Police investigate break-ins, thefts


Numerous break-ins reported in and around Williamston last week have put local authorities on notice, however there have been no arrests made in connection with the break-ins which have reportedly involved homes of several local school employees.

Williamston Police Captain Kevin Marsee said the Department is coordinating with the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office to determine if there is a connection with at least four break-ins in the area. A representative of the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office told The Journal on Friday that there had been no reports of a series of break-ins in the Williamston area. Two break-ins in the Williamston city limits were reported recently:

According to reports, Williamston Police Officers were dispatched to 1 River Dr., Extension in reference to a burglary on Oct. 11 in which items valued at more than $10,000 were taken.

A housekeeper reported when she entered the home, she noticed one of the back doors open. The burglars forced entry through the door. A bedroom and closet was ransacked with dresser drawers left open. Items reported missing included one 13.3 Apple Mac Book Pro laptop computer valued at $1700; on 64gb Apple IPAD valued at $800, assorted jewelry valued at $4425, a play station 3 and controllers valued at $930; four fishing rods and reels valued at $1100; a black youth North Face jacket valued at $200; white Apple IPAD dock valued at $250 and a black Dell laptop computer with case valued at $500. Total value of the missing items is $10,065.

Neighbors reported several strange vehicles in the neighborhood including a white Tahoe and a blue newer model car driven by two white females. T. L. Eichelberger investigated.

Oct. 6 – Harriet Jane Tucker, 44, 111 Jester Ct., Williamston reported someone entered her 2003 Mazda Tribute and ransacked the inside of the vehicle. $8 in change was reported missing. Lt. K. Ebernickle investigated.

Oct. 7 – Terry Dale Smith, 67, 114 Edgewood Dr., Williamston reported a set of 15 inch Sendel polished aluminum rims belonging to a Dodge pickup were removed from his yard. The rims were valued at $400. Also missing were two 15 inch Jeep wheels valued at $40. Sgt. K. J. Winn investigated.

Oct. 9 – Clint Wayne Holdbrooks, 24, 1046 Brown Rd., Belton and Justin Elliot Gilliam, 30, 1957 Old Grove Rd., Piedmont were arrested for possession of methamphetamine and marijuana after a black Honda Civic was observed on Greenville Dr., with a red color rope dragging behind the vehicle.

Reports state two grams of methamphetamine and two grams of marijuana were found in the vehicle along with a scale, glass pipe and small baggies.

Upon investigation, officers found a number of other suspicious items located in the vehicle including an unloaded Taurus Judge, a Walther PPKS.380 with six bullets in the chamber, a Greenville County EMS uniform shirt, Camel Bak, Sony High Power Bass Refles Subwoofer System, Pyramid 2 Channel Mostfit amp with serial number plate taken off, 3M EMS II Marker Locater, EMS II Attachment, Stanley 450 Amp Jump Box, Vector 400 Amp Jump box, Ridgid Battery Operated Drill, Chrome exhaust pipes and air filter, white sunglass case with Furman Football Ring (2004 Carter), flashlight, Wachovia checkbooks (Trevor and Hope Hunt). Greenville County EMS was notified about the shirt and reported a staff person had his vehicle broken into recently and was missing a uniform shirt. The incident remains under investigation. Cpl. L. E. Mulz, J. Rogers investigated.

Oct. 12, Sandra Denise Patton, 31, 208 Woodtrail Dr,. Wiliamston was arrested for outstanding bench warrant service after officers responded to a traffic stop in West Pelzer. She was transported to ACDC for driving under suspension. Sgt. K. J. Winn investigated.

Oct. 12 – Brittany Maria Wison, 24, 423 Firetower Rd,. Williamston was arrested for possession of stolen property and driving under suspension after a traffic stop at Durham Dr., for an equipment violation. The vehicle, which she said was her brother’s, had a tag reported stolen in Spartanburg County and Wilson’s drivers license was suspended for failure to pay tickets. Sgt. C. Whitfield investigated.

Oct. 10 – An employee of Sav-Way, 309 E. Main St,. Williamston reported a gas drive off in which a white male in a red sports car pumped $12.89 in gas and drove off. J. Rogers investigated.

Oct. 9 – Tommy Joe Childress, 47, 26 Prospect St,. Piedmont reported keys taken from a work truck at 905 Greenville Dr. J. Rogers investigated.

Oct. 9 – Officers investigated an accident on East Main St., in which Adam Wayne Cates, 28, 211 Mauldin St,. Williamston was injured when the brakes on a moped he was driving locked up and sent him flipping onto the roadway. Kates was transported by Williamston EMS to Anderson Area Medical Center for treatment. Cpl. L. E. Mulz, Lt. K. Ebernickle investigated.