A man described as having tatoos all over his body is being sought by the Union Public Saftety Department for allegedly trying to kidnap a woman he'd asked for a cigarette.
The incident report states the woman reported she was walking toward Meansville Road on SC 215 just after 4 p.m. Wednesday when a white Honda with tinted windows pulled up and a man in the vehicle asked her for a cigarette. The woman said she told him she didn't smoke anymore. She said the man then pushed her in the face and grabbed her arm and tried to pulled her into his vehicle. The victim said she jerked away from him and went back toward McDonald's. She said her attacker, who she described as a white male with tattoos all over him, drove into the Wal-Mart parking lot.
Public safety officers dispatched to a car fire Thursday morning returned with evidence of arson and $80.
The officers were dispatched to 103 William E. Free Pathway shortly after 3 a.m. When they arrived they found a 1998 Volkswagon with its top, windshield and front passenger seat on fire and a red gas can burning beside the vehicle. The officers used an extinguisher to put out the fires.
The report states the owner told the officers she noticed the fire when she got up to go to the bathroom. She said her daughter had parked the car in front of the residence around 1:15 a.m.
During the course of their investigation, officers found a white t-shirt, a gas can and gas spout, lighter and four $20 bills. All the items were collected as evidence.
A trio of apparently hungry and thirsty burglars was interrupted Wednesday night as they attempted to help themselves to beer and snacks in a trailer at 108 Brockman Heights.
The incident report states a deputy was dispatched to the residence just before midnight to meet with the complainant. The woman said she saw the light on in a trailer which belongs to a relative of hers. She said as she went to investigate she saw three black males running from the trailer.
When the officers went into the trailer, the report states they found four or five cold beers lying on the kitchen floor. They also found a number of packs of M&Ms, a Budweiser can and a plastic container in the yard. The officers then found a case of Gatorade, a box of Jolly Ranchers and a box of Oreo crackers in the side ditch at Calhoun and North Church streets.
A woman's decision to leave her son's bicycle on the front porch of their home at 301 Richard St. in Union turned out to be a mistake.
The incident report states the woman told the responding officer she placed her son's blue, Roadmaster Mt. Sport SX mountain bike on the front porch around 6 p.m. Wednesday. When she walked out of the house aruond 12:30 p.m. Thursday she noticed the bike was gone. The bike, which has 18-inch wheels, is valued at $60.
An unlocked truck made it easy for a thief or thieves to steal $1,050 worth of tools Wednesday night.
The incident report states the theft took place sometime between 9 p.m. Wednesday and 9 a.m. Thrursday. The victim stated that sometime after dark Wednesday approximately 10 black males were seen in the yard at 404 Hart St. where the truck was parked. Thursday morning it was discovered a Ridges Saw-All, Chicago Saw-all and a Milwaukee half-inch drill were missing from the truck. The victim said the vechicle, a 1987 Toyota truck with a utility bed, was unlocked as were its compartments.
The following persons were arrested by the public safety department:
Linda Hall, 52, 113 South Enterprise St., Union, charged Saturday with public drunk.
Kevin Scott Johnson, 38, 221 E. Main St., Apt. 507, Union, charged Saturday with disorderly conduct.
Candice Michelle Woodsby, 23, 720 Lakeside Drive, Apt. K-6, Union, charged Saturday with driving under suspension and violation of child restraint.
Rashaad Akim Green, 17, 204 Lipsey St., Union, charged Saturday with disorderly conduct.
Deion Dantrell Smith, 17, 202 N. Gadberry St., Union, charged Saturday with disorderly conduct.
Carthy Dover Stevens, 30, 1909 Lockhart Highway, Union, charged Monday with disorderly conduct (public drunk).