Too much rivalry?

A 13-year-old girl and her father told police that while the young girl was standing on the side of a Conway Recreation Department football field at about 4:30 p.m. Sunday she was attacked by a slightly older girl wearing a red dress, according to a Conway police report.

The young girl said the problem started when “her younger side” made a comment to someone. The girl in the red dress then went to the younger girl and hit her on her left ear. The girl kept hitting her in her head and pulled her hair. After that a staff member at the Conway Recreation Center let the young girl in and locked the door. After speaking with the victim, Conway police found the juvenile in the red dress and tried to speak with her, but she was uncooperative. Shortly after that a group of other juveniles came and became loud and boisterous. Police separated the group by putting the girl in the red dress in the back of a police cruiser. While police were trying to get the girl into the car the other juveniles began to interfere. Two were put into another cruiser. While they were trying to put the juveniles into the vehicle, one of the girls damaged the side door with a kick, according to the report.

Once inside the vehicles, all three juveniles were taken to the Conway Police Department to wait for their parents. All three girls were issued juvenile summons and were released to a guardian.

The father of the victim told police he wants to press charges for his daughter’s assault.

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A septuagenarian called Conway police after apparently being swindled by someone who called her telephone telling her if she would give him her debit card account number, his company, that he identified as Advance Cash Unlimited, would add money to the account. A few days later, she checked her account and found that $700 was missing. She called the number back several times, but she was not able to contact anyone. She gave the number to police and they, too, were unsuccessful in making contact with anyone.

Automobile crimes

■ Many vehicle owners have reported break-ins into their vehicles during recent days in the City of Conway and just outside of the city.

The break-ins have been reported on Longwood Lane, Church Street, New Road, Privetts Road, Willard Road, Mill Pond Road, U.S. 378 and three on Kiskadee Loop.

Things reported missing included a Glock 43, 9mm handgun, a cellphone, a YETI 35-quart cooler, a credit card, a wallet holding various forms of identification and miscellaneous cards, sunglasses, a Wells Fargo credit card, debit cards, an IPhone 6, a purse and two wallets holding important cards and $400 cash, a box of black Decker sockets and an 80-piece Craftsman tool set.

■ Someone took a $37,000 charcoal gray 2018 Ford F-150 from a Willie James Road residence sometime over a recent night, according to an Horry County police report.

The truck has stock rims and tires, dark tinted windows and a S.C. Gamecocks front plate. The owner says there was a cooler in the vehicle, along with baseball equipment.

The truck was entered into a national crime computer.

■ Conway police say they found a gold Chevrolet HHT in the Waccamaw Backwater at about 11 a.m. on a recent morning.

The Conway Fire Department and Horry County Dive Team were called to assist, according to the Conway police report.

The dive team cleared the vehicle and found that no one was inside.

The vehicle had heavy damage and fresh damage due to the vehicle’s having run off of the road to the left. The grass was also damaged and the vehicle appeared to have hit a street sign before going into the backwater.

Police took photos of the vehicle and tried unsuccessfully many times to locate the owner.

Alcohol/drug incidents

■ A Conway driver was stopped by Conway police after they saw him traveling 61mph in a 30mph zone on U.S. 501 business.

The policeman says the man smelled of alcohol, was slurring his speech and was unsteady on his feet. The police report also says the driver told the policeman that he had been drinking.

The man performed poorly on field sobriety tests and was taken in for a breath test. He blew .15 and was charged with driving under the influence.

■ Horry County police say they were called to check on a teenage girl who was breathing, but unresponsive, according to an Horry County police report.

Medics gave the girl a 2mg dose of Narcan because they believed she had taken heroin.

People around the girl said she returned from a fast food restaurant earlier in the morning and went to sleep with everyone else.

A guy said he was awakened by the girl’s gasps and then noticed that her lips were purple. He called 911, but could not provide any information about the girl other than her first name.

The policeman says he found the girl on a stretcher, shaking and vomiting.

She was taken to Conway Medical Center.

■ A young Conway woman drew the attention of Conway police after she was involved in a motor vehicle accident, according to a Conway police report.

Police say when they arrived they met with two drivers. One smelled of alcohol, was slurring her speech and had bloodshot eyes, according to the police report.

The report says the woman told the policeman that she had consumed several drinks. She performed poorly on field sobriety tests and was taken in for a breath test.

She was taken to Conway Medical Center for medical attention, but she refused all medical care. She was taken to jail where she was charged with driving under the influence.

■ A young Aynor man caught the attention of an Horry County policeman on a recent evening because, the policeman says, he was running off the road in his commercial work truck.

The policeman says when he spoke with the young man he noticed that his eyes appeared to be glassy. The report says the driver told the policeman that he was headed home for the evening. The policeman says he smelled the odor of alcohol coming from the truck’s cabin. The policeman says when he asked for the man’s license, he gave him an operator’s license that was a temporary alcohol license as a result of a previous charge of driving under the influence.

The young man told the policeman he was charged with DUI several months earlier. He also told the policeman he had not drunk any alcohol that day, but later said he did drink one beer around lunchtime and had smoked marijuana at about 2 p.m., as well as using other intoxicating substances.

The policeman says he saw a Mike’s Hard Lemonade in a cooler in the truck’s cabin.

The driver performed poorly on field sobriety tests and refused a breath test. He was charged with driving under the influence and was taken to jail.

School threats

A Loris student drew the attention of Horry County police after the student was accused of making a threat. The suspect reportedly made threats on social media to kill, but whom the suspect is accused of threatening to kill is redacted from the Horry County police report.

The student told police that other students in her class made fun of her and she made her comments in response to them.

Police checked the girl’s book sack and locker, but didn’t find any weapons.

A member of the Criminal Investigative Division took over the investigation.

Disturbing school

Horry County police were called Friday to the Horry County Education Center on S.C. 905 to check on a school threat, according to an Horry County police report.

A Conway woman there told police that someone called another woman and told her that someone was going to shoot everyone at the school.

The woman who got the call told police that the student had been disruptive in class and had been unable to be controlled. She said the girl said again, adding some profanity to her comment, that she intended to shoot everyone “of you.” She added, “I don’t care.”

Two Horry County detectives went to the girl’s home, but no one was there.

Pointing a rifle

A Conway man says he was sitting on his porch with a suspect - but the Horry County police report does not list the suspect’s name, age or hometown - when the suspect pointed a gun at someone on the Plantation Drive porch.

Then he pointed the rifle at him “multiple times.” The victim, who is listed as other family told police he didn’t want to pursue charges, but he wanted the situation documented.

Attempted murder

Conway police were called to a Beaty Street residence at about 9:10 p.m. on a recent night to check on a report of shots having been fired and a Conway teen being struck with a bullet.

The Conway police report says the policeman found the victim lying on the ground with several gunshot wounds on the middle right side of his body. He was given medical care and taken to Conway Medical Center for more treatment.

Witnesses gave police statements, according to the report.

Police secured a warrant and went to a Racepath residence to look for evidence. They collected one, 7.62 round under a bed and a silver marijuana grinder with a skull on it in a shoe under a bed.

Heroin was the believed culprit

Conway police went to Walgreens in Conway to follow a report of an overdose.

Police found the suspect awake and responding to questions.

The suspect’s wife told police that the man had taken heroin and she used Narcan to resuscitate him, according to a Conway police report.

The policeman says the man was slurring his speech, had pinpoint pupils and was sweating excessively.

The policeman says those symptoms convinced him that the man was under the influence of an opioid.

The report says the man told them he had taken heroin, so they took him to Conway Medical Center.

The policeman checked and found that police had a warrant for his arrest.

After he was cleared at the medical center, the man was taken to jail on a charge of being under the influence of narcotics.

Doesn’t want to go to jail

An Horry County policeman found a young Conway man lying by a vehicle on Rusty Road at close to 4 a.m. on a recent morning, according to an Horry County police report.

Someone with the young man told police that the two had been to a bar and were on the way home when the young driver was “drunk and he had hit several things, like a tree and stuff on his way home.”

The victim told police that they got into a verbal argument at the place where the vehicle had stopped at the end of the road, and the suspect kicked him in his left side as he lay on the driveway. He called 911 and reported the assault. The police report says the victim didn’t have any marks or bruising on his side that the policeman could see and he declined medical help. The victim did want to pursue charges for the assault, and the policeman wrote a blue ticket for assault and battery, third degree.

As the two officers talked with the victim and suspect, one of the officers requested that someone from the S.C. Highway Patrol come to the site to check on a possible charge of hit and run and possible driving under the influence. The Horry County police report says the vehicle had heavy front damage and the trooper requested that police take the man to jail because he was beginning to become combative with the trooper when he tried to get him into his vehicle.

When the officers tried to put the man into a police cruiser, the suspect continued to resist, put his feet on the doorframe and pushed to try to get out of the vehicle. According to the report, he also spit in the policeman’s face and lip areas. Officers were able to get both doors closed and that’s when the man started to kick the door and window and hit his head against the window.

One of the officers requested use of a police van. When more officers arrived, the suspect became even more irate and started kicking again. When police got him out of the backseat, they saw that the suspect had been able to get his handcuffs to the front of his body. They were returned to the rear of his body. Police moved him to the outside back of the van and put him back on the ground until the jail van arrived.

The suspect continued to resist and spit on the officer’s pants and shirt.

He was taken to Conway Medical Center for exposure protocol.

At the emergency room, the man continued to resist and be disorderly. He was too combative to be taken to jail in the transport van, so a police officer took him to jail. Police planned to charge him with assault and battery of an officer and resisting arrest.


I'm the editor of the Horry Independent, a weekly newspaper in Conway, South Carolina. I cover city hall and courts, among many other subjects. Know of a good story? Call me at 843-488-7241.

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