Police Reports

  • Lancaster man charged in horse-saddle thefts

    Landmark News Service

    A Lancaster man has been arrested in the thefts of horse saddles in several Lake Wateree incidents, according to the  Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office.
    James H. Richardson, 39, of 925 Grace Ave., was arrested Jan. 9 and charged with second-degree burglary and grand larceny in a Dec. 31 incident on River Road in Fairfield County.

  • James Brooks arrested again on meth charge

    Former school board member James M. Brooks has been arrested on drug charges for the third time in 14 months, this time for possessing methamphetamine.
    The 51-year-old Lancaster resident was arrested just before 6 p.m. Monday evening, according to a release from the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office.

  • Inmate stabbed at Kershaw prison

    An inmate was stabbed Tuesday during an assault at Kershaw Correctional Institution in Lancaster County.
    The incident happened about 12:30 p.m., said S.C. Department of Corrections spokesman Jeffrey Taillon,
    “The inmate was taken offsite for medical treatment,” Taillon said.
    The victim’s name and information on his condition were not released, but Taillon noted he was returned to KCI the same day.

  • $100K earrings go missing from IL home

    An Indian Man reported the theft of two pairs of his wife’s diamond earrings from their home earlier this month – worth $100,000.
    According to the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report, the 40-year-old Millstone neighborhood resident told the investigator last week that he believed the earrings were stolen from his home during a gathering there the evening of Dec. 6.

  • Police Blotter: Dec. 20, 2017

    From Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident reports:
    ◆ Two used-car dealers reported incidents within less than a week of each other where thieves stole tires from cars on their lots.

  • Deputies nab naked, noisy guy in yellow Hummer

    An N.C. man was charged with drunk driving after Lancaster County deputies found him naked behind the wheel of a yellow Hummer that Elgin residents reported driving slowly around the community blowing its horn.
    The incident happened about 9 a.m. on Nov. 24. Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office deputies located the Hummer in the parking lot of the Elgin fire station at 114 Tram Road, according to the incident report.

  • Shots reported in 2 IL neighborhoods

    Multiple shots were heard in two Indian Land neighborhoods Monday night, and the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office is investigating both incidents.
    Deputies responded shortly after 10:30 p.m. to a home in the Hatton Terrace neighborhood, where a woman reported that her home had been shot, according to sheriff’s spokesman Doug Barfield. Deputies determined that the home had been struck three times.
    “We still don’t know who did it or why,” Barfield said.

  • 2nd horse shot dead at Panhandle ranch

    For the second time in six years, Robbie and Julie Dunn have found one of their horses shot dead at their Panhandle ranch.
    The Dunns said someone shot their 28-year-old gelding Boss in the side of the head with a small-caliber weapon the morning of Nov. 18. The bullet did not kill the horse for hours, and its suffering and collapse were captured on surveillance video.
    Julie Dunn said she found Boss lying on his side dead near the barn at their ranch on Old Church Road when she went to feed him and his five stablemates that afternoon.

  • Identity of robbery suspect sought

    A man robbed the Swami Mart on South Main Street in Heath Springs Sunday morning, and the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office is trying to identify a suspect from surveillance video.
    Sheriff’s spokesman Doug Barfield said in a release Tuesday that the suspect walked into the store about 8:30 a.m., saw other customers there and patted his pockets as if he had forgotten his wallet.

  • 7-hour standoff ends with no arrests, injuries

    Law enforcement officers swarmed the Northwest Apartments off West Meeting Street overnight Tuesday during a seven-hour standoff that ended with no charges.
    Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Doug Barfield said the incident began about 9:45 p.m. when a deputy responded to the apartment concerning a report of shots fired.