Georgetown man faces 40 counts in connection with Myrtle Beach hotel burglaries

Derrick Vander Collier, Source:
Derrick Vander Collier, Source:

A Georgetown man remains behind bars after being charged with more than three-dozen burglary-related counts tied to a series of Myrtle Beach hotel room burglaries.

Derrick Vander Colllier, 28, has been charged with 36 counts of burglary, second degree; safecracking; possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime and failure to appear, according to the J. Reuben Long Detention Center website.

Bond has been set at $80,781 and the suspect remained behind bars as of this posting.

Capt. David Knipes, spokesman for Myrtle Beach police, said via email the charges are connected to nine reports filed since Nov. 27. The most recent break-ins occurred Jan. 23.

At least five of the nine reports involved hotel room burglaries on South Ocean Boulevard. The other four report numbers provided were not accessible as of this posting.

Two of the burglaries occurred at the Compass Cove in the 2400 block of South Ocean Boulevard.

Two more occurred at the Ocean Park Motel in the 1900 block of South Ocean Boulevard. The other occurred at the Sea Mist Resort in the 1200 block of South Ocean Boulevard.

In most of the reports, there was evidence of forced entry. TVs were the main items taken. A DVD player was taken in one report and bedding was stolen in another report.

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