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Police Reports

  • Deputies find working meth lab on Summit Avenue

    During the search for a suspect wanted for second-degree domestic violence, sheriff’s deputies discovered an active meth lab on Summit Avenue near Brooklyn Springs Elementary and arrested three Lancaster residents.
    Robert Bennie Sims, 41, of 1763 Summit Ave., Christopher Dale Robertson, 29, of 449 Sunnybrook Lane, and Deana Renee Gibson, 33, of 1454 Winthrop Ave., were each charged with manufacturing methamphetamine.

  • Armed burglar arrested following standoff

    A Lancaster man run off by a woman who caught him burglarizing her home was arrested Wednesday night after an armed standoff outside a nearby church.
    Casey Wayne Faile, 30, of 1785 Wadell Stinson Road, is charged with first-degree burglary, possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime, threatening the life of a public official and possession of controlled substances.

  • More cases of pilfering from unlocked vehicles

    The Lancaster Police Department is investigating a second string of cases of a thief or thieves rummaging through unlocked cars in the last 30 days.
    The latest incidents happened about 5 a.m. April 29 at a home in the 700 block of Dunlap Street, in the 300 block of Nichols Road that same day, early Saturday in the Hardee’s parking lot on S.C. 9 Bypass, and Monday at a Hudson Street home.
    In the Dunlap Street incident, someone rifled through a 2011 GMC Arcadia and stole $20 from the armrest console.

  • Lancaster teen charged with stabbing her sister

    A 19-year-old Lancaster woman has been charged with attempted murder after her 14-year-old sister was stabbed in the neck during an argument.
    Tykendria Caldwell was arrested at her home, 1084 Palidin Road, shortly after the incident Saturday evening. She was also charged with  resisting arrest.
    A Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report said deputies responded to the home about 6:34 p.m. after the girls’ 16-year-old brother called 911.

  • Kershaw man charged with child abuse

    A Kershaw-area man was arrested Saturday by Kershaw County sheriff’s investigators and charged with abusing his infant child.
    Alvin Davis IV, 20, of 1179 Neds Creek Road, Kershaw, is charged with unlawful conduct toward a child.
    Kershaw Sheriff Jim Matthews said the case came to light when a physician at Palmetto Health Richland Children’s Emergency Room contacted the sheriff’s office about a 4-month-old who’d been admitted for treatment of head injuries.

  • Lancaster man arrested in drug-trafficking case

    A Lancaster man was arrested at his home Friday on drug-trafficking charges, and 13 pounds of marijuana was seized.

    Jonathan Ryan Hardin, 25, of 1869 Shelton St., was charged with trafficking marijuana more than 10 but less than 100 pounds.

    In a joint operation between the U.S. Postal Service and drug agents and investigators of the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office, a search warrant was obtained for Hardin’s home, according to a statement from the sheriff’s office.

  • IL murder suspects face more charges

    The suspects in the Indian Land murder of Randy Tran were each served this week with new warrants in the case.
    Tony Eugene Maynard, 21, of Indian Land, Na’Chon Jakeh Hayden, 22, formerly of Van Wyck, and David Antonio Kucinski, 21, and Chris Dawan Glass Jr., 22, of Fort Mill are each charged with murder in Tran’s April 5 shooting death.
    According to the Lancaster County Sixth Judicial Circuit index, all four men were served Tuesday with warrants for armed robbery.

  • Walmart employee robbed in parking lot

    A Lancaster Walmart employee reported that two men robbed him at gunpoint late Monday night in the supercenter parking lot.
    The employee wasn’t hurt, but he said the two suspects stole his driver’s license, $90 in cash and a $25 check.
    “This is a bad incident and the likelihood of him being hurt was extremely high,” said Lancaster Police Chief Harlean Carter. “We are so grateful that did not happen.”
    According to a Lancaster Police Department incident report, the robbery happened about 11:25 p.m. Monday.

  • New charges for suspect in IL murder

    A suspect arrested for the April 5 murder of 20-year-old Randy Tran in Indian Land has been served with additional warrants for firearm and drug violations.
    Na’Chon Jakeh Hayden, 22, formerly of Van Wyck, was charged April 15 with possession of a stolen pistol, possession/distribution of prescription drugs and possession of other Schedule I to Schedule V drugs.
    Hayden was the last of four suspects arrested in the shooting death of Tran and was previously charged with murder and failure to report a crime.

  • Police seek shooting suspect

    The Lancaster Police Department is looking for the shooter who wounded a bystander on his front porch Sunday afternoon.
    The 63-year-old man, who was shot once in the left upper thigh, was taken to Springs Memorial Hospital, then flown to Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte.
    “The last I heard, he is in stable condition,” said Lancaster Police Chief Harlean Carter.
    A family member said Tuesday the victim is at home recovering.