10 arrested at Wal-Mart on shoplifting charges within 24 hours
Police arrested 10 people in less than 24 hours on Saturday on charges of shoplifting from a Myrtle Beach Wal-Mart.
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According to online police records, officers arrested 10 people between 1:20 a.m. and 10:05 p.m. Saturday and charged them with shoplifting from the Wal-Mart located at 541 Seaboard St.
The following people were charged with shoplifting a value of $2,000 or less:
• Mary Ellen Schultz, 41, Joshua David Beal, 37, and Allan Sandoval Coen, 38 – who all share a Myrtle Beach address – are accused of leaving the store without paying for merchandise, according to a police report
• Dennis Matthew Marden, 51, of no address was seen by police removing concealed items hidden on his body while in the parking lot, according to the report
• Timothy Young, 52, and Cynthia Denise Jones, 42, both of Myrtle Beach are accused of concealing more than $500 in merchandise and trying to leave the store
• Kimberly Fay Shular, 47, of Myrtle Beach is accused of leaving the store without paying for merchandise
• Scott Paul Spehar, 46, of Pawleys Island is accused of leaving the store without paying for merchandise, which police listed as being a soda and a few protein bars
The following people were charged with shoplifting-third or subsequent offense:
• Dawn Michelle Galloway, 36, of Conway is accused of attempting to leave the store without paying for merchandise
• Robert Scott Schwedes, 40, of Myrtle Beach – details not available
County animal care center holding pet vaccination clinic
The Horry County Animal Care Center will hold a vaccination clinic on Dec. 20 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the animal shelter located at 1923 Industrial Park Road in Conway.
The clinic will offer $10 rabies shots and $15 microchipping, as well as other services.
For more information, contact the animal center at 915-5172.
City hosts health fair
The city of Myrtle Beach will host a health and Fitness Fair on Jan. 5 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Pepper Geddings Recreation Center. For details, visit www.cityofmyrtlebeach.com/choose.hmtl or call 918-2280.
The fair will feature the kickoff to the city’s Choose Health and Fitness event, where participants select a fitness plan and compete to win prizes and “recreation bucks.” Those interested must register by Dec. 31.
Santa coming to Horry County fire stations
Horry County Fire Rescue is teaming up with the Horry County Firefighters Relief Fund to bring Santa Claus to local fire stations. Children will be able to visit with Santa and learn about fire safety. The event is open to the entire community.
Below are the locations and dates Santa will visit:
• Dec. 19 | 6 to 8 p.m. | HCFR Aynor Station 24 | 640 Ninth Ave., Aynor
• Dec. 21 | 6 to 8 p.m. | HCFR Little River Station 2 | 4371 Baker St., Little River
Holiday closings of city offices, trash schedule
The city of Myrtle Beach offices and facilities will be closed on Dec. 24, and Dec. 25, for the Christmas holiday. Offices will be closed again Jan. 1 for New Year’s Day.
Trash and recycling collections will be:
Zone 1 route will be serviced as usual on Dec. 24;
Zone 2 and 3 routes both will be serviced on Dec. 26;
Zone 4 route will be serviced as usual on Dec. 27;
No collection services will be offered Friday, Dec. 21, Dec. 25, or Dec. 28.
Services will be offered regularly the week of Dec. 31 to Jan. 3
Call 918-2160 with questions.
Crabtree courts closed for resurfacing
The basketball and racquetball courts at Crabtree Memorial Gym will be closed for resurfacing on Saturday. For more information, call 918-2355.
Pee Dee Elementary seeks help to document history
Pee Dee Elementary School needs help from its former students as it tries to build an archive of the school’s history, which goes back about 130 years. The archive will show how the school came to be what it is today, and the school is asking for any items, such as pictures, documents, stories and memories, that can tell the Pee Dee Elementary story. Submitted items will be returned to their owners.
These days, the school is located at 6555 Highway 134 in Conway. For more information or to contribute to the archive project, call Debbie Rabon at 397-2579.
From staff reports