Two wanted in check fraud incidents
Police are looking for a man and woman suspected in two check fraud incidents in Myrtle Beach, according to city police.
The suspects, identified Tuesday, are accused of taking forged checks belonging to a 61-year-old woman with an account at Crescom Bank.
Thomas David Taitano, 46, of Myrtle Beach and April Yolonda Port, 29, of Galivants Ferry are wanted for bank fraud, Myrtle Beach police said.
Taitano is accused of taking a forged check for $300 to the Crescom Bank at 38th Avenue North in Myrtle Beach on August 7.
The check was reported stolen to North Myrtle Beach police on August 22.
Port is also accused of presenting a forged check at the same Crescom Bank location on August 7. The check was for $475.
The victim reported the checks stolen and told North Myrlte Beach police she never received them in the mail.
Taitano is 5’10” with brown hair and eyes and weighs 175 pounds. He has multiple tattoos, police said.
Port is 5’4” with brown hair and eyes and weighs 102 pounds.
Anyone with information on their whereabouts or the incidents can call Myrtle Beach police at 918-1382.
Motorcyclist reportedly shot vehicle tires
A Conway man told police that someone on a motorcycle shot two tires on a vehicle outside an apartment complex, according to a police report.
The witness told officers that about 9 p.m. Sunday he was inside an apartment of Conway Burroughs Apartments at 1204 12th Ave., watching television when he heard a gunshot, police said.
The witness said he looked out the window and saw a man on a Harley-Davidson motorcycle shoot two tires on a Buick parked in the parking lot, according to the report.
The owner of the vehicle, a 22-year-old man, walked up to police and said he didn’t know why someone would shoot the tires on his vehicle.
Police found two .32-caliber shell casings on the ground beside the vehicle, which had two flat tires.
The victim had a bench warrant for failure to appear in court and was taken into custody by police after officers checked his background, according to the report. Officers are investigating the shooting incident.
Drivers in Georgetown County can expect checkpoints throughout the month of October.
The Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office announced Tuesday that driver’s license checkpoints will be conducted throughout the month.
Carrie Cuthbertson, spokeswoman for the sheriff’s office, said enough deputies will be scheduled to minimize the inconvenience to drivers.
Burglary suspect identified
Conway police have issued a warrant for first degree burglary for Tyler Goins, 20, of Conway, according to a news release from the police department.
Goins is believed connected to a Sept. 15 break-in at a residence in the Elmhurst subdivision.
Police were informed of the break-in by a woman who said she discovered the burglary on Sept. 17. She said she was taking in mail for the owners while they were away.
She said the house was fine when she was there on the 15th, but when she returned on the 17th, she discovered it had been ransacked.
Anyone with information about the break-in and/or the location of Goins is asked to contact the Conway Police Department at 248-1799.
Photo contest winners on display
The annual Winyah Rivers Photo Contest winners are now on display at the Horry County Government & Justice Center located at 1301 2nd Avenue in Conway.
The photos will remain on display until the first of November.
Now in its fifth year, the photo contest celebrates the beauty of the Winyah Rivers and supports the Winyah Rivers Foundation and the Waccamaw Riverkeeper Program and their goal of fishable, swimmable and drinkable water.
NORTH MYRTLE BEACH
Flock Walk to benefit cancer awareness
Barefoot Landing will be decked in pink for its second Flock Walk on Oct. 13.
Flamingo art will be on display throughout the shopping locale when walkers leave Flying Fish Public Market & Grill at 10 a.m.
Local artists and amateurs will be displaying “Pink Your Flamingo” art at the eatery, and stores will be decked in pink to demonstrate the commitment to breast cancer awareness and finding a cure.
Registration for the walk is under way at the Barefoot Landing office, which is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, by calling the American Cancer Society at 213-0333 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, or online at www.relayforlife.org/nmbsc. Cost is $20 for adults and $10 for children 12 and younger. It includes a Flock Walk 2012 t-shirt while supplies last.
Participants can register at 9 a.m. the day of the event, but the cost is $25 for adults and $15 for children. A Flock Party is planned following the judging of the art.
From staff reports