Williamston Police Report

Williamston police officers investigated the following incidents:
Feb. 18 – Officers investigated a report of a white Ford F350 pick-up truck hauling a trailer may have caused damage to the carwash located at 145 E. Main St. When officers arrived, two men were observing the damages to the roof of the car wash and stated they did not cause the damage but were pulling in just enough to avoid causing any damages. The owner of the car wash was contacted and officers were told the damage may have been caused by someone else several days earlier. During the investigation it was determined the truck had no license plate, no proof of insurance or registration. The driver stated he had been trying for months to get his employer to make the truck legal because he was just issued three tickets last week for the same reason. The truck appeared to have been purchased at auction and was not registered or insured. The truck was towed and placed on hold until properly registered and insured. The driver was allowed to take the trailer and machinery in the back of the truck. Damage was estimated at $10,000. The incident remains under investigation. T. L. Eichelberger investigated.
Feb. 18 – Officers responded to 115 Poinsett St., Williamston in reference to a domestic situation with weapons. Zackary Diamond Valentine, 21, 617 McKenzie Dr., Anderson reported he was at the residence to retrieve his things and leave and began to have a verbal argument with Haley Ann Young and Tyler Joseph Thilbodeau. Reports state Young went into the house and retrieved a handgun, but had taken it back inside before officers arrived. After speaking with Valentine, he stated he did not want to pursue charges. A complaint withdraw form was completed and no citations were issued. C. D. Brown, J. Sparks investigated.
Feb. 18 – Officer C. D. Brown investigated vandalism in Mineral Spring Park in which the door to a restroom stallwas knocked off its hinges and was laying on the floor. Damage was estimated at $100.
Feb. 19 – Miranda Francisco, 23, 647 Cherokee Rd., Pelzer was arrested for driving under suspension and operating an uninsured vehicle after officers observed a black sports car traveling more than 10 mph over the speed limit on Ida Tucker Blvd. The officer attempted to make a traffic stop but the vehicle made a left on Minor Street and then a left on Palmetto Road, right on Dendy Street, Welborn and Tasha Drive in West Pelzer. The vehicle stopped at 10 Tasha Drive. The driver stated he did not have a driver’s license or insurance. R. Drennon investigated. West Pelzer Sergeant S. Stoller also assisted.
Feb. 20 – Amanda Nicole Rogers, 37, 120 Shiloh Church Rd., Piedmont was arrested for larceny after officer D. Hart was dispatched to O’Reilly Auto Parts, 402 E. Main St. According to reports, Rogers, who was an employee, admitted she took $32 from the cash register to give to another former employee who was having health problems. Rogers was transported to ACDC.
Feb. 21 – Officers were dispatched to 716 Academy St., in reference to a shooting into a dwelling. Timothy Lee Farmer, 62, 716 S. Academy St,. reported a bullet had entered the roof of the dwelling which was occupied by two people. No one was injured. Sgt. L. E. Mulz investigated.
Feb. 24 – Officers were dispatched to 934 Anderson Drive in reference to a suspicious vehicle at the EZ Trip gas station. The 2000 Honda Civic had been there for about an hour with one occupant. The owner of the vehicle was contacted and told officers the occupant had permisson to be in the vehicle. However, during a search of the vehicle, officers observed a guitar case which had a guitar with a paper towel inside it. The paper towel had less than one gram of methamphetamine inside a cardboard box cut out. No arrest was made. Sgt. L. E. Mulz investigated.