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According to Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident reports:
• A resident of the 3300 block of Flat Creek Road called deputies Dec. 31, 2012, to report that two pit bulls killed between eight and nine of her chickens. The woman said sometime between 7:30 a.m. and 5:15 p.m. that day, the dogs came onto her property, went inside her chicken coops and killed the chickens. The woman found one of the dogs in the pen and another under a storage shed. The woman told deputies she fired a shotgun at one of the dogs, striking it in the legs, because it came toward her in an aggressive manner. Lancaster County Animal Control took the dogs into custody. Estimated cost of the chickens is $500.
• Alec Albert Keiper, 19, of Huntersville, N.C., was charged Dec. 31, 2012, with simple possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and driving without headlights.
According to the report, deputies stopped Keiper in the 2300 block of Charlotte Highway (U.S. 521) for driving without headlights and noticed that he had bits of a green leafy substance believed to be marijuana on his lap. They also noticed Keiper was chewing something and asked him to spit it out, which also was a green leafy substance.
The report said when deputies searched the car, they found a glass pipe and a pill bottle containing a green leafy substance. Keiper also had a pack of cigarette rolling papers in a pocket, the report said.
• A man wanted by Chester County authorities was arrested Jan. 1. Randy William Stevens, 43, 1334 Locustwood Ave., was arrested after a Lancaster County sheriff’s deputy recognized him near a home in the 1600 block of Memorial Park Road. He was arrested on several outstanding warrants from the Chester County Sheriff’s Office and taken to the Lancaster County Detention Center.
• Deputies and firefighters responded to a house fire in the 1400 block of Springdale Road at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 1.
When deputies arrived, members of the Gooches Crossroads Volunteer Fire Department were battling the blaze. A resident told deputies he left the house about 11:30 a.m. and returned after a neighbor called to tell him the house was on fire.
The cause of the fire is unknown, though investigators said foul play is not suspected. No damage amount was listed in the report.
If you know anything about any of these incidents, please call the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office at (803) 283-4136.
– Compiled by Chris Sardelli