Police roundup | House fire displaces adult and child



House fire displaces adult and child

Horry County fire crews are investigating a blaze that destroyed a home near Conway and displaced an adult and child, according to authorities.

The blaze was reported at 9:06 p.m. Wednesday. Horry County Fire Rescue officials said crews found a mobile home consumed by fire when they arrived at the location on Bryson Court near Conway.

A parent and child living in the home were displaced. No one was injured in the fire, which is under investigation. The Red Cross is assisting the family.


Patrols to target underage drinking

Members of Horry County’s Community for a Safer Tomorrow are working with local police to prevent the increase of underage drinking and plan to conduct saturation patrols this month, according to a news release.

The patrols will be conducted in various Horry County locations this weekend.


Three charged with prostitution

Myrtle Beach police charged three women with prostitution Wednesday after an undercover operation, according to arrest reports.

Ashley Renee Plandowski, 24, of Murrells Inlet was charged with second-offense prostitution while Tina Berryhill Rucker, 42, of Myrtle Beach and Terrin Lynn Askins, 37, of Melbourne, Fla., were each charged with first-offense prostitution, according to the report.

Plandowski and Rucker were arrested about 9 p.m. Wednesday after an undercover officer said the women each agreed to perform a sexual act for $60, according to the report. Plandowski was taken into custody in the 200 block of Seventh Avenue North near Flagg Street, while Rucker was taken into custody in the 500 block of Ninth Avenue South near Oak Street.

Information about the circumstances that lead to the charge filed against Askins was not listed on the report. She was taken into custody at 2608 N. Ocean Blvd., at 1:17 a.m. Wednesday, according to the arrest report.


Reward offered in armed robbery

Deputies with the Brunswick County, N.C., Sheriff’s Officer are searching for two men in connection with an early morning armed robbery in Calabash, according to a news release.

Officers were called at 5:44 a.m. Thursday to Winners World at 10200 Ocean Highway in Calabash for an armed robbery, according to the release. Two men robbed the business and one man wore a mask.

A $500 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect.



Teenage boy wanted for musical

Coastal Carolina University’s theater department needs a teenage boy for the role of Theo in its upcoming production of “Pippin,” a coming of age story that was a Tony award winner.

The role calls for a teen boy from age 11 to 15 who can sing and act. Experience on stage is a plus, but not necessary, according to information from the school.

Boys who audition will be asked to sing one song from the show – which they will be taught – and to read a scene with some of the production’s principal actors.

Auditions are to be held from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 13 at CCU’s Myrtle Beach Education Center at the corner of U.S. 17 Bypass and 79th Avenue North.

Those interested in auditioning or who want more information should call 349-2239.


Book sale to benefit literacy council

The Horry County Literacy Council is holding a Big Blowout Bonanza Book Sale Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Myrtle Beach Family Learning Center, 3101 Oak St. in Myrtle Beach.

Proceeds from the event will go toward maintaining the council’s dyslexia program.

Almost all the books will cost $1 or less (or five paperback books for $1). Categories include fiction, nonfiction, paperbacks, hardcover, cookbooks, crafts, sports, autobiographies and more.

The council’s mission is to help anyone struggling with reading, writing and spelling, and who may have disorders such as dyslexia, which is an auditory processing disorder. There is currently a waiting list of nine children and three adults who have warning signs of dyslexia and are in need of tutors. The council will screen and train volunteer tutors for those in need.

For more information, call the council at 843-839-1695.

From staff reports