MYRTLE BEACH — The arrest of a Myrtle Beach man in Surfside Beach on charges related to a string of vehicle burglaries is how residents can keep their community safe, Surfside Beach Police Chief Rodney Keziah said.
Johnathan Loring Myers, 38, of Myrtle Beach was booked into J. Reuben Long Detention Center at 3:36 a.m. Monday on charges of petty larceny, breaking into a motor vehicle and possession of firearms and ammunition, according to jail records. Myers was being held on $7,500 bond at 7:15 a.m. Tuesday.
Keziah called Myers arrest “a classic example of members of the community being observant and reporting crimes with specific details to assist officers in bringing this offender to justice.”
Officers were called at 11 p.m. Sunday to Cypress Drive for a suspicious person and possible vehicle burglary, Keziah said. Officers learned the suspect had left before they arrived, but witnesses gave them a specific description.
Officers found the suspect walking in the immediate area and when they took him into custody they recovered items stolen from the vehicle and a handgun, Keziah said. The investigation is continuing and more charges are expected.
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