Crime Reports

  • 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.

  • Shoplifters stock up on Red Bull, smoking cessation aids

    Shoplifters at Walmart in Indian Land are far from unusual, though sometimes what they steal can be, according to recent Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident reports.
    One such case occurred Jan. 10 when two men who may have been trying to cash in on a New Year’s resolution black market walked into the store and stole more than four dozen boxes of smoking cessation aids.

  • Thieves hit Indian Land home construction sites

    Thieves have targeted at least six Indian Land construction projects since late November, an ongoing issue that makes up a sizable portion of the Panhandle’s property crimes.
    The first crime, reported Dec.1, happened at 7665 River Road.
    According to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report, thieves broke into two construction trailers on a Pulte job site between 7 p.m. Nov. 7 and 6:40 a.m. Dec.1. The thieves stole $4,985 worth of computer equipment and caused $1,000 in damage.