Police Reports 3/30/11

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According to Lancaster Police Department reports:

• Ravenell H. Parker, 33, 513 Oxford Place, Lancaster, was charged Feb. 21 with simple possession of marijuana and disorderly conduct. Cynthia Maness Cauthen, 42, 513 Oxford Place, Lancaster, was also arrested at the same time for disorderly conduct. 

• A Toyota van was reported stolen Feb. 24. Officers spoke with an Orange Avenue resident who said she left her van parked at a South Hughes Street home several months ago and noticed it was missing on Feb. 24. It was last seen by her husband two weeks previously, a report said. Estimated value of the van is $1,000. 

• A Lancaster man told officers he was shot at while driving his car Feb. 25. The 19-year-old said he was leaving a gas station on South Main Street on his way to drop his girlfriend at home when he heard gunshots, a report said. He told officers a sports utility vehicle passed him along Gooch Street and fired a gun. Neither the man or his girlfriend were hurt, the report said. 

• The Lancaster Fire Department put out a fire burning behind an apartment complex Feb. 26. When officers arrived, they spoke with a man who was burning items in a fireplace on the back porch of an apartment along Fowler Road, a report said. Officers issued the man a ticket for illegal burning because the city’s fire code states fires need to be 50 yards away from a building, the report said. 

• Officers discovered a woman pulled over for speeding Feb. 27 was wanted in another county. Sasha Nicole Grier, 23, 268 C Knollwood Drive, Lancaster, was pulled over along South Market Street for driving 43 miles per hour in a 25 mph zone, a report said. After checking her information, officers learned she was also wanted by Chesterfield County authorities for failing to appear on a simple possession of marijuana charge, the report said. Grier then refused to be handcuffed and officers also charged her with resisting arrest, the report said. 

• A pistol was reported stolen from a car sometime between Feb. 26 and Feb. 28. A Lancaster woman told officers she parked her car at a North Ferguson Street home on Feb. 26 and when she returned on Feb. 28 she noticed the passenger side window was broken with a brick. The only thing missing was a .40-caliber pistol, valued at $250.

• The owner of a Honda Accord told police her car was vandalized sometime between March 1 and March 2. The Sumter Street resident went to use her car early on March 2 and noticed scratches on her car’s hood, doors, trunk and roof, a report said. Estimated damage is $1,000. 

• A Heath Springs man reported an attempted armed robbery March 1. The 29-year-old man told officers he was walking along Cedar Street on his way to a grocery store at 6 p.m. when he was approached by a man with a pistol. The assailant asked the victim for his money, but the man said he only had food stamps, a report said. The victim told officers that’s when the man pulled the trigger and the pistol clicked several times but didn’t fire. The victim said the man then ran away. Officers searched the area but didn’t find the man, the report said. 

If you know anything about any of these incidents, please call the Lancaster Police Department at (803) 283-1171 or (803) 283-3313, or the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office at (803) 283-4136.

-Compiled by Chris Sardelli.