Crime Report


The Union Public Safety Department reported the following arrests this week.

— Ricki Danielle Escalante, 30, 219 N. Duncan Bypass, Union, charged Oct. 1 with simple possession of marijuana, open container, and disregarding a stop sign.

— April Lashawn Dunn, 42, 221 E. Main St., Union, charged Oct. 1 with disorderly conduct.

— Steven Stephone Brandon, 35, 105 McBeth St., Union, charged Oct. 1 with disorderly conduct and open container.

— James Robert Anaya, 26, 191 Minnow Bridge Road, Union, charged Monday with disorderly conduct.

— Tiffany Chantol Briggs, 25, 102 Horse Shoe Circle, Union, charged Sept. 30 with disorderly conduct.

— Peter Huntley, 65, 221 E. Main St., Union, charged Sept. 30 with disorderly conduct.

— Edward James Wrigley Jr., 43, 211 Mclure St., Union, charged Sept. 30 with simple possession of marijuana.

— Bradley Lee Pruitt, 30, 609 Toney Road, Union, charged Sunday with removing a political campaign sign.

— Henry Williams Huntley, 69, 221 E. Main St., #102, Union, charged Oct. 1 with disorderly conduct.

— Jason Scott Lipsey, 44, 332 Belvue Drive, Union, charged Monday with disorderly conduct.

— Two juvenile offenders charged Sept. 30 with disorderly conduct (fighting).

— Jazmine Lapharene Wallace, 25, 1111 Lakeside Drive, #2A, Union, charged Monday with driving under suspension.

— A 16-year-old juvenile charged Tuesday with simple possession of marijuana.

— A 16-year-old juvenile charged Tuesday with minor in possession of liquor.

— Benny Ray Brooks, 54, 113 Harris St., Union, charged Tuesday with use of vehicle without permission.

— Darryl Eugene Smith Jr., 19, 111 Bailey St., Union, charged Wednesday with reckless driving.

— Richard Ernest Hodge Jr., 57, 601 Monarch Highway, Union, charged Thursday with petit larceny, burglary second-degree, and a bench warrant.

— Hyatt Alyse Edens, 18, 205 W. South St., Union, charged Wednesday with simple possession of marijuana.

— Michael Elijah McCants, 20, 201 E. Hillcrest St., Union, charged Wednesday with simple possession of marijuana.

— Darryl Eugene Smith, 19, 111 Bailey St., Union, charged Wednesday with simple possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

— Kendric Tyree Harp, 18, 720 Lakeside Drive #11, Union, charged Thursday with possession of cocaine first offense, possession of drug paraphernalia, and trespass after notice.

— Thomas Eugene Jeter, 57, 3117 Berry Farm Road, Carlisle, charged Thursday with disorderly conduct.

The Union Public Safety Department reported the following incidents this week.

Vandalisms

— On Monday, an office spoke with a woman at the Public Safety headquarters. The woman said that the previous day she noticed her vehicle, a silver 2012 Chevrolet, had scratches on the driver’s side and the trunk.

The officer photographed the scratch marks on the vehicle and informed the victim that a report on the vandalism would be made.

Damage to the vehicle was estimated $500.

Larcenies

— On Monday, an officer responded to a trespass at a residence on Lakeview Heights. When the officer arrived, the complainants told him that they wanted a relative’s wife to be trespassed from the residence. The officer said he needed to speak with the relative since it was his home.

The officer then spoke with the victim who said his wife has not lived at the residence continually for months and is on drugs and has people in and out of his house constantly.

The report states the officer observed the woman walking a man out of the house to a car. The victim said that the man had been asleep in his bed when he came over earlier and had spent the night with his wife.

One of the complainants then began telling the officer that several items had started to go missing from the residence over the previous three days. He presented the officer with a list of the missing items including three Gilbert Custom Cues (pool sticks) worth approximately $2,000; HP Notebook worth approximately $200; a surround sound system for the HP Notebook worth approximately $40; and red Troy Built two-cycle weed eater worth approximately $160.

The complainant and the victim believed that the items were stolen by some of the people the victim’s wife had been having at the house.

The report states the officer took an inventory of the stolen items and advised the victim to go pursue an eviction at the Magistrate’s Office because his wife could not be placed on trespass from the residence since she lived there. The incident was forwarded to investigations.

Burglaries

— On Oct. 2 an officer responded to a report of a break-in at a residence on Long Twelve Street. When he arrived, the deputy was told by the victim that his girlfriend was asleep in their room. The victim said his girlfriend did not have a phone to call the police. He said that someone came to their residence and kicked their bedroom door in and that his girlfriend was still asleep during the break-in.

The victim said that whoever broke in stole three watches two bottles of perfume. The report states the items have a combined estimated value of $400.

The report states the officer took pictures of the door and was then told by the victim that his girlfriend had hear a loud vehicle crank up and leave. The officer advised the victim that a report would be done.

— On Oct. 1, an officer was dispatched to a residence on South Church Street in reference to a break-in. The victim told the officer that she had left her apartment around 1 a.m. that morning and everything was fine, adding that she had locked her doors and that no one else had a key. She said that when she came home around 5 a.m. and opened the door she noticed her apartment had been trashed.

The victim said she was missing a 47-inch flat screen Emerson TV, a 42-inch TV, and $2,000 in cash. The stolen items had a combined estimated value of $2,800.

The report states that the victim said she thought this might have occurred because of an ex-boyfriend who she said was mad at her because they had broke up.

The victim also told the officer that her kitchen window was up and she didn’t know how it had got up since it was nailed down.

The report states the officer didn’t observe any nails in the window and did not see any signs of forced entry. The officer took photographs of the apartment and where the TVs had been. He advised the victim that he would do a report on the incident and turn it over to investigations.

Assaults

— On Oct. 1, an officer was dispatched to a residence on Hicks Street in reference to an assault that had occurred at the old park located at Erwin Avenue and Lybrand Street. The victim told the officer that he was walking from DD’s on West Main Street and was walking in the field of the old playground when a black male wearing a black shirt and dark pants jumped on him. He said he felt a knife as it stuck him in the side and started struggling with his attacker, trying to get the knife from him.

The victim said his attacker started swinging at him and he began swinging back to protect himself. He said the attacker finally ran away towards North Boyce Street going towards Union Mill Crossing.

The report states EMS arrived and cared for the victim who refused transport.

The responding officer then contacted the on-call investigator who said he would be responding.

The victim then told the officer that had can of Coca-Cola with him that had been left at the scene. The officer then went to the scene and found the can.

The officer then contacted another officer to ask if the K-9 Unit was available. The report states he was told that based on the information the K-9 would not be much help given all the foot traffic in the area.

The officer then advised the investigator of his findings after he arrived on the scene and took over the investigation.

— An officer was also dispatched Oct. 1 to a residence on Highland Drive in reference to a break-in with 911 advising that the male caller had been assaulted with a handgun. The reports states that the caller said a male had came in through the kitchen window and held him at gunpoint. 911 then advised that the suspect had left and ran down Wilbur Street with the gun.

When the officer, the victim told him he had been in bed asleep and was woke up by a black male who stuck a gun in his face. He said the man told him to get up and then struck him on the top of his head and on the back of his neck.

The report states the officer could see a small cut on the top of the victim’s head and a knot on the back of his head.

The victim said his assailant had grabbed him up and went through the house looking for something.

The report states the officer advised other city units to set up a perimeter for the K-9 Unit. He then made contact with the Union Count Sheriff’s Office about the K-9 Unit and was told they were on their way.

EMS then arrived on the scene and checked the victim out for his injuries. He refused, however, to be transported to the Union Medical Center for treatment.

The report states that that point the investigator with the Union Public Safety Department was his way to the scene while the K-9 Unit had arrived. The officer spoke to the K-9 officer and told him that the suspect had entered through the kitchen window at the back of the house and left out the front door and across the yard and street headed toward Wilbur Street.

The K-9 Unit tracked from the back of the house and down Wilbur Street, tracking around the curve halfway up the hill before losing the tract. The K-9 Unite continued tracking but was unable to pick the track back up. The K-9 Unit then returned to the house and tried again to pick up the track but was unable to do so. At that point the attempt to track the assailant was called off.

City units then cleared the scene and the case turned over to the investigator.

Motor Vehicle Theft

— On Wednesday, an officer was dispatched to a residence on the Toney Road in reference to a stolen motorcycle. The officer was met by the complainant who said that his friend’s 2007 Yamaha RI motorcycle was stolen from the residence sometime the previous day. The complainant said he’d pulled the motorcycle out before he went to work so he could ride his to work. He said that when he returned home the Yamaha was not where he left it, so he called his friend and asked if he’d picked it and was told he hadn’t.

The officer then contacted the victim who said he did not know his motorcycle had been stolen and that he had not talked to the complainant. The victim said he was at work and asked if he could call him back in five minutes. The officer did and the victim said he had talked with the complainant but thought he was just playing with him and did not think it had actually been stolen.

The victim said that after he’d gotten off the phone with the officer he’d called the complainant to make sure he had actually called the police about his motorcycle being stolen. He said he had the keys with him in Spartanburg and that these were the only keys to the motorcycle.

The officer then advised the victim that if he thought of anyone who might have stolen his motorcycle to call the Public Safety Department. The report states the officer entered the motorcycle in the NCIC and turned the case over to investigations.

The motorcycle has an estimated value of $5,600.

The Union County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests this week.

— Joshua Neal Moore, 30, 139 Hill St., Buffalo, charged Monday with shoplifting and possession of methamphetamine.

— Tabatha Christine Walton, 24, 115 215 Loop, Union, charged Sunday with possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, driving under suspension, and have no license tag.

— Jason Shane Lanier, 39, 301 Highland Drive, Union, charged Sunday with simple possession of marijuana and disorderly conduct.

— John Edward Glenn, 54, 141 Oak Grove Road #3, Union, charged Sept. 30 with sex offender registry violation and probation violation.

— James Stanley Holmes, 55, 205 Lawson Avenue, Union, charged Oct. 1 with breach of trust.

— Pamela Teresa Lawson, 55, 261 Suber Lane, Union, charged Thursday with assault and battery third-degree.

The Union County Sheriff’s Office reported the following incidents this week.

Burglaries

— On Sept. 30, a deputy was dispatched to a residence on Westville Street in the Buffalo community in reference to a burglary. The victim said that someone broke into her house and stole the following items:

• An Xbox 360 Halo from a back bedroom.

• Three large bottles of Peroxide, soap, and a lock box with blood pressure and sugar pills from the master bedroom.

• Her daughter’s driver’s license, Social Security card, and birth certificate from the kitchen table.

The stolen items have a combined value of $310.

The report states that there was no sign of forced entry visible at the residence, but that the victim said the front door had previously been damaged and was easy to open.

The incident was turned over to investigations.

— Also on Sept. 30, a deputy was dispatched to a residence on the Cross Keys Highway in the Union area in reference to a break-in. The victim said that someone broke into an old motor home she has on her property and stole a 4,000 surge watt Sportsman gasoline generator she had stored inside.

The report states the victim was issued a victim’s form and photos were taken of the door that the thief or thieves had damaged gaining entry to the motor home.

The generator is valued at $300.

— A deputy was also dispatched Sept. 30 to a residence on Baber Street in Union in reference to burglary. The victim said that someone broke into his outside storage building, possibly through the window on the front side. He said that the following items were missing:

• Various pictures of Marilyn Monroe on a board.

• A propane heater for propane tank.

• 150 gold in color door keepers.

The stolen items have a combined value of $1,100.

A victim’s form was issued to the victim and photos were taken of the window the thief or thieves may have used to enter the building. The report states the victim had already changed the locks on the door and had straightened up around the window.

— On Thursday, a resident of Mt. Tabor Church Road in the Union area came to the Sheriff’s Office to report that someone had stolen four guns from his house. The victim said there was no forced entry and he didn’t notice the guns were missing until the previous night. He said the house had not been rummaged through and nothing but the guns had been taken.

The stolen guns are:

• A Palmetto State Armory AR-15 rifle, .223, black with brown stock and forearm, Serial Number: LW008587

• A Glock Model 43 pistol, 9mm, black, Serial Number: ZHD050.

• A Glock Model 42 pistol, .380, black with red laser and flashlight, Serial Number: U14250202,

• A Glock Model 34 pistol, 9mm, black, Serial Number: PG3430103.

The weapons have an estimated combined value of $2,000.

A victim’s form was issued and the weapons will be entered into NCIC by the reporting officer.

Larcenies

— On Monday, a deputy met with the victim of a theft from a motor vehicle. The victim said that her car, a silver 1998 Mercury, was parked at her residence on Clifford Drive in the Buffalo community on Sept. 30. She said she had placed her pink camouflage wallet in her glove compartment. She said that when she went to retrieve her wallet from the glove compartment she discovered it was gone.

— Also on Monday, a deputy was dispatched to Hill Street in the Buffalo community in reference to a larceny. The victim said that he been jumped by someone a few days earlier and they’d taken his cell phone. He then gave the deputy the number for the phone and a brief statement.

Assaults

— On Sept. 30, a deputy was dispatched to a residence on the Jonesville Highway in the Jonesville where the victim told him that he had been assaulted while riding his bicycle. The victim said he had been riding south on Jonesville Highway headed back to his residence and was well off the road when a car passed, coming very close to him. He said the passenger in the front seat hit his handlebars with his hand as the vehicle passed.

The victim said he continued south on Jonesville Highway and saw the car parked at a gas station. He said he took photos of the occupants and the license plate. When the occupants of the vehicle asked him what he was doing he said he told them he was calling the police to report their hitting him. He said they tried to play it off and said they were just thumping a cigarette butt out the window.

The victim, however, said that he was looking in his mirrors when the car initially approached and saw it get very close to the side of the road and so he got even further off the road. He said it was very definitely an intentional act and he wants to pursue charges.

The report states the victim forwarded the photos to the Sheriff’s Office as evidence. It further states that a victim’s form was also issued.

Vandalisms

— On Sunday, deputies responded to a break-in at a residence on Jonesville Highway in the Union area. Upon arrival the deputy spoke to the victim who said he had three vehicles that were broken into. The victim said the vehicles were put on the property around Sept. 25 and he noticed that afternoon that they had been broken into.

While nothing was taken from the vehicles, the victim said that items he’d never seen before were put inside the vehicles.

In one of the vehicles, a black Chevy K1500 truck, the victim said someone got in and took all of the items out of the glove box and threw them around the vehicle. He said of the tires was also flattened.

The report states deputies observed where someone had tried to get the front fog lights off of the truck.

Another vehicle is red Pontia Grand Am and the victim said in this vehicle were some of the items he had not seen there before including some used cigarette and a piece of mail. In addition, the victim said there was some damage to the ignition and the rear view window was missing.

The last vehicle is a green Pontiac Firebird and there were items in that vehicle that did not belong there along with some items that were in another area of the yard.

Deputies took pictures of the damage bone to the vehicles and collected all the items that did not belong to the victim as evidence. A victim’s form was issued to the victim and the incident will be investigated further by the Sheriff’s Office.

— Also on Sunday, a deputy was dispatched to a residence on South 6th Street in Lockhart in reference to a vandalism. The victim told the deputy that his vehicle had been vandalized with eggs. He said he did not notice the eggs on the vehicle until around 5 p.m. that day.

The victim said he also noticed egg shells on the sidewalk in front of his home. He estimated the damage from the eggs to be around $300.

The deputy took pictures of the vehicle and told the victim that a report would be done and turned over to investigations.

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