A message from Travelers Rest Police Chief Lance Crowe:
"The Travelers Rest Police Dept. would like to express public gratitude to several local retailers for their efforts in reducing underage drinking in Travelers Rest. As a member agency of the Greenville County Alcohol Enforcement Team, Officer Jennifer Stuber sent an undercover operative into several retail establishments on September 6 to attempt to purchase alcoholic beverages. To sell to this person would have been a violation of law as this person is underage. We are happy to report that fifteen businesses out of sixteen checked the operative’s ID and refused to complete the sale. These businesses are Rite Aid, CVS, Walgreens, Dollar General, Farmhouse Tacos, Whistle Stop, Sidewall Pizza, Café At Williams Hardware, Shortfields, Copperhead Mountain Distillery, Rest Stop, Willis #2, Willis ABC, Spinx, and Bi-Lo.
Please congratulate these businesses in their diligence in ensuring that our youth do not have easy access to alcohol in Travelers Rest."
—Chief Lance Crowe
Travelers Rest Police Dept. Crime Report:
• 09/15/17 10:23 pm - A male subject was arrested from a traffic stop and charged with disorderly conduct, open container, and unlawfully carrying a weapon. A second male subject was also charged with disorderly conduct.
• 09/16/17 12:08 pm - A female subject was arrested from Leopard Forrest Coffee and charged with trespassing after notice.
• 09/17/17 12:00 am - A male subject was arrested from a traffic stop on Hwy25 and State Park Rd. and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol.
• 09/17/17 2:47 am - A female subject was arrested from a traffic stop on Benton Rd. and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol.
• 09/17/17 1:35 pm - A male subject was arrested from a traffic stop on Hwy276 and Center St. and charged with having marijuana and a controlled substance in her possession. She was also charged with unlawfully carrying a weapon.
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The TRPD responded to 7 disturbances and 8 traffic collisions this week.
To contact the department, call 864.834.9029 (or 911 for emergencies).
(Source: Travelers Rest Police Dept.)
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