Williamston Police Report

Williamston Police Officers investigated vandalism to the town’s Veterans Park and other incidents during the holidays including the following:
 Dec. 28 – Two unknown subjects believed to be juveniles damaged the fence that surrounds the tank memorial in the Veterans Park by climbing on it. The incident was recorded by a security cameras and photos have been posted on the town’s facebook page for assistance by the public in identifying them. Damage is estimated at $2,500. Detective L. B. Culbertson is investigating.
Jan. 6 – A U-Haul being driven by an unknown subject struck the Western Carolina Railway Corporation bridge on Gossett Street causing damage estimated at $2,500. According to reports, the driver left the scene failing to report the collision. The truck received extensive damage to the roof and a large piece of aluminum was found on the road side. The incident was reported to Western Carolina Railway Corporate Council M. Lawson and the incident remains under investigation. Det. L. B. Culbertson investigated.
Dec. 10 – Robert A. Roach reported damage to property at Palmetto High School, 804 N. Hamilton St., Williamston. Vandalism was estimated at $20. J. Sargent investigated.
Dec. 10 – Dennis Bascomb, 48, 403 Williams Street Extension, reported tools taken from his vehicle. Missing items included two adjustable wrenches and clamps for crimping wire. The items were valued at $200. D. R. Hart investigated.
Dec. 11 – Dollar General, 526 W. Main St., Williamston reported a shoplifting incident in which an unknown male subject left the store with a basket full of items valued at $12. The man is described as a white male, short red hair, about 5’5” in height, 170 lbs., wearing a blue or teal shirt and faded blue jeans. He also has a tattoo (two tear drops) under his left eye. The incident remains under investigation. C. Parker, D. Jackson investigated.
Dec. 12 – Officers investigated an incident in which a vehicle apparently damaged four mailboxes on Mattison Dr.,  Damage was estimated at $250. The incident remains under investigation. R. Drennon investigated.
Dec. 14 – Frankie E. Foster, 34, 520 Garrison Rd., Pelzer was arrested and issued a summons for driving under suspension after a vehicle was observed on Greenville Drive traveling at 46 mph. The drivers license was suspended due to failure to maintain financial responsibility. C. D. Brown, D. R. Hart investigated.
Dec. 18 – Pamela Denise Hicks, 12 Pine Ln., Williamston reported that her Yorkie was attacked by her neighbors Great Dane which had come into her yard. The smaller dog, which sustained multiple bite wounds, was taken to a veterinarian. The owner of the Great Dane, Misty M. Johnson, 14 Pine Ln., was issued a UTT summons for animal running at large. The Great Dane was picked up and placed under quarantine for observation. C. D. Brown, D. R. hart investigated.
Dec. 25 – Vera Louise Russell, 7 A St., Williamston reported her neighbor’s dog came into her yard and killed one of her cats as well as getting vicious toward her husband. The owner of the dog, Brandon L. Floyd, 11 A St., admitted that his dog had gotten out of his collar and killed the cat. Floyd was issued a UTT summons for animal running at large. B. K. Creel investigated.