Several cited following fight over food bill
Five adults and a juvenile were cited for fighting after a dispute over a food bill at a Myrtle Beach restaurant, according to a police report.
Officers were called at 2:30 a.m. Monday to the Aqua Beach Resort at 1301 Withers Drive for a large fight, police said.
After an investigation, officer learned that two adults and the juvenile had been at the Beach House earlier in the evening and allegedly walked out without paying their bill, according to the report. Employees had asked a clerk at the resort about the trio and the clerk said he called after seeing them in the pool area.
Three employees of the Beach House came to the hotel and confronted the trio and a fight occurred in the pool area, according to the report. The fight continued into the parking lot and street located between the hotel and the bar.
Police cited the employees for fighting and they are: Brian John Gregory, 26, Katie Capalbo, 22, and Kaitlin Ashley Taylor, 23, all of Myrtle Beach. The two adults, who were accused of walking out, leaving an unpaid bill, are: Raven Sierra Mumford, 20, and Donte Aldridge, 21, both of Toledo, Ohio.
The juvenile, whose age was not listed, was given a juvenile summons for court.
Drive-by purse snatching investigated
A 20-year-old woman told Myrtle Beach police that someone drove up behind her as she walked and took her purse from her, according to authorities.
The victim told officers that about 12:20 a.m. Monday she was walking on Flagg Street between Second and Third avenues North when a vehicle drove up behind her and the passenger grabbed her purse, police said.
The victim said she fell to the ground and the vehicle drove away, according to the report. The woman suffered cuts to her foot, elbow and shoulder.
The purse contained the womans phone, a camera and $200 cash.
Man wanted on bank robbery charge
Myrtle Beach police are searching for a Surfside Beach man on charges related to a bank robbery that occurred last year in the city, according to a news release.
Kyle Andrew Connors, 23, whose last known address was 212 11th Ave. S., Surfside Beach, is wanted on a charge of bank robbery in connection with an incident that happened at 9:15 a.m. Nov. 18 at the Conway National Bank branch at 1352 21st Ave. N., in the city, police said.
A man went into the bank, demanded money from a teller and said he had a gun, according to authorities. Police consider Connors armed and dangerous and residents should not approach him.
Anyone with information regarding Connors whereabouts can call Myrtle Beach police Detective Truex at 918-1913.
Bank reports income increase
South Atlantic Bancshares Inc., the parent company of Myrtle Beach-based South Atlantic Bank, announced that its income for the first six months of the year greatly exceeded the income from the same period a year ago.
The company reported a net income of $1,138,484 or 41 cents per diluted share for the six months that ended June 30, a 200.5 percent increase from the same period a year ago.
It has been a busy and productive second quarter at South Atlantic Bank as we achieved significant earnings growth for the quarter and the year thus far, K. Wayne Wicker, CEO and chairman of the board for South Atlantic, said in a news release.
The bank opened a branch in the Pawleys Island-Waccamaw Neck area in the second quarter to go along with the other office in Murrells Inlet and the headquarters in Myrtle Beach.
Total deposits grew 12.1 percent to $251.9 million ending on June 30 compared to the same period last year. Total assets grew about 12 percent to $276.4 million during the same period.
Wicker says that the summer tourist season is one reason the bank has been doing so well.
The summer tourist season appears to be going well along the Grand Strand, Wicker said. Recent reports have also shown positive news from the real estate markets with growth in sales and some stabilization of prices. While the real estate market has a long road back, these reports are good news for the economy both along the Grand Strand and nationally.
From staff reports