Williamston Police Report

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Williamston Police Officers investigated an aggressive dog, vandalism in the Veterans Park and a vehicle damaged by a pothole in the road. These and other incidents were investigated:

May 24 – Lori Marie Gray, 39, 377 Crawford Rd., Belton was arrested for shoplifting after officers were dispatched to Dollar General, 526 West Main St. in reference to a shoplifting incident. According to reports, Gray had two packs of socks and two packs of underwear valued at $11 in her purse. She was issued a courtesy summons for shoplifting and placed on trespass notice. Sgt. T. D. Hoover investigated.

June 2 – Robyn Rose Melton, 40, 2 Black St., Williamston was arrested for outstanding warrant for fraudulent check in Laurens County. She was arrested and transported to Hwy. 25 and Hwy. 8 where she was turned over to a Laurens County deputy. R. Drennon investigated.

June 1 – Officers are investigating an incident in which Reginald Holloway, (no additional information) stated that following an argument at 320 East Carolina St., several subjects began kicking his Toyota Avalon and reaching in the drivers window and punching him in the face. As the driver was attempting to get away his vehicle struck India D. Blanding, 28, 129 Painter Rd. #1, Pelzer. Blanding was transported to the hospital due to pain in her legs. J. B. Sanders investigated.

May 31 – A power meter located in the Veterans Park was vandalized causing $100 in damage. M. E. Simmons investigated.

May 30 – Chris Alan Gorbett, 50, 200 E. Main St., Williamston reported someone let the air out of the back tires and keyed a 2000 BMW Z3. Damage was estimated at $1000. Cpl. L. E. Mulz investigated.

May 30 – Matthew Kyle Bailey, 20, 8 Wesley Ellison Rd., Wililamton was issued a summons for minor in possession of alcohol after a red Dodge truck was observed on South Hamilton St. with only one functioning headlight. Reports state an empty bottle and a half empty bottle of Bud Light beer was found in the vehicle. M. E. Simmons investigated.

May 30 – Dawn Gail Horne, 50, 210 Lois Ln, Waterloo SC was issued a summons for no proof of insurance after a blue Ford Mustang was stopped. The owner of the vehicle, Cortainy Bearden reponded to the location but also could not provide verification that the vehicle was insured. M. E. Simmons, J. B Sanders investigated.

May 29 – Officers responded to Heritage and Mill St. in reference to a stranded motorist. Cortney Watson, 24, 10 Circle Drive Williamston reported she had run into a large pothole on Heritage Road and damaged her vehicle. Reports state the front tire was flat and the wheel was damaged. Damage was estimated at $1000. R. Drennon investigated.

May 27 – Brenden Matthew Douglas Beattie, 19, 7 Academy St,. Williamston was arrested and issued a UTT for animal running at large after officers were dispatched in reference to an aggressive dog on Longview Drive. The animal had been dealt with the week before by officers. According to reports, the owner, Beattie, was going to turn the dog in to PAWS. Cpl. L. E. Mulz investigated.

May 26 – Amanda Irene Brown, 28, 109 Long Thompson St., Williamston reported two firearms stolen from her residence. There was no forced entry. One of the items was a .22 caliber Marlin long barrel rifle valued at $100. The other was not identified but was valued at $210. M. E. Simmons investigated.

May 26 – Teresa Cox Ricketts, 52, 211 Crawford St,. Williamston reported a license plate stolen from her 2002 Nissan Exterra vehicle. The tag was valued at $30. J. Rogers investigated.

May 24 – Ace Hardware, 29 Pelzer Avenue Williamston reported a generator valued at $525 had been rented for a day and had not been returned. The incident remains under investigation. G. Cremer investigated.