Conway man jailed on sexual conduct charge
A 44-year-old Conway man was jailed after Myrtle Beach police responded to an Ocean Boulevard resort for a report of an indecent exposure, according to a police report.
Jon Fredrick Erler, 44, of Conway was charged with third-degree criminal sexual conduct after police responded to the Blue Water Resort at 2001 S. Ocean Blvd., police said. The incident occurred at 3 p.m. Saturday, but the report shows it was reported at 8:44 a.m. Sunday.
No other details about the incident were listed in the report.
Erler was being held at the Myrtle Beach Jail pending a bond hearing, according to jail records.
Toilet paper, linens stolen from hotel
Myrtle Beach police planned to seek an arrest warrant for a 35-year-old man in connection with multiple household items being stolen from a hotel, according to a police report.
Officers were called to Grande Shores Ocean Resort at 201 77th Ave. N., at 5 p.m. Sunday after a witness told officers she was alerted to a man loading the items into the back of Sport Utility Vehicle, police said. The witness said she saw several items that were hotel property in the vehicle and she said she had the man unload all of the property.
Police planned to issue a warrant for the man’s arrest, but the man had not been charged as of Monday evening.
The Sun News does not identify suspects until arrest warrants are issued.
Another witness, who also is a hotel employee, told police that the locks on supply closets on the first and second floors of the resort were damaged, according to the report. The items were valued at about $1,000.
The items the suspect removed from the closet included a box of black bags; two boxes of pillow cases; two silverware trays; six mattress pads; eight bed spreads; 28 flat sheets; 16 queen sheets, eight large towels; 75 rolls of toilet paper; two toilet bowl cleaners; four grease pans; three large cookware spoons; two spatulas; 17 spoons; 12 forks; a box of Mr. Clean Magic Erasers; a box of dishwasher detergent; and two boxes of gloves.
Man charged with carjacking
Hours after a woman reported an attempted carjacking in Myrtle Beach, police arrested the 21-year-old suspect.
Jonathan David Stallard, is accused of trying to take a woman’s green convertible Mercedes after she parked it at 507 17th Avenue South just after 3 p.m. Sunday, according to a police report.
Stallard is charged with carjacking.
The woman said she was trying to find a garage opener in her purse when Stallard reportedly told her to get out of the car multiple times while trying to get into the vehicle, the report said.
The 42-year-old victim looked around to see if someone could help. When she looked back, Stallard had run across the street where she heard someone laugh and say, “Sorry about that,” the report said.
She saw Stallard with two other men head west on 17th Avenue South and called police.
Stallard was arrested just after midnight.
Steak knife found in student’s car
During a search of a Myrtle Beach High School student’s car Monday, administrators found two box cutters and a steak knife in the driver’s side door, according to a Myrtle Beach police report.
Shon Damon Cooper, 18, of Myrtle Beach was charged with possession of an illegal weapon on school property.
The knife and box cutters were returned to Cooper’s father following the citation.
Gas prices drop by 9 cents
The average retail gasoline prices in South Carolina have fallen 9.2 cents per gallon in the past week to average $3.37 a gallon on Sunday, which mirrors the national average that decreased 9 cents in the last week to $3.67 per gallon, according to gasoline price website SouthCarolinaGasPrices.com.
Prices on Sunday were 13.7 cents per gallon higher than the same day a year ago and are 17.7 cents per gallon lower than a month ago, according to the site. The national average has decreased 14.2 cents per gallon during the last month and is 20.1 cents per gallon higher than a year ago.
“Only one other time in the last few years have we seen the national average drop so significantly in the course of just a week, and that other time was in May 2011,” said Patrick DeHaan, GasBuddy.com senior petroleum analyst. “Looking back at our data, we only see that prices dropped considerably more in autumn 2008 when the economy slipped into a recession. Given the circumstances with this latest weekly decrease- that it has nothing to do with recession- is significant.”
From staff reports