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Boy, 3, found alone in unlocked car outside Rock Hill hospital

By Jonathan McFadden —jmcfadden@heraldonline.com ROCK HILL — Police arrested a Chester County man they say left a sleeping toddler in an unlocked car unattended while it was parked at a Rock Hill hospital on Tuesday. Officers were sent to Piedmont Medical Center, where they found a boy, 3, asleep in the car with the windows down and … Continue reading »

Report: Rock Hill shoplifter locks herself out of car

By Staff Reports — The Herald ROCK HILL — A Kohl’s shoplifter locked herself out of her vehicle and then tried to use a stolen barbecue fork to open the car door before police arrested her Sunday evening, according to a Rock Hill police report.Police arrived before the woman could jimmy the door open. She … Continue reading »

Police: Rock Hill man shoots himself while cleaning gun

By Staff Reports — The Herald ROCK HILL — A Rock Hill man landed in the emergency room at Piedmont Medical Center Friday after accidentally shooting himself while cleaning his gun. The 47-year-old man told police his 9mm discharged while he was cleaning the weapon. The bullet went through his left heel and into the … Continue reading »

3 charged with stealing scrap metal from burned Rock Hill McDonald’s site

By Jonathan McFadden —jmcfadden@heraldonline.com ROCK HILL — Three Rock Hill men were arrested Friday after police say they stole more than $2,000 in scrap metal from the wreckage site of the burned McDonald’s on East Main Street. Police were called to the McDonald’s, destroyed two weeks ago by a fire, after a Rock Hill man and Charlotte … Continue reading »

Winthrop Subway employee accused of stealing restaurant money

By Jonathan McFadden — jmcfadden@heraldonline.com ROCK HILL — Winthrop University officials have accused the supervisor of a Subway sandwich shop on campus of stealing at least $200 from the restaurant despite her claims that she noticed the money missing months ago and planned to replace the lost funds. On Thursday, the university’s food services director told police that … Continue reading »

2 arrested on Walmart shoplifting, resisting police charges

By Anna Douglas — adouglas@heraldonline.com ROCK HILL — Two suspected shoplifters who tried to run away and elude officers were arrested Thursday night near the Walmart at the Rock Hill Galleria. Police first arrested Demario Romon Faulkner, 29, of Rock Hill, who is accused of stealing eight XBOX 360 games and one Play Station 2 video game, … Continue reading »

Rock Hill man accused of robbing Chinese restaurant at gunpoint

By Jonathan McFadden —jmcfadden@heraldonline.com ROCK HILL — Police arrested a man they say walked into a Rock Hill Chinese restaurant Wednesday night and held the owner and his daughter at gunpoint before fleeing with all the money in the cash register. Rodrick Alexander Jefferson, 21, of 1683 Davenport Court, is charged with armed robbery, according to a … Continue reading »

Police: Rock Hill woman stabs drunk husband during argument

By Jonathan McFadden — jmcfadden@heraldonline.com ROCK HILL — Police say a Rock Hill woman stabbed her drunken husband Tuesday after he argued with their daughter and, in his stupor, broke several items and dumped trash throughout the house. Carol Renee Barber-Houze, 43, is charged with criminal domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature, according to a Rock … Continue reading »

Deputies: Drunk man shatters Rock Hill Waffle House window

By Jonathan McFadden — jmcfadden@heraldonline.com ROCK HILL — An intoxicated man who challenged another man to a fight outside a Rock Hill Waffle House Sunday hit the outside window of the restaurant, causing the glass to shatter, deputies say. Around 2 a.m., deputies spoke with a 48-year-old man who said that he encountered the intoxicated man, who he’s … Continue reading »

Rock Hill Kmart cashier accused in fake money scheme

By Jonathan McFadden — jmcfadden@heraldonline.com ROCK HILL — A Rock Hill Kmart worker was arrested Sunday after police say she exchanged real money in a cash register with counterfeit bills. Kessha Lynn Dowd, 26, of 1204 California St. in York, is charged with breach of trust with fraudulent intent, according to Rock Hill police documents. By early Monday … Continue reading »

[The Herald] Newspaper Runs Gun Ad Next To Coverage Of Connecticut Shooting

Rock Hill Herald, a newspaper in South Carolina, printed a large ad for a big gun sale in Rock Hill on the same page as its coverage of Friday’s massacre in Newtown, Connecticut. The ad, which touted Christmas discounts on Smith & Wesson assault rifles, ran in Saturday’s edition on pages A4-A5: The editor, Paul … Continue reading »

Report: Man tied up, pistol-whipped during Rock Hill home invasion

By Jonathan McFadden — jmcfadden@heraldonline.com ROCK HILL — One of two alleged victims in a Rock Hill home invasion ran away after he was apparently tied up and pistol-whipped Monday night, police say. Police were called to a Maple Street house close to 9 p.m. when a 55-year-old man told them two short, masked men broke into the … Continue reading »

Report: Shoplifters steal beer from Food Lion, run out of gas

By Staff Reports — The Herald ROCK HILL — Two men stole four cases of Bud Light Sunday from a Rock Hill Food Lion, and then fled in a Buick Regal that later ran out of gas, police say. The shoplifters grabbed the beer from the Heckle Boulevard store and walked out the door without paying. They … Continue reading »

Off-duty Rock Hill officer charged with DUI

By Jonathan McFadden — jmcfadden@heraldonline.com FORT MILL — A Rock Hill Police officer nominated in March for “Officer of the Year” was charged with driving under the influence Sunday in Fort Mill. Sammy Figueroa, 28, of Indian Land is on “procedural suspension” from the Rock Hill Police Department, said Chief John Gregory. Officials say Figueroa was off … Continue reading »

Police: Rock Hill woman passed out at Walmart after huffing fumes from air can

By Jonathan McFadden —jmcfadden@heraldonline.com ROCK HILL — A Rock Hill woman was found unconscious in her car at Walmart Friday after she huffed fumes from an air can, police say. Crystal Marie Jonas, 20, is charged with driving under the influence and unlawful use and possession of aromatic hydrocarbons, according to a Rock Hill police report. An … Continue reading »

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