Man arrested using scissors to break in
A Myrtle Beach man was arrested Friday afternoon after police found him with scissors that were used to pry open a homeowner’s door and burglarize the home, according to a police report.
Brad Alex McCray, 34, was charged with felony counts of possession of burglary tools and second-degree burglary.
Police responded to a suspicious person call in the area of 48th Avenue North in Myrtle Beach and found the suspect had stolen property, the report stated.
McCray also reportedly had a pair of scissors that were used to pry open the victim’s door.
Dogs running at large calls lead to charge
A 25-year-old Myrtle Beach man was cited for allowing his two pit bulls dogs to run around his neighborhood and chase after two kids at a bus stop, according to an arrest report.
Jacquan Dontari Fulton, 25, was cited Thursday for nuisance animals after police were repeatedly called about the dogs running around his neighborhood along Secondary Highway 15, police said.
A caller on Oct. 21 reported the dogs were running at large in the area, according to the report.
Officers were called on Nov. 15 for the same dogs trying to attack another dog through a fence.
On Dec. 4, officers were called because the dogs reportedly were aggressively chasing, barking and growling at two juveniles who were walking from a bus stop at 1109 Secondary Highway 15, according to the report.
Fire damages Horry County home
Horry County fire officials are investigating the cause of a blaze at a home on Enoch Road, according to Leslie Yancey, Horry County Fire Rescue spokeswoman.
The blaze was reported about 10 a.m. Friday at the mobile home at 4180 Enoch Road, which is located between Conway and Aynor west of S.C. 22 near Hucks Road, Yancey said. Firefighters found flames and heavy dark smoking coming from the home when they arrived, she said.
The fire was under control by 10:15 a.m. and fire investigators are searching for the cause of the blaze, Yancey said. No one inside the home when firefighters arrived.
Salvation Army seeking toys, coats
Salvation Army posts in Horry and Georgetown counties are teaming up with Wal-Mart on Saturday to collect toys and coats for area children’s Christmas presents.
From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. a “Fill the Truck” drive will be held at each Wal-Mart in both counties.
Wal-Mart further supports the Salvation Army by providing locations where its bell ringers can station themselves to collect donations during the Christmas season.
Last year, the stations helped raise $147,000 for local Salvation Army efforts, according to a news release from the Horry County Salvation Army.
Christmas event has live displays, more
Downtown Conway’s annual Rivertown Christmas Celebration will have living window displays on view on Thursday from 6-8 p.m. as part of the event which is being held each Thursday from 6-8 p.m. through Dec. 20. Downtown shops are staying open until 8 p.m. for holiday shoppers.
The living window displays, feature friends, family and neighbors of Conway merchants who have been recruited as actors to create interactive shop windows. Last year, scenes ranged from giving Santa a haircut at The Spa on Main to a holiday party at Gypsy to gingerbread house making at Bodega.
A living window map is available at the event or in advance on Conway Downtown Alive’s Facebook page.
There also will be a Conway Canine Christmas Costume Contest on Dec. 20 at 7 p.m. on Third Avenue, and Santa will be on hand Thursday nights through Dec. 13 at Black Water Market from 6-8 p.m.
A horse-drawn carriage also will be available to give rides from the corner of Laurel Street and Fourth Avenue on Dec. 6 and 13.
Conway Library to open late
The Conway branch of the Horry County Memorial Library will open at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday due to the Conway Christmas Parade.
For more information, call 915-1544
Celebrate Arbor Day
Myrtle Beach will celebrate Arbor Day at 3 p.m. Monday at the Pepper Geddings Recreation Center, 3205 N. Oak St. in Myrtle Beach.
Activities will include a tree-planting ceremony with children from the center’s after school program providing entertainment.
County libraries to close for meeting
All branches of the Horry County Memorial Library system will close at 1 p.m. on Thursday for a staff meeting.
For more information, call 248-1544.
From staff reports