Editor’s note: This section covers significant crimes reported to the Union County Sheriff’s Office from Jan. 14 to Wednesday, Jan. 19. The sheriff’s office reported no significant incidents in Fairview, Lake Park, Mineral Springs or Weddington.
Deputies investigating pond death
How did an elderly woman end up in a pond on Old Waxhaw Monroe Road?
Deputies were called to the 7600 block just after noon Tuesday, Jan. 18, when someone saw the woman’s body floating in the pond. Investigators later identified the victim as 79-year-old Jean McManus, whose family had reported her missing on Monday. The pond is just over 100 yards from her home. No cause of death has been determined, but investigators do not consider McManus’ death a homicide.
Broke in to change the channel
A Hemby Bridge man got a surprise when he arrived home Saturday, Jan. 15, noticing thieves had broken his front door to get inside his home in the 6800 block of Secrest Short Cut Road. Only one thing was missing: a remote control for the man’s television. The homeowner also reported no other damage.
Pizza theft is work related
Officials at Dominos Pizza on Spring Fancy Lane called deputies Monday, Jan. 17, to report an employee had stolen a pizza and some side items. The incident took place just after 3 p.m. at 3036 Spring Fancy Lane, where an estimated $37 worth of pizza and toppings were lifted.
Just walk right in
An unlocked door proved a problem for a Fincher Road resident, after thieves dropped by. The man returned home to the 2900 block of Fincher Road to find a digital camera, power drill, MP3 player, a few rings and $400 in cash taken. All total, the man lost more than $1,500 in property and cash. Investigators found no sign of forced entry and no damage.
Always lock your car doors
Thieves took advantage of an unlocked car door in the 5800 block of Crosswinds Court Wednesday, Jan. 19, to go on a shopping spree. Missing was $160 in cash, 25 hydrocodone pills and 25 Xanax pills. Nothing else was damaged in the theft.
Vandals hit Manchester Lane home
A 74-year-old homeowner returned to his house in the 4200 block of Manchester Lane Monday, Jan. 17, to find the front windows shattered. Deputies estimated the damage at $250. Nothing else was damaged and no items were missing from the house.
It must have been movie night
An Indian Trail man is out more than $1,000 in merchandise, after a thieves broke into his home in the 3900 block of Edgeview Drive on Monday, Jan. 17. The criminals forced open a window and took a $900 laptop, a hard drive and 10 DVDs. Nothing else was damage.
Open doors, lost money
Thieves pounced on another unlocked vehicle in the 11000 block of Bonito Court in Wesley Chapel. On Saturday, Jan. 15, the owner reported $20 missing from the car. The vehicle was not damaged.