Fort Mill Times

Thieves target cars in Fort Mill

Three cars were broken into in Fort Mill during an apparent overnight burglary spree, according to Fort Mill Police reports.

The break-ins happened in the early morning hours of March 27 at homes on Riverwood Drive, Belfield Drive and Ryans Place, all located in or near the Walden Park neighborhood off Harris Road. Victims told police they discovered their vehicles with broken passenger side windows when they were leaving for work. The thieves took a bag and a checkbook from a 2006 Toyota Avalon and a GPS from a 2010 Lexus sedan.

A Ford pickup truck was also broken into, but the owner noticed no items missing, the report states.

A witness told police she saw a black SUV and a silver SUV fleeing the scene of one burglary. One victim, a school administrator, told police she had recently expelled five students. However, police could not determine if that was a factor. No arrests have been made.

Police arrest Army deserter

Fort Mill Police captured an Ohio man wanted by the U.S. Army for alleged desertion.

Police say at 10:30 p.m. on March 25 an officer on patrol stopped a car without headlights driving on Springfield Parkway. The officer determined during the traffic stop that a passenger in the vehicle was wanted on an outstanding warrant for desertion from the U.S. Army, according to a Fort Mill Police report.

The suspect is identified as Shane Matthew Klein, 19, of Rock Creek, Ohio.

He also was charged with possession of marijuana after police allegedly found a suspicious substance in his possession.

Compiled by Adam O’Daniel

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.