Girl’s cellphone snatched by thief at school

December 13, 2013 

Cellphone snatched

A Fort Mill High School student told police that while she was standing outside a school bathroom talking on her cellphone, she was approached by a group of four males and one of them snatched the phone and ran off, according to a report.

The 17-year-old student said she followed the thief out to the parking lot, where he got into a white vehicle and drove off. No other description of the vehicle was provided in the report and the girl told officers she could not identify the thief or any of the other males he was with prior to the incident.

Traffic accident causes injury

A 62-year-old Fort Mill man called police Dec. 12 to complain about leg pain he was suffering after the motorized scooter he was riding in earlier in the day was struck by an SUV in the thruway between Hardee’s and Bank of America on Tom Hall Street, according to a Fort Mill Police Department report.

The victim told police the driver of the Nissan SUV “settled the matter between themselves with the driver of the Nissan giving (the victim) $100 in cash,” the report states.

A witness told police the man on the scooter turned into the path of the SUV. The driver of the Nissan was not identified. The victim later called an ambulance and was taken to a nearby hospital. No charges were filed.

Drunk man found by road

A Mount Holly, N.C., man was arrested by Fort Mill police Dec. 4 and charged with public disorderly conduct after police responded to a complaint that someone who appeared intoxicated was flagging down cars at the corner of Hwy. 160 and Hwy. 21, according to a report.

Officers who arrived at the intersection said they found the suspect laying face down on the side of Hwy. 160 and determined the man was “grossly intoxicated.” He was taken to the fort Mill Police Department where he was booked.

Driver hit fence

A Charlotte man was arrested Dec. 8 and charged with DUI and driving with a suspended license after Fort Mill Police responded to a call that a car had run into a fence and trees on Clebourne Street.

The officer who answered the call said he found a man in the driver’s seat of a gray Mitsubishi and two other men stumbling down the sidewalk nearby. After talking to all three men and performing a field sobriety check on the man in the driver’s seat, James Cherrell Hamilton, 37, of 1206 Crandon Drive, Charlotte, was arrested. He was also charged with having an open container of beer inside the car.

Jewelry stolen

A Tega Cay resident told city police Dec. 3 that several items of expensive jewelry worth over $5,000 was removed from her Bora Bora Drive home. The homeowner said other than her family and a friend, the only other person in the home in the hours before the jewelry disappeared was a technician from a satellite TV provider.

No arrests have been made.

Copper stolen

Copper wiring worth more than $1,000 was stolen from two residential construction sites Dec. 6, according to Tega Cay Police Department reports. The wire was taken from D.R. Horton home builders.

Compiled by Michael Harrison

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