Kadeem Nelson was charged with breaking into five vehicles in Springfield subdivision in Fort Mill.

   Charlotte criminals continue to wander the streets of Fort Mill at night while we sleep.

   Around 5 a.m. Sunday, a Charlotte man was spotted tugging on car doors in the Springfield subdivision in Fort Mill, according to a police report.

   Kadeem Shanard Nelson, 30, was eventually linked to five car break-ins and caught fleeing with a stash of stolen credit cards and cash, according to a Fort Mill police report. The loot was taken from vehicles on Tatton Hall Road, Fairntosh Drive, Kilburn Lane and Shadow Lawn Court.

   Officers responded to Tatton Hall Road in Springfield subdivision around 5 am. Saturday after a resident saw a suspect in all dark clothing pulling on handles of vehicles. The caller said the suspect tried to get into his white Mercedes by pulling on the passenger door, but it was locked. An officer soon spotted Nelson walking quickly toward Merit Road and Berkshire Apartments.

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   During a traffic stop near A.O. Jones Boulevard, the officer found Nelson with wet mud on his pants and two backpacks filled with stolen loot, including multiple credit cards, $200 cash and more.

   Nelson, who has a listed address on Pineburr Road in Charlotte, was charged with five counts of breaking & entering an auto. He was held on $20,000 bond.

Greg "Ricky Bobby" Rickabaugh has lived in the Fort Mill and York County community since 2006. He has covered the area while a reporter for The Charlotte Observer and a freelance writer for The Fort Mill...