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Police roundup | Tip leads to arrest



Tip leads to arrest

A North Myrtle Beach man was arrested after a man called police reporting a suspicious man outside the CVS on the 1000 block of U.S. 17, according to an incident report.

Shawn Christopher Link, 31, is charged with second degree burglary; malicious injury to tree, house, trespassing upon real property; possession of a weapon during a violent crime and theft of controlled substances.

The man who called police saw Link wearing a hood over his head and looking into the pharmacy window.

Link was found inside the pharmacy putting pill bottles in his pockets about 3:45 a.m. Thursday. He told police he was carrying a B.B. gun and that he had a drug problem.



Helping Hand receives $10,000 grant

Helping Hand of Myrtle Beach received $10,000 Thursday as one of 10 nonprofits recognized in Wal-Mart’s 12 Days of Giving holiday campaign.

The campaign is designed to help nonprofits that have an impact on the local community.

“It’s really exciting,” said Helping Hand Executive Director Adrian Weatherwax. “They’re awarding 140 (organizations) out of more than 21,000 nominations.”

Wal-Mart called on Facebook users to nominate nonprofits. The company will give a total of $1.5 million to 140 nonprofits across the country who are providing basic needs and services, according to the company’s website.

From staff reports