Crime-January 19, 2012
Published Thursday, January 19, 2012
A 38-year-old Pawleys Island man met police in the 700 block of Front Street Dec. 29 after his ex-wife — also 38 and from Georgetown — allegedly walked up to him and poured bleach over his head.
When police arrived, they saw the man’s eyes were very red and he had bleach marks on his shirt.
The man said he was inside a business at about 3:15 p.m. when his ex walked in and poured the liquid over his head. He said his eyes immediately began to burn.
The man’s current wife was standing next to him and the bleach got on her black pants.
Some of the bleach also got on the bartender.
The woman then walked out of the building and picked up a brick and threw it at her ex-husband’s vehicle but missed.
on the beach
A Myrtle Beach man was on the beach in Garden City using a metal detector Jan. 8 when he found a bone he thought may be human.
He said the bone looked like a knee joint.
The bone was placed into evidence by a deputy.
Coroner Kenny Johnson said he was never notified of the discovery.
Kids home alone
Deputies were sent to a residence on Wagon Wheel Loop in Murrells Inlet Jan. 6 after Central Dispatch received a hang up call on the 911 line.
When a deputy knocked on the door, a 12-year-old boy answered. The deputy saw that child and his 10-year-old sister were in the home alone.
The children said their parents were at work and they were not in school because they had missed the bus.
They said they were trying to call their mother and had mistakenly dialed 911.
While the officer was on the scene, the children’s mother returned. She said she had left home about 30 minutes earlier and thought her children were getting on the bus.
She said she had just started a new job and could not be late.
The children appeared to be in good health so they were allowed to stay with their mother. The case was closed.
On Jan. 5, a deputy met with a man at the Sheriff’s Office who reported a theft of items from his mother’s home on Arcadia Plantation Drive.
The man said he believes the items — mainly jewelry — were taken over a year-long period beginning in early 2011.
The man said several people work around his mother’s house but only four have access to the residence.
He said one female worker has confessed to stealing at least some of the jewelry which was reportedly pawned in Surfside Beach.
The case is still being investigated.
Information is subject to change as the investigation proceeds. Individuals arrested and/or charged have not been convicted.
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