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Police Reports

  • Lancaster man held on heroin charge

    A Lancaster man was arrested Tuesday after police received a tip that he was selling drugs from a local motel room.
    Randy Chad Adams, 36, was charged with one count of possession of a controlled substance and possession with the intent to distribute heroin. He was arrested at the Carriage Inn, 1100 N. Main St.
    Lancaster Police Department investigators seized from Adams’ room a total of 1.82 grams of heroin in six separate packages for resale, along with five Xanax pills.

  • Dog bites 3-year-old on Blackwelder Road

    A child was taken to an area hospital late Tuesday afternoon for treatment of injuries from a dog bite, one of two nearly simultaneous police calls involving dogs in the 9700 and 9800 blocks of Blackwelder Road in Indian Land.
    Sheriff’s spokesman Doug Barfield said his office was swamped about 4:30 p.m. by calls from Charlotte news outlets inquiring about an incident in which a dog had bitten a child and was subsequently shot.

  • ‘Oh God, somebody’s trying to kill my dog!’

    A Lancaster woman reported that someone shot her pet Chihuahua in the neck beside the street near her home.
    Sharlen Vanwerst of 1204 Phillips St. told Lancaster County sheriff’s deputies she was visiting a friend around the corner on Ashley Way Street with her year-old Chihuahua, Chowder, about 10 a.m. Jan. 27, when she heard a gunshot.
    Vanwerst said hearing gunfire isn’t uncommon in the area, but this time, it sounded close by.

  • Robber hits Flat Creek Quick Stop

    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a man who robbed a Kershaw convenience store Tuesday night.
    Sheriff’s office spokesman Doug Barfield said two employees were working at the Flat Creek Quick Stop at 3562 Gold Mine Highway (U.S. 601) about 8:27 p.m. when a white male of average height and build walked in and demanded money.
    When one of the employees asked the robber, who was wearing a mask, if he was serious, he pulled a handgun, Barfield said.

  • Kershaw area store robbed Tuesday

    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a man who robbed a Kershaw convenience store Tuesday night.

    Sheriff’s office spokesman Doug Barfield said two employees were working at the Flat Creek Quick Stop at 3562 Gold Mine Highway (U.S. 601) about 8:27 p.m. when a white male of average height and build walked in and demanded money.

    When one of the employees asked the robber, who was wearing a mask, if he was serious, he pulled a handgun, Barfield said.

  • Pizzas stolen at gunpoint near Buckelew Park

    The Lancaster Police Department is trying to find the men responsible for robbing a Domino’s Pizza delivery driver of food at gunpoint about 8 p.m. Tuesday in a yard near Buckelew Park.
    According to a police incident report, the 18-year-old driver was dropping off a multiple pizza order called in to Domino’s by someone named “Larry.”
    The order, per the call, was to be delivered at a home in the 400 block of Park Street.

  • Men sought in Monday night holdup

    From release

    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office is seeking two men in connection with an armed robbery Monday night at Community Discount Beverage on Lynwood Drive.
    Deputies were dispatched to the store at 2095 Lynwood Drive at 7:42 p.m. Two employees were in the store at the time of the robbery and told deputies and investigators that a man walked in with his black T-shirt off but wrapped around his face.

  • Man charged with sexually assaulting 9-year-old girl

    A man working at a Lancaster motel has been charged with first-degree criminal sexual conduct involving a 9-year-old girl, according to the Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office.
    Lancaster County sheriff’s investigators arrested Joseph Elliot Garcia, 44, on Jan. 10 and turned him over to Kershaw County authorities.
    “What can one say about a situation like this other than that this is disgusting, revolting,” said Kershaw Sheriff Jim Matthews in a press release.

  • Man says he, 2 friends robbed, maybe by kin

    A Lancaster man reported he and his friends were robbed at his home Jan. 15 by two armed men, one of whom may have been a family member.
    The man said he and two friends were watching football in a shed behind his home on Rope Lane when two men wearing black hoodies and masks walked up and drew guns on them.
    The man said the robbers ordered them to the ground and took their money, about $500 in all, then made the victims give them their cell phones, which the robbers broke.

  • 4 inmates charged in savage beating

    Four inmates at the Lancaster County Detention Center awaiting trial for murder and other violent crimes were charged Jan. 15 after guards said they severely beat another prisoner.
    Danielle Lamar Peay, 29, Rashad Demond Johnson, 29, Tony Anthony Deese, 24, and Javarus Tanell Hayden, 27, were each charged with second-degree assault and battery by mob resulting in serious injury, a sheriff’s office incident report said.
    The inmates also were cited for multiple major jail-conduct violations, resulting in disciplinary confinement.