Anderson County Sheriff’s Deputies investigated several auto break-ins and other thefts including one in which items valued at more than $13,000 were taken. Among incidents investigated were the following:
PELZER – Nov. 24 – M.W. Hunnicutt responded to 30 River St. where Patricia Allen reported that vehicles belonging to her and her mother, Marie Watkins, had been broken into and a number of items they had purchased at WalMart earlier had been stolen. The shopping bags were found along a tree line nearby, where Allen said several four-wheelers were often seen.
While at the scene, Hunnicutt spoke with and identified a four wheeler rider named Johnny Banks, no description given. Banks had active warrants on him and was taken into custody on those warrants. The loss was estimated at $300.
Nov. 24 – C.P. Huff was dispatched to 323 Whitten Rd. where Eric Southerland stated that someone had broken into his vehicle and stolen various items valued at $2400.
Nov. 23 – D.L. Brinston was on patrol near the intersection of Hwy. 153 and I-85 when he observed a black male staggering as he walked his Moped scooter along the roadway. When he reached a nearby gas station, he was seen to stagger to the store. Brinston made contact and discovered that Melvin Moon, BM, 49, 5’11″, 180 pounds, was grossly intoxicated. He was arrested for public disorderly conduct and transported to ACDC.
Nov. 24 – R.M. Cooper responded to 16 Transylvania St. where Jeffrey Schiffer reported that someone had broken into a utility building and stolen power tools and items valued at $325.
Nov. 24 – P.C. Henry received a phone call at the ACSO from Terry McCoy, of 6 Anderson St. McCoy reported the theft of a SC license plate, X307803 from a vehicle in his yard.
Nov. 25 – C.P. Huff responded to an alarm activation at the Fred’s Store at that location at 908 Anderson St. A manager was called and reported that several packs of cigarettes had been stolen.
Nov. 25 – R.M. Cooper responded to 125 Reserve Dr. where Kimberly Miller reported that someone had broken into her BMW and stolen her daughter’s purse, containing items valued at $250.
Nov. 25 – J.C. Wilkinson responded to the Sav-A-Lot grocery at 910 Anderson Rd., where store manager Regina Sweet stated that she witnessed two subjects shoplift several steaks and leave the store. She confronted them in the parking lot and they returned the steaks. They left in a red Dodge pickup with SC tag# IDP960, which came back as stolen from a Ford Focus in Walterboro SC.
Nov. 25 – R.M. Cooper was dispatched to the area of Huddersfield Dr. and Timms Rd. where he found Adam Cashman, WM, 17, 5’9″, 150 pounds, brn/brn, of Pendleton, in handcuffs, sitting on the curb. According to witnesses, he had been driving recklessly through the neighborhood and had been flagged down by resident Steed Proctor. Neighborhood resident and DNR officer Sgt. Barwick placed him in custody. He was arrested for public disorderly conduct and transported to ACDC.
Nov. 26 – Cpl. K.D. Pigman was dispatched to the Clock restaurant at 301 Anderson St. where George Serpanos reported that someone had forced entry through the glass door and stolen a check book, bank statement and some coins.
Nov. 23 – J.A. Bannister responded to 215 Briar Ridge E. where Jeffrey Akers, BM, 47, reported that his brother, Joseph Akers, BM, 40, 6’, 220 pounds, from Michigan, had assaulted him during an argument over a computer. He chose not to press charges but placed his brother on trespass notice.
Nov. 23 – G.M. Guthrie was dispatched to 330 Webb Rd. to the Am-Can Trucking facility where Swain Thompson reported that several cabs had been broken into and items valued at over $13,000 had been stolen. The items included batteries from 16 trucks and hose assemblies from several others.
Nov. 24 – R.M. Cooper responded to 1204 Martin Dr. where Brett Mace reported the breaking and entering of his 2000 BMW roadster. The glove compartment was forced open and damaged.
Nov. 25 – K.S. Looney responded to 10 Tony St. where Kayla Reed reported that someone had stolen her Moped scooter, valued at $3500.
Nov. 26 – S.M. Proner responded to a call for assistance from the Williamston Police Department. He and his K-9 Gizmo attempted to track two black males from the Dollar General store, which they robbed at gunpoint. The trail ended at the parking lot of the Nationwide Insurance Office approximately 200 yards away.