Robbery, drug dispute under investigation
Myrtle Beach police are investigating a report of a man being assaulted and robbed inside his apartment after a dispute over drugs, according to a police report.
The 42-year-old man told officers he was robbed at gunpoint at 11:59 p.m. Thursday at 606 N. Kings Highway after another person met the suspect at 9 a.m. that morning to discuss a mo-ped trade, police said.
The victim said Thursday night the suspect showed up at his room without notice to talk to the other person about the mo-ped trade, according to the report. The victim said while the other person, whose information was not listed in the report, came to an agreement about the trade, a small bag of drugs fell out of the suspect’s pocket.
The victim said the suspect and two other people with him left the room and the victim noticed the drugs were gone from the bed, according to the report. The victim said the men returned demanding the drugs and forced the victim and the other person to remove their clothing to make sure they weren’t concealing the drugs.
The victim said during the incident a man put a gun to his head and threatened him and he was punched in the face and had cash stolen, according to the report. The suspect told police he had been in his room with four other people that night and didn’t know anything about money, drugs or an assault.
Detectives are investigating the incident and no arrests had been made as of Friday morning.
Man accused of lewd act toward girl
Horry County police charged a Loris man with exposing himself to a 4-year-old girl, according to authorities.
Steven Neil Gause, 28, of Loris was charged with exposure of private parts in a lewd and lascivious manner, according to records at J. Reuben Long Detention Center. Gause was booked into the jail at 8:21 a.m. and released at 10:42 a.m. Thursday on $5,000 bail.
The charge stemmed from Aug. 1 when a 23-year-old woman told Horry County police that her 4-year-old daughter told her that Gause had exposed himself to the girl, according to the report. Gause had lived in the same house as the woman and her daughter before he was kicked out of the home.
The girl told police about the incident and that Gause had inappropriately touched her as well as slapped and punched her when she was bad, according to the report. The girl also told officers Gause had put her in a dryer.
Man charged, girlfriend sought by police
A 47-year-old man told Myrtle Beach police several stories about what happened to him when officers found him bleeding from the head in the city, according to a police report.
The victim was intoxicated, but had suffered a cut to his head and was bleeding when officers found him at 5:45 p.m. Thursday in the 300 block of Ninth Avenue North, police said.
The victim told officers his girlfriend hit him in the head with her purse and caused the cut and said he didn’t want her to go to jail, according to the report. The victim then said he fell down and that was how he was injured.
The man was unsteady on his feet and was not in a condition to be walking, so the officer took him into custody and charged him with public intoxication, according to the report.
Daniel P. Pichierri was charged with public intoxication and was being held early Friday on $158 bail, according to jail records.
While in the police car, the officer wrote in his report that Pichierri told him the woman struck him with a rock, but he wasn’t sure where it occurred.
Police obtained a warrant on the charge of criminal domestic violence for the arrest of Rebecca Weden, 36, of Myrtle Beach, according to the report. Officers attempted to locate her, but she had not been arrested as of early Friday.
Power restored following crash
Power was restored to homes on the north end of Pawleys Island Friday afternoon. Santee Cooper had to replace a utility pole that was knocked out of service during a car crash Thursday afternoon, said Pawleys Police Chief Mike Fanning.
The crash knocked down a pole at the North Causeway and Myrtle Avenue.
Two men were taken to area hospitals, one by ambulance and one by air, said Bob Beebe with Midway Fire Rescue.
Their condition is not known.
Horry County hosts video history contest
The Horry County Board of Architectural Review is sponsoring the first annual High School Video Contest.
The objective of the contest is for Horry County high school students to create local history related videos, telling the story of a building or a site within Horry County that is at least 50 years old and increasing their awareness of local history.
The contest is open to all Horry County high school students as well as students in a homeschooling program that are residents of Horry County.
For a complete list of the general rules of contest, please go to www.horrycounty.org/planning/BAR
All submittals are due by Friday, November 16, by 5 p.m. Any questions on the possible age of a structure or site, on eligibility or the subject matter of your project, please call Adam Emrick in the Horry County Planning Department at 915-7897 or email emricka@horrycounty
From staff reports