CRIME & SAFETY
Over $2,000 worth of Coach purses stolen at Tanger Outlets in Myrtle Beach area, police say
HORRY COUNTY, S.C. (WMBF) – Horry County police are searching for two women who they said swiped thousands of dollars in purses at the Tanger Outlets. Surveillance video captured the women back in October going into the Coach store at the outlets of Highway 501 and grabbing multiple purses before leaving the store.
Investigation Underway After Shooting Incident Outside Longs Area Bar
• Police are investigating a shooting incident outside a bar in Longs, South Carolina. • Three witnesses reported that a fight broke out between seven to eight males, and one of the victims used pepper spray to break it up.
Loris Man Arrested for Killing Girlfriend's Dog and Threatening Her
• A 32-year-old man named Michael Griffin from Loris, South Carolina, has been arrested for allegedly beating his girlfriend's dog to death and threatening her. • Griffin was arrested on charges of second-degree domestic violence and cruelty to animals.
Late Career Change: Rookie Officer Joins Conway Police Force, Makes Immediate Impact
Meet the 56-year-old rookie officer making waves in Conway's downtown district. Despite starting a new career path later in life, this officer's dedication and commitment to the community is inspiring others and proving that age is just a number in law enforcement.
Behind the Badge: 56-year-old rookie officer assigned to patrol Conway’s downtown district
CONWAY, S.C. (WMBF) - A familiar face to some residents and business owners has hit the streets of downtown Conway on a new assignment as one of the city’s newest officers. Officer Kipp McDowell has started his law enforcement career at the ripe age of 56. “This past January,...
Overturned Vehicle Accident Blocks Traffic on Conway's Hwy 501, One Hospitalized
• There was a two-vehicle crash on East Highway 501 and Myrtle Ridge Drive in Conway. • One of the vehicles overturned, causing a confinement. • All lanes of traffic are blocked as a result of the crash.
1 hurt in Loris-area crash
HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - Horry County Fire Rescue said a Sunday night crash sent one person to the hospital. Crews were called around 8:08 p.m. to the area of Cane Branch Road and Flat Top Road for a single-vehicle crash involving a tree. Lanes of traffic were blocked as...
Columbus Co. Sheriff’s Office investigating several shootings
COLUMBUS COUNTY, N.C. (WECT) - The Columbus County Sheriff’s Office is investigating multiple shootings that took place in Chadbourn, Cerro Gordo and Tabor City. According to reports from the sheriff’s office, on Thursday, Nov. 23, several homes and vehicles were shot at on Godwin Trail in Chadbourn just before 6:50 p.m. Several residents, including at least one juvenile, were inside their homes at the time.
Public safety in Myrtle Beach: How does what officials say compare to crime statistics?
According to police data, Myrtle Beach will have an increase of shootings in 2023.
Series of Shootings Leaves One Hurt
One woman was shot and multiple homes and vehicles were damaged in a series of shootings that began Thanksgiving, according to sheriff’s reports. It is not known if any of the shootings were related, and all are under investigation. On Thanksgiving, several homes and vehicles were targeted along Godwin...
HCFR: Car crashes into home in Longs; no injuries reported
HORRY COUNTY, S.C. (WMBF) - Horry County Fire Rescue crews are clearing a scene where a car drove into a home in Longs on Thanksgiving day. HCFR was dispatched around 12:35 p.m. Thursday to the area of San Benito Court where a car crashed into the living room area of a home.
Myrtle Beach Man Offers Reward for Return of Stolen RV
A Myrtle Beach resident is offering a hefty reward for the return of his stolen 40-foot Fleetwood Discovery RV. Despite ongoing investigations and surveillance checks, local authorities have yet to identify the thief. Any information leading to the RV's recovery is urgently sought.
Myrtle Beach police see increase in car break-ins over Thanksgiving weekend
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WMBF) - The Myrtle Beach Police Department says they see more cars broken into during Thanksgiving weekend than at other points in the year. The department says it has to do with people leaving visible items in their cars creating easy access to crooks. Authorities are encouraging...
Weekly Safety Report: Gun Pointing Incident and Lack of Diversity in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Two incidents occurred in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina this week. In the first incident, a man was accused of pointing a gun at his coworker at a furniture store. He has been charged with pointing and presenting firearms at a person and unlawful carrying of a pistol. The second incident involves the lack of diversity in the Myrtle Beach Police Department, as their staff does not reflect the diversity of the community they serve.
1 injured in motorcycle crash on Highway 814 in Horry County
HORRY COUNTY, S.C. (WPDE) — 1 person was injured in a single-vehicle crash involving a motorcycle Thursday evening. Horry County Fire Rescue responded to the area of Highway 814 and Rosea Lane at 5:04 p.m. Lanes of traffic are blocked and drivers are asked to avoid the area for...
Weekly Safety Report: Shots Fired and Gas Leak in Little River, SC
Two incidents occurred in Little River, South Carolina this week. The first incident involved multiple shots fired at a home on Punk Road, while the second incident was a gas leak on Vermillion Drive. No injuries were reported in either incident.
Man arrested for entering Surfside Beach home and attacking someone with a screwdriver
He has been charged with burglary and assault after attacking someone with a screwdriver.
Golf cart crash with an ejection leads to a hospitalization. Here is what we know so far
The crash, which happened on Tuesday, involved more vehicles than just cars.
Meet Conway's new downtown police officer, Kipp McDowell
Conway’s new downtown police officer isn’t just new to the job – he’s new to the police force. Officer Kipp McDowell, a Conway native who started with the city in March, has had a dream of becoming a police officer since the age of 21. But he ultimately chose a different career path, most recently working as a vice president of a technology company. Now, in his mid 50s, he made his dream of becoming a police officer a reality.