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Police Reports

  • Body identified, cops seek man in recent case of domestic violence

    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a Heath Springs man concerning a domestic-violence offense involving a woman whose body was found Tuesday.

  • Primus wreck kills Heath Springs man

    A Heath Springs man was killed Wednesday evening in a one-vehicle crash near Primus Crossroads in eastern Lancaster County.
    Deputy Coroner Lynette Walker identified the victim as 42-year-old Robert Blake Crimminger.
    Walker said the wreck happened on Pleasant Road, which runs from S.C. 522 near High Point Baptist Church to the intersection of S.C. 903.
    S.C. Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. Gary Miller said Crimminger was headed west in a 1999 Chevrolet pickup about 6:50 p.m. Wednesday when he ran off the road. The truck hit a tree and caught fire.

  • LHS student charged in classroom assault

    A Lancaster High School student has been suspended for the rest of the school year and charged by police after he was accused of repeatedly punching a classmate.
    The 17-year-old was arrested Wednesday for misdemeanor assault and battery after a phone video taken by another student in the class surfaced. The incident happened Tuesday in an LHS classroom.
    The victim was hit six times in the right arm, but didn’t fight back or report the incident, said Bryan Vaughn, safety and transportation director for the county school district.

  • 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.