S.C. trooper involved in crash
A trooper with the S.C. Highway Patrol was involved in a three vehicle crash near Loris early Wednesday, according to authorities.
The trooper’s vehicle was stopped on U.S. 701 just south of Loris about 7:30 a.m. Wednesday waiting for another vehicle to turn when a vehicle behind the trooper hit the rear of the trooper’s car, said Sgt. Sherri Smith with the Horry County Sheriff’s Office.
A third vehicle that was behind the vehicle that struck the trooper struck that car, making it a cars crash, Smith said.
The driver of the vehicle that struck the trooper was taken by EMS to McLeod Loris Hospital for treatment and the trooper was taken by another trooper to the hospital to be checked out, Smith said.
The crash is under investigation by the Horry County Sheriff’s Office.
Man robbed outside friend’s home
A 37-year-old man told Myrtle Beach police he was robbed at gunpoint and assaulted by a man who attacked him outside his friend’s home Tuesday night, according to a police report.
The victim told officers that about 9 p.m. Tuesday at 802 11th Ave. S., he was visiting a friend and as he walked up some steps a man jumped out of the bushes and kicked him, which caused him to fall to the ground, police said.
The victim said the robber put a gun to his head and demanded his money, according to the report.
The victim said he gave the robber $80 and the robber told him not to call police as he ran away.
The victim waited 20 minutes and then called police.
Officers searched the area, but did not find the suspect.
Masked man attempted carjacking
Myrtle Beach police are investigating a masked man who tried to carjack a 48-year-old man while he was at a bank’s ATM, according to a police report.
The victim told officers that just before 11 p.m. Tuesday he was in his vehicle at an ATM located at 1353 21st Ave. N., when the masked man walked up to his open driver’s window, police said.
The victim said the suspect pointed a gun at him and ordered him out of the vehicle, according to the report. The victim said he realized his car was in drive, so he drove away.
The victim said he saw the suspect run toward the rear of the parking lot.
The victim went to another location down the street and called police.
NORTH MYRTLE BEACH
Burglary suspect identified
North Myrtle Beach police are looking for a man suspected of breaking into a home earlier this month.
Joseph Allen Ellis, 22, is accused of a residential burglary on August 4, and a warrant has been issued for his arrest, said Pat Dowling, spokesman for North Myrtle Beach.
Police said he might be driving a 2000 Ford Mustang GT convertible. Anyone with information about Ellis’ location is asked to call 843-280-5607 or 843-280-5511.
A couple from Hickory, N.C. reported the break-in after returning from the beach about 2 p.m. on August 4 when they found several items missing from the home including four gold and diamond rings, a Kindle Fire in a pink leather case, a flesh colored purse and pink floral wallet with cash, credit cards and identification. A leather wallet containing identification, credit cards and cash also was taken along with keys to a Toyota Camry, a yellow and gold watch and a Nikon Coolpix camera.
Ellis is described as a man weighing 150 pounds, standing 5 feet 8 inches tall with brown hair and hazel eyes.
Firefighters raising money for charity
Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle Beach firefighters are hoping to raise money for charity this weekend.
The annual “Fill the Boot” campaign is August 24 – 26 where cash and change will be collected in their work boots. All proceeds benefit the Horry County Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA).
Firefighters will be stationed at the Walmart in the Gator Hole Shopping Center and the Bi-Lo in Windy Hill in North Myrtle Beach. In Myrtle Beach, they will be at the Walmart on Seaboard Street and Coastal Grand Mall.
The charity helps families who have someone suffering from muscular dystrophy and sends children to the MDA Camp Carefree, a specialized camp for children with muscular dystrophy.
Fraternal Order of Police hold event
The Coastal Carolina Lodge No. 12 Fraternal Order of Police will host their annual golf tournament on Sept. 1 at Burning Ridge Golf Course.
Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. for the four man captain’s choice, which has a shotgun start at 9 a.m. Sept. 1, according to a news release. Cost is $75 per player.
Proceeds from the tournament will benefit the Robert Dorman Memorial Scholarship fund at Horry Georgetown Technical College and the Dennis Lyden Memorial Scholarship fund at Coastal Carolina University. The scholarship funds benefit those pursuing criminal justice degrees and the children of law enforcement officers. From staff reports