Woman charged in reported assault of child
A woman was in jail Monday morning following a reported assault on a 12-year-old boy in Myrtle Beach.
Dawn Abdulmani, 42, of Myrtle Beach is charged with unlawful neglect of a child. Abdulmani, who had been drinking, returned to a home on Sessions Street in Myrtle Beach around 11 p.m. Sunday, according to a police report.
The boy was accused of letting someone in the home and allowing them to steal from her pocketbook, police said. When he denied the theft, the woman reportedly began pushing him, pulling on his clothes and grabbing his neck. Police said there were visible marks on his neck, chest and arms. He eventually fled to a neighbor’s house until police arrived.
A man in the home recorded the incident on his cell phone, which was given to police as evidence.
The S.C. Department of Social Services took the boy into protective custody, the report said.
West precinct holding meeting for residents
Residents in Horry County’s west precinct will have the chance to meet with police assigned to the area Tuesday night.
The precinct is holding a town hall-style meeting for people living or operating in the area that includes Aynor, Galivants Ferry, Green Sea, Loris and Nichols.
The meeting is at the precinct at 5527 S.C. 9 in the Green Sea community starting at 6:30 p.m.
Police say this is an effort to better the relationship and partnership between the community and the police department.
Anyone living in the west precinct will be able to ask questions, comment on concerns or simply meet the officers who work in the area.
Camp G.R.E.A.T graduation announced
The Conway Police Department announced today that Camp G.R.E.A.T’s graduation will be held next month. G.R.E.A.T stands for Gang Resistance Education and Training, and the camp, now in its sixth year, is conducted by school resource officers from the Conway Police Department who serve in the city’s schools.
More than 150 children have been attending Camp G.R.E.A.T. for eight weeks this summer, engaged in a variety of positive activities.
The graduation will be at 5:30 p.m. Aug.7 at Whittemore Park Middle School, 1808 Rhue St., in Conway, according to a news release from spokeswoman Catina Hipp.
Following the graduation, the police department will celebrate the 29th annual National Night Out, a crime prevention event sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch.
Conway police’s event this year will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Smith-Jones Recreational Center, located on U.S. 378 in Conway.
Activities planned for that evening include games and swimming in the Smith-Jones pool. The public is invited.
Brick-throwing neighbor charged with assault
Myrtle Beach police have charged a 31-year-old man with assault after his neighbor reported being hit in the head with two bricks when he refused to give the man money, according to a police report.
Richard Wayne Wooster Jr., of Myrtle Beach, turned himself in to police Sunday at the Myrtle Beach Police Department. He has been charged with assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature.
A 43-year-old man told police he arrived home at 1504 S.C. 15 about 8 p.m. Wednesday and Wooster came over to his vehicle and knocked on the window, according to the police report. The victim said he told Wooster he did not have any money to give him and Wooster returned home, but yelled he would need his spark plug back by Friday.
The victim said a short time later he went to take the trash out and saw Wooster staring at him so he told him to come over so they could talk, according to the report. The victim said Wooster picked up two bricks and hit him at least three times in the head. Wooster then left and drove away on his motorcycle.
The victim said he has known Wooster for about six months and he has given Wooster money to help him out, according to the report. At 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, officers spoke to Wooster about the incident and he denied being involved. Wooster said he was out riding his motorcycle and didn’t know about the incident until he arrived home.
The victim was taken to South Strand Hospital for treatment and received staples in his head.
Five charged with prostitution
Five people were arrested in four hours last week for prostitution in Surfside Beach, according to police.
Kristine Marie Reynolds, 22, of Myrtle Beach, Christiana Olivia Long, 19, of Conway, Mary Lee Denham, 53, of Myrtle Beach and Kim Renee Timmerman, 52, of Myrtle Beach were all charged with prostitution.
James Kenneth Goodenow, 41, of Myrtle Beach was charged with carrying a concealed weapon. Denham was also charged with two counts of possession of schedule two drugs.
Undercover officers with Surfside Beach police responded to adult escort ads online in a week-long investigation, said Mike Frederick, Surfside Beach Police Chief.
Reynolds, Long and Denham were arrested in a hotel room after offering sex in exchange for money, Frederick said. Goodenow, who accompanied Reynolds to the entrance, was arrested in the parking lot of a hotel in Surfside Beach for carrying a “slapjack” in his pocket.
Timmerman also was arrested in the parking lot while waiting for Denham, Frederick said.
From staff reports