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Property and Evidence Section

Lt. Peter J Cestare


cestarep@horrycounty.org
843-915-7989

 

Supervisor
Lori Dudley
dudleyl@horrycounty.org
843-915-7990

Evidence Technician

Sharon Lilly

lillys@horrycounty.org
843-915-8005

 

Evidence Technician

Donna Bell

belld@horrycounty.org
843-915-8003

 

You may email the Property and Evidence Section at csi@horrycounty.org 

Telephone # 843-915-8343
Fax # 843-915-6358

The Property and Evidence Section is charged with the control, care, custody and security of items seized, recovered, evidentiary property, as well as, items that have been abandoned, lost or recovered that are in the custody of Horry County Police Department. The Property and Evidence Section operates Monday to Friday during the hours of 8:00 am and 5:00 pm. This is a critical section of the Police Department that supports both the Patrol and Investigative areas by maintaining evidence and property for criminal trials and by providing a method of returning property to its rightful owner. The Property and Evidence Section constantly strives to achieve and maintain the integrity, respect and reputation that is expected by the public.

Evidence Hallway   Drug Evidence Storage   Gun Evidence Storage

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Release of Property -

Property scheduled to be released from custody or control can be obtained in person with proper identification (photo identification) and proof of ownership Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 am and 5:00 pm, no appointment is necessary however, to avoid delays please call ahead to 843-915-8343. It is helpful if you know your case number and or case or incident information.  A criminal records check is conducted on all persons coming to retrieve property. Only lawful items of property can be released.

Found property that is turned in to this department is held for 90 days in an attempt to identify the owner. If after 90 days no owner can be determined, the property will be disposed of.

Retrieving Firearms -

A criminal records check is conducted on all persons coming to retrieve a firearm. If you are attempting to retrieve a firearm and you are prohibited by law from possessing it, we will not be able to release it to you. You cannot have a criminal background that prevents you from lawfully possessing a firearm. Only lawful weapons can be returned to the owner. Firearms that are illegal or have altered serial numbers will be destroyed. Firearms that are returned to the owner will be rendered safe for return and transportation. We will not release any ammunition with a firearm. Ammunition is disposed of in a proper manner through the State Law Enforcement Division.    

Vehicles Towed -

Vehicles that are towed fall into several different categories:

Stolen Recovered – Towed to Horry County Police Department contracted wrecker service facility – Squeaky’ s Automotive located at 2971 Church St (Highway 501), Conway SC 843-365-5390 they are open Monday through Friday 8-5pm.

Abandoned –  Towed to Horry County Police Department contracted wrecker service facility – Squeaky’ s Automotive located at 2971 Church St (Highway 501), Conway SC 843-365-5390 they are open Monday through Friday 8-5pm.

Crime Scene –  Towed to Horry County Police Department Impound Lot located at the M.L. Brown Public Safety Building 2560 N. Main Street, Conway SC 843-915-8343 they are open Monday through Friday 8-5pm. These vehicles must be pre-approved for release.


Owner Request –  Vehicles towed at the request of the owner, if your vehicle breaks down and you ask the police to provide a tow truck, it will be towed to that wrecker services lot or location that you have requested. 

Arrested –  If you are arrested and your vehicle is towed from the arrest location to be safeguarded, it will be towed to a rotation service wrecker lot. You should check at the time of arrest, where the vehicle is being towed. If you are unsure, you can contact our dispatch section at 843-248-1520. They maintain a log of all vehicles towed by Horry County Police.

Narcotics Seizure – Towed to Horry County Police Department Impound Lot located at the M.L. Brown Public Safety Building 2560 N. Main Street, Conway SC 843-915-8346 These vehicles must be pre-approved for release.

Fire Vehicles - Towed to Horry County Police Department contracted wrecker service facility – Squeaky’ s Automotive located at 2971 Church St (Highway 501), Conway SC 843-365-5390 they are open Monday through Friday 8-5pm. These vehicles must be pre-approved for release.

Other Agency –  Often times your vehicle may have been towed by another agency, ex- South Carolina Highway Patrol, other Police Department. You may have to contact them directly to determine the location your vehicle was towed to.



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