2012-07-06 / Local News

POLICE REPORTS

Police say 22-year-old used elderly family member’s prescriptions

A Gaffney Police Department detective filed three arrest warrants against a 22-year-old Draytonville Road man for allegedly obtaining prescription drugs by fraud.

Det. Philip Wilkie alleges in the warrants, which were signed and served June 25, that George Earl Manning Jr., did obtain prescription drugs by deceit at the Medicine Mart, 305 N. Limestone Street, on April 3, May 2, and June 1.

According to an incident report, Manning allegedly took an elderly family member’s prescription for Lortab from a home on Draytonville Road and had the prescription filled three times at the Gaffney pharmacy without the family member’s knowledge.

The incident report was made on June 20. l A thief stole a gold necklace and a pack of hamburger meat during a June 24 burglary on East Junior High Road.

According to the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office, someone forced entry to an apartment in the 400 block between 9:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. June 24 and took a gold necklace with a cross charm as well as a pack of meat from a refrigerator.

Theft losses are estimated at $158. l Nearly $4,000 in power tools, copper and other equipment were reported stolen following the recent burglary of a storage trailer on Sharman Road in Blacksburg.

According to the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office, someone forced entry to the trailer between 4 p.m. June 22 and 8 a.m. June 25 by cutting off a lock. Stolen from the trailer were: a 1/2 inch Milwaukee-brand side grinder, a 1/2-inch Milwaukee brand drill, a small Milwaukee-brand side grinder, a 5,500 watt generator, a Dewalt-brand impact wrench and socket set, a Robotool laser, a roll of cable, 600-feet of 1/8- inch copper tubing and a Makita-brand hammer drill. l An estimated $150 in malicious damage was reported June 26 at Holland and Logan Streets when a passing vehicle was struck by a BB gun.

According to the Gaffney Police Department, the BB shattered the window on the passing vehicle, a 1993 Toyota.

The incident occurred at approximately 7:20 p.m. l An estimated $300 in theft losses were reported following the burglary of a storage unit on West Floyd Baker Boulevard.

According to the Gaffney Police Department, someone entered a storage unit in the 1100 block between 8 a.m. June 25 and 1 p.m. June 26 by cutting off a lock.

The thief or thieves took $100 in clothing, a cabinet and a 40-inch television. l Several televisions, a computer and other items were reported stolen following the burglary of storage unit on North Logan Street.

According to the Gaffney Police Department, someone entered a storage unit in the 900 block between March 5 and June 26 by cutting a lock and took a 24-inch flat screen television, a 36-inch flat screen television, a Sanyo-brand microwave, a 27-inch Apple-brand iMac computer, a Rolan-brand 76- key work station and three catering crock pots in two boxes.

Police were informed the thief or thieves re-secured the storage unit with another lock. l An estimated $1,300 in theft losses were reported following a recent burglary on Asbury Road.

According to the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office, someone entered a home in the 1400 block between June 19 and June 26 by taking a lock off the front door. A Playstation game system, a table, and a couch and chair were reported stolen. The couch and chair are white and beige in color with a flower pattern, according to the report. l Two televisions, a game system and a gun were reported stolen following the recent burglary of a Westmoreland Road, Blacksburg, home.

According to the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office, someone forced entry to a home in the 100 block between 7:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. June 27 by prying open a door.

The thief or thieves took a 46-inch Samsung-brand flat screen television, a 40-inch Sony-brand flat screen television, a Nin- tendo Wii game system and a .22-caliber Berettabrand pistol.

Theft losses are estimated at $1,600. l Nearly $500 in theft losses were reported following the recent burglary of an Agape Drive home.

According to the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office, someone entered a home in the 200 block through an unsecured door between 5 p.m. June 22 and 10:30 a.m. June 26. Taken from the home were a washer and dryer, a bluecolored mop bucket, a black- and red-colored hose pipe, a gator back gardening hoe and a Shakespeare-brand fishing rod and reel. l A love seat was reported stolen following a recent burglary on Kings Creek Drive.

According to the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office, someone forced entry to a residence in the 800 block between June 25 and June 27 by removing a sliding glass door and forcing open an inner door.

A love seat valued at $700 was the only item reported missing. l A resident of Roark Road, Blacksburg, filed a police complaint June 27 after someone loosened the lug nuts on his truck’s tires.

According to the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office, the man’s vehicle sustained an estimated $400 in wheel and brake rotor damage after the truck’s left rear wheel came off as the man was driving. l Cherokee County Sheriff's Office deputies were dispatched early July 4 to an attempted armed robbery on Lincoln Street.

According to an incident report, a 65-year-old man was in his yard at approximately 2 a.m. when an unknown subject approached him, pointed a black-colored handgun at his face, and demanded money. The victim allegedly told the robber he had no money and the robber turned and ran away.

No injuries were reported.

The incident report contained no description of the alleged robber.

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