Fort Mill Times

Police blotter - March 19, 2008

Convenience store robbed

Three men robbed a convenience store on Carowinds Boulevard at 7:55 p.m., Thursday, March 13, according to a York County Sheriff's Office report.

Police said the suspects worked as a team to distract and block the store's clerk from seeing them break into a back office and steal $13,156 worth of cigarettes. The clerk, who did not report seeing a weapon or being threatened, described the suspects as three black men, all approximately 40 to 45 years old.

Tools stolen

A Rock Hill man reported that more than $1,000 worth of power tools were stolen from the bed of his truck between 10 a.m. and 10:50 a.m. Wednesday, March 12, according to a Fort Mill Police Department report. The man who filed the report said his truck was parked in the lot of a Hwy. 160 West store and the tools were removed after he went inside to place an order. In a similar case, someone broke into a truck parked at a fenced-in Hwy. 160 East storage center sometime between 5 p.m. Friday, March 14, and 9 a.m. the next morning, according to a FMPD report.

Drug charges

A Fort Mill man was arrested at 2:04 a.m. Sunday, March 16, on multiple drug charges after a traffic stop on Hwy. 160 West near Baxter Village. Police said Barry Goode Robinson Jr. 26, of 518 Jacobs Ridge, was stopped after an officer observed a red, 2006 Ford F-150 skidding across the road and almost striking a guard rail, according to a report. Police said the driver entered Baxter Village, ran a stop sign and then stopped behind a restaurant. According to the report, the officer said cocaine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia were found during a search of Robinson's truck. In addition to multiple drug charges, Robinson was also accused of driving with a suspended license.