Williamston Police Officers investigated the following incidents:
Feb. 28 – Palmetto High School reported a vandalism incident in which an anonymous person spray painted various sayings in multiple locations using blue spray paint. Damage was estimated at $1500. J. Sargent, Sgt. L. E. Mulz investigated.
Feb. 28 – Stop and Go, 103 Greenville Dr., Williamston reported a vandalism incident in which the following was written on the wall: ‘with god went the the ghost. Now all we have to haunt us is the truth’. There was a heart at the end of the statments with the letter (qua) signed at the end. The individual used blue spray paint. Damage was estimated at $100. Sgt. L. E. Mulz investigated.
Feb. 28 – 2 N,. Hamilton reported a vandalism incident in which the following was written on the wall in blue spray paint: “all presidents murder”. Sgt. L. E. Mulz investigated.
Feb. 28 – Unity Mortuary, 110 N. Hamilton St., Williamston reported a vandalism incident in which three statements were spray painted on the wall in blue paint including: “Death is LIfe . . . Being means not being . . .” On the opposite side of the building:”gods gone. Love the truth . . . qua” and “with god went the ghosts. Now all we have to fear is the truth” Sgt. L. E. Mulz investigated.
Mar. 2 – Stephen Michael Dodaro, 24, 1010 Jessamine Rd, #4, Lexington , SC was issued a trespass notice for the Career & Technology Center, 702 Belton Highway after officers were dispatched to the location in reference to a possibly intoxicated male at the front door. Medshore EMS was on the scene speaking with Dodaro, who stated he and his girlfriend got into an argument and he left walking and slept there that night. Dodaro stated his back hurt and that he wished to go to the hospital. Sgt. L. E. Mulz investigated.
Mar. 30 – Kenneth Rogers, 619 Greenville Dr., Williamston reported a trailer valued at $2500 that was parked at New Prospect Baptist Church was stolen. The enclosed black trailer was valued at $5500. T. L. Eichelberger investigated.
Mar. 2 – Christopher Robert Kranz, 32, 23 Main St., Pelzer reported a 2000 Nissan Altima left at a location on S. Academy St., was being driven without his knowledge. According to reports Kranz did not know the vehicle was being driven until he received a bill from the Southern Connector for $151.25 in fees. The keys had been left in the vehicle which was valued at $2200.
Mar. 1 – Jacob Benjamin Crocker, 29, 1822 White St., Anderson was arrested for outstanding bench warrant after WPD was notified that he was incarcerated at the ACDC. M. Eddleman investigated.
Mar. 1 – John Terry Carlton, 43, 5 Reed St,. Pelzer was served an outstanding bench warrant after WPD was notified that he was incarcerated at the ACDC. M. Eddleman investigated.
Mar. 3 – Joshua Allen Mitchell, 30, 285 Roosevelt Dr., Piedmont was arrested and facing charges of receiving stolen goods after officers were dispatched to Save Way, 310 E. Main St. Williamston in reference to a suspicious person. According to reports he was acting suspicious and had a white substance around his mouth. He drove across the roadway and was sitting in a white SUV next to a red Mustang in the China 1 parking lot. Officers pulled into the parking lot and approached the vehicle, finding a machette wedged between the instument panel of he vehicle and the door. Upon investigation is was found that the vehicle was stolen out of Anderson County. Mitchell was taken into custody and transported to ACDC where he was placed on hold pending an arrest warrant. A warrant was obtained in Williamston for receiving stolen goods, value more than $2000 but less than $10,000. The warrant was served at the ACDC. Sgt. L. E. Mulz investigated.
Feb. 4 – John Christian Farmer, Sr., reported unauthorized used of an ATM card in which $320 in food was purchased at the Clock, 307 E. Main St. The incident remains under investigation. E. Bonnett investigated.
Mar. 6 – Robert Dillon Riley, 22, 417 Glenwood St., Belton was arrested for simple possession , possession of drug paraphernalia and diregarding a traffic control device after a black SUV was observed on Mattison St., which is a closed road. According to reports, Riley gave officers a white baggy with a leaf like substance and a multi colored glass stem. During inventory of the vehicle, a metal grinder that contained a green leafy substance field tested positive as marijuana was found. Riley was cited uniform tickets and transported to ACDC withou incident. B. K. Creel investigated.