Williamston Police Officers investigated the following incidents:
May 13 – Jeffrey Dwayne Newsome, 43 8 Shirley Dr., reported an auto break-in. Items valued at $350 were taken from his 2003 Ford F-150. Missing items included 200 rounds of 12 gauge shotgun shells and three 12 gauge chokes were taken. A black visor with photos was also taken. R. Burgess investigated.
May 13 – Officers were dispatched to 224 Mauldin Street in reference to a psychiatric. EMS was called to assist and transport the person to AnMed. Sgt. L.E. Mulz, J. M. Cobb investigated.
May 11 – Vickie Dianne Reed, 64, 3 (1-11) Church St., reported an unknown subject removed two credit card sfrom her purse. Lt. L. B. Culbertson investigated.
May 11 – A white female brought a burgundy wallet with tan zippers to the Williamston Police Department. The female reported she found the wallet in the roadway of Greenville Dr, between the Dollar Tree and Laundry Mat. The property was placed into evidence as found property. D. R. Hart investigated.
May 9 – Shirley Jean Jackson, 57, 1019 North Augusta Ave., Baltimore Md reported an incidence of fraud in which a friend that was staying with her deceased father Lawrence Williams, Jr., 6 E. Church St., had signed her signature on the title/registration of her fathers 2018 Kia Nitro with SCDMV. The incident remains under investigation. Lt. L.B. Culbertson investigated.
May 9 – Vickie Dianne Reed, 64, 3 (1-11) Church St., reported an incident of identity theft in which she had received a letter stating that someone was trying to pay for items valued at $298.91 at Advance Auto Parts in Marietta, Ga. with a check. The check was on a closed account due to her drivers license, checks and bank account being taken last year. J. Cobb, Cpl. D. R. Hart investigated. The incident remains under investigation in Marietta, Ga.
May 7 – Walgreens, 201 E. Main St,. Williamston reported a shoplifting incident in which items valued at $4,268 were taken. According to reports, the shift leader stated three black individuals entered the store and went to the seasonal medication aisle. A witness told the shift manager the suspects stuffed boxes of Claritin medication into large duffel bags along with Hallmark items. A store cashier reported seeing the three individuals walk past the store counter and out the front door with a large duffel bag. From store surveillance cameras, one individual appeared to be a black male wearing a green hat with a greenish/blue hoodie. Two female individuals were described as wearing black shirt with blue jeans and a greenish shirt with kakis pants. All three were wearing medical masks. Reports state it appeared they left in a black Cadillac Escalade with unknown tag. A followup report stated items taken included over the counter allergy medication valued at $3,195 and hair care, dental products, vitamins and smoking cessation, valued at $1,073. Officer T. C. Grate investigated. The incident remains under investigation.
May 6 – Officer T. C. Grate responded to Anderson Dr. and Dove St. in reference to leaving the scene of an accident. According to reports, a red 1999 Honda Accord with a paper tag struck a light pole causing $5,000 in damage. The paper tag on the vehicle came back to a Chevrolet pickup truck. The vehicle and area around were checked in an effort to locate the driver. A black wallet with a SC Identification card belonging to Cody Moore was found inside the vehicle. Anderson County Sheriff’s Office was contacted to make contact with the owner of the vehicle. As of May 7, the driver of the vehicle was unknown.
May 5 – Adam Lavelle Cox, 33, 218 Longview Dr., Williamston reported an auto break-in in which a Canik Model TO9SFX handgun was stolen from his F250 truck. The handgun was valued at $600. Also missing was a Vortex Venzom smokey gray sight valued at $300 and a black magazine with a full load $40. There was no forced entry to the vehicle. J. M.Cobb investigated.
SavWay, 308 E. Main St., Williamston reported a gas driveoff in which a red vehicle left without paying for $2 in gas. Lt. L.B. Culbertson Jr. investigated.
May 2 – Reginal Wilson Eller, 37, 209 River Dr., reported a 2021 Marlin Trek4 bicycle stolen from his open air garage. The bike was valued at $489. D. R. Hart investigated.
May 2 – Justin William Brock, 24, 220 Williamston Court reported an unknown subject opened the drivers side door to his 2017 Toyota RAV4 and took a Glock 19 Gen 5 handgun with a O-Light mini. The Glock ws valued at $600 and the O-Light sight valued at $150. Lt. L. B. Culbertson investigated.
May 2 – Shnice Lynn Bruner, 32, 210 Longview Dr., Williamston reported a red 2013 Toyota Corolla valued at $11,600 taken from the driveway.
The vehicle was later located on a service road off Courtney St Ext. in Pelzer after a railroad employee reported a suspicious vehicle. D. R. Hart, Lt. L. B. Culbertson Jr. investigated.