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Suspect sought in ‘peeping tom’ incident

By Chris Sardelli

 Christopher Sardelli

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A 13-year-old girl was startled to find a man possibly recording her in a Lancaster department store dressing room on Sunday, April 6, though police have yet to find the suspect. 


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Burglars assault county homeowner

By Chris Sardelli

 Christopher Sardelli

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Investigators are searching for at least two men involved in a botched burglary that left a Lancaster man injured Monday afternoon, April 7. 

Deputies responded to a home in the 200 block of Doster Road at 4:10 p.m. following a 911 call about a burglary in progress, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office press release. 


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Florida fugitive found in Lancaster

By Chris Sardelli

 Christopher Sardelli


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Victim reports two armed men took his car at Crenco on South Main Street

Police investigating possible carjacking

By Chris Sardelli

 Christopher Sardelli

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Police are looking for more information in the possible carjacking of a man outside a Lancaster gas station early Tuesday morning, March 25.

Officers were called to the lobby of the police department at about 5 a.m. Tuesday after a man arrived to report a carjacking, according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report. 


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Deputies file public drunk and open container charges

Man found passed out in front of school

By Greg Summers

 Gregory A. Summers

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A Lancaster man faces two alcohol-related charges after he allegedly passed out behind the wheel while waiting in a car rider line at a county elementary school on Wednesday, March 26, to pick up a child.

Michael Douglas Hammond, 35, 1285 West Shore Drive, was charged with public drunkeness and an open container violation, according to a Lancaster Sheriff’s Office incident report, 


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Moped driver dies from injuries

By Chris Sardelli

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A Lancaster man died from his injuries after he was struck by a car while riding his moped through a city intersection on March 17. 

Calvin McIlwain, 60, was first taken to Springs Memorial Hospital and later flown to Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte for treatment of his injuries, though he later died on March 24, said Lancaster Police Capt. Scott Grant. 


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Jury convicts two in Jones’ murder

By Chris Sardelli

After considering hours of forensic evidence testimony in a joint trial this week, a jury found Al Martinez Green, 21, 813 ½ East Dunlap St., and Devatee Clinton, 26, 1911 Rose Anna Lane, guilty of the 2012 shooting death of Jenika Jones, said Sixth Circuit Solicitor Doug Barfield. 


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Man alleges nephew picked his pocket

By Reece Murphy

The Lancaster Police Department responded to a drunken dispute between a man and his nephew, whom he accused of trying to be a not-so-subtle pickpocket.

According to the incident report, the 52-year-old man called police to his home in the 700 block of Taylor Street about 5:50 p.m. Feb. 28, saying his nephew tried to steal $180 from his pocket.

The responding officers noted the man’s right pocket was torn and said they went inside to speak with the man’s 37-year-old nephew, who was asleep on a couch.


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Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office explains errant phone alert

By Nancy Parsons

The Fairfield County Sheriff's Office has recently received numerous calls from concerned citizens in the Ridgeway and Lake Wateree areas who received an emergency notification via a telephone automated message stating someone had escaped from the S.C. Department of Corrections and could possibly be in the area.

“Additionally, these citizens were warned to stay inside of their homes due to the nature of the escapee,” said Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office Capt. Brad Douglas.


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Man jailed after arson threat, struggle with police officers

By Laura Caskey

A Lancaster man found himself in jail after he reacted violently when told to leave a Glennwood Avenue home.

Bruce Edward Helms, 65, 408 Glennwood Ave., was arrested Feb. 27 and charged with attempted arson and third degree assault, according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report.

According to the report, Helms was allowed to enter the residence by the victim to clean himself up from a personal accident. 


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