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Williamton police department stats for December

Williamston Police Chief Tony Taylor reported officers with theWilliamston Police Department responded to a total of 1413 calls for service during the month of December. Stats for incidents investigated were as follows:

Uniform Patrol

Arrests 13

Tickets 42

Williamston Police Report

Williamston officers had a busy end of the year and start to the new year with a variety of incidents including a stabbing, a dog bite and several drug related investigations. Among incidents reported were:

Dec. 28 – Joseph Steven Styles, 38, 155 Middleton Blvd. Williamston reported something caused a two inch hole in the window of a storage building located at 125 Crown Ct. resulting in $40 in damage. K. Anthony, T. L. Eichelberger investigated.

Anderson County Sheriff’s Report

Anderson County Sheriff’s Deputies investigated the following:

EASLEY

Jan. 1 – M. McCarthy was dispatched to the WalMart where he took into evidence a counterfeit $100 bill. A few minutes later, while still on the scene, he and a store security officer witnessed a woman, subsequently identified as Jerri Lamb, WF, 23, 5’2″, 110 pounds grn/brn ,as she attempted to leave the store with several items in her hands. She was charged with shoplifting, and was also found to be in possession of two syringes. One contained a clear liquid that tested positive for meth. She was transported to the ACDC.

Williamston Police Report

Williamston Police Officers investigated the following during the week of Christmas:

Dec. 15 – Ashley Marie Lemacks, 23, 604 N. Hamlton St., reported two bikes valued at $140 taken from the front porch.

Dec. 15 – Kenneth Oneil Solesby, 46, 109 G St. Williamston reported a 28 ft. ladder and a hand truck valued at $409 was stolen from his work truck. M. E. Simmons investigated.

Williamston Police Report

Williamston Police Officers investigated the following incidents:

Dec. 8 – Officers were dispatched to 109 Long Thompson Drive in reference to a dog tied on a short leash with no food or water. The dog’s bones were showing through his skin and he could barely move. The animal was picked up by animal control and transported to the animal shelter. Z. T. Parks investigated.

Anderson County Sheriff’s Report

Anderson County Sheriff’s Deputies investigated the following incidents:

EASLEY

Dec. 11 – P.D. Marter responded to the WalMart at 11410 Anderson Rd., where he placed Quashawn, BM, 19, of Simpsonville, under arrest for shoplifting.

Dec. 12 – P.D. Marter responded to the WalMart where he placed Stephen Patterson, WM, 37, of Greenville under arrest for shoplifting.

U. S. Attorney’s office collects over $7 million

In criminal/civil actions

Columbia, South Carolina- U.S. Attorney Bill Nettles announced recently that the District of South Carolina collected $7,089,479.89 in criminal and civil actions in Fiscal Year 2015. Of this amount, $4,436,041.94 was collected in criminal actions and $2,653,437.95 was collected in civil actions.

The District of South Carolina worked with other U.S. Attorney’s Offices and components of the Department of Justice to collect an additional $41,807,765.09 in cases pursued jointly with these offices. This entire amount was collected in civil actions.

Williamston Police Report

Williamston Police Officers investigated the following incidents:

Dec. 1 – Audrey Denise Latimer Mosely, 49, 5 Randall St., Williamston reported a burglary in which someone stole an XBox, silver IPhone4, brown Timberland boots and a silver 5 disk CD player from the residence. The items were valued at $950. T. L. Eichelberger investigated.

Anderson County Sheriff’s Report

Anderson County Sheriff’s Deputies investigated the following incidents:

EASLEY

Dec. 4 – S.L. Steward responded to the CVS Pharmacy at 3460 Hwy. 153 where the store manager reported that a white male and black male had entered the store.The white male stole a quantity of laundry detergent while the black male caused a distraction. The loss was estimated at $40.

Dec. 5 – J.M. Culbertson responded to the WalMart at 11410 Anderson Rd. where he placed John Stewart, WM, 44, 6’1″, 220 pounds, of Easley under arrest for attempting to steal two 32 inch televisions. A records check subsequently revealed that Stewart was wanted on a probation violation in Pickens County. He was transported to ACDC.

Wanted on outstanding warrants

The Greenville County Sheriff’s Office and the Williamston Police Department are asking the public’s help in location a person with outstanding warrants in Greenville County. James Mitchell Kimbrell is wanted on warrants by the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office and believed to be in the Williamston area. If spotted please contact the Williamston Police Department by calling 911.

See info and photo:

Williamston Police Bulletin 15-07 Wanted Person Kimbrell

Mail theft ring sentenced to 60 months

Tonya M. Reid, age 38, of Anderson, was sentenced today in federal court in Anderson, for conspiracy to commit fraud, a violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 371. United States District Judge Timothy M. Cain of Anderson sentenced Reid to 60 months imprisonment, ordered that she pay $21,272.97 in restitution, and placed her on three years of supervised release.

Evidence presented at the change of plea hearing established that the United States Postal Inspection Service, the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office, the Anderson City Police Department, and other local agencies had undertaken a long-term investigation into the theft of mail in and around Anderson County.

Williamston Police Report

Williamston Police Officers had a busy Thanksgiving period investigating thefts, making drug arrests and serving outstanding bench warrants. Among incidents investigated were:

Nov. 22 – Michelle Lynn Mussen, 48, 147 Middleton Bld. reported a Smith and Wesson 38 revolver stolen from the apartment. The gun was valued at $500. Z. T. Parks investigated.

Anderson County Sheriff’s Report

Anderson County Sheriff’s Deputies investigated the following incidents:

EASLEY

Nov. 28 – D. McQueen responded to the WalMart where he placed Linda Cook, WF, 47, 5’5″, 120 pounds under arrest for shoplifting. She was transported to ACDC.

Nov. 28 – P.D. Marter was dispatched to the WalMart where he placed Shannon Burnside, WF, 27, 5’2″, 120 pounds for shoplifting. She was transported to ACDC.

Powdersville standoff – updated

A standoff involving a suspect in the murder of a Simpsonville man and the Anderson County SWAT team at the Executive Inn on S.C. 153 last Tuesday night (Nov. 24), ended in the self inflicted death of two people.  Kevin Duane Brewer, 37 and Jennifer Lynn Bensch, 32, of Simpsonville, were both found dead from self inflicted gunshot wounds after the three hour standoff.

According to Anderson County Coroner Greg Shore, both victims died of a single gun shot wound to the head. Shore has ruled that both died from self-inflicted wounds. “The gun was closer to the female victim, indicating that Brewer killed himself first, followed by Bensch.” Shore said that toxicology reports are still pending, but that the amount of drug paraphernalia found in the room suggests methamphetamine use was involved.

Greenville County Sheriff’s Office seeks assistance in finding burglary suspect

Daman Paul Strickland Jr.The Greenville County Sheriff’s Office is seeking assistance from the public to help locate 35 year-old Daman Paul Strickland Jr. Strickland has active warrants for Burglary, Safecracking, Grand Larceny, and Conspiracy related to two burglaries in Southern Greenville County. During the burglaries Strickland stole firearms, money, and jewelry. Strickland also stole a Red, 1996 Chevrolet Camaro, with S.C. license number 3281EZ.

Investigators ask anyone who may have information regarding the location of Daman Paul Strickland Jr. to call Crime Stoppers at 23-CRIME.

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