Myrtle Beach security aid in arrest of theft suspect www.privateofficer.com
North Myrtle Beach, SC June 8 2012 - U.S. Security guards working for Tidewater Plantation aided in the arrest of a suspect and the recovery
At 2:30 am security guards observed a GMC truck driving extremely slowly north on Little River Neck Road. Cautious because of two past robberies at the storage yard, the two guards, Stout and Watson, monitored video cameras at the storage yard. They observed the truck pull into the entry and stop. Watson called North Myrtle Beach Police and Stout drove the security vehicle to the storage yard and blocked the truck from leaving.
North Myrtle Beach LCpl Rogers and PSO Jones responded to the call and located the truck, ran its plates and found it had been reported stolen. The driver, a white female, was taken into custody. Officers found a small bag of marijuana and pipe in her purse. During the truck inventory, the suspect squeezed through the cage of the patrol vehicle and escaped into the woods where she was subsequently located and re-secured. When the truck was processed, police found cocaine.
The suspect had no source of identification and gave officers the name of Welch which did not appear in police records. Using fingerprints, North Myrtle Beach Police identified the woman as 30 year old Almeria Rene Page of Myrtle Beach.
Page was charged with possession of a stolen vehicle, resisting arrest, and possession of stolen goods, marijuana, crack cocaine and drug paraphernalia. J. Ruben Long Detention Center shows an August, 2011 booking for burglary, larceny, receiving stolen goods, card theft and card fraud.