Police and Fire

Coroner identifies woman

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The Greenville County Coroner’s Office has identified a woman who was found in a home following a residential fire last Monday.

Stevie Efstration Klein, 73, of Taylors, passed away on Monday, Feb. 27, at her home.

Warren Ashmore - Landrum Fire Department

Service Spotlight

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Growing up with a father who served the community, Fire Chief Warren Ashmore found himself inheriting the same desire to work alongside firefighters who just want to help people in the small town of Landrum. 
The Greer Citizen (GC): How long have you worked at Landrum Fire Department?
Major Lee - Tyger River Fire Department

Service Spotlight

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Major Lee at Tyger River Fire Department has been a firefighter since he was 16 years old. After joining the army for a few years, he found himself back in the fire service.
The Greer Citizen (GC): What made you want to become a firefighter?
Rishard Lewis Geter

Area man receives 40 years

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A Spartanburg man has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for Murder as well as a 10 year prison sentence for Breach of Peace of a High and Aggravated Nature and a five year prison sentence for Possession of a Weapon During Commission of a Violent Crime to both run concurrently with each other and the 40 year Murder sentence.

Crime Report for the Week of Feb. 22

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(Note: All information contained in the following was taken directly from the official incident reports filed by the City of Greer Police Department. All suspects are to be considered innocent until proven guilty in the court of law.)
Public Drunk
Reinald Vallejo, 43, of Greer has been charged with Public Drunk.

Steven Carpenter - Tyger River Fire Department

Service Spotlight

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Steven Carpenter has been in the fire service for 20 years, and he finds his purpose by helping his community members. Going from a large department to a smaller one in Greer, he said, was exactly what he wanted. He is now lieutenant. 
The Greer Citizen (GC): What is your purpose for being a firefighter?

Robbery reported

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Around 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 8, Greer Police Department was dispatched to a report of a robbery in the parking lot of Bradford Apartments.

Captain Patrick Fortenberry said the victims were located, and the suspects had fled the area during the incident. He said detectives are continuing to investigate the incident.


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