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Vandals strike in Fort Mill’s White Grove neighborhood

Vandals strike Fort Mill neighborhood

The windows of three vehicles parked in a Fort Mill neighborhood were smashed by vandals in a string of incidents last week, according to a Fort Mill Police report.

Three vehicles in White Grove subdivision were discovered with broken windows the morning of Feb. 10. Police discovered metal projectiles inside two of the cars, shaped like ball-bearings. Police believe the balls were shot, perhaps with a sling shot, into the car windows.

There are no suspects at this point. Damage to the three vehicles is estimated at $800.

Fort Mill man charged with assault

A 20-year-old Fort Mill man was arrested and charged with assault and domestic violence after he allegedly attacked his girlfriend and his mother, according to a Fort Mill Police report.

The alleged incident was reported on Feb. 5 at an apartment complex off Archie Street in Fort Mill, according to police. The suspect allegedly was arguing and fighting with his girlfriend when the dispute became violent, the report states. The man’s mother tried to intervene and stop the suspect from attacking his girlfriend, who was trying to leave, the report states. At that time, the suspect is accused of throwing his mother to the ground in the parking lot outside the apartment, the report states.

Police responded to the scene and arrested the man, who is not being identified to protect the identities of the alleged victims.

The victim’s were not seriously injured.

Fort Mill woman targeted by phone scam

A man portraying himself as a Kershaw County jail official tried to trick a Fort Mill woman last week, according to a York County Sheriff’s Office report.

The suspect called the woman at hr home and told her he was a Kershaw County corrections officer. He then told the woman he had someone she knew in custody and needed 10 percent of the bond amount to bail the individual out of jail. The woman gave the scammer her credit card number to pay the bail. Soon after, the woman was alerted that her credit card was suspected of fraudulent charges related to the transaction.

She reported the incident to deputies and it is under investigation.

Store clerk accused of selling beer to minor

A Clover woman has been charged with selling beer to a minor after she allegedly sold alcohol to an informant working with York County authorities, according to a York County Sheriff’s Office report.

The woman, 21-year-old Amber Joy Lee, of Clover, was arrested Feb. 4. The charges stem from allegations that she sold alcohol to an underage individual while working at a store at Frugal MacDoogal’s Wine & Liquor Warehouse at 3630 Festival Drive, Fort Mill.

The report does not provide any other information about the undercover operation.

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.

Compiled by Adam O’Daniel