West Pelzer Police Report


The West Pelzer Police Department reported investigating the following incidents recently:
October 2 – Chief Brewer observed a white KIA Optima with a SC tag speeding east on Highway 8. He also observed the driver was not wearing a seat belt. Upon initiating a traffic stop by hitting his emergency lights, Brewer saw the car accelerate, driving dangerously and at high speed through the traffic light at Highways 8 and 20.
He pursued the vehicle until it left the road and crashed near the bridge in Pelzer. The driver, later identified as Tylor Dean McConnell, WM, 43, attempted to flee on foot but was apprehended by Brewer and transported to the WPPD. He was charged with several traffic violations, including no driver’s license, and it was discovered that he was wanted in Georgia and Florida. He was also on probation in South Carolina. He was transported to the Anderson County Detention Center.
October 5 – WPPD Chief Chris Brewer stopped Julian Isaiah Vazquez, WM, 22, for failure to wear a seat belt, and subsequently served Vazquez with warrants from Greenville County for third degree assault and battery, as well as pointing and presenting a firearm.
October 11 – Officer Alexis Eliopoulos was on patrol when she observed a Chevy truck with an expired license tag. She made a traffic stop and found that the driver, Kandice Michelle Brown, WF, 28, had received a ticket for the expired tag two days earlier from Chief Brewer. She checked Brown’s insurance and found that it too had lapsed weeks earlier. She cited Brown for operating an uninsured vehicle, which was impounded. Brown was allowed to leave with a summons to appear in court.
October 11 – Officer Alexis Eliopoulos observed Amber Bagwell, WF, 32, go onto the property at 199 Mill Street. Since the officer had previously placed Bagwell on trespass notice (TPN)for that location, she approached her and confirmed that the TPN was still in force. She arrested Bagwell and transported her to ACDC.
October 15 – Officer Alexis Eliopoulos observed a truck without a proper tag near the intersection of Highways 8 and 20, as well as two occupants without seat belts. Subsequent to the traffic stop, the driver, Jennifer Lynn Mayfield, WF, 56,had a suspended license. The passenger, Alexander Harley Scroggs, WM, 23, was a known drug user. Upon questioning, Mayfield admitted that there was drug paraphernalia in the vehicle, which was then searched. Mayfield was subsequently arrested for DUS and related drug charges. The search revealed an amount of crack cocaine and Scroggs was charged with possession of crack and other drug offenses.
October 18 – Chief Chris Brewer stopped a work van near Highways 8 and 20 and discovered that the driver, Anthony Charles Eaton, WM, 51, was driving under suspension. He was given a summons and the truck was turned over to a licensed passenger.
October 19 – Ofc. Eliopoulos stopped a blue VW Jetta with no license plate. The driver, Donald L. Hoyt, WM, 53 was discovered to be driving an uninsured vehicle without a license plate, as well as simple possession of marijuana. He was cited with a summons to appear, and he and his son were released.
October 20 – Chief Chris Brewer observed a vehicle being operated with an expired tag. Upon checking the tag with dispatch Brewer learned that the tag belonged to another vehicle. He initiated a traffic stop and found that the driver, Robert Lewis Blackstone, WM,37, was driving on a suspended license. He received a courtesy summons for operating an uninsured vehicle and DUS second offense.
October 21 – Chief Brewer responded to a 911 call at 3 Sylvia Lane West concerning a dog bite. Upon arriving, he contacted Shirley Ann Campbell who reported that her neighbors dogs had come into her yard and attacked her and her dogs. Brewer spoke with the dogs’ owner Breanna Lauren Shook, WF, 25, and reminded her that this was not the first incident concerning her dogs. She was cited for letting her dogs run loose, and stated she would seek to relocate the animals to other homes.
October 23 – Ofc. Eliopoulos observed a vehicle operating with an out of date tag decal.She stopped the vehicle and detected the odor of marijuana in the vehicle. Upon questioning, the driver, Joe Clayton Matthew Morris, WM, 20, admitted that there might be a pipe in the car. There was, and he was cited for expired license, possession of paraphernalia and simple possession of marijuana. He was released with a summons to appear.
October 25 – Chief Brewer responded to a call for assistance from ACSO and assisted in the arrest of William Samuel Stone for failure to stop for a blue light.