work he would get mad and hang up.
The nurse said she thinks it was a bill collector.
A 27-year-old Murrells Inlet man says he was assaulted by his 52-year-old father July 17.
The man said he and his father were arguing when things turned physical. He said he tried to walk away but his father followed him and a shoving match began.
He said his brother tried to break them up but his father then punched him in the mouth which required five stitches.
The older man said he does not remember hitting his son. He said he sometimes blacks out and does not remember things.
He was arrested for simple assault.
Stolen and damaged signs
The head of the homeowner’s association at Tradition in Pawleys Island said someone stole signs from the community on July 14 or 15.
He said a custom wooden Tradition sign valued at $2,000 and three smaller signs worth $150 each were gone.
Also taken were two street signs worth $350 each.
On July 17, it was reported someone had destroyed the entrance sign to Pawleys Retreat.
The sign is located on the corner of Watersedge and Kings River Roads.
Stolen fishing equipment
A Murrells Inlet man says $7,800 worth of fishing equipment was stolen from his boat that was docked at Crazy Sisters Marina July 18.
He said six rods and reels were taken.
Bloody blind found at
A man from Pond View Drive in Pawleys Island said he arrived home July 11 and saw the glass in his back door was broken.
There was a love seat against the door and it’s believed no entry to the house was made. There was blood on the blinds of the door.
The case was turned over to an investigator.
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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