Pucker Butt Pepper Co. burglarized
Police are investigating a break-in and burglary at the Pucker Butt Pepper Co. in downtown Fort Mill, according to a Fort Mill Police report.
The Main Street business reported it closed at about 6 p.m. Oct. 1, and when it opened again the next morning discovered a door unlocked. All of the cash stored inside the cash register and a lock box was missing, the report states. Police believe the suspect gained access with a key because there were no signs of forced entry.
Driver with handgun arrested
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Fort Mill Police arrested a man during a traffic stop after they allegedly found a loaded handgun under his seat, according to a Fort Mill Police report.
The suspect, identified as 29-year-old Leland Williams of Gastonia, was stopped for speeding around 2 a.m. Oct. 6 near the intersection of I-77 and Hwy. 160. He was driving a 1996 Chevy truck. The officer determined the man was driving with a suspended license. Then he located the loaded handgun that was allegedly stored illegally under the driver’s seat of the truck, according to the report.
The suspect was arrested and charged with illegally carrying a weapon and driving with a suspended license.
Children break neighbor’s window
A Fort Mill woman called police Sunday to report two children had broken her window while playing, according to a Fort Mill Police report.
The report states the two kids were playing outside the woman’s home on Peach Place Drive around 2 p.m. They threw a badminton racquet into her tree and it became stuck in some branches. The children threw another racquet into the tree, trying to dislodge the first, and it stuck. Then they threw a piece of wood into the tree to dislodge the racquets, but the wood struck the woman’s front window and shattered it, according to the report.
She called police and reported the incident as vandalism. Police issued her a victim’s rights form and contacted the children’s guardians.
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.