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Police Reports

  • Huge cash stockpiles go missing at 2 homes

    Keeping huge stockpiles of cash around the house has cost one Lancaster County theft victim $20,000 and another $12,000, according to sheriff’s office reports.
    The first incident happened at a home on Oak Hill Church Road in the Buford community sometime between July 27 and Aug. 24.
    According to the report, the 68-year-old victim told the reporting deputy he’d put $27,700 cash he’d received following the death of his wife in a fireproof lockbox and hidden it covered by a shirt under the seat of a seldom-used pickup truck parked in the yard.

  • 2 arrested in 17-year-old’s killing

    Two Lancaster men have been charged in the Aug. 18 fatal shooting of 17-year-old Daquan Blackmon.

  • NO SAUSAGE?! Fight over pizza toppings results in felony charge

    A late-night altercation between brothers over pizza toppings led to a confrontation with sheriff’s deputies and a felony weapon charge against one of the combatants.
    Lancaster County sheriff’s deputies responded to 3498 Oakridge Road, Heath Springs, about 1:22 a.m. Saturday after someone reported a fight going on, according to the incident report.
    The reporting deputy said when he knocked on the door, Dekelvin Hughes, 31, told him nothing was going on, then slammed the door in his face and locked it.

  • SCCL man charged with vandalizing streets

    A Sun City Carolina Lakes resident has been charged with vandalizing streets inside the Indian Land community.
    Lancaster County deputies arrested Bradley Keith Munger, 64, Aug. 6 on two counts of malicious injury to property. Munger is a non-owner resident of the 55-and-older community who reportedly lived with his girlfriend in the 55000 block of Derringer Avenue.
    The charges stem from a July 30 incident in which Munger allegedly threw cans of paint in the road at the front gate on Del Webb Boulevard and Sun City Boulevard.

  • 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.