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Police Reports

  • Suspicious fires investigated

    A house fire in Lancaster last weekend is being investigated as a possible arson, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report.
    Firefighters were called to the old mill house at 1078 Old Landsford Road shortly before 1 p.m. Sunday.
    The investigating deputy said he spoke to a resident of the house about what happened. She told him she put some clothes in the dryer, then returned to the living room, where she noticed smoke about 10 minutes later.

  • Bond set for woman charged in newborn’s death

    Landmark News Service

    Angela Renee Blackwell, the Chester woman whose newborn son died last February after he was placed in  a refrigerator for three hours, has been freed from jail on $25,000 bond.
    Judge Keith Kelly granted the bond after a hearing last week at the Chester County Courthouse.
    Blackwell, 27, was charged in August with homicide by child abuse in the death of her 4-day-old son, William David Paul Lewis.

  • 80-year-old’s purse grabbed outside hospital

    An 80-year-old woman had her purse stolen Dec. 16 as she was walking to her car in the Springs Memorial Hospital parking lot.
    According to a Lancaster Police Department incident report, the woman, who was not hurt, told officers she walked out of the SMH lobby just before 5:30 p.m. and was headed to her car in the parking lot when a man approached her and snatched the purse from her left arm.
    The report said the suspect, who was wearing a brown Carhartt jacket and jeans, then ran across Meeting Street between two homes and disappeared.

  • $37K in jewels missing from pants pocket in woman’s closet

    A Lancaster woman reported the theft of nearly $37,000 worth of jewelry from her home sometime between Thanksgiving and Dec. 7, a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report said.
    The 74-year-old Standing Timber Lane resident told the reporting deputy she had what was described as “very pricey jewelry” that she wore on occasion and otherwise kept hidden in the pocket of a pair of pants in her master bedroom closet.

  • Woman robbed getting out of car, with 10-year-old daughter inside

    A woman getting out her car while her 10-year-old daughter sat inside it was robbed at gunpoint just before 6 p.m. Monday at Rutledge Park Apartments.
    The victim, who was visibly upset, told authorities she had just parked her car in the front of the 300 building when a man came from the opposite direction and pointed a small pistol at her and demanded her purse, according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report.

  • Man charged with 5 felonies in domestic-abuse incident

    A Lancaster man has been charged with kidnapping and other felonies after a domestic violence incident last month during which he was accused of shooting his girlfriend and abducting her child.
    Antonio Demarcus Cunningham, 29, of 1148 Woodland Drive is charged with kidnapping, aggravated domestic violence, possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime and two counts of child neglect by a legal guardian.

  • Man charged with smoking marijuana in county jail

    A Charlotte man being held at the Lancaster County Detention Center on misdemeanor charges earned a felony charge after guards caught him with marijuana.
    Juan Jose Rosario, 22, was initially arrested the night of Dec. 5 on misdemeanor charges of driving without a license, first offense, possession of less than an ounce of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
    According to the incident report, a guard walking his hourly rounds noticed the smell of marijuana smoke coming from Rosario’s cell about 2:21 a.m. Dec. 6.

  • Midnight blast alarms residents, blamed on explosive Tannerite

    A Tuesday night explosion that shook houses all over south central Indian Land appears to have been caused by men shooting at an explosive target, investigators say.
    The 911 calls began flooding in at 11:54 p.m. from residents in the Shelley Woods subdivision and Laurel Hill and Green Pond roads, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report.

  • Several big-ticket thefts reported across county

    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office received seven calls Monday reporting large-item thefts over the weekend totaling more than $16,700.
    Among the things stolen were three utility trailers, which in a least one case appears to have been used to carry away an item from a nearby home.
    According to the incident report, an employee of Sunshine Rental reported about 9:50 a.m. Monday that someone had stolen an Amana central heating and air-conditioning unit from a home the company owns at 1259 Shiloh Ranch Road in the Antioch Acres community.

  • Pistol, pills and pot put Lancaster man in jail

    A Lancaster man was arrested on multiple drug and weapons charges Saturday morning after a Taylor Street resident saw him sitting on a neighbor’s front porch.
    Roshune Lamarr Carelock, 31, 268-B Knollwood Drive, was charged with two counts of possession of Schedule I controlled substance with intent to distribute, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a stolen pistol, unlawful carrying of a pistol and possession of a pistol by a convicted felon.