Williamston Police Report

(Due to the July 4th holiday, the police report includes the first three weeks of July)
Williamston Police Officers investigated the following incidents:
June 30 – Matthew Scott Johnson, 43, 52 Ridge Ct., Williamston reported an unknown person used his Master Card credit card to book a room at a Stay Inn Lodge in Dearborn Michigan. Total for the room was $221.43. Johnson stated he called the Dearborn Police Department who dispatched Sgt. R. Faith to the Inn. The officer made contact with the subject, Ahmed Aminward Aleh, of Dearborn Michigan, who had rented the room and signed Johnson’s name when checking in.  Salhen was arrested for forgery and credit card fraud. Master Card fraud division was contacted by Johnson and they advised they would be pressing charges on Alhen and Johnson would not be responsible for the room rental. It was not clear how or where A. Salhen obtained Johnson’s credit card information. Det. L. B. Culbertson investigated.
June 28 – House of Pizza, 14 N. Hamilton Street, Williamston reported a plant valued at $25 taken from a flower pot located outside the business. According to reports, the plant was taken by a man who was with a younger female and an older female after eating in the restaurant and the plant was taken by the male as they were leaving. T. L. Eichelberger investigated.
June 28 – Ricky Bobby Joe Patterson, Jr., 36, 221 Mauldin St., Williamston was arrested for assault after officers were dispatched to the residence in reference to a domestic situation involving a gun. According to reports, Ricky Bobby Joe Patterson, 61 of the same address was involved in an altercation with his son (Jr.) about an argument that occurred the day before. The mother separated the two and the son pushed his mother down onto the couch and when he pushed the mother, the father pointed the handgun at Jr. The father stated he was struck in the back by a stick that was thrown in his back and punched in the face by the son’s closed fist several times. Reports state the father was bleeding on his left forearm and had several contusions to his face. The son was arrested. D. R. Hart investigated.
June 29 – Officer investigated a traffic incident in which the officer was flagged down in the parking lot at Goodys in reference to a named suspect running off the road and striking three handicap signs at First Baptist Church, East Main and N. Oak Street. Damage was estimated at $600. T. L. Eichelberger investigated.
June 30 – Bryson Avery Smith, 24, 110 Gossett Dr., Williamston was arrested and facing serveral charges after officers were dispatched to a break-in in progress at 16 Mineral Park Lane. According to reports, officers arrived and clocked a blue Honda Accord in the driveway. A white male was observed at the corner of the residence and two white females were observed at the rear of the vehicle. The male entered the vehicle and then got out, threw something under the vehicle and took off running on foot. A verbal stop running command was yelled and weapon drawn. The suspect did comply and was detained. Offenses included possession with intent to distribute meth, drug equipment violations, unlawful possession of a handgun, malicious damage to real property and harassing/obsene phone calss. Additional information regarding charges and who was charged is on a supplemental report that was not provided.  B. K. Creel, T. L. Eichelberger investigated.
June 30 – Officers responded to East Main St. and South Hamilton in reference to a hit and run in which the suspect fled the scene and was being followed by the complainant. Upon arrival, officers found a white female identified as Ms. Amaro, who was reported as involved in the hit and run, walking on E. Main St. As she was being questioned, she became uncooperative and would not identify herself. Offenses included drunkenness, failure to accompany, providing false information to police and abandoned property. Additional information about the incident is on a supplemental report which was not provided. K. Anthony, D. R. Hart investigated.
July 1 – Keith Francis McDermott, 56, 313 E. Carolina St., Williamston was arrested for trespass after notice at Sav Way, 309 E. Main St., Williamston. According to reports, Corporal Drennon responded to the lcoation in reference to a white male trespassing after notice on the premises. McDermott, known by officers from previous calls for service, was observed and placed under arrest. As he was transported to WPD, he began kicking  the passenger side back window of the patrol vehicle, which he has done in the past. He was placed in a patrol vehicle with metal bars protecting the window, and transported to ACDC without further incident. R. Drennon, M. E. Eddleman investigated.
July 2 – Billy Luke, 200 Greenville Dr., Williamston reported a blue electric motorcycle stolen. The Apollo electric dirt bike was valued at $650. R. Maxwell investigated.
June 29 – Suzanne Andrushyn, 7 W. Fourth St., Williamston reported suspicious activity on an account. No additional information was provided. R. Maxwell investigated.
July 8 – Jimmy F. Fletcher, 73, 100 W. 1st. St., Williamston reported he allowed Kelly Marie Townsend, 41, of 100 W. First St., Williamston to borrow his 2001 Kia Sportage to go to the Dollar General and it had not been returned. The vehicle is valued at $1200. Det. L. B. Culbertson investigated.
July 9 – Wayne Earl Fletcher, 12 W. Second St., Williamston reported his son had broken into the residence and taken a window ac unit valued at $210, a Walmart brand weedeater valued at $100, a Black and Decker hedge trimmer
valued at $100, and two antique swords with red handles valued at $100. B. K. Creel investigated.
July 11 – Officers were dispatched to Dollar General, 526 West Main St. in reference to a shoplifter outside the store who had used a weapon when employees tried to stop him. According to reports the man was observed inside the store carrying items toward the door, walked past the point of sale and out the door. When an employee attempted to stop him, he pulled a machete and threatened the employee. The items were two packs of Dollar General diapers valued at $5. R. Maxwell investigated.