Police roundup | Dog left alone in pickup truck



Dog left alone in pickup truck

A Georgia man was charged with animal abandonment and public intoxication after officers were called for a dispute involving a taxi cab driver and learned that a dog was left alone in a pickup truck, police said.

Police charged Robert Joseph King, 43, of Atlanta, Ga., responding around 1:30 a.m. Sunday to a call about a disturbance at Broadway at the Beach.

King told police he was in a taxi going home when the driver turned around for no reason, according to the report. King told officers the driver was upset because his hair was longer than hers.

Officers noted King smelled of alcohol, slurred his speech, was unstable on his feet and had admitted to drinking five beers within the last hour, according to the report. The driver told police she turned around because King made threats toward her.

While talking with police, King said he left his dog in his truck at Celebrity Circle and that he would get the dog the next day, according to police. The dog had no food or water in the truck, police said.

Officers took King into custody and took the dog to the Humane Society, according to the report.


Bomb threats at two schools, one arrested

Separate bomb threats led to evacuations at two area high schools Monday and resulted in one arrest.

About 9:45 a.m. a threat was found written on a bathroom wall at Myrtle Beach High School. Both Myrtle Beach and Horry County authorities responded.

Officials are going through normal procedures of searching the school, said Edward Boyd, chief accountability and information officer with Horry County Schools.

Students were evacuated to the Myrtle Beach Middle School while the high school was secured and searched by the Horry County police K9 unit, said Myrtle Beach police Capt. David Knipes.

About noon, Horry County police responded to a bomb threat at North Myrtle Beach High School, said Sgt. Robert Kegler. That threat also was on a bathroom wall.

Police arrested a 16-year-old, North Myrtle Beach High student for the threat there. The boy’s name is being withheld because he is a juvenile. Police said he would be charged him with conveying false information regarding the use of a destructive device.

No device was found at either school. No arrests were made in the threat at Myrtle Beach High School.



Solicitor’s swearing-in ceremony set

On Tuesday at 2 p.m., Jimmy Richardson will be sworn in as the 15th Judicial Circuit Solicitor.

Richardson, currently the deputy solicitor, was appointed by Governor Nikki Haley to serve the remainder of Greg Hembree’s unexpired term.

Hembree won the District 28 senate race in November, and was sworn in as a senator last week.

The ceremony for Richardson will be performed by Judge Steven H. John.

From staff reports