Williamston Police Report


Williamston Police Officers investigated the following:
Oct. 10 – Employees at Family Dollar, 1505 Anderson Dr., Williamston reported finding a clear plastic container with a crystal like substance while they were restocking shelves. Officers responded and took the items into custody to be destroyed. Later the same day officers were called back when employees found a small plastic baggie containing several coins and a substance believed to be methamphetamine. R. Maxwell investigated.
Oct. 11 – Ace Hardware, 29 Pelzer Ave., Williamston reported a man purchased a Stihl Back Pack Blower, 16 inch Stihl Chainsaw and 6pk of Stihl Ultra Synthetic oil with a Carolina First Check. According to reports, the check belongs to Willis or Iris Pedrick who are believed to be deceased. Ace received a call from First Citizens Bank advising that the check was being returned due to being unable to locate the account. Total value of the items amounts to $770.27. The case was forwarded to Detective Culbertson and remains under investigation. Sgt. L. E. Mulz investigated.
Oct. 11, Dollar General, 526 West Main St., Williamston reported the store received a counterfeit ten dollar bill from a customer, who told officers he received it from his mother who had received it from the Pelzer Dollar store. C. C. Brown investigated.
Oct. 11 – Darrell Lewis Minyard, 42, 361 Crawford St. #S 550C, Williamston was arrested for shoplifting, drug violations and simple assault after officers were dispatched to Family Dollar, 1505 Anderson Dr. in reference to a shoplifting incident. According to reports Minyard was observed placing items under his shirt by a customer. The customer said he told the man to give back the stuff he had stolen and he did. At that point Minyard demanded the man shake his hand and when refused, Minyard went crazy and made threats to the man and other customers and employees. C. C. Brown, K. Anthony investigated.
Oct. 14 – Mark Elliot Mendez, 32, 75 Spring Crossing, Greer was arrested for simple possession of marijuana after a silver vehicle was observed turning from Edgewood Drive onto Anderson Drive without stopping for a stop sign. According to reports, a burnt marijuana cigarette was found under the front seat. Mendez was transported to ACDC without incident. R. Maxwell, A. Davis investigated.
Oct. 14 – Officers responded to Fast Fuel 207 West Main St. in reference to found property. According to reports a small blue plastic baggy with a substance believed to be methamphetamine was found. Officers took control of the drugs and placed them into evidence. C. C. Brown, R. Maxwell investigated.
Oct. 12 – Tommy Ellison, 321 Wesley Ellison Rd., Williamston reported an Amana 13F window heat pump removed from a rental house at 318 E. Carolina St. The unit is valued at $1000. Sgt. L. E. Mulz investigated.
Oct. 17 – Dollar General, 526 West Main St., Williamston reported a shoplifting incident in which a black older male was observed taking Sergeant’s flea and tick medicine out of the box and placing it into his pocket. The item was valued at $6. An EBT card was used by the man to purchase some food. Sgt. L. E. Mulz investigated.