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Lancaster Police Department
Officers responded to the front lobby of the Municipal Justice Center on Jan. 19 after a man ran in screaming. The man, who was bleeding from his left thumb, said another man bit him and stole $30 from him, a report said. The man said he and a woman were driving when an acquaintance asked for a ride to court. When they pulled up to the MJC, the man said the assailant tried to steal money sitting in a cup holder. The assailant then bent the man’s hand back and bit it, the report said. Lancaster Police Chief Harlean Howard said there was a suspect in the case and warrants for strong arm robbery and assault and battery had been issued.
On Jan. 20, a Lancaster man called officers to say a tenant had damaged property in his rental house. Officers responded to the Penny Street home and found damage, including broken windows and frames, removal of the front door, removal of carpet, removal of a stove which was thrown in the back yard, knocked-out drywall and a broken ceiling fan. Damage to the house is estimated at $2,190.
A Lancaster woman reported seeing her car vandalized on Jan. 22. The Doubleoak Road resident told officers she was sitting on her front porch when she saw a silver car pull up. She told officers a black man with shoulder length dreadlocks got out of the passenger side and threw something at her car. Officers noticed damage to the trunk and back window of her car, and also saw two bricks laying nearby, a report said. Damage to the car is estimated at $1,000.
Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office
Justin James Rembert, 23, 603 Bolick Road, Indian Land, was charged Jan. 19 for simple possession of marijuana second offense.
Matthew Shayne Donahue, 18, 631 Fairhill Road, was charged Jan. 20 with simple possession of marijuana.
Deputies responded to a report of a dead bull on Jan. 21. A Great Falls Highway resident told deputies he found his 1,200-pound black angus bull dead hours after hearing gunshots on Jan. 20. Deputies did not find evidence the bull had been shot, a report said. The bull is valued at $1,200.
A Lancaster man reported copper stolen from outside his business on Jan. 21. The employee of Southern Tool at 1643 Kershaw Camden Highway noticed tire tracks around the building and noticed copper had been taken from four air conditioning units, a report said. The units are valued at a total of $28,000.
Deputies investigated the shooting of a vacant mobile home on Jan. 22. The owner of the vacant mobile home on J.B. Denton Road said someone had shot the home with a small caliber weapon. Deputies noticed there were 16 small bullet holes in the front of the home, a report said. Damage to the home is estimated at $900.
A Lancaster man reported he was assaulted on Jan. 22. The Henderson Road resident told deputies he was involved in an argument with another man when he was attacked. Deputies noticed the man had several cuts on his head and there was blood spatter on several walls, as well as a large hole in one of the walls, an incident report said. Deputies were searching for a suspect, the report said.
An employee at the Indian Land Walmart reported two separate thefts on Jan. 24. Deputies spoke with the store’s asset protection coordinator who said two men stole a Jensen car stereo on Dec. 13. He said on Jan. 20, the two men returned and stole two more Jensen car stereos. The three stereos are valued at a total of $900. A passerby called deputies after noticing items had been stolen from an air conditioning unit on Jan. 24. The Kershaw man told deputies he was driving by a home and noticed the air conditioning unit had been ripped open and several items stolen from inside. The house had recently been purchased by Haile Gold Mine and was vacant, a report said. The air conditioning unit is valued at $1,000.
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.