Travelers Rest Police Dept. Crime Report (Dec. 25 - Jan. 1)

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A message from Police Chief Lance Crowe:

"We hope everyone had a safe, and introspective, New Year celebration, and is off to a great start in 2018.  Here is our final Business Watch report for 2017.

We also wanted to offer a brief explanation for why traffic was rerouted around the Poinsett Highway/White Horse Road interchange yesterday around lunchtime, in case you experienced the inconvenience and wondered why.  A single-car collision began on Old Buncombe Road in which the driver lost control and went through/over the chain-link fence and came to rest on Poinsett Highway.  There were measurements taken of skid marks, lane widths, etc., and photos were taken and evidence was gathered (the troopers who responded were actually parked there from the beginning) on both roadways.  It was the Highway Patrol’s investigation, but the Sheriff’s Office, the TRPD, and the Duncan Chapel and Travelers Rest Fire Departments all responded to work together on it, and we couldn’t release individual parts of the scene without releasing it all, due to how each roadblock affected others further down the road. 

We apologize if you were caught in the heavy traffic, but we hope this explanation helps."

— Chief Crowe

Travelers Rest Police Dept. Crime Report:

• 12/26/17 (10:49 am) - A 1990 black Jeep Cherokee was stolen from Baker Tire.

• 12/26/17 (3:24 pm) - A male subject was arrested for shoplifting from Wal-Mart.

• 12/28/17 (8:29 am) - A door to a storage building at Trailblazer Park was found to be broken, perhaps indicating entry into the storage area.

• 12/30/17 (2:20 pm) - A male subject was arrested from Game Stop and charged with having methamphetamine in his possession.

• 12/30/17 (9:06 pm) - A male subject was arrested from Springbrook Behavior Center and charged with resisting arrest and disorderly conduct.

• 12/31/17 (4:48 pm) - A license plate was stolen from a vehicle while parked at Oak Crest Apts.

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The TRPD responded to five disturbances and six traffic collisions during the reporting period.

To contact the department, call 864.834.9029 (or 911 for emergencies).

(Source: Travelers Rest Police Dept.)

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