Friday, May 17, 2013
Wreck happened Thursday night on Woodruff Road. Woman charged with DUI.
A woman crashed her car into a Woodruff Road liquor Thursday night. No one was hurt in the crash, but the woman has been charged with DUI, WYFF reported. The wreck occurred about 9:30 p.m. at All About Spirits at 1832 Woodruff Road when Theresa Johnson drove her 2002 Volvo through the front of the store, breaking glass and bottles and shelving inside, the report said. Johnson was arrested on DUI charges and booked into the county detention center and later released.
Alcohol-fueled argument ends in a trip to jail for Inman man, according to Mauldin Police.
An Inman man faces a disorderly conduct after an alcohol-fueled argument with his girlfriend turned into a public spectacle, a Mauldin Police report said. Andrell Gist, 40, was arrested Tuesday night after a spat with his girlfriend at Gleneagle Apartments on West Butler Road, the report said. The victim said Gist, whom she had been seeing for four months, became angry when they began fighting after both were drinking and was told she wanted to end the relationship, the report said. Gist was told to leave the victim's apartment but instead is accused of pushing the victim to the ground and refusing to vacate, the report said. When police arrived, officers noticed that Gist seemed to have been drinking heavily, as his speech was slurred and…
Reported incidents to the Mauldin Police Department from May 15-16.
The following crimes and incidents were reported to the Mauldin Police Department from May 15-16:
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Reported incidents to the Mauldin Police Department from May 10-15.
The following crimes and incidents were reported to the Mauldin Police Department from May 10-15:
Blood Connection's National Law Enforcement Memorial Week Blood Drive being held all over the Upstate this week, including in Simpsonville on Friday.
This week is National Police Week. Wednesday was National Peace Officers Memorial Day. In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation which designated May 15th as Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week in which that date falls as Police Week. During police week each year, tens of thousands of law enforcement officers will gather in Washington, DC to take part in a number of events designed to pay honor to those officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty. Here in the Upstate, The Blood Connection has been holding a blood drive in connection with the special week. The Bloodmobile will be all over the Upstate this week during the National Law Enforcement Memorial Week Blood Drive, so there's lots of chances …
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Man and woman's meth lab discovered by Mauldin Police last week in city subdivision.
A Mauldin man and a female accomplice from Greenville are facing charges stemming from the discovery last week of a clandestine meth lab inside a Mauldin home, Mauldin Police said. Mauldin Police were helping the Greenville County Sheriff's Office serve an arrest warrant at 301 Hickory Lane in the Glendale II subdivision on May 8 when authorities found evidence of a methamphetamine lab that had been in operation in the recent past, said Mauldin Police Det. Ben Ford. The street where the home is located was barricaded for hours while a specially trained meth lab crew cleaned up the toxic and potentially explosive site. Ford said authorities not only found meth inside the home, but numerous items required to produce the deadly drug. Among …
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Annual memorial service reminds community of those who served and protected Greenville and gave their lives doing so.
Greenville County honored the lives of fallen officers during an annual memorial service at the at the Greenville County Law Enforcement Center. It's been 14 years since Marcus Whitfield, a Greenville County deputy, was killed in the line of duty on Aug. 13, 1999. Whitfield was shot and killed while he and two other deputies were attempting to break up a fight outside of a Waffle House. Melita and Mike Whitfield of Lyman said to them it seems like yesterday. "When you hear of another officer being shot or killed, it just brings it all back," Melita Whitfield said. "With God's help, we've come through it. And we have gained so many more sons and daughters in law enforcement. They all come give me hugs to make up for the ones I miss from my …
Incident on Augusta Road also prompted lockdowns at two local schools.
Greenville County Sheriff's deputies are seeking help identifying a suspect in the armed robbery of the Family Dollar store on Augusta Road on Tuesday morning. The robbery occurred shortly before 11:30 a.m. at the store, located at 8090 Augusta Road. The robbery also prompted the temporary lockdown of Woodmont Middle School and Sue Cleveland Elementary School. At 11:27 a.m. Tuesday, the GCSO received a 911 call in reference to an armed robbery at the store. Deputies learned that a black male, approximately 21 years old, wearing a grey ski mask and jacket, entered the store armed with a handgun and demanded money from the clerk. The suspect took an undisclosed amount of money and fled the scene in an unknown vehicle. The suspect is …
Earlier lockdown at the school, and at Sue Cleveland Elementary, came following armed robbery in area.
Update: Woodmont Middle and Sue Cleveland Elementary were put in lockdown earlier due to an armed robbery in the area. Both schools are now off lockdown, according to Greenville County Schools. Law Enforcement reported the suspect has left the area. Earlier: Woodmont Middle School has gone on lockdown, Greenville County Schools spokesperson Susan Clarke said. According to an email sent by Clarke, a School Resource Officer advised Woodmont Middle School's principal to go into lockdown due to an armed robbery in the area.
Woman alleged by her boyfriend to be suicidal winds up arrested on various charges.
A call about a possibly suicidal woman ended up with the woman being arrested on two separate charges after Mauldin Police showed up on the scene, a police report said. When police arrived to an apartment complex on East Butler Road they found the subject, 21-year-old Heather Duhon, with half her body draped over the balcony, the report said. The woman said she was merely trying to get down to talk with police, the report said. Ordered off the balcony, police then made contact with the woman's 42-year-old boyfriend who said he believed the woman was possibly suicidal and had grabbed several kitchen knives and pressed them against her neck and threatened to kill herself after the pair had gotten into an argument, the report said. The man …