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Police/Court News

  • UPDATED:Hinson arrested on multiple charges

    Larry Lamont Hinson, 59, of 5451 Old Winnsboro Road, Great Falls, was arrested Tuesday night by the Chester County Sheriff's Office.
    Chester County Sheriff Richard Smith said four search warrants were executed simultaneously Tuesday at different properties Hinson owns or has access to. Three of the properties are in the Great Falls area and the fourth is in Albermarle, N.C., Smith said.
    Smith said officers were searching for jewelry Hinson had reported as stolen.  

  • Man charged with sex act, bond denied

    Bond for a 19-year-old man charged with criminal acts involving a child has been denied.

  • Police investigating fake Rolex sales

    It should go without saying, but if someone tries to sell you a Rolex watch on the street, it's probably not real.
    A release from the City of Chester Police Department says that counterfeit Rolexes are being sold in Chester.
    According to the release, the police department was contacted by Rolex USA Inc. in September of last year. The department then began a joint investigation into the sale of counterfeit Rolex watches. The department has worked with Rolex USA, the S.C. Secretary of State Office, SLED and ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) on the case.

  • Sheriff's Department recovers 312 grams of pot, makes arrest

    The Chester County Sheriff's Department has made another in its long string of drug arrests dating back to last summer.
    According to a release from Chester County Sheriff Richard Smith, on Monday, members of the department's Narcotics and Violent Crime Unit went to a residence in Great Falls, acting on information that a large quantity of marijuana might be located at the residence. The information proved to be solid.

  • Sheriff's Department makes 11 drug arrests

    The Chester County Sheriff's Office stayed busy through the end of the year, making drug-related arrests in the last two weeks of December.

  • Two employees among three arrested for Waffle House robbery

    The Chester County Sheriff's Department has charged three people in connection with the robbery of the Richburg Waffle House last month.

  • Man charged with kidnapping, assault of pregnant woman

  • Bowling ball toss leads to attempted murder charge

    An argument during a bowling game ended with a Chester man arrested and charged with attempted murder.
    An incident report from the York County Sheriff's Office said Omar Sheree Stevenson, 31, of 508 Roundtree Circle, Chester, was bowling with a female at Strikers Family Sports Center, 124 N. Anderson Road, Rock Hill between 10:45 and 10:56 p.m. Sunday, when the two began arguing because the woman had not allowed Stevenson to buy drinks for her.

  • Deputy injured at parade

    A Chester County Sheriff's Deputy was injured following the Lowrys Christmas Parade on Saturday when he was struck by a truck.

  • DUI holiday blitz in the offing

    In the week leading up to Christmas and continuing through New Year’s Day, state and local law enforcement agencies will step up efforts to reduce drunk driving in South Carolina.

    The enforcement blitz – the Christmas/New Year’s Sober or Slammer! DUI crackdown campaign – is spearheaded by the SC Department of Public Safety (SCDPS) and runs December 16 through January 2, 2012. The goal is to curb the number of crashes and fatalities caused by motorists driving while impaired during the holiday season.