Fort Mill Times

Police blotter - March 26, 2008

Fraud suspected

The York County Sheriff's Office is investigating a complaint from officials at a bank in Lancaster County, who accused a Fort Mill township resident of depositing more than $3,000 in bogus checks between Oct. 3, 2007, and Nov. 7, 2007. Officials at the bank in Lancaster said the suspect would deposit the checks as cash and then withdraw cash from another bank Fort Mill.

No arrest has been been made, but the investigation in continuing, according to a report.

Fast food holdup

A woman waiting at the drive through window of a Hwy. 160 fast food restaurant was robbed around 8:30 p.m. last Tuesday, according to as sheriff's office report.

A man described as approximately 20 years old, black and wearing a hooded sweatshirt, faded dark jeans, white shoes and a blue bandana grabbed a $20 bill from the driver's hand, and tried to steal her purse and open her door after approaching from behind her 2006 Kia Sedona with a gun. He fled on foot. A sheriff's office canine unit tracked him to the parking lot of a nearby drug store on Pleasant Road before losing the scent. Officers were able to lift finger prints from the victim's car, the report stated.

Burglary

A burglar abandoned most of the haul after using a cement pedestal to smash a bedroom window at a house on Pleasant Road last Friday, according to a sheriff's office report.

The break-in was reported around 9:30 a.m. Stolen from the home was a 26-inch Sony Bravia TV ($1,265) and a jewelry box. Officers found both in woods near the home, though some jewelry was missing from the box. The break-in caused an estimated $700 damage, the report stated.

Cars stolen

Sheriff's deputies recovered a stolen silver 2008 Volvo S60 ($35,000), from a gas station parking lot on Carowinds Boulevard where it had been abandoned sometime before 10 p.m. last Tuesday, according to a report. Six days later, according to another report, a 2002 Mazda Tribute was stolen from a lot at Carowinds while its owner was in the park from 1 to 7 p.m. Sunday. Along with the car, the thief tool a $600 camera, iPod, another MP3 player, school books and a purse.

Grates, TV stolen

Six storm drain grates were stolen from a construction site at White Springs and Pleasant roads between 4 p.m. Monday, March 17, and 8:46 the next morning, according to a sheriff's office report.

Also during that time someone took a back hoe on the site for a joy ride causing $7,500 damage to concrete curbs, however the back hoe was returned to it's original position following the damage, the report stated. Also last Monday night, someone stole a 42-inch flat screen Samsung TV worth $4,000 from the back porch of a Gold Hill Road restaurant, according to another report.

-- By Erin Scott

Police reports of all felonies and any major misdemeanors are compiled weekly from local law enforcement agency records. Charges do not necessarily result in a conviction, and people who are arrested are innocent until proven guilty.

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