Williamston Police Report

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Williamston Police Officers investigated the following incidents:
Feb. 6 – Trinity Baptist Church, 324 Belton Dr., Williamston, reported a bag containing various pieces of mail found behind the air  condition unit at the church. The mail had addresses predominantly in Greenville County. Dates on the postage stamps date back to July of 2019. The items were place into evidence at the WPD. L. B. Culbertson investigated.
Feb. 6 – Patrick Keegen, a District Asset protection Manager for Goody’s, 17 Pelzer Ave., Williamston reported that a store employee made six fraudulent returns resulting in a loss to Goody’s in the amount of $662.  A warrant was issued for Leanne Lawson Simmons, 113 Cherry St., Belton and was served at the Anderson County Detention Center. L. B. Culbertson investigated.
Feb. 8 – John James Cree, 20, 127 G. St., Williamston was arrested and issued a UTT for driving under suspension after a vehicle he was driving was stopped for speeding on Anderson Drive. c. D. Brown, J. Sparks investigated.
Feb. 9 – Dara Joyce Garrett, 26, 2 E 3rd St., Williamston reported a 2006 Honda Accord stolen from her front yard. The vehicle was valued at $5000. T. L. Eichelberger investigated. On Feb. 10 the vehicle was recovered by the SC Highway Patrol wrecked on I-85 at mile marker 46. Corporal Terry with the SCHP reported the vehicle appeared to be totaled and was towed by Brookshire Collision in Mauldin. The incident remains under investigation.
Feb. 10 – Officer M. B. Jackson was dispatched to Family Dollar, 1505 Anderson Dr. regarding a malicious damage to property incident. According to reports, Tara Leanne Brezak, 140 Wadmalaw, Williamston reported that she and a friend, Darrel Emory Stone were at the BP station when the friend became upset and that she would not give him money. The friend took her makeup bag out of the backseat and stated to her, “If you pay me, since I’m having a hard time, I’ll return it.” When told no, he became angry and left walking toward Family Dollar. Brezak said she pulled her vehicle beside Stone and told Stone that if he would calm down and leave her alone, she would give him $20 for food. After handing him the money, Stone saw her on her cell phone, pulled a knife and cut her rear passenger side tire, valued at $250. The subject was not located in the area and a judge was being contacted regarding an arrest warrant. The incident remains under investigation. M. B. Jackson investigated.