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Police Reports

  • 5 teens charged in church break-in

    Five teens staying at the Lancaster Children’s Home have been charged with breaking into a nearby church, damaging the building and stealing money, Gatorade and candy after slipping away from the home in the middle of the night July 6.
    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report said the three girls and two boys ages 14 to 17 were caught about 2 a.m. inside the office of Hyde Park Baptist Church at 1898 Flat Creek Road.

  • Peeping tom, caught in the act, roars at victim, then runs away

    A Lancaster woman and her children got a rude surprise early July 4 when she caught a man peeping through her bedroom window.
    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report said a deputy responded to the woman’s home in the 1500 block of Fleetwood Drive about 2:29 a.m.
    The 33-year-old mother of two told the deputy she heard a noise outside her window and pulled back the curtains to find a man crouched down below her window. He was touching himself sexually.

  • Motorcyclist hurt in collision with pickup

    A motorcyclist was severely injured Wednesday afternoon when his motorcycle was struck nearly head-on by a pickup truck on Rocky River Road.
    Injured in the accident was 26-year-old Shane Mathias Moseley of Lancaster.
    Emergency crews said Moseley was flown from the nearby Rich Hill fire station to an area hospital. His condition remained unknown as of deadline Thursday.
    The accident happened about 4:50 p.m. at the intersection of Rocky River and Daisy Couch roads.

  • Fort Lawn man arrested for felony DUI after crash

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    The S.C. Highway Patrol has charged Fred Coulter, 52, of Fort Lawn with felony DUI with great bodily injury, according to jail records at the Chester County Detention Center.
    Troopers say Coulter, the driver of an 1995 SUV, collided with a 2007 Honda motorcycle driven by Jeffery Cox, 27, of Chester about 5:45 p.m. June 23 on Lazy H Road. Cox was injured in the collision.

  • Burglary at Christian Services solved with walk-in confession

    A Lancaster man has been charged with burglarizing a Christian charity and a dog-grooming business last weekend, after he walked into the police department and confessed to one of the crimes.
    James Matthew Alman, 48, was arrested on two counts of second-degree burglary in connection with break-ins at
    the Christian Services thrift shop and Bubbles and Blades dog grooming, both on Great Falls Highway, according to a statement released Wednesday by the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office.

  • 15 charged in big drug roundup

    After a three-month investigation, nine suspects were rounded up Thursday on drug-distribution charges, and six more were being sought in a countywide sweep by sheriff’s office drug task force members, investigators and deputies.
    Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Doug Barfield said the charges stemmed from drug transactions monitored by task force agents since April, based in part on intelligence from confidential informants and citizen tips.
    The transactions involved heroin, cocaine, crack cocaine, marijuana and other illegal drugs.

  • N.C. woman charged in fatal hit and run

    A North Carolina woman who allegedly struck a bicyclist late Friday night in the Buford community and then drove away is now in jail.
    Diane Elizabeth Kelley, 46, of Lilesville, N.C., turned herself in at the Lancaster County Detention Center on Tuesday afternoon.
    S.C. Highway Patrol Cpl. Bill Rhyne said Kelley is charged with leaving the scene of an accident regarding death in connection to the fatal hit and run, which killed Robert B. “Robbie” Sims, 42, of Hopkins Lane.

  • Police Blotter: June 25, 2017

    According to Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office reports:
    • A trampoline, a utility trailer and a green metal cattle gate were stolen from a home on the 900 block of Flint Ridge Road in Heath Springs between 5 p.m. June 2 and 8:25 p.m. June 8. The trampoline is valued at $2,000, the utility trailer, which has rust on it, is valued at $600, and the cattle gate is valued at $100.

  • Man-goat donnybrook ends with dead animal

    A Buford man shot and killed a stray goat last weekend after the animal twice jumped atop his car, threatened to ram him and wouldn’t leave his yard, a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report said.
    The report said a sheriff’s deputy responded to the 3800 block of Cimmeron Road Saturday about 10:10 a.m. and found the homeowner, Sonny Plyler, in the front yard “aggravated that he had to shoot the animal.”

  • Charges against 3 in Patel killing

    Three men have been arrested on conspiracy charges in connection with the murder of Lancaster convenience store owner Harnish Patel, who was found shot to death in his front yard March 2.
    Lancaster residents Jaquinton Tradell Blair, 23, and Richard Devauhn Stewart, 42, and Charlotte resident Lajames Arteian Ross, 22, are charged with conspiracy to commit armed robbery, according to a Wednesday release from the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office. Stewart is also charged with accessory before the fact of attempted armed robbery.