The Newberry City Police Department reported the following incidents:
• Carl Sheppard, 41, of 4888 S.C. 34/121 in Newberry was charged with shoplifting Aug. 2. According to the report, officers responded to Food Lion in Newberry in reference to Sheppard leaving the store without paying for merchandise. Officers located Sheppard in a nearby parking lot walking away from a Black Honda. Two packages of ribeye steaks and a package of NY strip steaks were found in the car. Sheppard said he placed the packages of steaks underneath his shirt, exiting the store, later throwing them into a friend’s vehicle. He was also charged with trespassing.
• John Kinard, 45, of 122 Caldwell St. in Newberry, was charged with public intoxication and simple possession of marijuana Aug. 1. Kinard stepped out in front of an officer’s car in the area of Drayton Street and appeared to be staggering. According to the report, Kinard appeared to be intoxicated and failed a field sobriety test. When searched, officers found a blunt containing marijuana and a small “dime” bag containing marijuana in his pants pockets.
• David Castro, 20, of 408 Hilltrace Road in Newberry, was put on trespass notice from the YMCA in Newberry in reference to assault in the form of threatening. Officers were told Castro was asked to leave due to dunking the basketball several times which is against the rules due to damaging the goals. According to the report, Castro became angry and said “I’ll see you when you get off.” The complainant did not want to prosecute, but wanted Castro on trespass notice.
• Penny Walker, 36, of 10 N. Davis Lane in Blythewood, was charged with shoplifting Aug. 9. Officers responded to Walmart in Newberry in reference to a shoplifter in custody. The complainant stated she observed Walker walk into the automotive section and stuff several items into her purse without paying for them, later checking out some items, then leave the building.
• Brandon Brown, 22, of 1513 Bald Hill Road in Jefferson City, Mo., was charged with simple possession of marijuana, drug paraphernalia, and open container on Aug. 9. Brown was spotted with another subject standing behind a vehicle at the Newberry County Courthouse. Brown was holding a mason jar containing a red colored liquid. Brown caught officers attention by placing the jar on the ground as the second person fled into Bar III across the street. Brown was placed under arrest for open container and when searched officers found a wooden box in his pocket containing marijuana and a pipe. Officers could not locate the second person.