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Police Reports

  • Man killed by train in apparent suicide

    A Lancaster County man was hit and killed by a moving train early Sunday morning at the intersection of U.S. 521 and Waxhaw Highway (S.C. 75).
    Lancaster County Fire Marshal Russell Rogers said the train conductor called 911 shortly after the incident, which did not involve any vehicles.
    Based on witness statements, Rogers said the death was an apparent suicide.
    Lancaster County Coroner Karla Deese said she had no plans to release the victim’s name, out of respect for his family.

  • 86-year-old man killed in church mowing accident

    Mowing the grass at his church Friday afternoon, an 86-year-old Lancaster man died when the mower tumbled down a steep slope, trapping him beneath it and catching fire.
    According to the Lancaster County Coroner’s Office, the victim was James McIntyre.
    Lancaster County Fire Marshal Russell Rogers said it seemed as if the lawn mower had turned over on top of McIntyre on Delancey Street, spilling gas and sparking the fire.

  • Cops called as parents fight at kids’ rec-softball game

    A group of unruly parents will be issued a lifetime ban from all Lancaster County recreation fields and complexes and could be facing criminal charges after an altercation during a kids’ softball game Wednesday night.
    According to Hal Hiott, director of Lancaster County Parks and Recreation, and Mickey Taylor, athletic program director, the players were very well behaved, but a spat broke out among some of the parents in the stands and got out of hand very fast.

  • Cops called as parents fight at kids’ rec-softball game

    A group of unruly parents will be issued a lifetime ban from all Lancaster County recreation fields and complexes and could be facing criminal charges after an altercation during a kids’ softball game Wednesday night.
    According to Hal Hiott, director of Lancaster County Parks and Recreation, and Mickey Taylor, athletic program director, the players were very well behaved, but a spat broke out among some of the parents in the stands and got out of hand very fast.

  • Man charged in post-prom shooting

    A Lancaster man has been charged with attempted murder in connection with a shooting at a post-prom party early Sunday in the Twin Pines section north of the city.

  • Shots injure 2 at post-prom party

    Two people were injured in a shooting at a party after Lancaster High’s prom early Sunday morning near Twin Pines in Lancaster.
    The shooting took place between midnight and 1 a.m. at 1415 Charlotte Highway, a building that had been rented out for an “after-prom party,” according to Doug Barfield, spokesman for the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office.

  • Kershaw man charged in 3 burglaries

    A man was arrested May 2 in burglaries at three different Kershaw buildings – a town-owned facility, a nonprofit and a realty office.
    Andy Mark Beckham, 53, of Kershaw is charged with three counts second-degree burglary after evidence found connected him to each of the scenes.
    The first break-in was at Heartland Realty on East Hilton Street. Deputies responded to the scene the morning of April 22 to find the place ransacked and missing a laptop, two tablets, a money order and change, according to a sheriff’s office release.

  • 6 charged in county’s 3rd-largest heroin bust

    Six people were arrested in a drug raid at two Flat Creek homes Friday afternoon – the third-largest heroin seizure ever in the county.
    The bust was the result of a long, difficult investigation by the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office, said Sheriff Barry Faile.

  • FBI raids Chester sheriff’s building

    Travis Jenkins and Brian Garner
    Landmark News Service
    CHESTER – A dozen FBI agents raided the Chester County Law Enforcement Center on Monday, spending six hours inside before leaving with several boxes and bags.
    The agents, with assistance from SLED, arrived in the early morning. Don Wood, spokesman for the FBI’s Columbia field office, said they were engaged in unspecified “lawful investigative activity.”

  • Woman jailed on bench warrant after being missing for 2 weeks

    A Rock Hill woman, reported missing for two weeks, was found hiding out in Fort Mill with a Lancaster County warrant out for her arrest.
    Julia Petagna, 19, was found at 8 p.m. Tuesday at a storage facility on S.C. 160 in Fort Mill, said Trent Faris of the York County Sheriff’s Office.
    The bench warrant was issued after Petagna failed to appear for a February court date. She was arrested on drug charges in August and again in December. She was released in August on a $5,000 surety bond and in December on a $10,000 surety bond.