February 19, 2013

Police roundup | Police need help finding gunman

Conway police are investigating an armed robbery that occurred earlier this month and asking for help from the public.



Police need help finding gunman

Conway police are investigating an armed robbery that occurred earlier this month and asking for help from the public.

Police said the robbery occurred around 6 p.m. February 10 at Gullies at 1512 Main Street, inside city limits.

A clerk in that store reported that a man robbed the store using a sawed off shotgun, according to police.

Police said the robber walked to the Subway counter and pointed the gun at employees.

The robber then walked behind the gas station counter, placed a bag on the counter and demanded money.

Police say they are looking for a clean cut man about 5-feet, 9-inches tall, 150 pounds, with no facial hair and short hair. The man is believed to be between 19 and 25 years old and wore black pants, a dark blue shirt and camouflage hooded jacket during the hold up.

Anyone with any information concerning this incident and/ or the identity of the suspect is asked to contact the Conway Police Department.


Police investigate two bomb threats

Police reponded to two bomb threats at Conway Middle School and Conway High School Tuesday but found no explosive in either location.

The first threat involved Conway Middle School and led to an evacuation at that school that lasted less than two hours, according to Teal Harding, spokeswoman for Horry County schools. The second happened around lunch time at Conway High she said. No one was evacuated for that threat, she said.

Catina Hipp, public information officer for Conway police, said the elementary school incident happened around 7:30 a.m. and officers from that department, Horry County police and Horry County Sheriff’s office searched the school but did not find a threat.

The high school threat was found around 11:00 a.m., Hipp said. The school was placed on lock down while authorities investigated, but classes resumed within about two hours, according to Harding.

Both cases remain under investigation, according to Hipp, who said Anyone with any information concerning these incidents is asked to contact the Conway Police Department.


Elderly man in wheelchair reports assault

Myrtle Beach police are searching for information about a man in connection with an elderly man being punched in the face as he sat in his wheelchair at Plyer Park, according to a police report.

Officers were called at 6:10 p.m. Monday to the park at 1000 N. Ocean Blvd., for an assault, police said.

When officers arrived they met with the 61-year-old victim and a witness, who reported that a man walked up to the victim and punched him in the face, according to the report. Officers searched the area, but were unable to locate a suspect.



Myrtle Beach to get new aviation school

The Myrtle Beach Academy of Aviation will hold a grand opening at noon Thursday in Hangar 373 at 3340 Huger St. at one edge of the International Technology and Aerospace Park.

The school will bring 55 to 60 jobs to the area, according to a news release, and will be able to help students earn a private pilot’s license within as little as 30 days.


TV personality to speak at HGTC

Ken Seeley, known for his appearances on the A&E reality show “Intervention,” will speak at 7 p.m. Thursday at Horry Georgetown Technical College, according to a news release from HGTC.

The event is for the annual campus discussion of addiction and recovery. It will be held in the Burroughs and Chapin Auditorium in building 1100 on the Conway campus on U.S. 501, and it is free and open to the public.

For more information, call Casey King, 843-349-5378.

From staff reports

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