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Police Reports

  • 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.

  • No one hurt in drive-by shooting

    Lancaster police are investigating a brazen daytime drive-by shooting Sunday afternoon at a home less than a block from the police station that endangered patrons at the Dollar General store.
    Lancaster Police Department Chief Scott Grant said the incident happened about 5:30 p.m. when a vehicle traveling south on Hughes Street fired multiple shots at a home on the northwest corner of Hughes and Arch streets.

  • 2 charged, 1 sought in Facebook gun battle

    Two men have been arrested and sheriff’s deputies are looking for a third in connection with shootings at a Lancaster mobile home park Wednesday evening, one of which was captured on video by a witness and posted online.
    Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to 130 Melton Park Circle in Lancaster Wednesday about 7 p.m. in regards to a shooting in progress.
    Investigators said the incident began with a fight between women that ended with gunfire that left a 21-year-old Lancaster woman with two shots to the stomach.

  • 2 suspects sought in break-ins

    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office has received reports of a number of vehicle break-ins in the areas off Regency Park and Harrisburg roads over the weekend.
    There were at least two suspects and the possible suspect’s vehicle is a tan-colored Lincoln.
    The sheriff’s office is seeking the public’s help identifying the suspects, including the man in this photo.

  • Hit-and-run now under investigation

    The S.C. Highway Patrol and the Chesterfield County Coroner’s Office are investigating a fatal hit-and-run early Sunday morning.
    The accident happened just north of the town limits about 1 a.m. on S.C. 207, according to the Highway Patrol. Belfred Cruz Mendez Roellana, 45, was walking along the road when he struck but an unknown vehicle. It is not know which direction he was walking.