Police blotter for February 9th-15th

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Man turns himself in in relation to shooting

Lamar Washington
Lamar Washington

A man turned himself in on Jan. 30 in connection with a December 2016 Storyteller Road, St. Helena Island shooting.

Lamar Washington, 33, was wanted on charges of attempted murder and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime.

He was arrested and is being held in the Beaufort County Detention Center on a bond of $25,000.

Anyone with information regarding the shooting incident or other criminal activities Washington may be involved in is encouraged to contact Sgt. Adam Draisen at 843-255-3409 or CrimeStoppers 1-888-CrimeSC to remain anonymous and for a possible reward.

Man wanted on charges of attempted murder

Shyheim Tyrec Drayton
Shyheim Tyrec Drayton

The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office is attempting to locate Shyheim Tyrec Drayton, of Dale, on charges of attempted murder and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime.

Drayton is considered armed and dangerous. He is 6 feet, 2 inches tall and weighs 180 pounds.

Anyone with any information regarding Drayton is encouraged to call Investigator Disbrow at 843-255-3407, BCSO Dispatch at 843-524-2777 or CrimeStoppers 1-888-CrimeSC to remain anonymous and for possible reward.

Scam alert: BJWSA doesn’t collect payment at homes

A customer recently called the Beaufort Jasper Water Authority reporting that a man who identified himself  “from the water department” came to her door saying he was there to disconnect service and asked for payment. BJWSA had no personnel in that area at that time, and the customer’s service was not in danger of interruption.

BJWSA would never knock on the door and demand payment. If the service were scheduled for disconnection, the service would be cut at the meter and there would be no visit from a technician.

The customer said the person was in a white truck, possibly a Chevy. Contact BJWSA if you have a similar experience by sending an e-mail to info@bjwsa.org or by calling 843-987-9200.

Man arrested in Hilton Head shooting

Waldemar Gilyard
Waldemar Gilyard

A 28-year-old man who was wanted in connection with a Nov. 3, 2016, shooting incident outside Cool Cats Lounge on Hilton Head Island has been arrested.

Listed as a wanted person in the National Crime Information Center, Waldemar Gilyard was located and arrested by United States Marshals Service agents on Jan. 12 in the Tampa, Fla., area. Following his arrest, Gilyard waived extradition back to South Carolina on the charge of attempted murder.

Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office investigators traveled to the Pinellas County, Fla., jail on Jan. 31 and took Gilyard into custody. He was transported to the Beaufort County Detention Center and incarcerated that same day.

Gilyard was charged with attempted murder, possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime; unlawful carrying of a handgun; and discharging a firearm within town limits.

All four warrants were obtained on the days following the shooting incident in which one man was wounded. The victim was treated for the gunshot wound and has since recovered.

Anyone with information on Gilyard is encouraged to contact Staff Sgt. Eric Calendine at 843-255-3427 or CrimeStoppers 1-888-CrimeSC to remain anonymous and for possible reward.

Sheriff’s offices seeking help in solving case

Dorothy Kay Olbert
Dorothy Kay Olbert

The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in a cold case.

On Feb. 4, 1975, Dorothy Kay Olbert, 50, was reported missing by her husband around midnight after she failed to return to their Hilton Head Island residence from a church meeting.

At approximately 12:45 a.m. on Feb. 5, 1975, she was discovered dead outside her vehicle near the back gate of Shipyard Plantation. A forensic autopsy revealed she died as a result of blunt force trauma to the head.

Numerous interviews were conducted, as well as forensic examination of evidence collected at the scene, but no suspects have been identified.

The motive for her murder was not apparent, as she had no known enemies.

The limited technology available in 1975 failed to forensically link anyone to the crime.

A reward of up to $2,500 is being offered for information leading to an arrest in any Beaufort County cold case.

During some criminal investigations, investigators might exhaust all credible leads in a case. When this happens, the case can become stagnant or what is typically known as cold.

No matter how insignificant it may seem, any information offered in reference to a cold case could prove to be the missing link needed to solve the case.

Anyone with information regarding this case can call Capt. Bob Bromage at 843-255-3402, 843-816-8013, email robertb@bcgov.net or call CrimeStoppers at 1-888-CrimeSC to remain anonymous and for a possible reward.

Can fire crews reach you in time to prevent tragedy?

Burton firefighters say it is crucial to get to an emergency scene fast as fires quickly grow and spread, and medical emergencies can turn deadly in minutes.

However, finding these emergency scenes has often been elusive for responding Burton fire crews.

Burton fire officials say that addressing and access continue to be problematic in their ability to arrive as quickly as possible to emergency scenes. Some homes are located off the main road with no addresses on the main road to direct emergency crews, and some homes and mailboxes do not have their address visible.

Some homes cannot be reached due to the poor condition of the driveways that are overgrown, have hanging limbs or fallen trees blocking the way.

Additionally, some homes are not addressed as the street they are located on, and in some mobile home communities the residences are not marked sequentially.

Here’s what citizens can do to help firefighters reach them:

• Clear and trim driveways, in particular low hanging vegetation.

• Ensure your address number is visible on your house from the street, and place address numbering on both sides of your mailbox to be visible from both directions.

• If your home is located a distance from the main road, ensure that the address is marked on the main road.

• If your address does not match your street, let dispatchers know this when you call 911, and also provide any additional directions.

• After calling 911, if possible, send someone outside to flag down fire trucks.

Burton fire officials encourage their citizens to routinely observe their residences and property when they arrive home and to look at it from an emergency responder’s point of view, who also have to find these difficult locations at night or in bad weather.