The Williamston Police Department investigated several shoplifting incidents and multiple forgeries in which a local check cashing business was hit four timesby a person(s) cashing fraudulent checks . Among incidents investigated were the following:
Jan. 6 – Cash Time, 8 Greenville Drive reported a fraudulent check in the amount of $323.34 cashed at the location after a check from Altruistic Staffing Corp. did not clear the bank and came back as altered or fictitious (no account). Sgt. K. J. Winn investigated.
Jan. 6 – Cash Time, 8 Greenville Dr., Williamston reported a fraudulent check in the amount of $966.05 cashed at the location after a check from Omnisource Southeast did not clear the bank and came back as fictitious (no account). Sgt. K. J. Winn investigated.
Jan. 3 – Cash Time, 8 Greenville Dr., Williamston reported a fraudulent check in the amount of $903.75 cashed at the location after a check from Omnisource Southeast did not clear the bank and came back as fictitious (no account) Sgt. K. J. Winn investigated.
Jan. 2 – Cash Time, 8 Greenville Dr., Williamston reported a fraudulent check in the amount of $894.98 cashed at the location after a check forom Omnisource Southeast did not clear the bank and came back as fictitious (no account). Sgt. K. J. Winn investigated.
Jan. 10 – While assisting with a shoplifting incident at Dollar General in West Pelzer, Williamston police officers discovered numerous items suspected of being stolen from businesses in Williamston.
During inventory of a 1999 Ford Explorer driven by the shoplifting suspects, officers found Carhartt clothing items with ACE Hardware price tags on them. It was later determined the items, valued at $200, were taken without paying for them from ACE Hardware, 29 Pelzer Ave. in Williamston.
Arrested for the shoplifting incident at Dollar General and Ace Hardware were Timothy Mark Grant, 51, 117 Baker St., Anderson and April Michelle Carranza, 38, 3611 E. River St,. Anderson. J. Rogers investigated.
Jan 13 – Vicky Rene Irvin, 50, 218 Longview Dr., Williamston reported three white males in a dark color Jeep Cherokee were attempting to load a rear axle of a 2001 Ford F-150 into their vehicle. Reports state when Irvin pulled into the driveway the subjects dropped the axle and fled the scene. The axle was valued at $500. Sgt. K. J. Winn investigated.
Jan. 13 – Unisha Lynn McDonald, 29, 14 Virginia Dr., Williamston was arrested for simple assault after officers were dispatched to the residence in reference to a disturbance. R. Drennon investigated.
Jan. 13 – Wendy P. Garrett, 52, 218 Harper Rd,. Williamston was arrested for outtanding bench wrrant with Anderson City after a suspicious vehicle was reported behind the Haven of Rest Thrift Store, West Main St,. Williamston. T. L. Eichelberger investigated.
Jan. 15 – A 15 year old student at Palmetto High School, 804 N. Hamilton St., Williamston reported a cell phone missing after it was left in a classroom desk. Thje Verizon “Lucid” cellphone was valued at $200. SGT/SRO L. D. Ritter investigated.
Jan. 18 – Williamston police officers assisted with an incident on Beaverdam Rd. in which a red truck had overturned at 980 Beaverdam Rd. According to reports, a white female approached the officer who was first on the scene and stated the subject in the truck had a gun. The officer spoke with the man but while EMS were attempting to break a window to get him out, he started yelling and banging on the windshield, then took a step back and reached behind the seat and grabbed what appeared to be a black long gun. Everyone was ordered away from the truck to await additional backup. Additional Anderson County Deputies arrived on the scene which was secured after the man shot himself.
Jan. 16 – Alphonso Hardy, Jr. 75, 4 Washington St., Williamston reported someone threw a brick through the passenger side rear window of a 1993 Chevrolet S10. A Garmin GPS valued at $100 was taken from the vehicle. Cpl. L. E. Mulz, J. Rogers investigated.
Jan. 20 – Cody Alexander Coleman, 22, 102 Sleepy Hollow Rd., Piedmont was arrested for shoplifting after officers were dispatched to Ace Hardware in reference to a shoplifting in progress. Items including Dewalt rechargeable batteries and a Dewalt 12 Volt cordless drill were found in the cargo pockets of his sweat pants. The items were valued at $120. J. Rogers investigated.