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Storm damage – Hwy. 20

This huge tree was one of several in the area that came down last week when a thunderstorm blew through the area with winds up to 85 mph. The tree actually fell the following morning on Hwy. 20 (Belton Hwy.) blocking traffic and damaging power lines.
Traffic on Hwy. 20 was detoured for several hours while workers cleared the roadway. Williamston Fire Department and Williamston Police Department assisted.

Counterfeit bills being circulated

The Williamston Police Department is warning local businesses that a number of counterfeit $100 bills have been passed in the area recently.
According to Captain Marsee, the Williamston Police Department and the Secret Service are working diligently to catch and prosecute offenders.

Police investigate graffiti incident at Palmetto High

The Williamston Police Department is investigating a vandalism incident in which graffiti was spray painted on outside walls, sidewalk and doors at Palmetto High School and other nearby businesses on Hamilton Street.
According to Williamston Police Chief Tony Taylor, the incident in not gang related but appears to be anti-establishment and anti-God. Chief Taylor said the suspect is believed to be a student.
In addition to several places at the school, graffiti was spray painted on a bus at Palmetto High as well as Unity Mortuary and the Stop-n-Go located on Hamilton Street, approximately 1/4 mile from the school.
Police investigators do have video of the suspect, Taylor said.
Taylor said the incident is the first graffiti miscellaneous damage report the department has had in awhile.

Car strikes pedestrians – East Main Street

Williamston firefighters and police along with Medshore Ambulance personnel work at the scene after two pedestrians were struck by a car Sunday night. It happened on East Main Street as a couple were leaving church attempting to cross East Main Street. They were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. (Photo by David Rogers)

Driver not injured

A Williamston man escaped injury when the Chevy pick up truck he was driving ended up on the sidewalk between a pole and sign in front of Riggins Garment Care on East Main Street last week. According to reports the vehicle also ran over a fire hydrant, ground meters and struck the a power pole. Damage to the vehicle was estimated at $4000. Other damages including the fire hydrant amounted to another $4500. Williamston Fire Chief Steve Ellison said the hydrant was a newer model which has an automatic cutoff to prevent water from spewing out if the hydrant is damaged. He said the hydrant was a new one because the location has been the site of a number of accidents in the past. The driver, Douglas E. Nelson, 73, 209 Briar Ridge Court, Williamston was issued a summons for driving too fast for conditions in connection with the accident.

WPD asks help in identifying robbery suspect

Williamston Police Bulletin 16-01 Armed RobberyThe Williamston Police Department has released a composite sketch of a man wanted in connection with an armed robbery in Williamston, on January 12. Police say the man in the sketch robbed a victim at Cash Time Check Cashing located at 8 Greenville Dr, Williamston. The suspect left in a dark colored older model pickup truck driven by a second suspect believed to be a white male. If you have any information regarding this crime please contact Detective George Cremer or Captain Kevin Marsee at 864-847-4012.

Three vehicles damaged, one person injured

Williamston police officers and firefighters work at the scene of a three vehicle accident on West Main Street Saturday night. A pickup truck ran into the rear of another pickup truck knocking it into a car. One person in the truck that was struck in the rear was taken to an area hospital by Medshore Ambulance Service. The driver of the truck that apparently caused the wreck was arrested by Williamston police officers. (Photo by David Rogers)

Wanted on outstanding warrants

The Greenville County Sheriff’s Office and the Williamston Police Department are asking the public’s help in location a person with outstanding warrants in Greenville County. James Mitchell Kimbrell is wanted on warrants by the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office and believed to be in the Williamston area. If spotted please contact the Williamston Police Department by calling 911.

See info and photo:

Williamston Police Bulletin 15-07 Wanted Person Kimbrell

Driver injured – Middleton Blvd.

Williamston Fire and MedShore Ambulance Service personnel work to remove the driver of an SUV injured in a three vehicle accident on Middleton Blvd. at approximately 3:15 Monday afternoon. No one in the other two vehicles was injured. Williamston Police also assisted. (Journal photo)

SUV strikes power pole

Williamston Police Officers investigate an incident in which an SUV struck a utility pole Monday afternoon on Beaverdam Road near Hardees. The driver was not injured. The pole broke on impact. Utility crews worked most of the night installing a new pole. SC Hwy. Patrol was called in to investigate. (Photo by David Rogers)

Be aware, be safe when buying online

Anderson County Sheriff John Skipper held a press conference at the Carl Anderson Law Enforcement Center, 305 Camson Road in Anderson Thursday along with local police chiefs to remind citizens they should be carefull when buying online items in person.

He was joined by Honea Path Police Chief David King, Williamston Police Chief Tony Taylor and Belton Police Chief Tommy Clamp to convey their plans to offer their agency’s parking lot for citizens to conduct in-person Internet Exchange Transactions.

Truck hits lamp post on East Main Street

Williamston police and fire personnel work at the scene of a single vehicle accident on Friday night on East Main Street. A Ford pickup truck ran off the roadway and struck a lamp post in the Rite Aid parking lot. Williamson EMS also responded to the scene. (Photo by David Rogers)

Counterfeit $20 bills being passed

Captain Kevin Marsee of the Williamston Police Department is warning area businesses that counterfeit $20 bills are being passed in the area. Marsee warns that when taking in several $20s at one time, business should look at the serial numbers of the bills to make sure that they all do not contain the same serial number.

“Also we highly recommend that you use a detection device such as a pen or other scanning device,” he said. Businesses should especially be on the lookout for $20 bills with serial #s 66657273G, 61348302A, and 53704657D.

Officers respond to birthday party incident

More than a dozen Anderson County deputies along with Williamston police officers responded to an incident on East Carolina Street in Williamston Saturday night involving 40 to 50 people. According to Williamston Police Captain Kevin Marsee, a verbal altercation occurred during a birthday party resulting in a divisive situation between two families. Police were called when a fight broke out between a few of the large number of people attending. Due to poor radio reception in the area, Anderson County Deputies were dispatched and State troopers were summoned as backup but were canceled as the situation was brought under control. There were no injuries or arrests associated with the incident, Capt. Marsee said. (Photo by David Rogers)

Drug arrest in West Pelzer nets one pound marijuana brick

While serving an outstanding arrest warrant in West Pelzer Wednesday, West Pelzer and Williamston Police officers discovered a brick of packaged marijuana inside a home at 199 Mill St. in West Pelzer.

The marijuana weighed approximately 501 grams or one pound. After obtaining a search warrant, several smaller quantities of packaged marijuana and other paraphernalia were located in the residence as well.

Thomas Dantez Hunt, Jr., 23, of West Pelzer was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana and operating a drug house.

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