Counterfeit money seized from Costco
Myrtle Beach police are investigating a counterfeit $50 bill that a man said he received at a Canadian bank before traveling to the Grand Strand, according to a police report.
The 54-year-old man tried to use the bill to pay for items at Costco at 1021 Oak Forest Lane about 2 p.m. Sunday, police said.
The clerk checked the bill and said a marking pen showed it was counterfeit, according to the report. Closer inspection showed the bill did not have a security strip inside and the ink on the back was smudged.
The man said he received the bill at a bank in Canada before he traveled to the area, according to the report. The man used other money to pay for his items and police seized the counterfeit bill.
Charges follow extension cord assault
A 44-year-old Tennessee man was charged in Myrtle Beach after a 36-year-old woman reported being hit by an extension cord during an argument, according to a police report.
David Eugene Rhymer, 44, of Bristol, Tenn., was charged with criminal domestic violence after officers were called at 2 a.m. Sunday to 5400 N. Ocean Blvd., for a disturbance in a room there, police said.
The victim told police she woke up sick and they argued about her wanting to leave to go home, according to the report. The victim said Rhymer accused her of keeping his wallet and he threw things around the room.
The victim said Rhymer grabbed a white extension cord and swung it at her, hit her arm and shoulder, which caused large bruises, according to the report. When officers arrived they found Rhymer sitting in his vehicle and took him into custody without incident.
Man claims he was robbed of $2,500 cash
A 26-year-old man told Myrtle Beach police he had his wallet taken from him when he offered to pay a man for a ride to the store to get cigarettes, according to a police report.
The victim called officers about 4:30 a.m. Saturday to report the incident, which occurred about 30 minutes prior at 901 S. Ocean Blvd., police said.
The victim told police he went downstairs from his hotel room and was looking for a cigarette, according to the report. The victim said he asked several people and a tall man standing next to a vehicle offered to drive the victim to a gas station for $20.
The victim said he got his wallet out to pay the man, but the man grabbed his wallet and ran south on Ocean Boulevard, according to the report. The victim told police the suspect was not armed and did not hurt him during the incident.
The victim said he had $2,500 cash, his passport and identification inside the wallet, according to the report.
Man charged when dog found in car
A 24-year-old man was arrested when police said he left a puppy in a car for more than an hour.
Jante Jerron Brewington is charged with mistreatment of animals, according to Myrtle Beach police.
Brewington is accused of leaving a 10 to 12 week old pit bull puppy inside a locked car with the windows completely closed, a police report said.
Police unlocked the car parked on Ninth Avenue South in Myrtle Beach and transported the puppy to the humane society, the report said.
Brewington said he put the dog in the car and then got busy working, according to police.
Business organized salute for troops
Kangaroo Express is holding its second annual “Salute Our Troops” campaign to benefit the USO, Wounded Warrior Project, USO South Carolina and the S.C. Military Family Care Association. Its campaign caravan is making stops in the area to raise money, accompanied by Sgt. Tommy Rieman, a Purple Heart and Silver Star recipient from Charlotte who was wounded during Operation Iraqi Freedom.
The caravan also brings in two custom motorcycles, including one outfitted out of Fort Bragg, N.C., for a wounded soldier who was paralyzed from the shoulders down. Games such as cornhole are available, as well as food and prizes for a donation.
The caravan will be making the following stops:
8-10 a.m. | Kangaroo Express 791, 315 Church St., Georgetown
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. | Kangaroo Express 910, 4700 Holmestown Road, Myrtle Beach (Surfside Beach area)
4-6 p.m. | Kangaroo Express 3073, 4481 Socastee Blvd./S.C. 707, Myrtle Beach (Socastee)
8-10 a.m. | Kangaroo Express 3071, 4408 U.S. 501, Myrtle Beach
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. | Kangaroo Express 853, 2995 10th Ave. N. Ext., Myrtle Beach
4-6 p.m. | Kangaroo Express 1518, 4999 Carolina Forest Blvd., Myrtle Beach
First-time player hits jackpot
The first time a Conway resident played the lottery it was beginner’s luck, according to lottery officials.
The person, who declined to be identified, has claimed $1 million in Powerball winnings from Wednesday night’s drawing where all five numbers matched, according to officials with the S.C. Education Lottery.
The person spent $2 on a ticket at the Tiger Mart No. 19 on Wright Boulevard in Conway.
From staff reports