Police roundup | Police searching pizza store burglar

January 22, 2013 

Police

CONWAY

Police searching pizza store burglar

Conway police are searching for information about a man who broke into a pizza shop and took loose change from the cash register, according to authorities.

Officers were called about 2:30 a.m. Friday to Papa John’s Pizza at 2246 E. U.S. 501 for an alarm, said Catina Hipp, public information officer. When officer arrived they found several plastic cartons knocked over at the rear of the building and the lock on the rear door was damaged.

Officers reviewed the video surveillance and saw a man open the rear door and take the change, Hipp said.

Anyone with information about the burglary or the suspect, can call Conway police at 248-1790.

MYRTLE BEACH

Woman reports being choked

Myrtle Beach police plan to charge a 24-year-old man in connection with a woman being choked during an argument inside an apartment on Cedar Street, according to a police report.

Officers were called about 3 p.m. Monday to the apartment by a 33-year-old woman, who reported the man got upset after they argued about where he was going to stay, police said.

The victim told officers she had been dating the man since May and they have a 4-month-old child together, according to the report. The victim said the man stays with her sometimes and at his mother’s house, but on Monday she asked him to pick where he was going to live because she did not want him “coming and going.”

The victim said the man got upset, grabbed her and choked her and pushed her down before she yelled for another woman, who was downstairs in the apartment, to help her, according to the report. The man left and the victim called police.

Officers wrote in the report they planned to present the case to a judge to seek an arrest warrant.

The Sun News does not identify suspects until an arrest warrant is issued.

MYRTLE BEACH

Two charged with prostitution

Myrtle Beach police charged two women Monday with prostitution after officers said the women offered to perform sexual acts in exchange for money, according to the reports.

Helen Lynn Corbin, 39, of Myrtle Beach was charged with prostitution about 7:20 p.m. Monday after an officer, who was working undercover, drove by her in the area of 18th Avenue South and Ocean Boulevard, police said.

The officer wrote in the report that Corbin waved him to a nearby parking lot and walked over to meet him. The officer wrote that Corbin got into the vehicle and agreed to perform a sexual act for $30 to $40.

Later Monday, the officer charged Chastity Marie Hicks, 33, also of Myrtle Beach with prostitution, according to an arrest report. The officer wrote in the report that Hicks agreed to perform a sexual act for $40 about 10:45 p.m. Monday in the area of 21st Avenue South and Yaupon Drive.

CONWAY

Crime walks, vigil planned

The Conway Police Department is holding a candlelight vigil honoring Samuel P. Floyd, the city’s first African American police officer.

Floyd served with the department from 1947 to 1975. The satellite office in the Racepath community is named in his honor.

The vigil will on the steps of the Horry County Courthouse at 6 p.m. Thursday.

Also planned are walks through the Taylor Square and Sugar Hill Communities, said police spokeswoman Catina Hipp.

The Taylor Square Walk will follow the vigil Thursday starting at the corner of Wright Boulevard (U.S. 378) and Hemingway Street.

The Sugar Hill walk is Jan. 29 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. starting at Sixth Avenue and Ridge Street.

Members of the community crime watches and any concerned citizens are invited to the walks.

The program will pair officers with residents so police can see and hear residents’ concerns.

The goal, Hipp said, is to encourage other residents to participate in the crime watch and strengthen the partnership between police and the community.

Officers will point out signs of criminal activity that may go undetected while teaching residents how to report observations to police.

For more information, call Sgt. Darren Alston at 249-1790.

GEORGETOWN COUNTY

Fire burns home in Georgetown County

Firefighters in Georgetown County battled a blaze at a home on Geneva Lane late Tuesday.

The fire was reported about 8:40 p.m. Firefighters from Georgetown County and Midway departments responded. It’s unclear whether anyone was injured.

Additional details were not available by press time Tuesday.

Local

HORRY COUNTY

Rice gets subcommittee appointment

South Carolina 7th District U.S. Rep. Tom Rice was appointed to the Transportation and Infrastructure subcommittees on highways and transit; water resources and environment; and Coast Guard and maritime transportation, according to a press release.

Rice was appointed to the subcommittees by Transportation and Infrastructure Chairman Bill Shuster.

“I am pleased that Chairman Shuster appointed me to the subcommittee that will have a direct impact on some of the most vital infrastructure issues in the 7th Congressional District,” Rice said.

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