Williamston police officers investigated shoplifting, car theft and an incident in which four deer became entrapped on a local ball field. Among incidents investigated were the following:
Feb. 3 – Jennifer Higgins, Jansen, 31, 1614 Broadway School Rd., reported a 2005 Honda Accord valued at $3500 taken from a residence at 7 Sunset Court. The vehicle was taken while the driver was inside the house for less than five minutes, reports state. Cpl. L. E. Mulz investigated.
Feb. 2 – Marc Andrew Hardy, 43, 106 Graham Ct., Williamston was arrested for harassment after a 64 year old neighbor complained that he was staring at her and followed her to a Williamston business where he followed her around the store. According to reports the behavior has been ongoing for months and other residents in the area have also been subjected to the same type behavior. On Sept. 5 a report stated three families, a total of five people on the same street reported that their neighbor, Hardy, had harassed them several times on several different occasions.
Officers responded to Hardy’s home on two occasions concerning the issues and following the latest report, officers contacted Judge Woodson who signed an arrest warrant. Hardy was arrested and transported to ACDC on Feb. 2.
Feb. 2 – Williamston police officers were dispatched to Brookdale Park in reference to four deer being trapped in the ball field fence. Two deer were already deceased and two deer were badly injured. After contacting DNR and the town’s animal control officer, it was decided to take action to spare the two deer from any further suffering. Three shots were fired from an officers duty weapon and the deer were removed from the field by someone recommended by a West Pelzer officer. R. Drennon investigated.
Jan. 29 – Stop N Go, 103 Greenville Drive reported a breach of trust incident in which $1331.50. The incident remains under investigation. Cpl. L. E. Mulz investigated.
Jan. 28 – RiteAid, 201 E. Main St., Williamston reported a shoplifting incident in which a white heavy set male exited the store setting off the security scanner and left in a black Jeep Cherokee. T. L. Eichelberger investigated.
Jan 28 – Maybell R. Strickland, 71, 8 Bruce St. Williamston reported someone attempted to break into a 1986 Prowler camper and a storage building. Forced entry was gained to the camper by prying the door and attempted on the storage building. Nothing was reported missing. R. Drennon investigated.
CORRECTION – In the January 9 edition of The Journal, the Williamston Police Report stated John Carl Ware, Jr. of Pelzer was charged with public drunk. Ware was in fact charged with public disorderly conduct.