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Police Reports

  • Shoplifting suspect throws evidence at pursuing officer

    A Lancaster police officer was pelted with bags of frozen shrimp as she chased a suspected shoplifter across the Walmart parking lot June 30.
    The officer was not injured by the projectiles, according to the police incident report, but the suspect eluded capture by jumping the fence behind Taco Bell and disappearing in the woods.
    The report said the officer responded to Walmart on S.C. 9 Bypass West after a man was spotted stuffing bags of shrimp and a rack of ribs underneath his T-shirt and inside his blue jeans.

  • Traffic stop begets stolen trailer, begets drug case against 3 in IL

    A routine traffic stop by Lancaster County sheriff’s deputies snowballed into the arrests of three Indian Land residents on drug charges Monday.
    Bryan Watters, 48, was pulled over by deputies after he was spotted on Possum Hollow Road in Indian Land. The deputies knew Watters and suspected he was driving without a license.

  • HS man, 2 from Kershaw charged after drug seizure

    Two Kershaw men and a Heath Springs man were arrested on multiple charges after drugs were found during the search of a Kershaw home last Wednesday.
    Agents of the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office Drug Task Force and the Special Weapons and Tactics Team executed a search warrant at 606 E. Richland St., Kershaw, early Wednesday morning and arrested Bryan Javon Williams, 40, of that address, Phillips Lee Moore, 41, of Heath Springs, and William Thomas Ealey, 41, of Kershaw.

  • 2 charged in a string of 10 Walnut Creek car break-ins

    A Lancaster man and a young boy have been arrested in a slew of car break-ins throughout the Walnut Creek subdivision in Indian Land on June 10.
    Justin Errol Medina, 18, was arrested at a home on Deer Forest Drive on Saturday, charged with 10 counts of breaking into a motor vehicle. An unnamed juvenile was also charged in the incidents.

  • Drugs, weapons found in HS home

    A Heath Springs couple was arrested Monday when drug task force agents discovered opiates, pill grinders and 20 firearms in their home.
    Richard Conway Hopkins, 61, and Erin Leigh Evans, 36, were arrested in their Kickturn Road home, and Evans’ minor son, who was in the home at the time, was left in the care of a relative.
    Hopkins is charged with trafficking a schedule II narcotic oxycodone hydrochloride, possession of schedule II acetaminophen and hydrocodone bitartrate, and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime.

  • Man facing strong-arm robbery charge

    A Lancaster man has spent nearly a month in jail after turning himself in hours after stealing beer and cigarettes from a nearby convenience store and days after calling to report himself for trespassing.

  • Wreck cuts power to 500

    A vehicle crashed into a power pole on Van Wyck Road late Monday afternoon, leaving about 500 households without power.
    Lancaster County Fire Marshal Russell Rogers said the wreck occurred shortly after 5 p.m. Monday, and the driver was flown to a nearby hospital for injuries. The driver was not trapped in the vehicle and did not require extrication by Charlotte Road-Van Wyck firefighters, who were on-scene, Rogers said.

  • Repeat offender charged in string of burglaries

    A Lancaster County man was arrested June 14 for burglary. He was also served with additional warrants charging him with seven other commercial burglaries.
    Dennis Michael Robertson, 51, has been charged with an April 2 burglary at Elgin Feed and Garden Center, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office report. Employees reported a broken office window and missing cash from the store on Kershaw Camden Highway.

  • Burglary probe leads to 4 arrests, including drug, weapon charges

    Three Lancaster residents and a Rock Hill man were arrested last week on an assortment of charges including burglary, drug possession and a weapon violation, the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office reported.
    Last Saturday, owners of a home on Flat Creek Road reported that the property had been burglarized during the preceding week and was missing many collectable “picker” items, according to a sheriff’s statement.

  • Trio faces multiple drug trafficking charges

    Three Lancaster residents were arrested last week on drug trafficking charges – two of them a mother and son.
    Scott Charles Catledge Jr., 25, and Mary Ann Catledge, 65, both of 501 Plantation Road, Lancaster, were arrested Wednesday and charged with multiple drug offenses, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office release.