Myrtle Beach police cite another N.C. man after dog found in hot car

Myrtle Beach police cited an N.C. man for leaving a small dog inside a hot vehicle at Broadway at the Beach.

Ives Jenkins, 36, of Lincolton, N.C., was cited with mistreatment to animals at 3 p.m. Wednesday at 1110 Celebrity Circle after officers were called because a small black and tan Chihuahua was found alone in a locked black Nissan pickup truck, police said.

The truck was parked in the lot near Ripley’s Aquarium, according to the report. The windows were open about two inches, but the temperature inside the vehicle was 101 degrees.

The dog was panting heavily and alone in the vehicle for about 45 minutes, according to the arrest report, which did not list any other details. It is unclear if Jenkins was allowed to keep the dog or if police took it.

Earlier this week, police cited Rigoberto Luna Laris, 35, of Charlotte, N.C., after officers were called at 3:13 p.m. Tuesday to 1325 Celebrity Circle because a small tan male Chihuahua, named Pee Wee, had been left in Laris’ vehicle for more than an hour, according to that arrest report.

The temperature inside Laris’ vehicle was 107 degrees. Police issued a citation to Laris, he paid a $106 bond and the dog was returned to him, according to the arrest report. Additional details were not listed.