Crime Reports

  • 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.

  • Crime Watch 12-7-16

    From Lancaster County sheriff’s reports:
    ◆ An Indian Land man arrested in January for possession of stolen construction equipment worth $13,000 was arrested again for the same crime earlier last month.
    Mark William Madison, 33, of 8742 Belt Lane, is charged with four counts of receiving stolen goods, value $10,000 or more.

  • Chester man suspect in North Corner robbery

    Lancaster County sheriff’s investigators believe a Chester man arrested for armed robbery in York County is responsible for the July 5 robbery of North Corner Grocery.
    Local investigators obtained warrants against Christopher Clevon Feaster, 40, for armed robbery, possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, sheriff’s spokesman Doug Barfield said in a Nov. 4 release.
    Feaster is also wanted in connection with several armed robberies in Charlotte and Gastonia, N.C.

  • IL driver arrested for ramming SUV

    An Indian Land man was arrested for intentionally ramming his pickup into the SUV of a woman he thought helped take a motorcycle he’d repaired, a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report said.
    Francis Ferland, 63, of 887 Fort Mill Highway, is charged with assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature.
    According to the report, the wreck happened about 7:25 p.m. Oct. 18 near the intersection of Fort Mill Highway (S.C. 160) and Barberville Road.

  • Thieves target unlocked cars in IL

    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a rash of thefts from vehicles at Indian Land neighborhoods during the early morning of Sept. 2, as well as one car theft.
    On Friday, Sept. 9, the sheriff’s office released photos of three men sought in one of the incidents, as well as a woman who used a credit card stolen from a targeted vehicle.
    Most of the vehicle entries occurred in the Lake View Landing neighborhood off Doby’s Bridge Road, where suspects targeted 13 vehicles at least six homes, according to incident reports.

  • Crime Watch: Aug. 31, 2016

    From Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office reports:
    ◆ On Aug. 22, a job-site superintendent from Power Works electrical contracting reported a theft that occurred about 11:30 p.m. Aug. 21 at a Red Ventures construction site at 466 Potts Lane in Indian Land.
    The report said a security guard was walking around the outside of the company’s RV1 building when he saw somoene run from the company’s new call center construction site to a black pickup parked nearby.