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Police Reports

  • Jury convicts two in Jones’ murder

    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. 

  • Man alleges nephew picked his pocket

    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.

  • Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office explains errant phone alert

    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.

  • Man jailed after arson threat, struggle with police officers

    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. 

  • Boat buyer bilked on Craigslist

    A man who answered a Craigslist ad for a boat was scammed out of more than $4,800, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff's Office incident report.

    A woman recently told deputies that on Feb. 18, her husband saw an ad on Craigslist selling a paton boat, the report said. 

    The woman said her husband emailed the seller several times regarding the boat and was told it was part of an estate and needed to be sold so she and her family could move. 

  • Fire destroys Kershaw home

    A Kershaw home is a total loss after a fire tore through it during the early morning hours of Sunday, March 2.

    Sheriff’s deputies and members of the Flat Creek, Kershaw and Rich Hill volunteer fire departments responded at 1:16 a.m. to a house fire in the 3700 block of Meadowview Road, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report. 

  • Woman attacked in IL Walmart parking lot

    A Fort Mill woman is recovering from her injuries after a minor car accident quickly turned into a group assault inside the parking lot of Indian Land’s Walmart late Thursday, March 6.

    Deputies were called to the store parking lot, at 10048 Charlotte Highway (U.S. 521), just after 10 p.m. about a report of a car accident and an assault, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report.

  • ‘Most Wanted’ man jailed in Chester

    A wanted man whom local authorities have been searching for since he escaped from his own arrest in 2010, has been tracked down to a jail in a neighboring county. 

    Desmar Denzel Anderson, 23, of Great Falls, whose photo and list of charges recently ran as part of the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office Most Wanted list, has been tracked down to the Chester County Detention Center, said Sheriff’s Maj. Matt Shaw on Wednesday, Feb. 26.

  • Man grabs cash, dashes from store

    Deputies are tracking down leads to find a man who grabbed a handful of cash from a convenience store cash register on Thursday night, Feb. 27.

    Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office Maj. Matt Shaw said the larceny happened at about 10 p.m. when a customer entered North Corner Grocery, at 3647 Charlotte Highway.

    “A guy came in and was going to buy something. When the clerk opened the cash register, he reached right in, grabbed some money and ran out the door,” Shaw said.

  • Police Briefs 04/14/13

    According to Lancaster Police Department incident reports: