Area residents show interest in Williamston Crime Watch

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Approximately 30 people attended a community crime watch meeting hosted Tuesday by the Williamston Police Department and Anderson County Sheriff’s Office. Many of those attending have been victims of a recent rash of car thefts and burglaries that have been occurring in and around Williamston.

Williamston Police Chief Tony Taylor said the department wants to keep the community informed and asked for their help in being the “eyes and ears in the community.”

Chief Taylor and Captain Kevin Marsee presented information about the department and crime in the area and offered tips.

Marsee said there is a meth epidemic in the area that is driving the car thefts and property crime.

He said the department is working with the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office for the common purpose of stopping crime and making the community safe.

Captain Garland Major of the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office also presented information and answered questions from the crowd.

There was interest in forming a Crime Watch Group in the Town of Williamston.