October 16, 2013
The Union Public Safety Department reported the following arrests:
— Michael Cody Allison, 24, of 253 Williford Road, Union, was charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia around 9:15 p.m. Oct. 14. According to the incident report, officers responded to suspicious persons on North Mountain Street, Union, and officers observed Allison walking down the street and stopped to speak with him. The report states Allison seemed very nervous, and he was patted down for weapons. Allison had green, plant-like material believed to be marijuana, as well as digital scales, in his pockets. He was transported to Union County Jail.
— Tara Lee Putnam, 24, of 2889 Buffalo West Springs Highway, Buffalo, was charged with shoplifting around 6:30 p.m. Oct. 14. According to the incident report, Putnam concealed two packs of socks, one pack of t-shirts, and one pack of boxers in her purse and pass all points of sale while at Wal-mart, located at 513 North Duncan Bypass, Union. The report states she paid for other items, but not those in her purse. The items were valued at $38. Putnam was arrested for shoplifting, handcuffed, and transported to Union County Jail.
— Bryse Michael Rankin, 24, of 211 Pine Street, Union, was charged with shoplifting around 7:45 p.m. Oct. 11. According to the incident report, Rankin took $60.42 worth of batteries from Family Dollar, located at 410 E. Main St., Union. He was arrested, handcuffed and transported to Union County Jail.
The Union County Sheriff’s Office reported the following incident:
— A resident of Scott Street, Union, reported on Oct. 14 that someone may have vandalized her van. The complainant stated she heard dogs outside her residence the previous night, and she thought they may have scratched the van. The incident report states there were scratch marks — which appeared to have been made by dogs — down each side of the vehicle and along the hood. There were also dog paw prints on the vehicle and a piece of the grill was pulled off. The damages were valued at $1,500.