Man reports shotguns, laptop stolen
A Myrtle Beach man told police that someone broke into his shed and stole three shotguns and a laptop computer.
The 52-year-old man called officers about 5:15 p.m. Tuesday to the 700 block of 46th Avenue North to report he came home to find his storage building behind his home burglarized, police said.
The victim said the items were gone when he returned hom from work Tuesday morning.
Officers noted a footprint was on the door of the building and detectives are investigating the incident.
Armed robber wanted pain pills
Conway police are looking for a man wanted in an armed robbery at the Medicine Mart.
A man reportedly entered the store at 1401 Main Street after 5 p.m. on Oct. 5, showed a gun and demanded oxycotin, said police spokeswoman Catina Hipp.
The man is about 5’10” and weighs 250 pounds. He was wearing a long sleeve green pullover shirt, jeans and a green and white hat.
Anyone with information on the man’s identity, his whereabouts or the incident can call Conway police.
Man reports $2,400 missing
A 63-year-old man told Myrtle Beach police cash was stolen from his wallet Tuesday while he was on a walk.
The man had taken his dogs for a walk about 5:30 p.m. He returned to his room at the Bar Harbor Hotel about an hour later, everything appeared normal, but about an hour later he found $2,400 in cash missing from his wallet.
Robbers found at Myrtle Beach hotel
Two accused in a string of daytime burglaries in Surfside Beach last weekend were arrested at a Myrtle Beach Hotel Wednesday, said Surfside Beach Police Chief Mike Frederick.
Ray Alan Bell, 48, and William Earnest Miller, 47, both from Socastee are charged with criminal conspiracy, five counts of attempted second degree burglary, four counts of second degree burglary and seven counts of possession of criminal tools.
Bell was also charged with driving under suspension, operating uninsured, leaving the scene of an accident with property damage and failure to return a suspended license plate.
Both men were found at an unnamed Myrtle Beach hotel where they had been hiding for several days, Frederick said. The U.S. Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force along with Surfside Beach investigators found the pair.
Bell and Miller are also wanted in Myrtle Beach and Horry County, Frederick said, but those charges were not immediately available.
Woman’s purse stolen at grocery store
After purchasing groceries, a Myrtle Beach woman left the store without her purse and returned moments later to learn someone had taken it, according to police.
The 35-year-old woman was shopping at the Food Lion on U.S. 501 in Myrtle Beach about 1:40 p.m. Wednesday, according to a Myrtle Beach Police report.
She returned to the register where she purchased groceries and the clerk told her a woman grabbed her purse and ran out the door. The suspect was seen getting into a small silver color, but the victim wasn’t able to give police a description of the woman or the direction she fled in.
Missing with her purse is a food stamp card, Bank of America credit card, $5 cash, a check and insurance cards for her children.
The store has surveillance footage of the suspect, but the video was not ready for police late Wednesday.
Company celebrates new call center
Frontier Communications held a ribbon cutting ceremony Wednesday at its new call center in Myrtle Beach, nearly five months after the company announced it would renovate its building on Lumber Street in Myrtle Beach to house the call center and create 110 jobs.
Frontier, which provides telephone, broadband and other services in the Myrtle Beach area, hired 116 people to work at the new 13,000-square-foot facility, located on the third floor in the Frontier building at 919 Lumber Street, officials said.
The center includes 150 new computers and workstations, meeting spaces, break room and a “quiet room” where employees can read, watch TV or relax during breaks, according to officials with Frontier and the Myrtle Beach Regional Economic Development Corp.
Portion of road to be closed for parade
A portion of Kings River Road is expected to be closed for about an hour Friday for the Waccamaw High School homecoming parade, according to the Georgetown County Sheriff’s office.
Both lanes of traffic from All Saints Church to the school will be closed beginning at 4:30 p.m. Friday and the closure will last for about an hour, according to the sheriff’s office, which will provide traffic control. The route will include the intersection of Waverly Road at Kings River Road.
Motorists are asked to plan to take an alternate route during the closure.
Anyone with questions can call the Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office at 546-5102.
From staff reports