January 21, 2013

Police roundup | Suspect wanted since 2009 caught

Horry County police on have captured a man who had been wanted for several years, said Sgt. Robert Kegler with Horry County police.



Suspect wanted since 2009 caught

Horry County police on have captured a man who had been wanted for several years, said Sgt. Robert Kegler with Horry County police.

Police said Tracy Renay Williams, 35, of Green Sea was arrested on Friday and is charged with forgery less than $5,000, grand larceny $2,000 - $10,000, grand larceny, $5,000 or more, obtaining goods under false pretenses, two counts of possession of a stolen vehicle and violation of probation.

Williams had been wanted in Horry County since 2009 and was arrested by the U.S. Marshals and the Horry County police department.

He was jailed Monday at J. Reuben Long Detention Center on $150,000 bail.


NWS forecasts dangerous fire weather

With a dry, windy day in the forecast for Tuesday, the National Weather Service in Wilmington North Carolina issued a warning for increased fire danger.

Gusty Northwest winds will mix with reduced ground fuel moisture levels and near-critical relative humidity making conditions dangerous for burning, forecasters said.

Winds could gust up to 20 mph and relative humidity is expected to be between 25 and 30 percent.

The warning covers Horry County and Georgetown County as well as parts of the Pee Dee including Florence and Marion.

The S.C. Forestry Commission does not have a red flag warning at 6 p.m. Monday, said spokesman Scott Hawkins, but he said that could change.

Even without a red flag flying, Hawkins suggested to postpone any debris burns based on the NWS’ forecast.


Sound of gunfire leads to arrest of three

The sound of a gunshot led to the arrest of a man and two women Monday morning in Myrtle Beach, though no one was hurt.

Shayna Diane Sell, 20, of Murrells Inlet and Kara Katharine Nelson, 26, of Myrtle Beach are charged with malicious injury to property.

Police charged Riley Alexander Reynolds, 20, of Surfside Beach with receiving stolen goods and possession of a schedule IV drug.

Police were called to an apartment on Wild Iris Drive for “suspicious circumstances” according to a city police report.

A light fixture, a window and the door at that location all had damage.

While police knocked on the door, officers noticed a man and woman walking to a car and carrying a large black plastic case they had seen on the ground before going to the apartment.

Sell and Riley were stopped getting into a vehicle and police learned the case Reynolds was carrying held a stolen long rifle.

Police learned the Sell and Riley had fought with Nelson and witnesses said they heard yelling and running from the upstairs apartment before the sound of a gunshot.

Sell also identified a car that she said Nelson was driving and said it was a stolen vehicle.

Police confirmed the car was reported stolen in the city limits, but Nelson has not been charged in connection to the stolen vehicle.

Police found Nelson sitting on a couch inside the home, after officers broke in to see if she had been injured by gunfire because she wouldn’t answer the door, the report said.

She said she asked the pair to leave during the argument, and locked the door as soon as they were outside.

That’s when she told police she watched Sell through the peep hole hitting the door in an attempt to get back inside.

After arresting the two outside, police searched their car and found xanax pills.



Get city parking decals

The city will soon offer the two-year parking decals for 2013 and 2014. Letters will be sent to the owners of vehicles that are registered in city limits.

The decals allow residents to park their vehicles for free at the city’s parking meters, in the Pavilion Parking Garage and at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center.

Eligibility for decals is tied to where the vehicle “lives” – it is eligible if it is registered inside city limits and city property taxes have been paid on it.

Properly registered golf carts also are eligible for parking decals

The parking meter season begins March 1 and runs through Sept. 30.

Additionally, all vehicles with valid handicapped plates or hand-tags and vehicles with valid Purple Heart, Disabled American Veteran or Medal of Honor license plates already are able to park free.


Military women to be honored

The local chapter of the Rolling Thunder will honor women in the military in April.

The group is holding a ceremony at the Grand Strand Senior Center in Myrtle Beach on April 6 at 1 p.m. called “Salute to Women of the Military, Past and Present.”

It’s the second year the event has been held and is meant to recognize women who have served in the military.

Registration by March 15 is required by calling 910-579-3668.

From staff reports

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