The Union Public Safety Department is investigating a series of incidents that involved the vandalism or theft of property with a combined value of $3,900.
It was parked at her home, but that didn’t stop a Union woman’s car from becoming the target of a vandal or vandals.
The incident report stated that an officer was called to 400 S. Church St., Friday morning in reference to the vandalism of a vehicle.
The victim told the officer that her mother woke her that morning and told her to go outside and look at her car. When she did, she found her black 2009 Toyota Camry was covered in scratches and vulgar gestures. She said she didn’t have any problems with anyone and didn’t know would do this to her car.
The officer then asked the victim when was the last time she’d seen her car with the scratches. She said she’d been at a friend’s house on Lakeside Drive and when she’d left she didn’t notice any damage. The woman said she’d gotten home around midnight. She added that she believed her car was damaged was it was parked at her home.
Damage to the vehicle was estimated at $2,000.
An empty house proved an inviting target to the vandal or vandals who broke two of its windows sometime between Sept. 12 and Friday afternoon.
The incident report stated that an officer was dispatched Friday afternoon to 202 Catherine St., in reference to the vandalism of a vacant house.
When the officer arrived at the scene he was met by the complainant who said his company owns the property. When he came by the property that morning, he noticed someone had broken out one of the windows on the front of the house. He said he also discovered had broken a window on the back side of the house.
The complainant said he was trying to sell the property and had given another man the keys to the building nearly two weeks earlier. He said the man didn’t mention the damage at that time, and he believes it was done recently.
The officer took photographs of the damage. While doing so, he noticed there were some rocks on the front porch near the broken window.
Damage to the building was estimated by the owner at approximately $1,000.
Another Vehicle Vandalized
Parking it in her carport did not prevent a Union woman’s car from being damaged by a vandal or vandals last week.
The incident report stated that shortly after 8 a.m. Friday, an officer responded to a the vandalism of a vehicle at 403 Toluca St.
The victim told the officer that someone had damaged the back rear tire on her black 2009 GMC Yukon Denali while it was parked in her carport. She said the damage wasn’t there when she parked the car around 9:30 p.m. Thursday. She said she didn’t notice it until 8 a.m. that morning as she was leaving for work.
The officer then photographed the damage which is described as a gash in the sidewall of the tire.
Damage to the vehicle was estimated at $300.
And Another Vehicle Vandalized
A key was apparently the weapon of choice of the vandal or vandals who damaged a Union woman’s car Thursday.
The incident report states an officer spoke with the victim at the public safety department Friday afternoon.
The victim said someone had keyed her car while it was parked at 309 E. Academy St. She said she’d noticed the marks after getting out of class. While she wasn’t worried about the scratches, the victim said he insurance company told her to filed a police report.
The officer then took pictures of the car and made the report.
Damage to the vehicle was estimated $200.
When she turned on her radio, a Union woman discovered that someone had stolen her car’s amplifier.
The incident report stated an officer was called to 109 Munro St., Saturday afternoon in reference to a larceny.
The victim said she’d parked her car around 10 p.m. Friday and when into it just before 2 p.m. that afternoon she noticed her amplifier was missing. She realized the amplifier was gone when she turned the car’s radio and there was no bass coming through the subwoofers in the trunk.
The victim said she’d locked the doors of her car except for the driver’s side back door which she said doesn’t lock. She said she had the release that controls the trunk locked, but the thief or thieves were able to get the amplifier through the back seat of the vehicle.
The amplifier is described as a Powerbass with approximate value of $200.
Officer are investigating an incident in which someone broke into a Pinckney Street but apparently left empty handed.
The incident report stated that shortly after midnight Monday, officers were called to 302 S. Pinckney St., in response to an alarm, but the K-9 Unit of the Union County Sheriff’s Office arrived first.
After arriving on the scene, an officer discovered the front door window had been broken out and that a large window next to the door was broken. The officer photographed the door and the window.
The building’s owner arrived a short time later and opened for the officer to enter and search the premises. The ensuing search turned up no sign of entry with the officer noticing that money and keys dropped through the slot in the door were still there. The officer then took photos of the crime
While the officer was searching premises, the K-9 Unit began tracking behind the business towards Herndon Street. The unit tracked to a residence on Enterprise Street and stopped on the front porch. A deputy then knocked on the door and spoke to the resident, explaining the situation and asking for permission to search the house.
The resident granted the deputy permission to search their home, but the reported that nothing was found.
Damage to the building was estimated at $200.
The following persons were arrested by the public safety department.
Charles Woodrow Painter, 56, 296 Meansville Road, Union, charged Saturday with malicious damage to property.
Johnny Steven Adams, 58, 1300 Pinckney Place, #137, Union, charged Friday with driving under the influence.