Police roundup | Myrtle Beach police seize 36 cats from woman

June 27, 2012 


Police seize 36 cats from apartment

A Myrtle Beach woman was charged with mistreatment of animals after police officers seized 36 cats from her apartment, which she was evicted from this week, according to a police report.

Debra Susan Vroman, 56, was cited when officers were called about 10:15 a.m. Tuesday to 105 Chester St., by her landlord, who reported her having too many cats and she was being evicted, police said.

Vroman told police she had one kitten that had died and some of the other kittens she had were sick, according to the report. Vroman told officers that one cat belonged to a neighbor, who is hospitalized.

Police learned none of the cats were current on their rabies shots or any veterinarian care and one cat had three separate litters, according to the report. Vroman asked to keep some of the cats, but ended up giving them all to animal control officers to be taken to the Humane Society for care.

Officers told Vroman that she would have to ask a judge for some of the cats back and that she must spay or neuter them and provide medical care.


Woman gets face sprayed with chemical

A Myrtle Beach woman was charged with assault after another woman reported she was sprayed in the face with pepper spray while in her vehicle in the city, according to a police report.

Asia Carrissia Knox, 22, of Myrtle Beach was charged with simple assault and battery after officers responded to a 911 hang up about 7 p.m. Tuesday from the 1300 block of Hemingway Street, police said.

A witness told police that Knox passed the 21-year-old victim while driving along Canal Street and Knox yelled out of her vehicle that she was going to harm the victim, according to the report. The witness said that Knox turned her vehicle around and followed the victim to the 800 block of Nance Street.

The witness said Knox went up the victim’s vehicle and sprayed the woman in the face with pepper spray, according to the report. The victim ran to a nearby home and Knox followed.

The witness said the victim then ran back and was able to escape from Knox, according to the report. The victim had several red marks on her face, was crying uncontrollably and had a runny nose, according to officers. EMS treated her at the scene.

Officers located Knox a few minutes later and took her into custody. The report did not list a motive in the attack.


Bloodied couple arrested after fight

A Myrtle Beach couple were charged with assaulting each other after an officer on patrol saw them bleeding and walking along Ocean Boulevard, according to a police report.

Christopher Gary Wells, 31, and Crystal Lynne Haymore, 27, were each charged with criminal domestic violence after the officer stopped them in the 1000 block of South Ocean Boulevard at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, police said.

The officer wrote in the report he was on patrol when he saw a bloody man, Wells, walking toward him with a bloody woman, Haymore, following closely behind, yelling and hitting Wells in the back of the head with her hands, according to the report. The officer subdued Haymore and put her in his patrol car.

Officers learned that the couple had been drinking and argued before Wells smashed a glass coffee table in their room and punched the wall several times, according to the report. Wells suffered cuts to his hands, nose and stomach, while Haymore had bruises on her arms and a burn on her left wrist.

Haymore said that Wells pushed her into a hot grill, which caused the burns to her arm, according to the report. Haymore told officers she caused the cuts to Wells’ stomach and nose.


Porn viewing in library lands man in jail

A Myrtle Beach man was jailed Tuesday when he was caught watching pornography at a college library, authorities said.

Nathaniel Peter Phillips, 23, of Myrtle Beach is charged with disturbing schools and disorderly conduct, according to an incident report from Coastal Carolina University.

A girl heard him breathing heavily and saw him moving as if he was was masturbating around 2 p.m. Tuesday in the library at Horry Georgetown Technical College on Pampas Drive, the report said.

An officer stopped Phillips as he was leaving the bathroom, and he admitted to watching pornography on the campus computer and masturbating, police said. He is not a registered student at Horry Georgetown Technical College or Coastal Carolina University, said Doug Bell with CCU.



MinuteClinic opens new location

A walk-in clinic has opened at the CVS/pharmacy store in Pawleys Island at 10317 U.S. 17 South. The MinuteClinic is open from 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Sundays.

MinuteClinic is the largest provider of retail-based medical clinics in the country with seven in South Carolina.

Nurse practitioners specialize in family health car and can diagnose, treat and write prescriptions for common illnesses like strep throat or infections. Minor wounds and bruises can also be treated and vaccinations including flu, tetanus and Hepatitis A and B are offered.

Appointments aren’t required and most health insurance is accepted. For anyone paying up front, all prices are listed on site and at minuteclinic.com. Most treatments start at $79.

From staff reports

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