Crime Reports

  • Sheriff’s office seeks info on IL burglary

    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in identifying two people who broke into a townhouse in Indian Land’s Brookchase neighborhood Tuesday, June 7, while the resident’s girlfriend was home.

    Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Doug Barfield said the 20-year-old woman was home alone about 1:30 p.m. that day in a downstairs back bedroom of the townhouse on Heather Chase Drive when she heard a noise outside the window.

  • IL man finds sleeping it off in car not good idea

    It’s not against the law to sleep in your car, as long as you don’t do it with illegal drugs in your lap.
    Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office deputies said that led to the arrest of an Indian Land man May 15 at the 7 Eleven convenience store at the intersection of Charlotte Highway (U.S. 521) and Fort Mill Highway (S.C. 160).
    Brian John Bronson, 35, of 554 Silver Run Road, is charged with one count of possession with intent to distribute Schedule I, II or III drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • Trio arrested in Legacy Park vehicle break-ins

    from Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office
    Three North Carolina teens have been arrested in a series of recent vehicle break-ins in an Indian Land neighborhood.
    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office has charged Russell Fincham, 19, and Samuel Geoffrey Probst, 18, both of Matthews, N.C., and Parker Robinson Hilliard, 17, of Charlotte, with conspiracy and breaking into a motor vehicle.
    The charges are the result of investigations into two sets of auto break-ins in the Legacy Park neighborhood in the last two weeks.

  • Sheriff investigates three IL cases of employee theft

    An employee at an Indian Land restaurant has been charged with stealing thousands in cash, one of three similar incidents recently investigated by the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office.
    Crystal Rosalie Carter, 33, of 741 W. Brooklyn Ave., Lancaster, is charged with breach of trust with fraudulent intent $2,000 to $10,000.
    Carter is accused of stealing $2,062 from the Indian Land Kentucky Fried Chicken at 9615 Charlotte Highway  on Feb. 17. She was an assistant manager there.

  • Online ‘love’ proves costly

    An Indian Land woman found out the hard way how powerful the prospect of love can be after a sweet-talking stranger she met on a dating website talked her into sending him thousands of dollars, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office report.
    According to the Feb. 18 report, the 53-year-old woman told a deputy she’d met “Makie” on the online dating website Plenty of Fish, who told her he had a friend named “Larry Scott” he thought she’d like.

  • Woman arrested for leaving kids in car

    A North Carolina woman was arrested Feb. 13 for leaving her children, ages 1 and 4, in her minivan while she shopped at the Indian Land Walmart.
    Jessica Leigh Rutkowski, 34, of Pineville faces two counts of unlawful neglect of a child.
    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report said a concerned citizen called deputies about 5:17 p.m. after seeing the children and a small dog alone in the running vehicle.  

  • Crime Watch 2-24-16

    From Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office reports:
    ◆ An Indian Land woman reported Jan. 27 that her 52-year-old sister, who lives in Georgia, threatened her.
    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report said the trouble began when the woman replied to a group email between her sisters, thanking them for sharing and saying she appreciated them.

  • Thieves take barrel full of copper scraps

    A construction manager at Sky Hi Communications in Indian Land said someone broke into the business at 10725 Crystal Lane and stole a barrel full of scrap copper.
    According to the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report, the incident happened some time overnight Jan. 25.
    The man told deputies he arrived at work to find a garage door propped open and its latch pried open.
    The man said he noticed the next day that a 55-gallon drum of No. 6 copper wire weighing nearly 300 pounds was missing.

  • Scammers seek iTunes cards for bail

    Phone scammers posing as cops almost succeeded last month when they targeted an Indian Land woman and demanded an unusual payment method to get her grandson out of jail – iTunes gift cards.
    The 78-year-old Sun City Carolina Lakes resident told the reporting Lancaster County sheriff’s deputy she’d gotten a phone call from a man identifying himself as “Officer Jonathan Griffin” of the Monroe, N.C., Police Department saying her grandson had been arrested.

  • Tracking system finds stolen Bobcat at IL home site

    A vehicle tracking system led to the Jan. 14 discovery of a piece of stolen construction equipment at a new home site in Indian Land.
    According to the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report, an employee for LoJack Corp. called a deputy to Belt Lane off Shelley Mullis Road because his location system was pinging on a piece of stolen equipment nearby.
    The deputy reported that he and the man from LoJack followed the signal down Belt Lane, where they found the signal source, a Bobcat mini-excavator stolen from a job site in Huntersville, N.C.