Fort Mill Times

Police blotter - December 24, 2008

Trafficking charge

York County Sheriff's officers arrested two Charlotte men for trafficking cocaine at a Carowinds Boulevard area hotel earlier this week, according to a report.

Jaime Garcia-Valdiva, 19, of Charlotte and Fernando Oliver Miramontes-Garcia, 18, of 11807 Moonridge Drive, Charlotte, were accused of selling three kilograms of cocaine following a Multijurisdictional Drug Enforcement Unit investigation, the report stated. Officers seized 1,000 grams of cocaine, a bag containing $75,000 and a 1997 Chevy Malibu during the Tuesday, Dec. 9, arrest.

Marijuana charge

An Orlando man was arrested and charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana on Foothills Way Sunday, Dec. 21, according to a York County Sheriff's Office report.

Nathan Martin, 22, of 2110 Gachet Court Apt. 201, was staying in a motel when deputies smelled marijuana coming from his room, according to the report. After a search of the room and Martin's car, deputies allegedly found drug paraphernalia and 66 grams of marijuana, the report stated.

Business burglarized

A business on Horseshoe Trail was broken into Sunday, Dec. 21, according to a sheriff's office report.

The victim said someone entered his workshop and stole numerous tools from inside, according to the report. He said someone cut a hole in the rear wall of the building and pried the metal back to slip inside. A Miller welder, a Rigid pipe threader and other tools, valued at $10,495, were stolen. The damage to the wall is $500.

Vending machines burglarized

Two vending machines were broken into at Nation Ford High School Thursday, Dec. 18, according to a Fort Mill Police Department report.

Video footage, in an area that was not well lit, shows a vehicle driving to the curb of the school and two people getting out, according to the report. Police recovered a long metal stake they said was used to tear open the machines.

Concealed weapon

A Fort Mill teen was arrested and charged with providing false information to police and with possession of a concealed weapon at Forest Ridge Apartments on Tuesday, Dec. 16, according to a Fort Mill Police Department report.

Police responded to a call about suspicious juveniles around the 2000 block of the complex, according to the report. The call follows recent breaking and entering incidents in the area. One teen, a 17 year-old, allegedly gave police a fake first name and said he could not remember his date of birth. After he told them his real first name, police allegedly found a black, four-inch switch blade knife and a switch blade razor.

Locker burglarized

A locker in a business on Stockbridge Drive was burglarized Saturday, Dec. 20, according to a sheriff's office report.

A Rock Hill woman said her purse, containing cash, jewelry and other items was stolen, according to the report. The items, valued at $136, were taken from her unlocked locker.

• 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.

Watch your speed!

Fort Mill Police will be concentrating on traffic enforcement in the WhiteGrove neighborhood the next several days in an effort to reduce the incidence of speeding around town.

This is part of a long-term effort to get motorists to comply with local speed limits. The area of focus will shift from week to week. Residents can call the department at 547-2022 to report frequent incidents of speeding anywhere inside town limits.

This notice is provided as a public service by the FMPD and the Fort Mill Times.