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Police Reports

  • IL man reports being pistol whipped, robbed

    An Indian Land man told Lancaster County deputies he was pistol whipped and robbed on a back road in the North Corner community earlier this month.
    According to the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report, the 30-year-old Indian Land man and a 22-year-old friend, also of Indian Land, met deputies at the QT store at Charlotte Highway and Collins Road about 1:30 a.m. Oct. 4 to report the crime.

  • Hunter shoots Heath Springs man’s hogs

    A Heath Springs man who lives in the 2500 block of Norseman Road told deputies Oct. 16 a stranger shot two of his pigs while deer hunting on a neighbor’s property.
    According to the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report, the 50-year-old man said he was mending the fence on his pigsty when he heard three shots in the distance followed
    by the sound of pigs squealing.
    The man said he set off heading toward his neighbor’s property in the direction of the noise and two bleeding pigs ran by him.

  • Man robbed of money, shoes

    A Lancaster man told Lancaster County deputies an acquaintance robbed him of his money and new shoes then put him out to walk home.
    According to the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report, the 19-year-old victim told deputies an acquaintance from Fort Lawn called the afternoon of Tuesday, Oct. 20, saying he hadn’t seen him in a while and wanted to stop by.

  • ‘Operation Silent Sweep’ results in 45 arrests

    A yearlong undercover drug investigation by the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office called Operation Silent Sweep resulted in the arrest of 45 suspects and the seizure of more than a pound of drugs, several weapons and thousands of dollars in cash.
    Speaking during a press conference Friday, Oct. 23, Lancaster County Sheriff Barry Faile said investigators wrapped up Operation Silent Sweep Thursday with a countywide roundup of suspects.

  • Indian Land burglar doesn’t get very much

    A thief whom Indian Land authorities believe targeted the same new business twice found out things aren’t always what they seem.  
    According to Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident reports, the owner of the Phone Source at the Shoppes at 521 was working late Sept. 21 preparing for opening day when he walked into the showroom from the back and saw a man in dark clothes and a bright orange ski mask kneeling outside trying to break in the front door.

  • Kershaw man arrested for child molestation

    Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office investigators arrested a Lancaster County man after he admitted to having sex with a 13-year-old girl.
    Robin Stover, 47, of the 3500 block of Fork Hill Road, Kershaw, is being held at the Kershaw County Detention Center on one count of second-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor age 11 to 14.
    KCSO began investigating Stover on Sept. 23 when the girl told a resource officer at school Stover had sex with her at her family’s home in Kershaw County, a release from Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews said.

  • LPD arrests two for Crenco robbery

    The Lancaster Police Department, with the help of the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office, has arrested a Lancaster man and woman for robbing the Crenco Food Store on S.C. 9 Bypass West on Tuesday morning, Sept. 29, and is looking for a second male accomplice.
    Kenny Blackmon Jr., 21, of 646 Craigwood Lane, and Shakendria Sheoka Wright, 22, of 1576 Maplewood Ave., were arrested Thursday, Oct. 1.

  • Armed robberies under investigation

    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office and Lancaster Police Department are investigating similar armed robberies at two convenience stores in less than 24 hours Monday and Tuesday.
    Brooklyn Avenue
    The first robbery happened just before noon Monday, Sept. 28, at JR Grocery, 463 E. Brooklyn Ave. just outside the Lancaster city limits.

  • Arrests made in Kershaw theft cases

    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office arrested two Lancaster men, one a convicted thief not long out of jail, and a pair of juveniles last week in separate larceny and burglary cases in Kershaw.
    The cases are two quick successes during what has been a particularly busy late summer rash of the crimes at homes and businesses across the county.  

  • Three fall victim to phone scams

    Three Lancaster County men lost as much as $3,640 between them in separate phone scams earlier this month.
    The victims fell for the scams just days after Lancaster County Sheriff Barry Faile warned residents to be aware of a bogus jury duty scam and to never send money or personal information to anyone over the phone.
    IRS scam
    The first incident occurred on Aug. 31 when two men who said they represented the IRS tricked a 21-year-old Heath Springs man into sending them money to resolve a “miscalculation with his taxes.”