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Police Reports

  • Police Reports

    According to Lancaster County Sheriff's Office incident reports:

    • Deputies and firefighters responded to a structure fire in the 1700 block of Lynwood Drive on Aug. 23. A passerby called 911 around 8 p.m. after noticing smoke coming from the home. Members of the Gooches, McDonald Green and Elgin fire departments put the fire out. Deputies later spoke with a member of the county's fire service who said the fire did not seem suspicious. He said the fire started in an electrical outlet, which may have overloaded. 

  • Man attacks girlfriend, bar bouncer

    A bouncer and a women were both attacked at a night spot on Great Falls Highway just over a week ago.
    Donald Keith Snipes, 32, 2055 Powell Ave., was charged July 9 with assault, criminal domestic violence and malicious injury to property.
    Multiple people told deputies that Snipes attacked his girlfriend and a bouncer at The Spoke Bar and Grill between 11 and 11:30 p.m. that night, according to an incident report from the Lancaster County Sheriff's Office.

  • Teenager runs from shooter at Carolina Court

    A Lancaster teen told officers he narrowly missed being shot by another teen early Wednesday morning.
    Lancaster police officers spoke with the 17-year-old teen at Caroline Court a little before 10 a.m. The teen told officers the shooting happened hours earlier, sometime after 1 a.m., according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report.
    The shooting allegedly happened moments after the victim and three other people were walking together along a path next to the basketball court, the report said.

  • Officers search for missing woman

    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office is hoping the public can help find a missing 68-year-old woman.
    Lancaster resident Edith Cauthen was reported missing Wednesday by her family, according to a sheriff’s office press release. Her family said Cauthen was last seen walking near her home on Old Lynwood Circle in Lancaster about a month ago.
    The family said Cauthen suffers from medical conditions and requires special care.

  • Man points gun near elementary school

    A group of people called police last week after a man pointed a gun at their car behind an elementary school.
    Lancaster police officers responded to Lancaster High School at 9:16 a.m. July 8 and spoke to the four people who were in the car, according to a police department incident report.
    The driver, a 45-year-old Lancaster woman, told officers she was picking up her son from S.C. Vocational Rehabilitation, located at 1150 Roddey Road behind North Elementary School, when the man pointed the gun.

  • Police Blotter 7/3/11

    According to Lancaster Police Department incident reports:

    • A moped was reported stolen from a West Arch Street home between June 22 and 23. The owner told police the moped was chained to a porch handrail. Estimated cost of the black and gray Sprint Tomos moped is $1,188. 

  • Police Blotter 6/17

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  • Police Blotter 5/29/11

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  • Police Blottter 5-25-11

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  • Police Blotter 5/20/11

    According to Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office reports:

    • A Lancaster woman reported a telephone scam to deputies April 15. The West Meeting Street woman told deputies she received a phone call April 4 from a woman claiming to be with Publisher’s Clearing House. The unknown woman told the victim she had won $500,000, gave her a confirmation number and told her to wait for a call from a prize coordinator, a report said.