.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Crime Reports

  • IL man loses $47K in home-closing scam

    An Indian Land man trying to buy a house in Charlotte was scammed out of $47,000 in what sheriff’s investigators believe was a fraudulent online home-closing scheme.
    According to the sheriff’s office incident report, the 40-year-old victim said he had worked with a real estate agent and decided he wanted to buy a particular house. As he was deciding what price he would offer, he told deputies, he received an email March 13, purportedly from a Charlotte attorney representing the seller.

  • N.C. man arrested in local 7-Eleven robbery

    A Monroe, N.C., man has been arrested for the March 10 armed robbery of the 7-Eleven on Charlotte Highway in Indian Land.
    Henry David Duls, 31, was arrested at the home of a relative in Matthews, N.C., early Saturday morning, March 18, Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Doug Barfield said.
    Barfield said a new Dodge Dart matching the description given by a witness in the Indian Land robbery was found at the home where Duls was arrested. It had been rented at Enterprise on South Boulevard in Charlotte a few days before the robbery.

  • Three charged with drug trafficking in IL

    Three people were arrested for trafficking methamphetamine last week following a traffic stop on Henry Harris Road in Indian Land.
    The sheriff’s office incident report said the encounter began when a deputy patrolling the Charlotte Highway and Shelley Mullis Road area about 12:40 a.m. March 14 followed a car that cut through a car lot at the intersection and began driving erratically on Shelley Mullis Road.    
    The deputy said the car turned north on Henry Harris Road and tried to speed away before the deputy turned his lights on and stopped it.

  • Crime Watch 3-15-17

    From Lancaster Police Department reports:
    • James William Ulery, 30, 1623 Heather Chase Drive, Indian Land, was charged Feb. 25 with driving under the influence, open container violation and two counts of child endangerment.
    According to the report, about 8:30 p.m. Feb. 25, a Lancaster Police officer stopped a burgundy Jeep Commander on Lancaster’s North Main Street near Bojangles because the driver, identified at Ulery, was having trouble staying in one lane and ran off the shoulder.

  • Crime Watch 3-1-17

    According to Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office reports:
    • Mason Alexander Favali, 17, of 8271 Chatsworth Drive, was arrested Feb. 10 for carrying a weapon on school property. The incident report said Favali was seen with a pocket-clip folding knife with a 4-inch blade on the school bus, which he turned over to school officials without incident when asked about it later.

  • Woman reports boyfriend tried to set her on fire

    A Van Wyck woman who lives in the 1800 block of Steele Hill Road reported that her boyfriend went to her home the morning of Feb. 13 and tried to set her on fire.
    According to the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report, the woman told deputies she heard her boyfriend knocking and then looked outside and saw him “slumped over on the front porch.”

  • Thieves, vandals target multiple IL businesses

    Thieves targeted Indian Land businesses during a string of burglaries, larcenies and vandalisms since before Christmas that have caused more than $600,000 in losses and damage.
    At least 16 businesses and one church were targeted between Dec. 20 and early February, according to Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident reports.
    Sheriff’s spokesman Doug Barfield said investigators have good leads in many of the cases, though the investigations are ongoing.

  • Crime Watch 2-15-17

    From Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office reports:
    ◆ A golf cart and pipe laser owned by Sutton Construction Co. were reported stolen from City of Light Boulevard in Indian Land on Jan. 20. The equipment together is valued at $7,100. The site supervisor told police someone had moved a dozer overnight to another area on the property. Police found no fingerprints on the dozer.

  • Brooks facing heroin charge

    James Brooks, the school board member who resigned last month following a methamphetamine trafficking charge, has been arrested again, slumped over in his car at 2:30 a.m.
    This time, it’s heroin.
    Brooks, 50, of Van Wyck and Laura Lee McManus, 39, of Fort Mill, were each charged with possession of heroin, other controlled substances and drug paraphernalia after being arrested in the Gate Station parking lot early Thursday, Jan. 19, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff's Office report.

  • Scam accuses internet users of improper activity with kids

    The S.C. Law Enforcement Division (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.