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Facebook points to burglary, teens’ party

Facebook points to burglary, teens’ party

A Tega Cay homeowner believes a group of teenagers broke into his home and held a party while he and his family were out of town – and he discovered the burglary via Facebook.

The 39-year-old resident told police last week that he discovered photos on Facebook of six teenagers inside his home off Bluebell Way in Tega Cay drinking alcohol, throwing up in his sink and lying in his son’s bed, according to a Tega Cay Police report. No one in his family was at home during the break-in and subsequent party.

The suspects are classmates of the homeowner’s daughter, he told police. He found the photos online this week, but suspects the incident happened the week of July 4 when his family was out of town. Police investigated, found a damaged window screen and determined that the teenagers likely entered the locked home through the window, according to the report.

Police are still investigating the case as a burglary. No arrests have been made.

Report: Man punched woman in head

A Fort Mill man has been charged with domestic violence after allegedly punching a 62-year-old woman in the head, according to a York County Sheriff’s Office report.

The man, 50-year-old Simon Randy Johnson, of 1487 Westside Drive, Fort Mill, was accused of arguing with the woman over finances at 2 a.m. Sept. 28. The woman told deputies that he kicked in a door, put his hands around her neck and punched her in the forehead, the report states. He allegedly took $100 from the victim and fled, she told investigators. Deputies found the man at a friend’s house and arrested him.

On Monday, Johnson was in the county jail under $1,560 bond on charges of petty larceny, drug possession, and assault and battery, jail records show.

Loaded gun found near Fort Mill park

A couple on a Sunday afternoon walk found a loaded handgun on the side of the road near Kingley Park in Fort Mill, according to a Fort Mill Police report.

The man and his wife told police they were walking around noon on Sunday when they found the gun on the side of Hwy. 160 near the park. Police determined the gun was loaded with six active rounds. It is a black .38-caliber Kel-Tec. Police could not find a record of its owner in the database. The gun was placed into a police locker.

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