Early Wednesday a.m. before yesterday’s MyrtleBeachSC news Live-Stream concerning the crime spree at Grande Dunes, the neighborhood was robbed again. The robbery took place at 2:30 a.m. in the morning.
Myrtle Beach police Wednesday searched for a suspect who crashed a stolen vehicle during a traffic stop and then fled on foot. The chase following an alleged burglary early that morning in Grande Dunes, said Cpl. Thomas Vest with Myrtle Beach Police Department.
Officers went to the Grande Dunes area of Myrtle Beach about 2:30 a.m. Wednesday morning after reports of a burglary on Venezia Circle. The suspect fled a residence on foot and police began to canvas the area, a release said. Hours later, police tried to stop a vehicle the suspect was driving, but the vehicle crashed.
Vest said the suspect was driving a white Cadillac that was stolen from another residence.
Myrtle Beach police’s K9 unit and Horry County police’s bloodhound unit worked the scene, but couldn’t find the suspect, authorities said.
City-wide crimes have residents and merchants questioning the ability of City Manager, John Pedersen, to keep law and order in the town.
MyrtleBeachSC news Live-Streamed the issue yesterday to over one thousand concerned locals on both its network and the FAN network (Freedom Action Network of SC).
Grande Dunes is among the most affluent neighborhood in the city of Myrtle Beach.
MYRTLEBEACHSC NEWS & FAN DISCUSS GRANDE DUNES ISSUES
EDITOR’S NOTE: PER AN EMAIL SENT OUT BY CITY PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER MARK KRUEA ON AUGUST 2nd, THE CITY HAS NO SECURITY POLICING AGREEMENT WITH LSTAR TO POLICE GRANDE DUNES. LSTAR CHARGES HOMEOWNERS DUES TO HAVE PRIVATE SECURITY POLICE THE NEIGHBORHOOD.
Grande Dunes held it’s first Neighborhood Crime Watch meeting early this week. Residents who are concerned about the recent crimes attended. Also in attendance were Mayor Brenda Bethune, her husband Brown Bethune, Councilwoman Mary Jeffcoat, Councilman Gregg Smith, and City Manager John Pedersen.
Residents we spoke with said the meeting was much like a typical City Council meeting. They called the meeting a “dog and pony show” with “we care about you speeches” from city government. Hurricane evacuation information was also shared.