Crime in Union County


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

— James Russell Druckemiller II, 19, 170 Grant Street, Whitmire, charged Sunday with shoplifting.

— Terrance Tremaine Briggs, 17, 310 Lawson Avenue, Union, charged Dec. 2 with simple possession of marijuana.

— Wayneisha Deann Smith, 24, 106 Rogers Circle, Union, arrested Dec. 2 on a bench warrant.

— A 15-year-old juvenile charged Monday with simple possession of marijuana.

— Aliyah Kinsleigh Jade Walker, 17, 1114 West Main Street, Union, charged Tuesday with trespassing after notice.

— A 16-year-old juvenile charged Monday with simple assault.

— Harry Douglas Edwards, 48, 2117 Cross Road, Sharon, charged Tuesday with driving under suspension.

— Michael Cody Allison, 27, 253 Williford Road, Union, charged Wednesday with trespass after notice.

— Jeanie Gayle Thompson, 42, 103 Crawford Street, Union, charged Thursday with shoplifting.

— Travis Sentelle Bates, 30, 113 East Lee Street, Union, charged Thursday with driving too fast for conditions and driving under suspension first offense.

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

Burglary

— On Sunday, an officer responded to a residence on Hidden Hill Road in reference to a report of a burglary. When he arrived, the officer spoke to the victim who said she left her residence at approximately 12 p.m. that day and when she returned at 5:45 p.m. she noticed her kitchen window was busted out. The victim told the officer she’d already checked her house and found nothing was missing.

The officer then dusted for fingerprints on the outside and inside of the window. The report states the victim then noticed a metal chair was out of place close to the window and the officer dusted that for fingerprints as well.

The report states the victim also noticed some damage to the back door including pry marks and a cracked door window. She said the door was locked when she left and when she returned.

In addition to dusting for fingerprints, the officer also took photos the crime scene.

— On Tuesday, an officer responded to a residence on McPherson Street in reference to a burglary. The officer spoke with the victim who said she left around 2:30 p.m. and when she returned around 6:30 p.m. she observed broken glass on her back door. The victim said she went inside and noticed her LG 50’ TV was gone off her entertainment center in the living room. She said she was also missing her Sony tablet.

In addition, the victim said her purse was missing. She said it contained approximately $15 in cash, her SCID, Social Security card, birth certificate, and SunTrust credit card.

The report states the victim said that about two days earlier she let a young black male inside her home to use the phone. She said he asked her if he could buy her TV and tablet and she told him they were not for sale. The victim said she had the man’s telephone number.

The officer then dusted the entertainment center for fingerprints and took photos of the scene. He filled out a victim’s form and told the victim he would file a report and turn it over to investigations.

The stolen items have a total estimated value of $1,445.

— On Tuesday, an officer was dispatched to a residence on West Main Street in reference to a break-in. The officer spoke with the victim who said she came home from work around midnight and parked her car. The victim said she was not sure if she locked the vehicle before going in her residence. She said that when she woke up around 8:30 a.m. she noticed her friend’s wallet was missing and someone had pulled items out of the middle console.

The report states the officer noticed there was no forced entry of the vehicle.

The victim said her friend’s is brown and that her identification card, Social Security card, and Well Fargo credit card were missing. The officer then advised the victim to cancel her credit card. He then turned the case over to investigations.

The report states the stolen items have a combined value of $50.

— On Wednesday, an officer responded to a residence on Oak Street in reference to a break-in. The victim told the officer she had left for work at 6 a.m. and when she returned home at 3:25 p.m. she unlocked her front door but could not get it open because the couch was in the way. She said she noticed the window air conditioning unit was missing and a chair was at that window. It was then that she called 911.

The report states the victim did not go inside her house, but after he arrived the officer went to the back door and found it unlocked. He then went inside and cleared the house.

The report further states that there were items scattered in every room. The victim then came in along with her boyfriend who said he was missing a Playstation 4, Playstation 4 games, Mitchell Kors watch, Timberland boots, and three fire sticks.

The officer dusted the air conditioning unit which was laying on the bed for fingerprints and on the inside and outside of the window it had been in. He did, however, gather some other items for evidence which he took back to the Public Safety Department.

The report states the officer then spoke with a neighbor of the victim’s who said she saw two black males looking around the victim’s house a couple of days earlier. She said that one was wearing a green sweater and a green toboggan while the other was wearing a blue jacket. The neighbor said she did not know who the two men were.

After the officer cleared the scene, the report states he was called back by the victim who said she noticed she was missing a 9mm magazine with eight rounds of ammunition in it. She said she was also missing a box of 9mm ammunition.

Theft

— On Sunday, an officer responded to 320 North Duncan Bypass (Bilo) in reference to a vandalism. When the officer arrived, the victim said her car had been broken into while she was working. The report states the victim works at the store and that when she came outside on her break she discovered her car had been broken into.

The victim said her purse had been stolen. Inside the purse were two bank cards, her Social Security card, her driver’s license, and $15 in cash.

The report states that the responding officer could see where the driver’s side door lock had been damaged and forced open.

The victim said she had clocked in around 11:50 a.m. and her break was at 2:15 p.m. She described her purse as small and blue with yellow writing displaying her initial and a chain attached to it. The victim said one of the bank cards was an Arthur State Bank card and the other a Skylight card. She showed the officer an update from her Skylight card that showed two transactions, one at 11:57 a.m. for $6.42 at the Exxon station on the North Duncan Bypass and the other at 12:05 p.m. for .75 cents at the Energy Market on the South Duncan Bypass.

The officer then went to the Exxon Station and the Energy Market to obtain video surveillance footage from both locations as part of the ongoing investigation.

The report states that the stolen purse is valued at $10.

— On Dec. 2, an officer was dispatched to a residence on East Academy Street in reference to the larceny of a license plate.

When the officer arrived he spoke with the victim who said that sometime between midnight and 4 p.m. someone had stolen the license plate off of his 1998 Toyota Tacoma.

The officer told the victim a report would be completed and turned over to investigations. The report states the license plate and its number were entered into NCIC.

The license plated is valued at $1.

Vandalism

— On Dec. 2, a man came to the Union Public Safety Department to speak with an officer. The man said he had been traveling west on East Main Street in his 2008 Ford F15o when, on the 400 Block, he heard a pop and his driver’s side window shattered. The victim said he did not stop, but drove straight to the Public Safety Department. He said he did not see anyone or anything.

The report states the officer took photos of the damage. It further states that the damage is estimated at $200.

— On Wednesday, an officer responded to a vandalism of a vehicle on East Lee Street. The victim told the officer that she had left the car at her friend’s residence because she drives another car. She said the last time she saw the vehicle was on Monday around 7 p.m. The victim said her friend’s father came out of the house on Tuesday around 8:30 a.m. and noticed scratches on the car.

The officer then took photos of the vehicle and forwarded the case to investigations.

Damage to the vehicle is estimated at $500.

— Also on Wednesday, an officer responded to another vandalism of a vehicle on East Lee Street. The victim said she returned home in her 2007 grey Honda Accord on Tuesday at approximately 11:30 p.m. She said her car was fine when she went in the residence.

The report states the victim’s father had been staying at the house and said that earlier in the day two black females in their early 30s came to the door looking for the previous owner. The father said the women told him that the previous had been messing with their men. He said he did not get the women’s names or see what vehicle they were driving.

The victim said she got up at approximately 7:15 a.m. Wednesday and saw scratches all over her vehicle.

The damage to the vehicle is estimated at $500.

The case was forwarded to investigations.

Fraud/Drug Equipment Violations

— On Tuesday, an officer responded to 907 East Main Street (Jimmy’s Dollar Store) in reference to counterfeit money. The complainant told the officer that a black male had tried to pass her a counterfeit $100 bill. She said she noticed the bill felt different and then noticed it had “For Motion Picture Use Only” printed on it.

The complainant said she then told the man that she had to go to the other side of the store in order to get change for the $100 bill. She said she left to go notify someone about the counterfeit money and by the time she got back the man was gone.

The report states the complainant also pointed out a syringe on the floor near the register and said she believed the man dropped it before he left.

The officer then collected the counterfeit bill and the syringe as evidence. The report states the officer was told by the victim that he could view the store’s video surveillance footage. He the entered the evidence at the Public Safety Department and turned the case over to investigations.

Aggravated Assault

— On Thursday, an officer was dispatched to a residence on South Church Street in reference to shots being fired. The officer was advised by dispatch that they couldn’t advise whether the shooter was on foot or in a vehicle. When the officer arrived at the scene he did not notice anyone walking or in a vehicle.

The officer did, however, notice a white Toyota Camry with the back passenger side window busted out.

The report states the complainant told the officer that her grandson’s vehicle was shot at. The complainant said she heard several shots which were very close to the house. She was in the house laying down when she heard the shots.

The report further states the complainant said her grandson often sits in the vehicle but was not at the time the shots were fired. The victim said he does not have any problems with anyone and does not know who would shoot at his vehicle.

The officer took photos of the scene and noticed not only the busted out window but also a bullet hole in the seat on the driver’s side. A search of the area turned up two shell casings which were collected as evidence.

The officer then advised the victim that a report will be documented for the incident forwarded to investigations.

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

— Marcus Devonte Davis, 19, 104 Mill Avenue, Union, charged Dec. 1 with possession with intent to distribute marijuana, possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine, possession with intent to distribute marijuana within a half-mile of a park, and possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine with a half-mile of a park.

— James Christopher Bonanno, 26, 103 Pine Street, Buffalo, charged Dec. 1 with purchasing marijuana.

— Jonathan Michael McAbee, 21, 347 Lee Road, Jonesville, charged Dec. 1 with conspiracy to purchase marijuana.

— Cody Lee Bryant, 20, 408 Drugstore Street, Buffalo, charged Dec. 1 with conspiracy to purchase marijuana.

— Nathaniel Edward McAbee, 19, 502 Drugstore Street, Buffalo, charged Dec. 1 with conspiracy to purchase marijuana.

— Scott Charles Darling Jr., 27, 238 Haywood Street, Buffalo, charged Dec. 2 with purchasing marijuana, failure to stop for a blue light, and driving under suspension third offense.

— Lonnie Chadward Mobley, 36, 212 Gault Avenue, Union, charged Dec. 2 with trespassing and disorderly conduct.

— Karell Harold Thompson, 19, 1109 South Pinckney Street, Union, charged Dec. 2 with consumption of alcohol by a person under 21 and disorderly conduct.

— Venantius Markevis Mobley, 19, 319 West Henrietta Street, Union, charged Dec. 3 with petit larceny.

— Wesley Chad Murphy, 34, 302 Blassingame Street, Union, charged Dec. 3 with possession of a firearm by a person convicted of a violent crime, possession of methamphetamine, possession of a Schedule III controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, and simple possession of marijuana.

— Carrie Jean Parks, 35, 215 Fairmont Street, Union, charged Sunday with trespassing.

— Noah O’Brian Smith, 19, 406 McClure Street, Union, charged Sunday with petit larceny.

— Tommy Wayne McGowan, 26, 202 Lowery Street, Union, charged Sunday with assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature, simple possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

— Randy Wayne Cannon, 35, 2009 Lockhart Highway, Union, charged Sunday with pedestrian drunk.

— Patrick Neil Sinclair, 39, 215 Fairmont Street, Union, charged Sunday with resisting arrest and attempting to purchase narcotics.

— Harry Douglas Edwards Jr., 48, 2117 Cross Road, Sharon, charged Tuesday with malicious injury to property.

— David Alan Gowan, 33, 1019 Meansville Road, Union, charged Tuesday with domestic violence and probation violation.

— Jaylin Michael Johnson, 19, 302B West Henrietta Street, Union, charged Wednesday with petit larceny.

— Christopher Tony Lamb, 40, 889 Hawkins Road, Union, charged Wednesday with sex offender registry violation third offense and probation violation.

— Whitney Blake Groves, 26, 205 Buffalo Street, Buffalo, charged Wednesday with petit larceny.

— Dennis Ray Bevis II, 19, 906 Flat Drive, Buffalo, charged Wednesday with petit larceny.

— Angela Marie Flucker, 42, 439 Eisontown Road #B, Jonesville, charged Wednesday with petit larceny.

— Donald Wayne Harrison, 24, 119 B Allen Avenue, Spartanburg, charged Wednesday with petit larceny and being a fugitive from justice.

— Robert Charles Rodgers, 27, 187 Proctor Road, Union, charged Wednesday with disorderly conduct.

— Charles Christopher Clark, 47, 200 Francis Avenue, Union, charged Wednesday with pedestrian drunk, unlawful disposal of methamphetamine, and assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature.

— Shaina Nicole Austin, 26, 250 Old English Road, Union, charged Thursday with pedestrian drunk.

— Chuck Randall Lipsey Jr., 26, 215 Fairmont Street, Union, charged Thursday with breach of peace.

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

Theft

— On Dec. 2, deputy responded to a residence on Lakeside Drive in the Union area and spoke with the victim about a stolen license tag. The victim states that his black 2001 Honda broke down at the intersection of Furman L. Findley Highway and Vernon Foster Road on Nov. 26. He said he retrieved his car on Dec. 1 and noticed that his license tag was missing. The victim said he did not know who would have taken it.

— On Dec. 4, a deputy responded to a residence on Morning Glory Drive in the Union area where he met with the victim who said someone had gotten into her car and took several things. She said she was missing the following a phone ear buds, a phone charger, and a tablet charger. The items have a combined value of $100.

— On Thursday, a deputy was dispatched to Lancaster Drive in the Union area in reference to a larceny of a car key. The victim told the deputy that she had put her door key to her Suzuki SUV in the glove box of a Ford Probe so her son could come get the truck and take it to get serviced. She said she heard someone messing with the Ford and when she walked outside they ran off to the house next door.

Next, a car drove by her house headed toward Vanderford Road, but the victim said she had never seen it before. She said when she went to check on her cars she noticed her key and the owner’s manual were missing out of the Ford’s glove box.

All of this happened on or around Wednesday.

The report states a victim’s form was filled out at the time of the interview.

Burglary

— On Dec. 3, a deputy responded to a residence on Flat Drive in the Buffalo area and spoke with the victim about a stolen firearm. The victim said that he left his home the previous day at approximately 3 p.m. and his gun was where he usually kept it. When he returned at approximately 9:30 p.m. he said he noticed his door had been pried open. The victim said he checked the house and found that the gun, a Gen 4 Glock 19 9mm and three 15-round magazines were gone.

The report states that the gun case was left and was sent to investigations. The stolen items have a total value of $600.

— On Dec. 5, deputies were dispatched to 1570 Furman L. Fendley Highway (Xtremer Performance Powersports) in the Union area in reference to a break-in. The complainant said that earlier that morning he noticed a black and white Tattao dirtbike valued at $800 was missing. He said he watched the surveillance video and saw a white van with windows on the passenger side, no windows on the driver’s side, and a ladder rack pull up to a fence at the business. Two white males then got out of the van, lifted up the fence, went underneath it and then role the dirtbike underneath the hole in the fence, load it in the van and leave.

The report states deputies watched the video and took pictures of the fence. The incident is currently under investigation.

Vandalism

— On Dec. 4, a deputy spoke with a man by phone who said that on Nov. 21 his brother came to his residence on 4th Street in the Union area up their mother’s vehicle to take it back to the residence on Mt. Lebanon Road. The victim said that there was a brush guard on his mother’s truck it was picked up. He said his girlfriend met with his brother at the Walmart parking lot on Dec. 4 and picked up the brush guard which had been taken off the truck. The victim said someone had scratched the word “pig” into the metal of the brush guard.

The report states the deputy went 4th Street and took photos of the damage. He advised the victim that the incident report would be sent to investigations.

Damage to the brush guard is estimated at $300.

— On Dec. 6,, the report states that the victim arrived at her home on Coleman Street in the Union area to find the front had been forced open. The report states that there was some minor damage to the door frame but it did not appear anything had been disturbed or taken from the house.

The report states the case was sent to investigations, adding that it is currently unknown whether or not the suspect actually entered the home.

Damage was estimated at $50.

Counterfeiting/Forgery

— On Thursday, deputies responded to 1508 Jonesville-Lochart Highway (Kelly One Step) in the Union area. Once on the scene deputies spoke to the complainant who said that at 12:42 p.m. a man came into the story and bought two packs of cigarettes. The complainant said the total cost was $8.88 and the man paid for it with a $100 bill. He said the clerk was one the phone and held it up to the window and took it. He said that upon looking at the bill closer later in the afternoon the clerk noticed it had “For Motion Picture Use Only” printed on it. The clerk then called and reported it.

The report states deputies viewed video surveillance footage and saw where the man walked in the store, walked to the counter, bought the cigarettes, and left the building. The case has been turned over to investigations.

http://www.uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/web1_Public-Safety-1.jpg

http://www.uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/web1_web1_UCSOstar-9-2.jpg

RECOMMENDED FOR YOU


12:10 pm
Updated: 12:20 pm. |    
Union County Fair begins Tuesday
10:00 am |    
Look for the teal pumpkin
comments powered by Disqus