Williamston Police Offficers investigated the following incidents:
August 18 – Jacob Camron Crawford, 22, 252 E. Standing Springs Rd., Simpsonville was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia after officers were dispatched to the area of Main St. and Green St. According to reports he thought he was in NC and had run out of gas on his motorcycle. A hypodermic needle was found in his left cargo pocket. S. N. Robison investigated.
Aug. 19 – Rodney B. Brown, 56, 109 K and M Ct., Belton was arrested for DUI by the SC Hwy. Patrol after a black car was observed on S. Hamilton riding on the center line. He was issued a warning by WPD for improper lane use. K. S. Looney, Sgt. K. J. Winn investigated.
Aug. 20 – Amy Melisa Fletcher , 50, 416 Belton Dr., Williamston reported someone opened the door to a storage room attached to her apartment and items from it were on the back porch. Nothing was reported missing. J. T. Hunt investigated.
Aug. 20 – Williamston officers joined West Pelzer Officers in pursuit of a vehicle beginning at Depot road and Palmetto Road, which continued on Hwy. 8 over I-85 and onto Hwy. 17 in the Wren community.
Stop sticks were put out by Anderson County Sheriff’s Deputies at Hwy. 17 and Hwy. 86, however the drive of the vehicle managed to avoid them and took a right on Hwy. 86 toward Piedmont. Officers terminated the pursuit at Hwy. 86 and Hwy. 20. K. S. Looney investigated.
Aug. 21 – Nathan Curtis Rogers, 28, 3 Oakwood Ct., Williamston was arrested forbreaking into a motor vehicle, simple possession of marijuana and possessin of drug paraphernalia after officers received a call of persons attempting to remove gas from a church van atTrinity Baptist Church, 324 Belton Drive. According to reports, investigating officers found a long clear hose connected to a pumping device, along with several glass pipes commonly used to smoke illegal narcotics along with one gram of a green leafy substance believed to be marijuana. Sgt. K. J. Winn, K. S. Looney investigated.
Aug. 21 – Jeffrey Christopher Laughridge, 34, 130B Wilmac Dr., Anderson was arrested for public disorderly conduct after officers were dispatched to Burger King, 905 Greenville Dr. in reference to a suspicious male. According to reports, the man came to the store around 5:10 a.m. wearing only a pair of flip-flops and a ball cap. He was transported to ACDC. Z. T. Parks investigated.
Aug. 21 – Patsy Strickland, 47, 708 S. Academy St., Williamston reported forced entry to a storage building and two electric drills valued at $200 taken. The incident remains under investigation. M. E. Simmons investigated.
Aug. 24 – Barney Moody, 86, 106 N. Hamilton St., Williamston reported a 30 Ft. aluminum ladder missing. During the investigation it was determined that a ladder fitting that description had been placed into evidence recently when Paul Fisher was caught carrying the ladder while riding on a bicycle on Aug. 2 was arrested on unrelated charges. The ladder was valued at $300. T. l. Eichelberger investigated.