Police roundup | Police charge man with harassment


Atlantic Beach

Police charge man with harassment

Horry County police arrested a North Myrtle Beach man Thursday on harassment charges stemming from a November incident where he is accused of violating a bond order by video recording an Atlantic Beach man.

Paul James Curry, 63, was charged with second-degree harassment and violating a condition of release early Thursday morning.

According to a police report, an officer responded to Atlantic Beach Town Hall at about 8:30 p.m. Nov. 29 and spoke with Darnell Price, husband of councilwoman Windy Price. Darnell Price told the officer that Curry was sitting in a car outside his office video recording him.

The officer said he observed Curry recording Price before Curry drove away.

Price has pending court cases against Curry, who has a standing condition of bond order that prohibits him from having contact with Price and from video recording him, according to the report.


Loris man charged in dog’s shooting

Horry County police charged a Loris man in connection with the shooting death of a dog after it chased his pickup truck, according to a police report.

Freddie Junior Burroughs, 51, of Loris was charged with ill treatment of animals and an unrelated failure to appear in court and booked into J. Reuben Long Detention Center at 12:29 p.m. Tuesday, according to jail records.

Burroughs was released at 12:21 p.m. Wednesday on $1,530 bail.

The animal charge stemmed from Horry County police being called at 5 p.m. June 11 when a 74-year-old woman reported that Burroughs shot a dog in her yard after it chased his truck when he was driving along Blue Star Court in the Loris area, according to the report.

The woman told police the dog’s owner was not home at the time of the incident, according to the report. The woman said she saw Burroughs with a rifle and he told her to move away from the dog because he was going to kill it.

The woman said the dog was not bothering anyone and she asked Burroughs not to kill it, according to the report. Burroughs was not home when police arrived.


Man robbed at gunpoint leaving lodge

A 58-year-old man told Myrtle Beach police he was leaving the Elks Lodge in the city when a man robbed him at gunpoint, according to a police report.

The victim told officers that about 6:20 p.m. Wednesday he was leaving the building located at 607 27th Ave. N., when a man approached him, pointed a handgun at him and demanded his bag, police said.

The victim gave the suspect his bag and the suspect took cash from it before he ran into a nearby wooded area, according to the report, which did not list any other details about the incident.


Man charged in sexual assault

A North Myrtle Beach man has been arrested in connection with a sexual assault that reported last month in Myrtle Beach, according to police reports.

Samuel Thomas Gordan, 23, was booked into J. Reuben Long Detention Center at 1:40 a.m. Thursday on charges of first-degree criminal sexual conduct, kidnapping and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime, according to jail records. Gordan is being held on $30,000 bail.

Myrtle Beach police charged Gordan Wednesday in the sexual assault that was reported by a woman on Nov. 24, according to a police report.

The victim said the incident occurred between 6 a.m. and 3 p.m. that day and involved a knife.


Police called to clear club parking lot

Myrtle Beach police were called early Thursday for a disturbance involving about 100 people in a Kings Highway parking lot, according to a police report.

Officers were called at 2 a.m. Thursday to 1901 N. Kings Highway for about 100 people in the parking lot loitering near vehicles, police said.

Someone made a 911 call and hung up before more information was obtained by dispatchers.

The first officer at the scene called for backup and between 12 to 15 officers responded to clear the parking lot, according to the report. The people in the parking lot who were causing a disturbance left.

A 26-year-old man told police the business closed at 2 a.m. Thursday and when he walked out of the building he saw the crowd in the parking lot, according to the report, which did not list the name of the business.

The man said he attempted to clear the parking lot before the situation got out of control.


Tree lighting at Christmas Towne

Stop by the Myrtle Beach Convention Center from 2 to 6:30 p.m. Sunday for the Christmas Towne Tree Lighting Celebration.

The free, family event features live entertainment, games and activities for the kids, including photos with Santa. There also will be face painting, balloon art, photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus as well as taxi jet rides and a visit from Thomas the Train.

There will be an official tree lighting ceremony on the plaza. The Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce is providing free parking at the convention center.

The event will be held in exhibit hall A at the convention center, located at 2101 N. Oak St. in Myrtle Beach.

For more information, call 626-7444 or visit www.MyrtleBeachChristmasTowne.com.

From staff reports