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Police Reports

  • Punched in face, cop chases down shoplifting suspect

    A Walmart shoplifting suspect turned violent Jan. 10, punching a police officer in the face and slamming a shopping cart into him before being chased down in the parking lot, according to a police report.
    Ariana Stephens, 21, of 416 Heath Circle, faces charges of shoplifting, providing false information to police and assaulting a police officer while resisting arrest. Stephens was released after posting bond of $11,562.

  • Police Reports: Jan. 10, 2016

    According to Lancaster Police Department reports:
    ◆ Someone broke into two storage buildings at Clayton Homes, 1400 S.C. 9 Bypass West between 8 p.m. Dec. 29 and 8:50 a.m. Dec. 31 and stole two chairs, five sofas, a sectional sofa, a love seat, two ottomans, several lamps and home décor with a combined value of $4.321. Damage to the storage buildings is listed in the report at $763. And undetermined amount of vinyl siding was also taken.

  • Police Reports: Jan. 6, 2016

    According to Lancaster Police Department reports:
    ◆ Ladre Eddie, 422 Normandy Road, was charged Dec. 15, 2015, with third-degree assault and battery.
    According to the report, Eddie and the victim were arguing about a cell phone. This escalated into a fight, and she struck the victim several times. She told officers the victim tried to hit her and she defended herself. The report said she also told police the cuts on the victim’s face, neck and forearm were from a prior incident.

  • Kershaw man shot, no arrest made

    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting in Kershaw Jan. 3.
    Deputies were dispatched about 10 p.m. to 605 E. Marion St., where they found a 29-year-old man on the front porch with a single gunshot wound, according to a sheriff’s office statement.
    The man was conscious and alert and spoke with deputies before being airlifted to a hospital.
    No arrest had been made in the shooting as of Monday afternoon.
    Sheriff’s officials did not release any further information in the case, citing the ongoing investigation.

  • Sheriff’s office: Man with bullet wound found riding in SUV

    No arrests have been made, and a motive is still being sought, in the shooting of a man near a Lancaster intersection Dec. 28.
    Deputies received a report of a shooting at about 6:45 p.m. near the intersection of Carmel Road and Belmont Circle, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office statement. The area is located between the Erwin and Gooches Crossroads communities.
    Several deputies responded to the scene, but were told the 31-year-old male victim had been driven away from the area in a personal vehicle.

  • Thieves target IL businesses

    Burglars have targeted six Indian Land businesses since late November, including three overnight Dec. 6 and one Dec. 9 at a storage company where the suspects vandalized several vehicles.
    The Dec. 6 burglaries occurred at Jersey Mike’s, Salsarita’s and Mama’s Pizza restaurants, all near the intersection of Charlotte Highway and Doby’s Bridge Road.
    Hardest hit was Jersey Mike’s sub shop in The Commons at Doby’s Bridge shopping center.

  • Kershaw woman dies after being hit by truck

    A Kershaw woman died Dec. 12 after being run over by a truck at a farm on Floyd Road, and the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the case.
    Lancaster County Deputy Coroner Marie Broome identified the victim Rae Marie Brewer, 45. Broome said Brewer died of blood loss from internal injuries sustained when she was run over by a passenger truck.

  • Lancaster man charged with selling heroin

    A Lancaster man was arrested Dec. 10 at his home and charged with selling heroin to undercover officers.
    Jason Lewis Thompson, 34, of 140 South Jackson Road, was arrested by agents of the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office Drug Task Force, according to a sheriff’s statement.
    In an early morning raid, drug agents and SWAT team members arrested Thompson and seized marijuana, an Oxycodone pill, $430 and drug paraphernalia. The search warrant for the raid was obtained after an undercover investigation.

  • IRS scam continues to target residents

    An IRS phone scam threatening targets with arrest for outstanding taxes is making the rounds in Lancaster County again.
    According to Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident reports and phone calls to The Lancaster News, at least six area residents have received phone calls in recent weeks from people pretending to be IRS agents.
    Though the narrative sometimes varies, the IRS scams revolve around con artists who tell their targets they owe the IRS money and will be arrested by local law enforcement agencies if they don’t pay.

  • Man charged in video-poker operation

    A Lancaster man was arrested Dec. 9 for running a gambling operation at a makeshift sports bar in a converted storage shed in south Lancaster.
    John Thomas Whitaker, 37, is charged with possession of gambling devices and keeping a gaming house.
    A sheriff’s office release said drug task force agents arrested Whitaker during a raid at a storage unit he kept at 1525 Holly Hill Street off Lynwood Drive, which he’d “upfitted like a sports bar.”