Williamston Police Report Jan. 22 – Feb. 1, 2022

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Williamston Police Officers investigated the following incidents:
Feb. 1 – Christina Kathleen Crowe, 19, 145 Robin Hood Rd., Taylors reported that the rear passenger side tire on her 2006 Dodge truck was stabbed while the vehicle was left overnight at 526 West Main. Damage was estimated at $100. R. Conner investigated.
Feb. 1 – Officer W. A. Smith responded to a complaint of found drugs on the walking path near the Fire Department. The complainant pointed out an open package of Lucky Strikes Gold cigarettes which had remains of a small marijuana cigarette approximately one inch in length. Officer Smith took possession of the item and deposited it in Property and Evidence for disposal.
Jan. 31 – Lonnie Wade Brooks, 42, 411 Dean Springs Rd. Belton was arrested for shoplifting after leaving ACE Hardware without paying for a Sthil Weedeater. Reports state the white male was dressed in black and riding on a moped. The suspect male was observed on Williams Street and then driving the moped on the railroad tracks. While a search was underway near the wooded area of the Veterans Park, reporting officers observed a subject matching the description on a black moped with a tag hanging by one bolt on Mahaffey St. The subject was identified as the individual who walked out with the weedeater and was placed under arrest. A full unopened can of True Fuel was found in the seat compartment of the moped and was confirmed to have been taken from ACE as well. The weedeater was located abandoned (by mayor Rockey Burgess) on the railroad tracks adjacent to Pecan Terrace Apartments and returned to ACE Hardware. D. R. Hart, Lt. L. B. Culbertson investigated.
Jan. 31 – While on the way home, a Williamston police vehicle driven by Lt. L. B. Culbertson struck a deer on US. Hwy. 29 near the SCDMV office causing estimated $500 damage to the 2014 Chevy Tahoe.
Jan 28 – Logan Gaddeus Brady, 33, 208 Briarwood Dr., Belton reported an incident in which his wallet and IPhone were stolen from his mother’s Chrysler Town and Country van and the van, being driven by a friend was involved in a hit and run while he was in Deals Galore. According to reports, Brady stated a friend identified as Neal Young had driven Brady in the van to get groceries. When he entered the store he realized he had left his wallet and phone in the vehicle. Brady said that when he exited the store, the van and Young were gone. Brady said he walked to the BP to see if he was there and wasn’t, then walked to the Family Dollar where he found the van parked after being involved in a hit and run on Foster Rd. The van had struck a gray sedan in the rear. Upon further investigation, a witness saw the collision and said the driver had ran off possibly toward Hardee’s and matched the description of Brady. SC Hwy. Patrol investigated the hit and run and was told by the victim in the sedan that Logan Gaddeus Brady was the driver of the van. The SC Highway Patrol was seeking a warrant for furnishing false information to an officer, so Judge Lollis determined there was no need for a warrant for the same charge in Williamston.
Jan. 27 – Rafael P Diaz, 26, 149 G St., Williamston was arrested for open container after the vehicle he was driving struck another vehicle on G Street. The vehicle that was hit was on the wrong side of the road with lights on and hazard lights blinking. Diaz was arrested and transported to ACDC and the vehicle was towed. R. Burgess investigated.
Jan. 27 – Shannon Delanety Mathis, 50, 104 Shelby Dr. Williamston reported the tag removed from her 2014 Ford as it was parked at Deals Galore, Beaverdam Rd., Williamston. The tag was valued at $24. Lt. L. B. Culbertson investigated.
Jan. 25 – Genevieve Estelle Hare, 81, 11 Church St., Williamston reported an incident of fraud in which she received a bill for an AT&T phone plan with authorized user named Marion Johnson on it. The bill, in the amount of $162.18, included an IPhone 13S purchase. The incident was also reported to AT&T fraud department.
Jan. 23 – Two people were arrested for shoplifting after officers were dispatched to Dollar General, 526 West Main. According to reports, Jeanie Lynn Dwyer, 55, 114 Dogwood Dr., Belton and Jayme Nicole Lewis, 36, of the same address, were arrested after being observed in the store and confronted when Dwyer made a purchase and Lewis attempted to exit the store with a green bag of laundry detergent hanging out of her bag. After searching both females purses, officers located beauty products valued at $79.93 in one purse and $15.46 in the other. Both were arrested and transported to ACDC. R. Burgess investigated.
Jan. 23 – A silver Chrome Book was found on bleachers located at the ballfield behind the police department. The item was placed into evidence as found property. R. Connor investigated.
Jan. 23 – Trinity Baptist Church reported five screens on the West side of the main church building damaged. Damage was estimated at $200. Lt. L. B. Culbertson investigated.
Jan. 22 – SavWay, 309 E. Main St., reported a gas drive theft in which a white male in a baseball cap and driving a white pickup truck pumped $76.43 and did not pay. R. Burgess investigated.