Police in York County have charged three North Carolina men with dozens of vehicle break-ins in the Regent Park neighborhood of Fort Mill after deputies found the suspects with some of the stolen loot, police said.
Deputies were alerted to the Friday break-ins between 3 a.m and 6 a.m. by one of dozens of victims who told officers about seeing men in nearby woods after hearing his car alarm go off, an incident report shows.
Officers were in the Dogwood Hills subdivision searching the area when they made a traffic stop and found the three men in a car, including two of them slumped over in the front passenger seat and rear seat, the report states.
Inside the vehicle officers found much of the loot that was reported stolen, including bags of change and paper money, three power converters, gift cards to Buffalo Wild Wings and Starbucks, cellphones, flashlights, tools, even bags of chips and cookies.
Dmylan Mason, 18, of Charlotte; Tyler Peacock, 19, of Kannapolis; and Lance Young, 21, of Charlotte, each face 36 charges, said Trent Faris, spokesman for the York County Sheriff’s Office.
The report states that the men claimed they were going to work at the time, but officers found many of the items believed to have been stolen on the floorboards of the getaway car.
Jail records show each of the men is charged with conspiracy, and multiple counts of breaking into vehicle and petty larceny. Mason and Peacock also face financial card fraud charges.
All three are being held without bond, jail records show.