UNION COUNTY — The number of people arrested in “Operation Summer Heat” now stands at 24.
In a statement released Friday, the Union County Sheriff’s Office announced that Charles Llewllyn Savage, 36, 102 Hampton Avenue, Union, was arrested on Wednesday and charged with distribution of cocaine.
Savage was arrested as part of Operation Summer Heat which was initiated by the sheriff’s office to take more drug dealers off the street. The operation initially resulted in the arrest of 23 Union, Buffalo, Jonesville and Whitmire residents on a variety of drug and other charges. Those arrests were announced Thursday and Sheriff David Taylor said at the time that more arrests were pending.
In a separate incident, the sheriff’s office also announced the arrest of a Union man in connection with a burglary that occurred in late May.
Daniel Leander Wood, 25, 715 S. Duncan By-pass was arrested on Wednesday and charged with burglary second-degree and grand larceny.
Wood is charged in connection with a break-in at 212 Kennan Avenue, Union, that occurred sometime between May 24 and May 31. The items stolen from the building had a combined value of $3,350 and included a large saltwater fish tank, boxes of artificial plants and candle holders, an edger/leaf mulcher, and a scientific calculator. A search of a residence at 209 Keenan Avenue where Wood was staying at the time turned up several of the stolen items.
The Union County Sheriff’s Office reported the following incidents:
— A resident of Bird Street reported that sometime between midnight and 11 a.m. Thursday someone vandalized her 2000 Chevrolet Suburban while it was parked in front of her home causing $700 worth of damage.
— A Union resident reported on Thursday that she believes someone has been using her identity. She said that she received a settlement offer letter from EOS CCA, a collection agency in Maine, claiming she had an outstanding balance with AT&T and they were trying to collect the fee. The woman said she’d never had a telephone with AT&T Mobility, that she has always had Verizon. She ignored the letter, but later when called Verizon to add another line to her account she was told that she had outstanding balance of nearly $1,000. She said she did not know what they were talking about. The deputy handling the case told the woman to notify the sheriff’s office if she receives anymore mail of this kind.
The Union Public Safety Department reported the following arrests:
— Ronald Eugene Palmer, 40, 0f 101 Washington St., Union, was charged with trespassing around 2:50 p.m. on June 6.
— Cortez Devonta Harris, 20, 102 Marigold Drive, #51, Union, was charged with simple possession of marijuana and driving under suspension other than first offense around 8:55 a.m. on June 6. According to the incident report an officer noticed Harris, whose driver’s license the officer knew was suspended, driving west at a high rate of speed on Old Buffalo Road. The officer initiated a traffic stop and Harris attempted to flee but was apprehended. While frisking Harris, the officer found a clear plastic bag containing a plant-like substance believed to be marijuana in his right front pocket.
— Joshua Jabott Jeter, 24, 201 Richard St., Union, was charged with possession of marijuana other than first offense and possession of clonazepam around 5 p.m. on June 6. According to the arrest warrants, Jeter had in his possession marijuana and clonazepam while he was a passenger in a car.
— Steven Lamar Burkhalter, 49, 117 Kissy Creek Circle, Union, was charged with obtaining money under false pretenses and shoplifting around 2:40 a.m. on June 7. According to the arrest warrants, Burkhalter shoplifted merchandise from Waltmart and then returned it as having been purchased and received a gift card in return.