Two cars parked at Walter Elisha Park were damaged Tuesday afternoon when someone shattered windows to steal items inside from the Fort Mill residents.
A Fort Mill teen said she had been parked on Looms Way for just 15 minutes on Tuesday afternoon when someone smashed her window and stole her purse.
The 18-year-old victim returned to find the driver door window shattered at 5:40 p.m. Tuesday, a report says. Stolen: a pink Coach purse on the front passenger floorboard containing a house key, license, credit card and more.
A second victim, a 61-year-old woman, had a vehicle in the lower parking lot when someone shattered a driver window while she was gone for just 15 minutes, too. Stolen: A purse with debit cards inside. No suspects or arrests have been announced.
In other crime news from Fort Mill:
Nation Ford Student Smokes Joint in Locker Room: A 17-year-old male student at Nation Ford High School was charged Tuesday with marijuana possession.
Coach Jake Brenner called an officer to the boy’s PE locker room after smelling marijuana. The marijuana smell was traced to a book bag, where a half-smoked joint was discovered.
The teen who owned the book bag was charged, suspended per school policy and released to his parent/guardian, a FMPD report says.
Drug User Found Sleeping in Stolen Vehicle at Welcome Center: On Wednesday, York County deputies observed a black male sleeping in a blue Dodge Charger at the South Carolina Welcome Center. The Charger came back as stolen out of Mecklenburg County. The driver was identified as Willie Wright.
A search of the vehicle was done and resulted in the seizure of crack cocaine, a YCSO report says. Wright was jailed for possession of a stolen vehicle. The car’s owner arrived on scene and took possession of the vehicle.
Circle K Clerk Fights Cigarette Robber: On Monday, a Circle K clerk was injured while fighting off a brazen robber at the store at 262 Carowinds Boulevard.
Three suspects pulled up to the store in a white Chevrolet with a North Carolina tag. A black male and black female went inside, a sheriff’s report says.
“(The male) went behind the counter attempting to take cartons of cigarettes,” a report says. “The clerk attempts to stop the theft and was assaulted. EMS arrives but victim refused treatment.”
The suspect’s vehicle left toward I-77. According to the sheriff’s office, images of the subjects were obtained, but PIO Trent Faris said he did not have them for release this week.
CVS Pharmacy Shoplifter Runs Off with $1,000 in Stuff: On Thursday, a shoplifter was reported at the CVS on Highway 160. Employees stated a white male parked his vehicle at the T-Mobile store next door, entered the CVS, walked back into the stock room, and then ran off with $1,000 worth of merchandise when employees confronted him.
The subject was driving a brown 4 door Mercury Marquis displaying a North Carolina tag.