Williamston Police Officers investigated the following incidents in March:
Mar. 2 – Mariela Diego-Nicholas, 23, 6 W Fourth St,. reported a threatening letter found taped to her front door. M. B. Jackson investigated.
Mar. 2 – Officer J. Cobb was dispatched to 14 Poinsett St., where Crystal Lee Smith, 50, reported a simple assault and vandalism of property and breach of trust incident. According to reports her boyfriend Joshua Lee Antone, 45, 565 Joe Black Road, Pelzer, had placed a finger into her chest, damaged the door while exiting the residence and drove off in a white Dodge pickup with no insurance or tag after becoming upset over not being given a cigarette. Damage to the door was estimated at $50.
Mar. 3 – Christina Trinidad Luna, 46, 114 W2nd St., Williamston was placed on trespass notice at Palmetto Middle School, 140 Middle School Road after officer C. S. Hopkins responded in reference to an auto collision and disturbance in the school parking lot. According to reports, Luna’s husband was involved in a collisoin with another vehicle in the carline, and Luna came speeding into the parking lot and began fussing at her husband in Spanish. She then made an aggressive assertive move toward the driver of the other vehicle and resisted attempts to have her step back to her vehicle and follow officer instructions.
Mar. 4 – Betty K. Dalrymple, 110 Gossett Dr., reported a diamond ring valued at $3,000 taken from her apartment. D. Vickery investigated.
Mar. 4 – Ashley Nicole Asher, 31, 347 E. Carolina St., Williamston reported a blue LG Stylus 6 phone taken from her house by Christopher Logan Rochester. The phone is valued at $250. The case was being presented to the magistrate judge. D. Vickery investigated.
Mar. 5 – SavWay 309 E. Main Street, Williamston reported a gas drive off in which a white male wearing a hat pumped $25.62 in gas into a truck and drove off without paying. The truck had four or five men who looked to be in their mid 20s to early 30s. T Eichelberger investigated.
Mar. 5 – Kenneth Ray Kyle, 38, 340 Robertson Rd., Anderson was arrested for two active bench warrants after officers were dispatched to Dollar General, 208 W. Main St. in reference to a subject acting suspicious in the store. According to reports, Dollar General employees asked to have him placed on trespass notice. Kyle was arrested on the two bench warrants and transported to ACDC without incident. At the time of the arrest, Kyle was in possession of a hatchet and a set of 14inch bolt cutters. The items were placed into evidence. No charges were made by the Williamston Police Department. Lt. L. B. Culbertson, D. Vickery investigated.
Mar. 7 – Devon Sanchez Blanding, 32, 118 Tripp St. was arrested for simple assault after Lt. L. B. Culbertson, Jr and D. Vickery responded to Church St., in reference to a disturbance in the road. Upon arrival, Roy Gilbert, 66, 15 Church St,. Williamston told officers that Blanding had pushed him and covered his face and mouth with his hands after he refused to give Blanding $10 that he had asked for. Blanding stated that he had pushed Gilbert but only after Gilbert had pushed him. Officers determined that Blanding was the primary aggressor and placed him under arrest for Assault 3rd degree and transported him to jail.
Mar. 7 – The Williamston Carwash, 403 Greenville Dr., Williamston reported damage to several stalls in which Stall 2 a hose was cut and someone wrote in a white marker on the coin machine “Hose was bad. I want my money back. At Stall 3, the brush torn from the post, at Stall 4 the hose and brush was stolen completely. Total damage was estimated at $900. D. R. Hart investigated.
Mar. 11 – David Norton Finley, 33, 104 Carson Creek Rd., Piedmont was issued a summons for driving under suspension and operating an uninsured vehicle after a red Honda Accord was observed swerving between lanes on Anderson Drive. D. Vickery investigated.
Mar. 14 – Juanita Denise Blanding, 56, 110 E. Carolina St., Williamston reported that Devon Blanding gave her a $100 bill that was counterfeit. Devon told the officer he received the money from another subject that stated it was found in the parking lot of the Curb Market. The counterfeit bill was placed into evidence. D. Vickery investigated.
Mar. 15 – Victoria T. Miller, 60, 103 C Street reported she received a bill from Mariners Finance for a loan in the amount of $4236.50. Miller told officers she had not applied for or cashed any loan with Mariners Finance. When contacted, a customer service representative told Miller that a check for $2539 had been deposited. Miller said the check may have been taken from her mailbox. The case remains under investigation. Sgt. L. E. Mulz investigated.
Mar. 15 – Joseph Rosshirt, 33, 244 Smith Dr., Pelzer was arrested for driving under suspension 3rd and outstanding warrants after officers observed a vehicle traveling east on Greenville Dr. with one head light not working. Rosshirt had multiple warrants through Anderson County and Probation. He was arrested and transported to ACDC. D. Vickery investigated.
Mar. 16 – A 17 year old white male was issued a summons for reckless driving after officers observed a white sedan driving reckless in circles in the Town Square Center parking lot. J. Cobb investigated.
Mar. 16 – Michael Earl Browning, 61, 102 Lander St., Williamston reported a stolen wood splitter. The wood splitter was described as a 27 ton TroyBuilt with red fenders, tail lights, a welded wheel and kick stan on the front. The equipment, which was on the side of the house and covered with a tarp, was valued at $1,820. D. R. Hart investigated.
Mar. 18 – Robyn Rose Melton, 48, 14 Guy St., Pelzer was issued a summons for driving under suspension after officers observed a gray sedan driving East on Main St. D. Vickery investigated.