Williamston Police Officers investigated several incidents involving drugs and one in which shots were fired in the city limits. Among incidents investigated were the following:
Mar. 31 – William Zachary Brewer, 19, 360 HI Taylor Rd., Williamston was arrested for possession of methamphetamine after a red Ford Escape was observed on West Main St., with a trailer full of scrap metal. According to reports, the trailer was blocking the tail lights of the vehicle and did not have lights on it. Officers found a clear baggie containing a white powders substance field tested positive for methamphetamine on Brewer and a clear plastic baggie with a small crystalline substance in between the drivers seat and console. The substance also field tested as methamphetamine. Both substances amounted to . 37 grams. Cpl. L. E. Mulz, J. Rogers investigated.
Mar. 31 – Joshua Steele Austin, 31, 101 Parker St., Williamston reported someone attempted to pry open the trunk of his green Honda. M. E. Simmons investigated.
Mar. 31 – Donald Raymond Ryals, 32, 212 RobinHood Rd., Taylors, reported damage of $500 to a 2004 Dodge Neon at 9 Ridge Court Williamston.. According to reports, he heard a noise outside and saw a skinny individual wearing a brown hoodie and blue jeans run from his driveway toward his neighbors yard. Cpl. L. E. Mulz investigated.
Mar. 30 – James Lewis Heard, 53, 21 W. Carolina St., Williamston was arrested for outstanding bench warrant (loitering for drugs) when he appeared in the lobby of the police department. Sgt. K. J. Winn investigated.
Mar. 30 – A neighbor reported seeing a silver car stop at 500 Parker St. and watched a suspect lean down at both left side tires of a pickup truck and heard a loud pop sound. Investigation by officer revealed two flattened tires on the left side of the pickup truck. Damage was estimated at $250. The incident remains under investigation. G. Cremer investigated.
Mar. 25 – David Rogers of Town of Williamston reported vandalism and theft at Brookdale Park in which someone cut a hole in the fence of the mini sewer area and stole copper from the pump station.
The thief also attempted to steal copper from within a large valve but was unsuccessful due to the valve pressure spewing sewage, apparently onto the thief.
The damage was estimated at $500. T. L. Eichelberger investigated.
Mar. 25 – Upon request of the store clerk to check the ladies restroom at Fast Fuel, 207 W. Main St., officers found a plastic baggie containing approximately 2 grams of a green leafy substance believed to be marijuana. The contraband may have been associated with a traffic stop at the location in which the driver went into the restroom, but could not be confirmed. G. Cremer, Sgt. T. D. Hoover investigated.
Mar. 21 – Alphonso Hardy, Jr., 75, 4 Washington St., Williamston reported 8 Gerber racks taken from his yard. The items were valued at $50. J. B. Sanders investigated.
Mar. 21 – Tyrekus Lavanzer Blanding, 20, 320 E. Carolina St., Williamston was arrested for outstanding bench warrant with Anderson County after officers responded to E. Carolina Street in reference to shots fired in the area.
During the investigation, three spent shell casings for a 9mm and three 9mm hollow point bullets were found on the ground in the area shots were heard. While on the scene, officers observed Blanding standing in the doorway of an apartment and knew he had an outstanding warrant. He was arrested and transported to WPD where the ACSO took custody. M. E. Simons, J. B. Sanders investigated.