Police roundup | Reported gunshots near motel



Reported gunshots near motel

Myrtle Beach police investigated a report of a shooting near an Ocean Boulevard motel, but did not find any victims or suspects, according to a police report.

Officers were called about 6:30 p.m. Tuesday to the 2600 block of South Ocean Boulevard for gunshots being fired, police said.

Witnesses said they shots fired near the Palmetto Vista.

Detectives are investigating the incident.


Woman with baby robbed in parking lot

A woman told Myrtle Beach police her purse and cell phone was taken by a man who robbed her in a restaurant parking lot while she put her infant into a car seat, according to a police report.

The woman told officers that about 8 p.m. Wednesday she was in the parking lot of Mellow Mushroom at 1571 21st Ave. N., a man took her cell phone and purse.

The woman said her boyfriend walked up and the suspect gave him the cell phone, but ran away with her purse, according to the report.

Police are investigating.


Halloween decorations stolen from yard

A 60-year-old Conway man told police someone stole his Halloween decorations from his yard, according to a police report.

The man told officers that his Halloween decorations were in his yard in the 1200 block of Elkford Street on Friday, but were gone on Saturday, police said.


Weather conditions increase fire risk

There is an increased risk for fires in Brunswick, N.C., Georgetown and Horry counties Thursday because of low humidity and windy conditions, according to forecasters with the National Weather Service in Wilmington, N.C.

The relative humidity is expected to be about 30 percent Thursday afternoon with westerly wind gusts up to 25 mph, according to forecasters.

Conditions will continue on Friday with the relative humidity expected to be about 30 percent, but the winds will be a little lighter, according to a hazardous weather outlook.

Residents are advised to check with local authorities before doing any outdoor burning and use extreme caution if it is permitted.


Two wanted in armed robbery

Brunswick County deputies are looking for two men wanted in an armed robbery at a home in Supply, N.C. this afternoon, said Del Routh, spokesman for the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies were called to a home on the 2500 block of Aberdeen Street Southwest in Supply, N.C. for an armed robbery with shots fired about 4:30 p.m.. The victim was found at his home, alone and uninjured, Routh said.

Two suspects had fled the scene in a light blue automobile.

Deputies have warrants for the arrest of Christopher Stephen Babson for his alleged role in the robbery. The second suspect has not been identified. The pair is considered armed and dangerous and anyone with information about the incident or Babson’s whereabouts is asked to call the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office at (910) 243-2777.



Taste of Georgetown held Saturday

The annual Taste of Georgetown is Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. on Front Street. More than 19 restaurants and retail stores are participating including the River Room, Front Street Deli, Portofinos on the Warf, the Krazy Fish and Sweeties.

Food tickets cost $1 each, or 23 for $20.

Proceeds benefit the Family Justice Center which aids domestic violence victims.

For a complete list of participants or more information, visit tasteofgeorgetownsc.com.

From staff reports