Williamston police reported a busy two week period leading up to the Memorial Day holiday Monday. Among incidents investigated were the following:
May 25 – Patricia B. Hughes, 57, 4 Pelzer St., Belton was arrested for outstanding warrant with Williamston PD after officers assisted West Pelzer Sgt. Maxwell with a traffic stop at Sav-Way on Hwy. 8. The warrant was for driving under suspension. K. S. Looney, Cpl. L. E. Mulz investigated.
May 25 – Claudia Angelena Massey, 47, 312 E. Carolina St., Williamston was placed on trespass notice after a verbal dispute which took place at 309B East Carolina Street over a stereo. Cpl. L. E. Mulz, K. S. Looney investigated.
May 25 – Shane Todd Jackson, 44, 211 S. Hamilton, St., Williamston was arrested for open container and driving under suspension after a 2003 silver Ford Explorer was observed stopped in the roadway on Williams Street. A 12 ounce Bud Light can was located in the center floorboard which was open and cold to the touch. S. N. Robison investigated.
May 24 – Thunder Sky Lambert, 20, 118 Brookview Circle, Pelzer was issued a summons for reckless driving after a yellow Camaro was observed spinning his tires as he turned from Green Street onto Williams Street. The vehicle then sped up on S. Hamilton after which officers lost sight of the vehicle and the pursuit was called off. Officers returned to a residence at 6 Green Street and then Lambert returned and admitted he was driving the car. He was then cited. M. Crowe investigated.
May 23 – Officers investigated a civil dispute at 322 E. Carolina Street. No arrests were made. M. E. Simmons investigated.
May 21 – Shianne Danielle Gosnell, 17, 19 Parker St., Williamston reported a larceny in which a Toshiba laptop and an I-stick vape was reported missing. The items were valued at $530. J. T. Hunt investigated.
May 22 – Elijah Kewaun Lentrez Williams, 19, 316 Beaver Pond Dr., Piedmont was arrested for simple possession of marijuana and driving under suspension after a blue/gray Chevy Impala was observed traveling 49 mph in a 35 mph zone on Greenville Dr. A small bag with marijuana was found in the vehicle. J. T. Hunt, J. Crowe investigated.
May 20 – Melissa Cape Jump, 45, 302 Country Glen, Pelzer reported a financial transaction card fraud in which unknown suspects called Suntrust Bank and unlawfully debited money from a checking account into a Capital One Credit Card account. The Capital One card had recently been stolen and used unlawfully in other jurisdictions. Sgt. K J. Winn investigated.
May 22 – Sara Robinson, 62, reported a mattress and box springs valued at $200 taken from a storage building at 45 Market Street. M. E. Simmons investigated.
May 22 – Officers received a complaint of an illegal political sign on W. Main St. The incident remains under investigation. G. Cremer investigated.
May 21 – Williamston Police took possession of a bag found at 2 Shaw Drive. S. N. Robison investigated.
May 21 – Officer investigated a verbal domestic disturbance at 112 Dacus St. No arrests were made. S. N. Robison investigated.
May 21 – Charles E. Phillips, 59, 14 Mahaffey Rd., Williamston was arrested for DUI by SC Hwy. Patrol after Williamston officers assisting the fire department with a structure fire on Mahaffey St. observed a vehicle on Spring Street run a stop sign, cross two lanes of traffic and into a ditch. K. S. Looney, Cpl. L. E. Mulz investigated.
May 19 – Vernon Ray Schwartz, 43, 28 Traxler Ave., Williamston reported receiving a call from a person claiming to be with a collection agency for unpaid payment on a Goody’s charge card which he never received. The incident remains under investigation. G. Cremer investigated.
May 18 – Tommy V. Autry, 45, 206 Alewine Rd., Honea Path reported a license plate stolen from a Chevrolet pickup while he was in Williamston. M. E. Simmons investigated.
May 19 – Phillip M. Hughey, 27, 2W Fourth St Williamston reported a silver Ford F150 backed down his street and threw a brick through the front windshield of his 1993 Ford Probe which was parked in his driveway. The incident remains under investigation. R. Drenon investigated.
May 18 – Josephine A Maddox, 53, 103 Belton Dr. #B reported a water hose removed from the water connector and then a cap place on the water connector. The hose was valued at $100. The incident remains under investigation.
May 18 – Donna Renee Mitchell, 33, 103B Belton Dr., Williamston reported a black male who lives next door to her hair salon made a disturbance inside her business and accused her of stealing his water hose. M. E. Simmons investigated.
May 17 – Michael Singleton, 810 Tripp St,. Williamston reported a prowler in his back yard shed. A dog spooked the prowler and he ran through the front yard toward Black Street. No items were reported missing, however the report stated the unknown prowler also urinated on the front porch. J. T. Hunt, K. S. Looney investigated.
May 16 – Kim Alexander, 56, 1101 S. Academy St, Ext. reported a mailbox damaged. Reports indicated a vehicle had run off the road striking the mailbox. Damage was estimated at $100. S. N. Robison investigated.
May 16 – Regis Abdiel Gonzalez, 55, 1099 St,. Academy St., Ext. reported a mailbox also struck by a vehicle causing $100 in damage. S. N. Robison investigated.
May 16 – Jacob T Riffle, 30, 102 Pinewood Lane, Piedmont was arrested for simple possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia after officer observed a red Chevrolet on Gossett Street with no tag lights and an expired tag. 2.5 grams of marijuana along with several rolled joints weighing 1.5 grams were found in the vehicle along with other drug paraphernalia.
May 15 – Roger Keith Odachowski, 43, 117 Royal Dr., Williamston reported someone broke into his garage and stole numerous items. The items, including weapons, money, tools, electronics and other items totaled $18,818. Cpl. L. E. Mulz, S. N. Robison investigated.
May 15 – John Tahan Pinion, 54, 321 Belton Dr., Williamston reported $100 withdrawn from his SunTrust bank account through a PayPal account he hasn’t used in years. G. Cremer investigated.
May 13 – Williamston officers responded to a civil dispute in which Jennifer Dawn Gosnell, 39, 19 Parker St., Williamston reported a male refused to leave the residence. M. E. Simmons investigated.
May 13 – Officers responded to 8 Poinsett Street in reference to a domestic dispute. No arrests were made but details were to be presented to a judge. Sgt. K. J. Winn investigated.
Dolar General, 207 W. Main St. reported a shoplifting incident in whicha white male wearing a white shirt, plaid shorts and black tennis shoes walked out of the store with a quart of motor oil valued at $4. The suspect poured the oil in his car and told a clerk he was not going to pay for it and left in a silver Mazda four door. M. E. Simmons investigated.
May 12 – Bryan Caleb Dunlap, 20, 135 Golden Grove, Piedmont was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia after being observed with a wooden ax handle protruding from a camouflage book bag. Officers found a black pouch which contained two hypodermic needles and a glass methamphetamine pipe. The bag also contained a propane tank.