Someone tried to break into a home on Riley Lane home in Tega Cay and later made a violent threat to the homeowner, according to a Tega Cay Police Department report.
Someone tried to break into a home on Riley Lane home in Tega Cay July 3 and later made a violent threat to the homeowner, according to a Tega Cay Police Department report.
The homeowner called police after noticing someone she described as a white male wearing a black hoodie and dark pants trying to break into her basement. She told police the would-be intruder fled into the woods when he realized she was watching him.
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The woman told officer Clifton Conant that before police arrived the man tried a second time to open the basement door and again fled into the woods when he saw her. This time, however, he made a threat before fleeing, the homeowner told police.
"The second time, he told her that he knew that she was home alone and that he was going to get her," Conant wrote in the report.
Conant searched the area but did not see any signs of the suspect, according to the report.
Lake Wylie accident
An explosion Friday on Lake Wylie left one man shaken, but conscious.
According to York County Sheriff’s Office, a 31-year-old male from Waxhaw, N.C., was riding a Sea-Doo personal watercraft near Buster Boyd Bridge when it stalled. When he tried to re-crank, the vehicle exploded.
“Witnesses say he was blown to bridge height,” said Trent Farris with the Sheriff’s Office.
The incident occurred at 12:41 p.m.Friday. The driver was transported to Piedmont Medical Center after complaining of sore ankles and arms and a possible concussion. Further updates were not available.
York County and state wildlife officers were still using SONAR to locate the top half of the hull. The bottom half was recovered before sinking. Terry Everhart, an officer with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department’s lake patrol unit, said the driver was alert and conscious. Everhart wasn’t sure of the cause of the incident.
“Apparently they had a gas leak or something,” he said.
Chip Traub, co-owner of Lake Wylie Boat Rentals, said someone using one of his boats saw the explosion and arrived to help. The personal watercraft was not one of his rentals.
“He was coming in just on the other side of T-Bones,” Traub said. “It sounded like a canon went off.”
Traub said at least one witness described a situation where a spark plug wire came loose and fumes accumulated before exploding. An official cause hasn’t been released. South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, with assistance from York County Sheriff’s Office, is leading the investigation.
Reports of all felonies and any major misdemeanors are compiled weekly from local law enforcement reports. Charges do not necessarily result in a conviction, and people who are arrested are innocent until proven guilty.