Police roundup | Heroin seized following traffic stop

February 7, 2013 

Police

GEORGETOWN COUNTY

Heroin seized following traffic stop

Georgetown County deputies seized 26 bags of heroin and arrested an 18-year-old Murrells Inlet man after they stopped a vehicle for littering, according to a news release.

Seth Michel Hummel is charged with possession with intent to distribute heroin and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was being held at the Georgetown County Detention Center.

Deputies on patrol saw a passenger in a vehicle throw something out of the window and stopped the vehicle for the littering offense, according to the release.

Three people were in the vehicle and ordered out of it.

Deputies said they saw drug paraphernalia inside the car and during a subsequent search they found several syringes. Officers found 26 bags of what is believed to be heroin and one bag of what is believed to be synthetic marijuana in the teen’s possession.

The driver was released and the other passenger was issued a ticket for littering and released, according to the release.

GEORGETOWN COUNTY

Tip leads deputies to burglary suspect

A Georgetown County man is jailed after deputies learned he was trying to sell stolen items, said Carrie Cuthbertson spokeswoman for the Georgetown County Sheriff’s office.

Charles Aaron Cribb, 36, is charged with second degree burglary.

He is accused of forcing his way into a home on the 1300 block of Francis Marion Drive and stealing furniture and appliances on Jan. 18.

Cribb was being held at the Georgetown County Detention Center.

HORRY COUNTY

Shoplifter to serve seven years

An Horry County jury found Boris Alonzo Phillips guilty of shoplifting Thursday.

Phillips was found guilty of taking a Crafstman Mechanics tool set and other Craftsman hand tools from the Sears at Coastal Grand Mall in Myrtle Beach on Aug. 5, 2012, said Joshua Holford, assistant solicitor with the 15th Judicial Circuit.

Phillips had at least 13 prior convictions for larceny, shoplifting and other property offenses Holford said.

Because it was a third or subsequent offense, the shoplifting charge carried up to 10 years imprisonment, Holford said.

Circuit court Judge Larry B. Hyman sentenced Phillips to seven years imprisonment.

MYRTLE BEACH

Police officer involved in crash

A Myrtle Beach police officer was involved in a vehicle crash Thursday on Kings Highway at Harrelson Boulevard, according to authorities.

The crash was reported at 12:06 p.m. Thursday and involved someone being injured, according to the S.C. Highway Patrol website.

Myrtle Beach police Capt. David Knipes said an officer was involved in a vehicle crash in that area, but was not seriously hurt.

The officer was not on the way to a call.

The police officer was traveling south on Kings Highway when he disregarded a traffic light at the Harrelson Boulevard intersection and struck a car that was turning onto Kings Highway, said Lance Cpl. Sonny Collins with highway patrol.

The driver of the car was transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The police officer was not injured in the crash.

Collins said the crash remains under investigation and is not sure whether charges may be pending.

From staff reports

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