Fort Mill police have remained busy during the pandemic. Here is a look at six crime reports from the last few weeks:
Police Find Man with a Pound of Marijuana at Peachtree Apartments: Nicholas Rosthal, 26, of Redhaven Lane, was found slumped over in his Volkswagen Passat on April 22 at Sunland Drive in Peachtree Apartments. His car reeked of marijuana, according to a police report.
After checking on the driver’s welfare, authorities found him with a glass jar containing marijuana. Inside the vehicle: 1.16 pounds of marijuana, 11 grams of hash oil, 19 boxes of THC oil, and 170 THC gummies packaged in 17 bags.
Officers transported the suspect to the Fort Mill jail, where he was booked on drug offenses.
Alarm at Jerusalem Baptist Church: On April 23, officers were dispatched to Jerusalem Baptist Church for the report of an alarm.
The officers checked the outside and found a damaged window on the south side of the church, located at 1003 Steele Street.
The window appeared to have had an object thrown through it, a police report says. Officers tried to contact someone with the church without success.
Mailman Scares Off Car Burglars on Bartlett Street: On April 29, officers were dispatched to 3087 Bartlett Street for a car break-in. It was 4:16 a.m., and a mail carrier told officers that he scared off three suspects trying to enter a vehicle.
The postal carrier told police that “three unknown black subjects” made entry into a resident’s 2014 white Mercedes SUV. When they saw the mailman, they fled in an older-model silver sedan, a report says.
The victim was alerted and said she forgot to lock the vehicle, but she found nothing missing from the Mercedes.
Lowe’s Customer Returns to Find Vehicle Damaged: A customer of the Fort Mill Lowe’s on Highway 160 was the vicim of a car break-in while shopping in the middle of the day April 29.
The 32-year-old Fort Mill man returned to his 2006 Ford 250 Super Duty truck and found the damage. The thieves, captured on store surveillance, broke the driver-side lock and stole the man’s stereo and softball equipment, worth about $3,000.
“In doing so, the suspect ripped the dashboard apart and wires were hanging out from the dash,” a police report says.
Store video shows two suspects arriving in what appears to be a Chrysler Pacifica. They back into a spot next to the truck. The passenger jumps out, gets into the truck, rips out the stereo and rummages through the vehicle for five minutes. He is wearing gloves. The driver never left the vehicle, a report says.
Shoplifter Stuffs Meat in His Pants at Grocery Store: Food Lion employees confronted a man who stuffed meat in his pants May 2 and tried to leave the store with it.
The man entered the store on Highway 160 East around dinner time and took five steaks. He concealed the meat in his pants and entered the restroom. He was confronted when he tried to leave the store, where he surrendered the food. He got on a bicycle and fled, a report says.
Police located suspect Brandon Perry on Tom Hall Street near Springfield Parkway and told him he was being placed on trespass notice from the business, a report says.
Burglary at Fort Mill Pharmacy: On April 21, a burglary was reported at Fort Mill Pharmacy on Springcrest Drive. An unknown quantity of medication was stolen after someone forced entry through a pharmacy window.
Surveillance shows it happened around 2:15 in the morning by a suspect with a crow bar. The suspect used a trash can within the store, filled it with Amphetamine, Adderrall, Oxycodone and Oxycontin. A second suspect stood watch outside the window, a police report says.