NORTH MYRTLE BEACH
Police call medicine drop-off a success
North Myrtle Beach police said Friday that a community medicine drop-off held during the weekend was a success, according to a news release.
Narcotic detectives held the collection and received 5,432 dosage units during Seacoast Medical Center’s July 28 health fair in Little River, according to officials.
Man reports being beaten, robbed
A 45-year-old man told Myrtle Beach police he was kicked in the head several times and robbed by a man after an argument over a bicycle, according to a police report.
The victim told police he was sitting on the bank of a pond near 900 Osceloa St., when the suspect came up behind him and yelled about a bicycle the victim had purchased from him, according to the report. The victim said the suspect kicked him and then took his wallet and took all his money before he threw the wallet on the ground and left.
Detectives are investigating the incident.
Woman charged after hitting man
Myrtle Beach police charged a 45-year-old woman after her boyfriend told officers she hit him in the head with a metal lamp during an argument, according to a police report.
Celeste Marcellar Parker, 45, was charged with criminal domestic violence on Friday after officers were called about 2:30 a.m. Thursday to an apartment at 1404 S. Ocean Blvd., police said.
Police look for missing vacationer
Police are looking for a 24-year-old woman who didn’t return to a hotel room after arguing with her boyfriend, according to a police report.
Tabatha Irene Hammer and her boyfriend argued on August 2 at their hotel on the 2500 block of North Ocean Boulevard around 5:30 p.m., police said. Shortly after, the boyfriend said he saw Hammer speaking with two men outside before heading west on 21st Avenue North towards Kings Highway, the report said.
He lost sight of them and said he wasn’t worried until he hadn’t hear from her four hours.
Hammer was last seen wearing a black sparkly shirt with ripped blue jeans and brown flip flops. She is 5’4” and weighs 114 pounds with brown hair and eyes.
Anyone who may have seen her, or may know where she is can call Myrtle Beach police at 918-1382.
NORTH MYRTLE BEACH
HIPPO waterslide closes
The HIPPO waterslide in North Myrtle Beach is closed for the season.
The inflatable waterslide, considered the world’s largest at 60 feet tall, may have developed dry rot in one or more seams, said Pat Dowling, city spokesman.
The ride has been deflated so the ride manufacturer can determine if the flaws can be repaired.
The waterslide was purchased several years ago for about $93,000, using money from the city’s general fund. The beach services division manages the HIPPO and has been reimbursing the general fund through ride ticket sales at a rate of $17,500 annually, Dowling said.
From staff reports