Woman arrested for making false 911 calls

As part of a joint investigation of the Columbia Police Department and the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department, Columbia investigators have arrested the female accused of making several fake 911 calls to dispatch centers in Richland and Lexington counties. Columbia Police Chief Skip Holbrook and Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon announced 32-year-old Jheri Leil Polite is […]

Lexington County detectives investigating Harbison homicide

The Lexington County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the death of a Columbia teen as a homicide. Columbia firefighters found the teen in a wooded area of the 200 block of Columbiana Drive, according to detectives. He was treated for a bullet wound and burns before dying in an apartment complex parking lot close to where […]

Deputy helps man fighting depression; how you can help someone too

  Thousands of cars drive the St. Andrew’s overpass every day. On Monday, Deputy James Forgione was one of those drivers, but after seeing a man by the railing, something told him to stop. “You’re used to seeing somebody walk across a bridge or stopping for a moment and looking,” Forgione said. “You could clearly […]

Detectives investigating false 911 calls

The Lexington County Sheriff’s Department has opened an investigation into who has made dozens of unfounded 911 calls since late March. Lexington County’s communications center received 57 calls between March 25 and Wednesday that turned out to be baseless, according to detectives. “We believe a woman made all the calls using an out-of-service cellphone that […]