Williamston Police Officers had a busy period during the last week of June and heading into the July 4th holiday weekend. Among incidents investigated were vandalism, stolen property and runaways in a possible stolen vehicle. These incidents and more were investigated:
June 24 – Jonathan Andrew Wood, 27, 102 Kilgore Ave, Williamston was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia and open container after a Kie Sportage was observed on Anderson Drive with a tag light out. During a search of the vehicle officers found a cellophane baggie. A Smith & Forge Hard Cider can was also found in the car along with a full can of beer under the back seat. Cpl. L. E. Mulz investigated.
June 24 – Jason m Byrd, of Taylors reported Railroad Crossing warning light broken at Williams St. A large stone with a red plastic was found nearby. Damage was estimated at $300. J. B. Sanders investigated.
June 24 – Brittnee Gail Bekerman, 20, 1911 Westbridge Dr,. #453 Annapolis MD. was arrested for defective equipment and driving under suspension after a maroon Chevrolet Lumina was observed on Anderson Drive with a brake light not working properly. She was issued a UTT (summons) for the DUS and a warning for the brake light. Cpl. L. E. Mulz, C. Samuel investigated.
June 25 – Sharon Blanding, 53, 320 E. Carolina St., Williamston was arrested for assault and battery (3rd degree) after officers were dispatched to 30 Market St., in reference to a domestic disturbance. CPL L. E. Mulz investigated.
June 25 – While on routine patrol, officers discovered broken glass and a broken front door at the old water treatment plant. It could not be determined if anything was missing. G. Cremer investigated.
June 25 – John Ricardo Goodine, 32, 129 Middleton St., Williamston reported a storage unit broken into and items missing. Items reported missing include a 32 inche LED TV valued at $150 and a bow ans arrow inside a gold color fram valued at $400. Forced entry was gained by kicking in a sliding door. R. Drennon investigated.
June 25 – Two brothers, Ronnie Stephens (no additioanl information) and Daniel Edward Stephens, 19, 203 Tripp St., Williamston were arrested for disturbing the peace after officers responded to the address in reference to a fight. Both men were transported to Anderson County Detention Center. R. Drennon investigated.
June 26 – Russell Dewayne Mann, 32, 4240 N., Mandrake Point Crystal River, Fl. was issued a courtesy summons for open container after officers first observed a white male pushing a lawnmower on Gossett St. and then loading it into the trunk of a 1998 Honda on W. First St. Three open containers were found in the vehicle of which only one was cool to the touch. J. Sargent investigated.
June 28 – Martin Fransisco Bartolo, 38, 8 West First St. Williamston was charged with no drivers license and no proof of insurance after a black Chevrolet was observed on Main St. with no tag light. He was issued a warning for defective equipment. SC B. Hardy investigated.
June 29 – Jeremy Lee Williams, 24, 114 Oakland Terrace, Williamston was arrested for outstanding warrant after a vehicle he was a passenger in attempted to evade a checkpoint on Greenville Drive. SC Constable C. Trotter, SC Constable J. H. Smith investigated.
June 29 – Stan Ragsdale, 65, 3 Horton Dr., Williamston reported vandalism in which a window at the residence was broken causing $200 in damage. Reports state a rock was thrown through the window and a vehicle was observed driving away. C. Samuel, CPL. L. E. Mulz investigated.
June 30 – An employee of Pecan Terrace Apartments, 110 Gossett Dr. reported problems with juveniles trespassing causing problems at the property. Sgt. K. J. Winn investigated.
July 1 – Doreen Elizabeth Kaleto, 52, 49 Dove St., Wililamston reported a man in blue jeans and no shirt standing at the door to her washroom. The incident remains under investigation. G. Cremer investigated.
July 1 – William Lee Cureton, 58, 311 Mattison St,. Williamston was issued a summons for ill treatment to animals after officers were dispatched to the address in reference to puppies living in a shopping cart. The shopping cart had a piece of plywood and cement blocks on top of it. G. Cremer investigated.
July 2 – John Arch Browning, Jr., 61, 108 Market St,. Williamston reported a deep freezer compressor motor valued at $150 stolen from his residence. Sgt. T. D. Hoover investigated.
July 2 – Sharon Lynn Shaw, 58, 6 E. 4th St., Williamston reported 30 to 40 boxes of yard sale items taken from a rental property at 15 E. 1st St. The items were valued at $800. J. Sargent, PTLSRO G. S. Hawkins investigated.
July 3 – Officers reported three unknown subjects apparently left shoe imprints in fresh concrete at ongoing construction in Mineral Spring Park causing $500 in damage. C. Samuel, Cpl. L. E. Mulz investigated.
July 3 – David Michael Keller, 56, 227 Helen St,. Piedmont was arrested for driving under the influence after officers observed a 1998 Nissan Frontier on Main St. He was issued a warning for failure to maintain a lane. Cpl. L. E. Mulz, C. Samuel investigated.
July 6 – Brandon Mathew Proctor, Jr. 18, 401 Lewand Dr., Columbia was arrested for several offenses including providing false information to police and no drivers license after officers observed a utility truck traveling at a high rate of speed on W. Main St. and then pull into Fast Fuel, 307 W. Main St. According to reports, the driver gave false information to officers before admintting he was a runaway from the Austin Wilkes Society in Columbia. The passenger in the vehicle was also a runaway from Columbia. The driver was arrested for an outstanding bench warrant in Travelers Rest and charged with the two offenses. The incident remains under investigation. G.. Cremer investigated.
July 6 – Johnny Ray Shaw, 63, 1 Pine Lane Williamston reported a blue and white child’s bike stolen from his backyard. The bike was valued at $70. T. L. Eichelberger investigated.
July 7 – James Marcu Rucker, 29, 245 Tripp St., Williamston was arrested for hit and run and driving under suspension after Rhonda Blackwell reported she had struck a red vehicle on Greenville Drive. According to reports, two men in the vehicle got out and looked at the damage then sped off down Tripp St. where the car was later located. Cpl. L. E. Mulz, C. Samuel investigated.