Police Reports

  • Accused drive-by shooter vanishes

    A Lancaster man facing two counts of attempted murder in a drive-by shooting 13 months ago is on the run after cutting off his ankle monitor Jan. 6 and not showing up in General Sessions court.
    As a result, Circuit Judge Brian Gibbons issued a bench warrant for the arrest of Keon Jamal “Fire Red” Howze, 24, of 705 Sowell St.
    Howze is now charged with three counts of failure to appear in court, in addition to the attempted murder.

  • Man charged with burning Christmas gifts, mobile home

    A Lancaster man was arrested for arson Dec. 28, accused of setting fire to Christmas presents from his girlfriend after an argument and burning down his mobile home.
    According to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office report, a deputy responded to 571 Mosteller Drive about 3 a.m. Dec. 28 and found intoxicated homeowner Ronald Allen Roddey, 54, on the front porch with a “small pile of burnt material” at his feet.

  • Gunman hits nearby stores within minutes

    Two south Lancaster convenience stores were robbed within 25 minutes Thursday night, and officials believe the same suspect committed both crimes.
    The holdups came less than three days after an armed man robbed another convenience store on Pageland Highway.
    According to Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident reports, the Thursday robberies occurred at the Stop and Shop at 2147 McIlwain Road about 8:45 p.m. and the Pantry Pak convenience store at 2014 Lynwood Drive soon after.

  • Shoplifting suspect arrested after car in lot won’t start

    A woman was charged Tuesday night with stealing a television from the Walmart in Lancaster after the getaway car wouldn’t crank in the supercenter parking lot.
    Kiana Chantelle Chisolm, 37, was charged with shoplifting.
    According to a Lancaster Police Department report, officers were called to the store about 10:30 p.m. for a shoplifting incident in which “a witness reported a woman running from the store carrying a TV” and loading it in a black car.

  • Criminals hit 9 businesses over holidays

    Thieves hit Lancaster County businesses hard around the holidays, with one armed robbery and a string of burglaries and larcenies targeting eight locations.
    The robbery happened shortly after 2 a.m. Monday at Jack’s Party Shop at 2190 Pageland Highway, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office report.
    The cashier, who was not injured, told investigators she was stocking cigarettes on a shelf underneath the counter when a man wearing a ski mask walked in, pulled a gun on her and demanded she open the cash register.

  • Knock-down, drag-out at Hinson’s store

    A Florida man was arrested Monday afternoon after the inside of Hinson’s Trading Post in Buford was torn up during a fight with the owner.
    Wayne Peebles, 68, of Inverness, Fla., is charged with disorderly conduct, malicious injury to property, and third-degree assault and battery. The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office is also seeking a warrant against Peebles for possession of a Schedule IV drug.

  • Police Blotter: Jan. 1, 2017

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  • $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.