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Police Reports

  • Police Blotter 7-5-17

    From the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident reports:
    • Kershaw Recreation Director Randy Jordan reported finding a box of marijuana June 13 on the Kershaw Golf Course.

  • Man shot in Clinton Ave. home-invasion robbery

    A man was shot early Tuesday in a home-invasion robbery at his home on Clinton Avenue, and police are looking for information about three suspects in the case.
    About 4:20 a.m., first responders arrived at a medical call in the 400 block of Clinton Avenue and found that the man had been shot, according to a statement from the Lancaster Police Department.
    The victim, whose identity was not released, was in stable condition Tuesday at Springs Memorial Hospital with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound, the statement said.

  • Lancaster man charged in 11 property crimes

    A Lancaster man has been charged in a string of 11 thefts and burglaries across the county over the past two months.
    Christopher David Sims, 25, was arrested at about 3 a.m. Aug. 2  after deputies responded to a call on Country Club Drive, according to a statement from the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office.
    The homeowners reported that someone had tripped a motion-sensor alarm in the carport, and they saw a man running away and noticed a red Honda parked in a neighbor’s driveway.

  • Burglars clean out Heath Springs shop owner

    A Heath Springs man lost more than $14,000 worth of automobile parts and equipment, tools and other items last month in burglaries of his home and shops at 701 Coldstream Road.
    According to the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report, the property owner said he noticed the first burglary on July 24. It had occurred over the weekend.
    The man said he and his brother put up a trail camera in case the thieves came back, but when he returned on July 28, the thieves had struck again, stealing the camera along with other items.

  • Thwarted shoplifter tries Plan B

    Sometimes when the first plan doesn’t work, it pays to improvise.
    Two women walked into the Lowes home improvement store at U.S. 521 and S.C. 160 about noon July 22 and made their way to the lawn tool section, where one of them picked out a backpack blower priced at  $259, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report.
    The women then went to the garden-section exit, where one of them tried to leave with the blower, but was stopped by a cashier and told to go back inside the store to check out.

  • 2 charged in toddler’s shooting death

    A Lancaster woman and her boyfriend were arrested Tuesday after her 2-year-old son was fatally shot Monday evening at their home on East Dunlap Street.
    The Lancaster County Coroner’s Office identified the child as Jacarion Antonio Gladden. He was pronounced dead from a single gunshot wound about 8 p.m. Monday at Springs Memorial Hospital.
    Toni Lashay Gladden, 26, and her boyfriend, Shazeem Tyrell Hayes, 18, both of 509 E. Dunlap St., were charged with unlawful conduct toward a child.

  • Kershaw man charged in burglaries

    From release

    A Kershaw man has been charged in two burglaries and a shoplifting incident in the Kershaw-Heath Springs area earlier this month.
    Michael Lindsey Faile, 53, was arrested July 20 at an Arbor Drive home in Kershaw, according to a release from the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office. He is charged with two counts of burglary first degree and one count of shoplifting third or subsequent offense.  

  • Dead dog found chained in yard

    Nancy Parsons
    Landmark News Service

    A Great Falls man has been charged with animal cruelty after police found a dead pit bull in the man’s backyard.
    Keon Torrance Gladden, 23, of 45 Walnut St., was arrested.
    An officer was dispatched to his home July 10 in reference to mistreatment of the blue pit bull, according to a Great Falls Police Department incident report.

  • Rebound patient faces charges in SUV theft

    A recent incident involving a patient at Rebound Behavioral Health has neighbors in the area expressing concern about security at the Panhandle substance abuse and mental health treatment facility.
    Rebound Behavioral Health, 135 E. Rebound Road, is a facility that has provided both residential and outpatient substance abuse and mental health treatment on its rural 50-acre campus off U.S. 521 since 2013.
    The organization touts its peaceful, secluded and open grounds as a key aspect of its mission to treat “mind, body and spirit.”

  • 4 suspects sought in Tuesday night shooting

    Lancaster police are looking for four suspects in connection with a shooting and armed robbery that left two men injured Tuesday night.
    “We’ve been working it hard, but at this point we aren’t getting very far with it,” Lancaster Police Chief Scott Grant said Thursday.
    Police responded to a call from the 800 block of Woodland Drive about 8:52 p.m. Tuesday. Officers found two men there, both with apparent gunshot wounds, according to a Lancaster Police Department release.
    Grant said the victims are brothers, ages 47 and 49.