Child safety seat inspections

On Jan. 25 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., officers from the Conway Police Department will be at Walmart, located at 2709 Church St. in Conway, to inspect child seats and provide safety information to parents/caregivers on the proper installation and use of child passenger seats. All officers conducting these inspections are certified child passenger safety officers.

Contact Cpl. Cassandra Reaves at 248-1790.

Unhappy Christmas surprise

Employees at Palmetto Chevrolet in Downtown Conway got a bad surprise when they returned to work the day after Christmas.

According to a Conway police report, someone had broken into the sales office and taken about five laptop computers. Police say one of the computers might have had a GPS tracking device on it and the owner was trying to activate it at the time the report was written.

The report says a burglar got into the building and left through the same window. Several offices were ransacked and the car keys on the key cabinet were scattered.

Police aren’t sure exactly when the theft occurred, but they know the building was locked and intact at about dark on Christmas Eve when an employee left.

Drug/alcohol incidents

n Three teens from Longs and Loris were taken to jail after a Conway policeman says he saw the car they were riding in weaving on U.S. 501 at about 1:30 on a recent morning.

The policeman says while he was speaking with the driver of the car he smelled marijuana inside the vehicle.

The driver from Longs told police he knew nothing about marijuana. A front seat passenger told police the same thing; however, the policeman says while the Loris teen was walking away from the car a bag holding a green leafy substance believed to be marijuana fell out of his pants leg. The Conway police report says the teen’s mouth also looked as if he might have eaten some of the substance that appeared to be marijuana.

The report says a rear passenger was detained after police say they discovered he was under the influence of alcohol.

The driver performed poorly on field sobriety tests and was taken in for a breath test, which he failed to complete properly.

The driver was charged with driving under the influence, the front seat passenger was charged with possession of marijuana and the rear passenger was charged with consumption of alcohol by a minor because, the report says, he admitted he had been drinking and he showed signs of being under the influence.

n A young Conway man was arrested after a Conway policeman says he saw him traveling 80 mph in a 50 mph zone on U.S. 501 at about 7 o’clock on a recent morning.

The report says when the policeman approached the car he found the man disheveled and his movements were exaggerated and labored.

According to the report, he was talking on the phone and said to the person he was speaking with, “Baby I was coming to get you and I got stopped by the cops.”

He then told the policeman that he was speaking with his girlfriend and she was headed to the scene.

When the policeman asked the man to attempt field sobriety tests, he said, the man answered, “No because I already know I have had a few.”

The policeman says he learned that the car the man was driving belonged to his girlfriend and the man didn’t have a driver’s license.

He was taken to the jail for a breath test, but the policeman says he failed to properly complete the test.

A search by jail staff also turned up a straw and a white powder that tested positive for cocaine. After staff found the white powder, they stripped searched the man.

He was charged with driving under the influence and possession of cocaine.

n Two young Myrtle Beach men were arrested at about 3:30 on a recent morning after a Conway policeman says he saw the vehicle they were in traveling faster than the posted speed limit on U.S. 501, according to a Conway police report.

The policeman says while speaking with the driver he smelled what he thought was marijuana coming from the inside of the vehicle.

However, the driver and a passenger said there was no marijuana inside the vehicle.

The driver then admitted there was some marijuana in a console on the dashboard. The policeman reported recovering two brown cigarette wrappers holding a green leafy substance. The report says the driver told the policeman there was no more marijuana inside the car; however, he says he found a backpack in the backseat with a clear jar holding a green leafy substance. According to the Conway police report, 7.1 grams of a green leafy substance were recovered and placed into evidence.

The policeman says he also found a bag holding a multicolored glass pipe that belonged to the passenger.

The driver was cited for speeding and simple possession of marijuana and the passenger was cited for possession of drug paraphernalia.

n A Conway policeman working a traffic safety checkpoint with the alcohol coalition says he saw a car turn around as if the driver was trying to bypass the checkpoint.

The policeman stopped the car and found that the driver doesn’t have a valid driver’s license. He also reported smelling a strong odor of marijuana coming from inside the car.

The report says a front seat passenger from Loris admitted he had marijuana and pulled a plastic bag holding a green leafy substance from his waistband.

He was cited for simple possession of marijuana. The driver, who was driving with a beginner’s permit, was issued a warning.

Also, at a checkpoint on East Country Club Drive, two Conway men were arrested after police found that the driver didn’t have a driver’s license. A passenger was also arrested after the policeman says he found two open containers of Budweiser beer inside the vehicle.

The driver said the passenger drank the beer and put the cans behind his seat as he approached the checkpoint.

The driver was charged with not having a driver’s license and with open container. According to the police report, police also learned that the driver is in this country illegally and is running a business. His passenger was one of his employees. The passenger was charged with open container.

In still another incident at a CAST checkpoint, an officer says a vehicle stopped in the road and then began to approach the checkpoint before making a u-turn.

The policeman followed the vehicle, but the driver didn’t stop. Instead he took off instigating a police chase that wove all around the Sherwood Drive, Crescent Drive, Dogwood Drive and Graham Road area.

County police took over the chase when the vehicle passed out of the city limits. The city policeman was notified later that the car had wrecked at U.S. 701 North and Highway 65.

The policeman went there and discovered that the driver of the vehicle was a 14-year-old boy. He was not hurt. Police charged the boy with failure to stop for blue lights and released him to his father, the report says.

n Two young men, one from Conway and one from Myrtle Beach, were cited at about 10 o’clock on a recent night after a Conway policeman says he was called to check on an intoxicated person.

A second officer said he saw the two men cross U.S. 501 to get to a car lot.

The policeman says when he spoke with the men they were unsteady on their feet and smelled of alcohol.

The policeman says he found a pill bottle inside the truck, but a pill inside was not a scheduled narcotic. He also says he found a CD with a white powder substance on it.

The Conway police report says the Myrtle Beach man gave a name that the policeman couldn’t confirm, but the Conway man gave police the Myrtle Beach man’s correct name. The Conway man also told the policeman the Myrtle Beach man had crushed some of the pills from the pill bottle with plans for them to snort the powder.

Both men were taken to jail, but jailers refused to take the Myrtle Beach man until he was medically cleared. The policeman took him to Conway Medical Center before returning him to jail, according to the police report.

The Conway man was charged with public drunkenness and possession of a cocaine-base substance. The Myrtle Beach man was charged with possession of cocaine, public drunkenness and giving false information to police.

n A Conway teen and her mother went to the Conway Police Department to file an assault report against the teen’s best friend.

According to a Conway police report, the teen said she and her friend had both been drinking at a friend’s party. They got a friend of a friend to drop them off at her sister’s apartment where the suspect’s car was parked.

The girl told police that at about 3 a.m. she told her friend she was not in any condition to drive home and told her they were both going to spend the night at her sister’s apartment, according to the police report.

The victim says she saw the suspect walk toward the door with her car keys trying to leave the apartment. She says she ran to the door and tried to stop her friend from leaving. The police report says she tried to take the keys away from the suspect while trying to push the suspect back into the apartment. She says the suspect got very mad at her and punched her square in the eye with a closed fist. She let go of the suspect, who walked out, got into her vehicle and drove off.

The teen said she didn’t want to pursue charges; she just wanted the incident documented for future reference, according to the police report.

n A Conway man was charged with driving under the influence after a Conway policeman says he saw him throw a cigarette out of his car window at U.S. 378 and U.S. 501 at about 7 p.m. on a recent evening.

The Conway police report says the man smelled of alcohol, slurred his speech and had red, glassy eyes.

The report says the man admitted to having consumed one, 40-ounce beer.

The man performed poorly on field sobriety tests and was taken in for a breath test, which he refused. He was booked into jail.

n A Conway man was arrested after police went to his home to check on a possible domestic violence complaint.

According to a Conway police report, the domestic problem was only verbal and the woman was waiting for a friend to pick her up so she and the father of her children could be separated for the night.

While two policemen waited for the friend to arrive, the woman went back into the house to get a few more of her things, the police report says. She and the father of her children both had plates of food in their hands. The police report says the man slammed his plate down on top of the woman’s plate, hitting her on the forearms.

Police then arrested the man and tried to cuff him. The report says the man tried to avoid the handcuffs by locking his arms to his chest and shaking from side to side.

The officers got him handcuffed before taking some cash, his wallet and cell phone. They turned all three over to the woman because the suspect wanted her to have them.

The report says the woman refused to cooperate with police. One of the policemen said she was verbally abusive to him and refused to give a statement or receive a victim’s rights form.

She allegedly told the policemen to leave the property before demanding to speak with a supervisor, according to the report.

The suspect was taken to jail where a detention officer found a clear plastic bag holding six smaller bags of a green leafy substance wrapped up inside his underwear.

The bag held six individual bags of marijuana that appeared to be packaged for sale.

The bags held a total of 17 grams of marijuana.

The man was charged with first-offense criminal domestic violence, resisting arrest and possession with intent to distribute marijuana.

n Police were called to Conway Medical Center at about 5 p.m. on Christmas Eve where they found an intoxicated Florida man who refused to leave the building. Police told the man to call someone to pick him up, but he argued with the officers saying his partner didn’t drive and couldn’t come get him from Myrtle Beach.

Due to the man’s level of impairment, he was arrested and taken to jail.

n A Conway man was charged with driving under the influence after a Conway policeman says he saw the man driving on the shoulder of the road and traveling in the opposite lane of travel at 1 o’clock on a recent morning.

The policeman says he smelled alcohol coming from the driver, and a female passenger told him they had been at a Christmas party.

The man performed poorly on field sobriety tests and registered .13 on a breath test.

Shooting into a dwelling

Horry County police were summoned by a couple on Tattlesbury Drive, who told them that someone had shot into their residence at about 6:30 on a recent evening.

The victims told police a bullet entered their home through a window and barely missed the male resident before passing through an interior wall and penetrating a second wall.

They said they heard multiple shots before the bullet came into their home, according to an Horry County police report.

While the policeman was at the site, he heard gunfire himself. He went to the area where he thought the shots had come from and found lights on and movement inside the residence.

The policeman says he asked the resident who was shooting in the area and he said it was he. He told the policeman that he occasionally shoots in his backyard for recreation. The policeman reported that the man’s backyard faced the area where the couple had reported the shot. The man was charged with discharging firearms into dwellings and malicious damage.

Hit in the hip

Horry County police were called to Conway Medical Center to check on a report of a Hemingway man having been shot in his hip, according to an Horry County police report.

The victim’s girlfriend told police that the victim came to her house at about 7 a.m. on a recent morning saying he was shot as he was walking out of a club, drinking a beer and smoking a cigarette.

He told police he heard cursing and thought two groups of people were arguing before he felt a sharp pain.

When he realized he had been shot, he got into his car and went to his girlfriend’s house, the report says.

The girlfriend told police she tried to get him to go to the hospital, but he didn’t want to.

He told police he didn’t know why he didn’t want to go the hospital, but said he has “a lot of enemies” and has been in “a lot of fights and stuff,” according to the Horry County police report.

He said he was intoxicated when the shooting happened and thought he might have been hit accidentally, according to the report.

He told the policeman he didn’t fire back because he didn’t have a gun, but said he probably would have if he had had one, the report says.

The victim tried to tell police where the club was, but when the police report was written police weren’t sure.

The victim also told police that he tries to stay out of Bucksport because there is always shooting or other incidents occurring. He said he was talked into going to Bucksport, and he was at the club alone, the report says.

Fore and more

A Conway man told police he was driving beside the Conway Country Club’s driving range when a golf ball hit the roof of his car.

According to a Conway police report, the owner of the car thought that the person who hit the ball should cover the entire cost of the damage, but the golfer agreed to pay only half of the cost.

The policeman explained to the car’s owner that if he wanted the full amount covered he’d have to take the golfer to magistrate’s court.

He needs cash

A young Conway man was spotted driving an SUV on 16th Avenue without the proper registration. The vehicle matched the description of a vehicle being used by a man who had been reported to police for being aggressive while asking for money at area convenience stores.

The policeman stopped the man and recognized him as a person he had previously warned about asking for money at the convenience store at 16th Avenue and Church Street.

When police asked to see the man’s bill of sale, he said he didn’t have one because he hadn’t received it from the place where he bought the vehicle.

He then said his proof of insurance was at home, according to the Conway police report.

He also told the policeman he hadn’t gotten insurance on the vehicle yet and he wasn’t the person police were looking for because that was the first night he had ever driven the SUV, according to the report.

A second policeman told the driver that he had stopped him in the same vehicle six months earlier, according to the police report.

He was charged with operating an uninsured vehicle and failure to register the vehicle.

He’s just sleeping

A woman called Conway police worried that a man, who lives in an apartment near her house, had shot himself.

Police went to the residence and found the man asleep. They awakened the man, who told them he did not shoot himself.

He said earlier he had fired a shot from his rifle at some deer that were in a wooded area behind his house.

Police searched and said they found a bullet hole in the rear of a detached garage, which made them think he might have tried to commit suicide.

Because police were concerned about the man’s safety they took him to the emergency room at Conway Medical Center for an evaluation, according to the Conway police report.

Doctors evaluated the man and decided he was not a threat to himself.

After hospital officials released the man, police charged him with discharging a firearm within the city limits and took him to jail.

Facebook page draws complaints

Police are investigating to see if they can charge a Conway teen with disturbing school after she allegedly resurrected a Facebook page that featured pictures of girls from Conway, Aynor and Loris along with cruel comments about the girls.

The name of the Facebook page demeaned the girls’ reputations, according to the Conway police report.

The school got involved in the incident after a parent went to the school to speak with the school resource officer.

The woman said her daughter was pictured on the page, which had been taken down, but was back, according to the report.

She told the SRO that one of the pictures on the page was the daughter of one of her friends and the mother was really upset about it, according to the report.

The assistant principals and the SRO met with the teenage girl they think is responsible for the page.

According to the report, she told them she had no idea who put the page back up; however, on her Facebook page the girl had posted a message asking how she could make the page “unseen” to the public for about a week and then have it “mysteriously” pop up again.

Police planned to speak with the Solicitor’s Office to see if the girl could be charged. She was suspended from school pending a hearing on the issue.

Armed robberies

n A young Conway man told police he was robbed at gunpoint in a Sherwood Drive driveway at about 2:30 a.m. on a recent morning. A Myrtle Beach sexagenarian later told police he was the victim of a similar incident.

n A Conway man told police that on the same day at about 5 p.m., he was sitting in his SUV on Duckett Street looking at his new flip phone that he had just bought at Best Buy earlier that day when someone tapped on his window.

Because the window doesn’t work properly, he opened the door.

The young man standing there was holding a black semi-automatic gun near his waist. The report says he told the man, “Give me the money.”

The suspect took $13 and the phone, valued at $20.

The victim said the man, who was about 6-feet tall and very skinny, was wearing black jeans and a black hoodie.

Car crimes

n Sometime over a recent weekend, someone stole a Garmin Nuvi GPS from a vehicle on Edgewood Circle. Police say the car was left unlocked for the weekend.

n A Conway woman says after she told her boyfriend that she didn’t want to continue their relationship, he asked her to take him home to Loris.

She agreed, but wanted to have a family member ride along.

According to a Conway police report, when she got out of the car at her family member’s residence her boyfriend grabbed her keys and left in the vehicle. Police listed the car as stolen on a national crime computer network.

A Conway teen was charged with breaking into an automobile after a Forest View Drive resident told police she caught him in her vehicle.

She told police that the suspect, who was wearing a long black shirt and an earring with a large gemstone, ran toward the Conway Recreation Center. Police located the man who gave them a false name and told them he had no identification of any kind on him. He gave a name for his mother and a telephone number that had been disconnected. He also told police he had never had a job and couldn’t remember his Social Security number.

The victim positively identified the teen as the person she had seen inside her car. She told police that her purse and a bag in her car had been rummage through, but nothing was missing. The policeman took the teen to jail where jail staff identified him. He has been charged with breaking into an automobile and giving false information to police. According to Horry County jail logs, this is the teen’s sixth arrest this year.

Couple claims assault

A woman and a Tennessee man told Conway police they were about to call a cab to pick them up at the Crafty Rooster at about 2:20 a.m. on Christmas Eve when two young men that the woman went to high school with offered to give them a ride.

While they were in the car, the Tennessee man says they began to argue and one of the men giving them the ride called him an “Army fag” and made some comments about his hair.

His girlfriend objected to the remarks and started to argue with the young man. She says she asked the two young men to drop them off at 12th Avenue and Lakeland Drive. The couple began walking to a family member’s house when the two young men came back, got out of their vehicle and approached them.

The Tennessee man said the young men pulled a knife and told them they were going to kill them, according to a Conway police report.

The girl who knew them said she was able to talk with them and convince them to get back into their vehicle, which they did.

The woman and the Tennessee man called police; however, the woman said because she knew the guys she didn’t want to pursue charges for them. The Tennessee man told police he didn’t know them and he wanted to keep the case open.

Quit messing with my mama

A Conway woman told police that she and another woman got into an argument at a Christmas Eve party held at a friend’s house.

She told Conway police that she left her friend’s house, but the suspect followed her into the street. She said the suspect got in her face, but she thought she was joking so she turned to walk away. That’s when the woman walked up and punched her in the jaw.

The victim says she started to fight with her attacker and they both ended up going to the ground during the altercation.

She says her attacker told her to get her crew, and she’d get hers, according to the report.

About 30 minutes after the woman got home, the victim told police she heard a knock on her door. She answered the door and found the suspect’s daughter standing there.

The daughter asked her “What’s up with you and my mamma,” the police report said, before using profanity and telling her she was tired of her messing with her mom.

As she was closing the door, the victim says the suspect stepped around the corner and hit her in the head with an object, but she wasn’t sure what it was.

Police said the woman had visible swelling to her knee, swelling to her right eye area and a small laceration to her right temple area. She refused medical treatment.

Driver keeps on trucking

An Horry County man called police after he saw a truck pulling a four-wheeler with one person on it. The caller said he saw the truck travel up and back down the road with its lights off. He told police he followed the truck, but couldn’t get close enough to read the registration, the report says. He was able to describe the truck to police.

The Horry County police report says the caller found the four-wheeler at the corner of S.C. 905 and Oak Log Lake Road where it had been abandoned.

The report says the ignition had been removed from the body and a screwdriver had been used in the ignition.

While police were talking with the man, they spotted a truck that fit the caller’s description headed onto Old Reaves Ferry Road.

Police caught up with the truck and tried to make a traffic stop, but the driver didn’t stop immediately.

The Horry County policeman says he pointed his gun at the driver as he got out of the truck and took a prone position, according to the police report.

The passenger was also removed from the truck and placed beside the driver. As the passenger took his position, the driver took off running into the woods, the report says.

The passenger told police he and the driver had been drinking and were on their way to the store for jerky. He admitted to police that he is too young to drink legally, but said the duo had nothing to do with the four-wheeler incident, according to the police report.

Police tried unsuccessfully to find the driver before taking the man who made the report to the scene to see if he could identify the truck, but he told police it was not the one he had seen pulling the four-wheeler.

According to the police report, the passenger was charged with underage consumption of beer and was taken to jail.

According to the police report, police planned to ask a magistrate to sign warrants for the driver for failure to stop for blue lights and resisting arrest.

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