Williamston Police Report – Dec. 29 – Jan. 3, 2017


Williamston Police ReportWilliamston Police Officers recovered a stolen vehicle and investigated several incidents at local business as 2016 came to a close and the New Year began. Among incidents investigated were the following:

Dec. 29 – Elijah Jacob Stathers, 23, 151 Brookside Circle, Belton was arrested for unlawful carry, possession of drug paraphernalia and disorderly conduct after officers were dispatched to 17 E. Main St. in reference to a potential break-in of a vehicle. According to reports an unknown complaintant stated she heard glass break and then saw a male enter a vehicle. The male was slumped over in the vehicle. Abroken liquor bottle was found outside the driver’s door and a silver and black handgun was observed in plainview inside the driver’s door.

A metal blue and red box was found in the glove compartment which contained a silver and brass grinder, a glass smoking pipe, two glass containers with trace amounts of a green leafy like substance believed to be marijuana, pne pack of rolling papers and one small metal pole. A pack of rolling papers was also found under the driver’s seat. During the inventory, Stathers began striking his head/face against the glass divider in a patrol car and shouting very loudly. He was transported to WPD while warrants were signed and then transported to ACDC. J. Sargent, R. Drennon investigated.

Dec. 29 – Philip Lira, 34, 306 Woodland Ln., Williamston was arrested for possession of methamphetamne and drug paraphernalia after officers were dispatched to W 5th Street in reference to a suspicious person. According to reports officers observed the suspect on Gossett Dr., and W 2nd Street. A glass smoking pipe was found in his left back pocket. A marijuana bong and a second glass smoking pipe was found in his bookbag. A small yellow baggie containing .25 grams of a clear crystal like substance field tested positive as methamphetamine was found in his right watch pocket. A clear baggie containing approximately 3.6 grams of a green leafy substance field tested positive for marijuana, a clear baggie containing aproximately 12 grams of a clear crystal like wubstance with white powder like substance that was u8nknown was also found in his possession. He was transported to WPD and then to ACDC. J. Sargent investigated

Dec. 30 – Erica Frances Gillespie, 35, 211 Williamston Court reported a 1986 Chevy Camaro IROC Z stolen from the parking lot of her apartment building. The stolen vehicle was later recovered.

Dec. 30 – Raburta Catherine Rackes, 63, 24 Bruce St., Williamston reported her son, Timothy Edwin Rackes, 44 missing. According to reports he is driving a gray four door Dodge truck with dents and a busted window. He is described as 5 ft. 9 inces tall, 175 lbs., hazel eyes and curly dark brown hair, wearing boots, jeans, a blue hoodie, ball cap. A debit card was also reported missing. B. K. Creel investigated.

Dec. 31 – Joanne Tollison, 57, 5 Sunset Ct., Williamston reported a black plastic mailbox valued at $50 missing. T. L. Eichelberger investigated.

Dec. 31 – Officers responded in reference to an assault on Pelzer Ave. in which a suspect had left the scene in a white Oldsmobile. The suspect vehicle was pulled over on Hwy. 20 by officer Brewer of the West Pelzer Police Department. According to reports Caleb Wade Hale, 29, 305 Orders St., Greenville reported the suspect, Dustin Lynil Brown, 29, 103 Crappy Way, Piedmont had punched him in the face and both parties fell to the ground and Hale got on top of Brown but did not hit him. Hale did not want to press charges and filled out a complaint withdrawal form. No arrests were made. K. Anthony investigated.

Jan. 1 – Mark Alan Work, Jr., 35, 16 W 2nd St., Williamston was issued a summons for driving under suspension after officers were dispatched to 18 Ridge Court in reference to suspicious persons in a silver mini van looking inside a house. The suspect and a passenger said they had permission from someone at a house to be at the address. Z. T. Parks investigated.

Jan 2 – Misty Powell of Foothills Gun and Pawn, 507 West Main St., reported someone had caused damage to the front glass and a wooden column/post at the business. According to reports it appeared that a vehicle may have backed into a boat and wooden post and caused the post to strike the glass window causing $2500 in damage. M. Roberts, E. Bonnett investigated.

Jan. 3 – Kevin Neal Cohen of All About Fabrics, 15 Broad St., Williamston reported a broken window in one of the front side entry doors. Officers checked the building and observed torn plastic of an area that had previously been sealed off, which appeared to be the point of entry, on the upper level of the building. No items appeard to be missing. M. Roberts, E. Bonnett investigated.

Jan. 3 – Upstate Federal Credit Union, 4 Roberts Boulevard, reported a customer accidentally hit a business sign causing $1500 in damage. E. Bonnett, M. Roberts investigated.