November 14, 2013
The Union Public Safety Department reported the following incidents:
— A resident of Old Pump Station Road reported on Nov. 11 that he had received threats from a local contractor. The complainant stated he had discussed a job with the contractor several times by phone, which led to the contractor telling the man he did not have time to do the work. An argument ensued. The complainant said when he hired another contractor to do the work, the first contractor rode by his home making threats of violence toward him. The complainant stated the man got out of his vehicle, yelling and cursing. The complainant said he never responded, and the irate man eventually got back into his vehicle and drove away.
— Officers responded to 513 North Duncan Bypass on Nov. 12, where a contractor told them two rolls of Tengate miragrid — which is non-metallic — valued at $250 each had been stolen. He had last seen the rolls around noon Nov. 9, and he discovered they were missing when he returned to the work site at 7:30 a.m. Nov. 11. He also stated on the weekend of Nov. 2, someone stole two metal-frame storm base catchings made of steel. They were valued at $200 each.
The Union County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrest:
— Freddie Lee Puckett, 53, of 117 Highland Drive, Union, was charged with driving under suspension second offense around 5:25 a.m. Nov. 13.
The Union County Sheriff’s Office reported the following incident:
— An employee of AT&T reported on Nov. 12 that around 100 feet of telephone wire on River Road, Union, was cut and the copper wire was taken. On Monday, the complainant came out to fix the line, replacing it with a drop line. He received a call from the same area around 2 p.m. Tuesday, and realized the replacement line was also stolen. The wire is valued at a total of $5,000. A report was given to investigation.