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Police Reports

  • $600 stolen in Subway burglary

    The Lancaster Police Department is investigating a Christmas night burglary at Subway No. 2 on S.C. 9 Bypass West in which $600 cash was stolen.
    According to a Lancaster Police Department incident report, officers responded to Subway just after 8 p.m. when the alarm sounded.
    The store closed at 6 p.m. Christmas Eve and was closed for Christmas Day.
    Police found the drive-through window pried open and visible footprints on the counter of the drive-through window, as well as multiple fingerprints.  

  • Half-pound of pot in pocket leads to arrest

    A Lancaster woman stopped Dec. 23 for a traffic violation now faces a serious drug charge for having a half-pound of pot in a coat pocket.
    Summer Renee Copeland, 23, 2114 Ross Cauthen Road, was arrested for driving under suspension, a seatbelt violation and possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.

  • Scam accuses internet users of improper activity with child

    SLED is warning of a new scam in which swindlers blackmail victims after tricking them into thinking they’re under investigation for illegal online activity with a child.
    A SLED spokesman said the agency has received several reports recently from individuals saying a man identifying himself as SLED Chief Mark Keel, or some other special officer, contacted them demanding money to drop an investigation involving inappropriate online activity with a minor.

  • 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.