Police Reports

  • Woman wakes to find muddy, size-12 prints beside her bed

    A Lancaster woman awoke on the morning of Jan. 19 to find her back door open and muddy footprints all over her apartment on Mystery Way, including some right beside her bed.
    It appeared someone used a tool to force open the door to the 31-year-old’s Brooklyn residence, according to the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report. The size-12 footprints, possibly made by someone wearing basketball shoes, indicated the suspect walked to the window at the front of the one-bedroom apartment, then went to the woman’s bedroom and stood by her bed.

  • Traffic stop yields drugs, weapons, 16 cell phones, $4,100 cash

    An Indian land man faces numerous charges after a traffic stop yielded stacked bins containing cocaine, methamphetamine and other drugs, 16 cell phones, four computers, $4,100 in cash and a stolen handgun with the serial number filed off.
    Shawn Steven Starck, 41, of 7474 Charlotte Highway (U.S. 521), was pulled over about 7 p.m. Jan. 7 after a deputy patrolling U.S. 521 noticed the Chrysler Sebring he was driving had a stolen tag.

  • Abduction suspect sets off through dark woods, eludes cops

    A Lancaster man suspected of taking an infant from its grandmother led deputies on a massive chase Friday, wrecking his car in Van Wyck and running through the woods to elude a horde of officers, only to be nabbed later 5 miles away eating breakfast in Indian Land.
    Sheriff’s spokesman Doug Barfield said the Rock Hill Police Department issued a “be on the lookout” for Gabriel L’Ambiance Ingram about 1:40 a.m. Friday. Ingram, 28, was accused of taking a 9-month-old child from its grandmother without the mother’s permission.

  • Lancaster man charged in horse-saddle thefts

    Landmark News Service

    A Lancaster man has been arrested in the thefts of horse saddles in several Lake Wateree incidents, according to the  Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office.
    James H. Richardson, 39, of 925 Grace Ave., was arrested Jan. 9 and charged with second-degree burglary and grand larceny in a Dec. 31 incident on River Road in Fairfield County.

  • James Brooks arrested again on meth charge

    Former school board member James M. Brooks has been arrested on drug charges for the third time in 14 months, this time for possessing methamphetamine.
    The 51-year-old Lancaster resident was arrested just before 6 p.m. Monday evening, according to a release from the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office.

  • Inmate stabbed at Kershaw prison

    An inmate was stabbed Tuesday during an assault at Kershaw Correctional Institution in Lancaster County.
    The incident happened about 12:30 p.m., said S.C. Department of Corrections spokesman Jeffrey Taillon,
    “The inmate was taken offsite for medical treatment,” Taillon said.
    The victim’s name and information on his condition were not released, but Taillon noted he was returned to KCI the same day.

  • $100K earrings go missing from IL home

    An Indian Man reported the theft of two pairs of his wife’s diamond earrings from their home earlier this month – worth $100,000.
    According to the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report, the 40-year-old Millstone neighborhood resident told the investigator last week that he believed the earrings were stolen from his home during a gathering there the evening of Dec. 6.

  • Police Blotter: Dec. 20, 2017

    From Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident reports:
    ◆ Two used-car dealers reported incidents within less than a week of each other where thieves stole tires from cars on their lots.

  • Deputies nab naked, noisy guy in yellow Hummer

    An N.C. man was charged with drunk driving after Lancaster County deputies found him naked behind the wheel of a yellow Hummer that Elgin residents reported driving slowly around the community blowing its horn.
    The incident happened about 9 a.m. on Nov. 24. Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office deputies located the Hummer in the parking lot of the Elgin fire station at 114 Tram Road, according to the incident report.

  • Shots reported in 2 IL neighborhoods

    Multiple shots were heard in two Indian Land neighborhoods Monday night, and the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office is investigating both incidents.
    Deputies responded shortly after 10:30 p.m. to a home in the Hatton Terrace neighborhood, where a woman reported that her home had been shot, according to sheriff’s spokesman Doug Barfield. Deputies determined that the home had been struck three times.
    “We still don’t know who did it or why,” Barfield said.