Williamston Police Report


Williamston Police Officers recently investigated the following incidents:
Oct. 1 – Officer R. Burgess was dispatched to 121 W. Main St. in reference to a service dog being stolen. According to reports, Annalynn Glenn stated she was in the park with her white retriever service dog which was running free without a leash when later she noticed that it was missing. She said three individuals stated they saw a golden KIA van with an older couple take the dog but could not be sure it was her dog. The dog was valued at $5000.
Oct. 1 – Janette Wood Baylor, 31, 514 Forest Ln., Belton was arrested public disorderly conduct after being observed in the parking lot of the Career and Technology Center at 702 Belton Highway. Officer observed Baylor sleeping in a gray Ford Raptor pick up truck near the wood shop of the building. According to reports she had slurred speech and difficulty standing on her own. She was arrested and transported to ACDC.
Oct. 1 – Cassandra Lee Keiser, 31, 23 Ridge Court reported her ex-commonlaw husband, Joel Thomas Brooket, 36, of Greer was harassing her by calling and texting her phone multiple times. Brooket was contacted by WPD and told any further contact would be presented as harassment. Booket stated he understood and would not contact Keiser. Lt. L. B. Culbertson investigated.
Oct. 1 – Officers of the WPD spoke with Cassandra Lee Keiser, 31, 23 Ridge Court regarding an incident on Sept. 22 in which she told officers there was an active Order of Protection through Greenville County Family Court effective until Dec. 2021, on Joel Brooket. At the time officers checked NCIC and could not locate the order of protection. Greenville County was also contacted and could not confirm the effective date for the order of protection.
During the Sept. 22 incident, Brooket was arrested on a charge of disorderly conduct and issued a citation for violation of order of protection. (See report below) Brooket was bonded on both charges. Following his arrest, about an hour later, a copy of the order of protection was emailed by Keiser to officers.
About six hours after the arrest, another email was sent by Keiser with a her copy of the order of protection, even though the order had been recalled by a Family Court Judge. During the investigation, Captain K. Marsee discovered Keiser had petitioned the court on Feb. 18, 2021 to have the protection order dismissed. The request was granted on Feb. 19, 2021 and the order was removed from NCIC on Feb. 22. As of Oct. 1, Keiser did not notify officers the order was removed. When contacted by officers on Oct. 1, she told officers she had forgotten she had removed the order of protection. Lt. L. B Culbertson was to speak to Judge Lollis in reference to a warrant regarding filing a false police report.
Oct. 1 – Officers responded to a car fire on Market Street and a few minutes later were notified of a white BMW being stolen in the area. The car, which was wrecked, was identified as the stolen vehicle. Brittany Octavia Callaham, 26, 21 Carters Green Drive, Greenville reported her vehicle stolen while she was visiting her boyfriend at 312 E. Carolina St. and stated she was only in the home for 15 or 20 minutes. The recovered 2017 BMW 330XI had struck a tree off the roadway of Market St. The vehicle was valued at $35,000. M. B. Jackson investigated.
Sept. 29 – Regina Owens Kotlowski, 61, 109 Williams St., Ext. was issued a citation for driving under suspension after a white Dodge pickup was observed on Gossett St., with a defective headlight and taillight. Kotlowski was issued a citation for driving under suspension 2nd and a warning for the defective lights. J. M. Cobb investigated.
Sept. 27 – Bobby Max Land, 68, 318 S. Hamilton St., was issued a citation for unlawful burning after officers were dispatched to the residence in reference to a brush fire. Land, the property owner, stated he was unaware that he could not have a fire burning on his own property. The fire department put out the fire. Lt. L. B. Culbertson investigated.
Sept. 23 – Justin Darell Redford, 30, 1143 Jameson Rd., Easley was arrested for driving under suspension after a white Chevy Impala was observed on S. Hamilton St. with the left head light out and not working tag light. Redford was issued a citation for driving under suspension 2nd and a warning for lights being out and a front widow being cracked. He was arrested and transported to ACDC. R. Conner investigated.
Sept. 23 – Officers were dispatched to 23 Ridge Ct. in reference to a domestic situation regarding an active order of protection. Upon arrival, officer West made contact with Joel Brooket, who was less than 40 yards from the callers home. According to reports, the caller, Cassandra Lee Keiser, identified Brooket as her ex-boyfriend and officers were told she had an active order of protection again him. Brooket was detained until the proper documentation for the protection order could be verified. The protection order could not be verified on scene, and Brooket was placed under arrest for public disorderly conduct due to slurred speech and having a strong smell of alcohol while sitting in his vehicle inthe middle of the road on Ridge Ct. He was transported to ACDC. The next day, officers received an email of an order of protection signed by a Greenville County family court judge, effective 12/29/2020 through 12/29/2021, prohibiting contact with Keiser. Officers were to seek a warrant regarding the order of protection violation. Officer J. West, R. Burgess investigated.
Sept. 22 – Joel Thomas Brooket, 36, 74 Spring Crossing Circle, Greer was arrested for violation of protection and disorderly conduct after officers were dispatched to 23 Ridge Court in reference to a domestic situation.
Sept. 22 – Cassandra Lee Keiser, 31, 23 Ridge Ct. was issued a warning for having a suspended tag and suspended Florida driver’s license driving after a silver Nissan Altima was observed driving over the double yellow line and nearly crossing into the opposing land of travel on Williams St. She was also issued a warning for failure to maintain lane of travel. The vehicle was towed and Keiser had a licensed driver pick her up from the scene and drive her home. R. Conner investigated.