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Police Reports

  • Robber demands exactly $60, pack of cigs

    A convenience store clerk reported to city police that a man robbed her of $60 and a pack of Newport cigarettes early Thursday.
    The lone robber, who was wearing a white T-shirt and blue shorts, sped away in a black, 2-door pickup.
    The incident happened just after 2 a.m. Thursday at Citgo Gas Station, 1200 N. Main St., according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report.
    The man came in, walked to a cooler, got a beer and walked up to the counter to pay for it.

  • 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.

  • Police Blotter 7-5-17

    From the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident reports:
    • Kershaw Recreation Director Randy Jordan reported finding a box of marijuana June 13 on the Kershaw Golf Course.

  • Fort Lawn man arrested for felony DUI after crash

    Landmark News Service

    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.