Williamston Police Report

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The Town of Williamston and Williamston Police Department initiated a codes enforcement push last week which resulted in twenty four incidents of code violations, mostly involving excessive growth of weeds and plants. The town’s ordinance states that growth above 12 inches are in violation and subject to a $1096 fine plus court costs and/or a maximum of thirty days in jail.

A notice to comply is sent to violators with a ten day window of compliance before additional action is taken.

Williamston Police Chief Tony Taylor said that most of the residents who are contacted cut their grass or clean up the problem within a few days.

The two main problems are bank foreclosures and properties whose owners live out of state, Chief Taylor said.

Among the notices to comply issued recently were several that were not for excessive growth.

In one instance a neglected backyard pool had green water and a large amount of frogs in it. The incident report also states there could be snakes in the water. An old truck in the back yard was also in violation.

In another instance, a pile of old carpet and other miscellaneous trash was placed on the side of the road.

Other incidents investigated included the following:

June 4 – Melissa Davenport Crowder, 44, 309 E. Carolina St,. Williamston was arrested for public disorderly conduct after officers were dispatched to the address. D. Crawford investigated.

June 4 – Billy Joe Patton, 58, 15 Smith St,. Piedmont was arrested for resisting arrest and public disorderly conduct after officers responded to 15 Church St. in reference to a fight. Tommie J. Patton, 57, 16 Smith St,. Piedmont was also arrested, for interfering with police after attempting to pull at officers. R. Drennon, D. Crawford investigated.

June 5 – Julia Nichols, 805 Tripp St., Williamston reported an unknown suspect forced entry into a storage building by cutting the padlock. Items reported missing included a Stihl chainsaw, and Stihl weedeater. The items were valued at $656. C. Whitfield investigated.

June 5 – Thane Steele, 53, 803 Tripp St., Williamston was arrested for possession of methamphetamine after officers executed a search warrant at the residence. A quantity of methamphetamines, marijuana and numerous prescription pills was found. C. Whitfield investigated.

May 30 – Juanita Denise Blanding, 47, 110 E. Carolina St,. Williamston reported two Community First Bank Visa debit cards removed from her purse and that several transactions had been made. Sgt. K. J. Winn, Cpl. L. E. Mulz investigated.

June 7 – Tammy Brooks Hamby, 53, Tybee Island, Ga., reported a marine battery and air compressor missing from the carport at 8 Lee St. The items were valued at $125. D. Crawford investigated.

June 9 – Sav-Way, 309 E. Main St., Williamston reported a gas drive off in which a black female in pink scrubs driving a dark SUV pumped $22.95 in gas and left without paying. A. Eliopoulos investigated.

May 27 – Sav-Way, 309 E. Main St., Williamston reported a gas drive off in which a dark sports car pumped $21.11 of 87 Octane fuel and drove off without paying for it. Sgt. K. J. Winn investigated.

May 27 – Jacob Euclett, 26, 600 Parker St. Williamston reported 35 Lortab taken from the residence. Cpl. L. E. Mulz investigated.

May 27 – Micah Sanderson, 131 Williamston Ct., reported a red Mongoose 21 speed bicycle valued at $100 stolen from the residence. C. Whitfield investigated.

May 29 – Keri Paige Woody, 25, 205 Woodtrail Dr., Williamston was arrested for disorderly conduct and failure to accomplany after officers responded to Longview Dr. to serve three active warrants with Anderson County Sheriff’s Office. A. Eliopoulis, J. Rogers investigated.

May 27 – Christina Wood, 20 Lander St., Williamston reported a 20 inch Mongoose BMX bicycle valued at $170 stolen from the residence. C. Whitfield investigated.