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Law Enforcement Report - Nov. 30, 2011

Juvenile threatened after Facebook account copied

Posted: November 29, 2011 5:05 p.m.
Updated: November 30, 2011 5:00 a.m.

The dangers of online identity theft struck a county high school student after someone allegedly created a fake Facebook account looking exactly like his. The fake-out has reportedly led to the boy receiving a number of threats.

According to a Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO) report, the fake Facebook page contains pornographic imagery, homosexual references and negative comments about some of his friends at school. The victim said he did not know about the fake account until other students began confronting him about it. He said he discovered the fake account Sunday.

The victim told deputies he has tried contacting Facebook about the fake account, but has not had any response to his request to have it taken down.

The KCSO reported the following other incidents during the period of Nov. 21-27:

A male high school student allegedly assaulted a teacher and will be petitioned to family court for assault and disturbing school. The school’s resource officer (SRO) said he received an email from a teacher stating he had been assaulted by the 15-year-old boy. The teacher told the SRO that he saw the student with another teacher who was trying to calm him down after he came to class upset. Despite 40 minutes of speaking with the boy, he reportedly charged a door and, in the process, pushed the teacher into the door. He then tripped over the teacher’s feet, sending him to the floor but wrapped his arms around the teacher’s legs and began striking him several times. He then reportedly got up, threw two desks, causing the other teacher to move students to the rear of the classroom for their safety. A coach, an assistant principal and campus security arrived and were able to escort the boy out of the classroom.

Deputies are looking into a situation involving the sudden departure of a woman and her 9-year-old daughter from the woman’s mother’s house. The mother reported that her daughter and granddaughter had been staying with her for a week when her daughter suddenly packed up her things and left, running down the driveway with pillow and blankets. She said she turned her head away for a moment and then saw her granddaughter get into a black extended cab Dodge pickup truck which drove away. She said she followed the truck onto I-20 and saw an older woman in the passenger seat and a young woman driving the truck. She also said she could see her granddaughter in the back seat waving and crying. A KCSO report noted the Department of Social Services (DSS) is already involved with the family.

Deputies arrested a 40-year-old Rembert woman at an east Camden motel on drug charges after responding to a disturbance call. Upon arrival, deputies found the woman stumbling across the parking lot with a man following her. The man told deputies he had been trying to help the woman after finding her walking in the middle of Jefferson Davis Highway. He said he took her back to his room, but that she started causing a disturbance. While searching the woman’s purse for her ID (with her permission), deputies located three small plastic bags containing what turned out to be powder cocaine. Deputies arrested and charged her with cocaine distribution and public disorderly conduct.

Deputies arrested a 36-year-old Elgin man for allegedly cutting a 34-year-old man living at the house where he was staying. The victim said he found the suspect in his wife’s bed, leading to a verbal argument. He said the man had been staying with them since Nov. 14 but that he tried to throw him out when the suspect pulled out a 3-inch buck knife and started swinging at him. The victim suffered three minor cuts and several scratches around the rib area. Deputies took the suspect into custody without incident and transported him to the county jail where he was still listed as a detainee as of Monday afternoon.

A 38-year-old Camden man claims two men attacked him while he was walking home from a Lakeshore Drive convenience store with a beer. He said he stopped in front of a home on Hazelhurst Road when a black SUV drove up, two men got out and began to assault him while a third man sat in the car and watched. The man who stayed in the SUV allegedly told the victim he was “sorry that he got his a-- beat.” The victim suffered injuries sustained by allegedly being punched in the face and kicked in his midsection and ribs for about 15 minutes.

A member of the KCSO’s traffic enforcement unit located two fugitives wanted out of other jurisdictions when he stopped a white Honda Civic on I-20 eastbound near the 105 mile marker for a defective equipment violation. He discovered that the driver -- a 47-year-old Wagener man -- was wanted in Aiken County for failing to register as a sex offender. The passenger, a 43-year-old Lexington man, was wanted in Lexington County for a parole violation.

Two men living on Koon Court in Lugoff said they heard a commotion coming from outside and saw a male suspect around one of their vehicles. The suspect took off into a nearby woods. One of the victims went to check his property with gun in hand and saw a black, older model truck that sits low to the ground take off from an abandoned residence across the street. A deputy located a gas can and siphon hose nearby.

A 24-year-old Rembert woman said she was assaulted by another woman while she was stuck in traffic during Friday’s bomb scare in Lugoff. The victim said the other woman approached her vehicle, pushed her in the face and then drove off on Longtown Road in a gray pickup.

A Cassatt man reported someone was firing a gun in the woods in front of his Cheraw Road home Nov. 21. He said he discovered Saturday that a bullet had gone through the window of a storage building on his property and out the back wall. A deputy and the victim walked in the woods and located several empty pistol and rifle bullet casings along with several live rounds.

The KCSO is investigating a possible child abuse case involving a 27-year-old man and a 6-year-old boy. Allegations include that the man has snatched the child around by the clothing and had sex with his wife in front of the child. DSS is ooking into the case, which also involves allegations the man has received child support checks and spent the money on himself.

Deputies arrested seven people from Camden and Cassatt ranging in age from 19 to 36 at a Hazelhurst Street, Camden home following reports of a fight in progress. Deputies charged six of the suspects with breach of peace. Deputies did not note what charges were brought against the seventh subject, but listed public disorderly conduct at the top of their incident report.

Deputies are looking for a 34-year-old Bishopville man who allegedly forced his way into his ex-girlfriend’s home and started yelling at her. He allegedly flipped over her coffee table, breaking the glass, and then went outside and threw a brick through the passenger side window of her vehicle.

Deputies and DSS took a middle school-age boy into emergency protective custody after learning he had not been receiving his diabetes medication and had missed two doctors’ appointments. A KCSO report on the matter noted the boy’s father has been arrested and his mother hospitalized.

Someone broke off the hinges to a side door at a Mt. Pisgah Road store near Kershaw and stole a black 12-gauge long gun, digital camera and extra lens, battery-powered 4-wheeler and two skill saws. It appeared the burglar used a wheelchair to carry some of the items to a possible vehicle.

Someone broke into a Goose Down Lane, Elgin home and a 42-inch flat screen TV, projection TV, home computer, antique wooden clock, metal cross and 10 antique pencil sharpeners. Someone also allowed the toilet to overflow, flooding the house and damaging the carpet and wood floor.

Someone entered a Stokes Road, Camden home through a window and stole three television sets, a video game system, five video games and controllers, digital camera and a DVD player.

Someone entered a Smyrna Road, Elgin home and stole a 40-inch flat screen TV, .350 caliber handgun, watch, iPod Touch, speakers, $300 cash and various wrapped Christmas gifts.

The KCSO is looking into the possibility that a 30-year-old man may have been having sexual relations with a now 17-year-old girl when she was 16 years of age.

Someone kicked in the back door of a Henry Street, Camden residence and stole a flat screen TV and video game console.

Someone stole a laptop computer and 19-inch flat screen TV from an East Lee Street, Camden home.

Someone stole a .40 caliber handgun from a Canada Drive, Camden home.

County deputies also assisted other agencies, served bench warrants and dealt with 14 larcenies; 10 vandalism; nine simple assault; eight driving under suspension and simple possession of marijuana; seven theft from a motor vehicle; six burglary and DUI; four harassing or obscene phone call and public disorderly conduct; three open container; two stalking; and one bad check, criminal domestic violence, death, forgery, harassment, identity theft, intimidation, liquor law violation, no proof of insurance, possession of drug paraphernalia, speeding and swindle.

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Camden Police Department (CPD) officers arrested a 41-year-old Camden man on assault and public disorderly conduct charges after he allegedly assaulted his 13-year-old son.

According to a pair of incident reports, problems started around 9 a.m. Sunday when the man showed up at the boy’s mother’s house on Market Street, allegedly smelling of alcohol and arguing with everyone. The boy later told police he confronted his father, telling him he was tired of him take advantage of his mother. The man allegedly threatened to “put a hole in his body.”

Officers returned to the home around 1:30 p.m. after the boy’s mother called saying his father was inside throwing items and fighting with his son. The man reportedly went into the boy’s room and asked him why he called police. He then allegedly began pushing his son and attempted to punch him. The boy’s mother jumped between them and the man reportedly picked up a TV and threw it against a bedroom wall. They boy told police his father -- who fled the scene before police could arrive -- punched him in the head. Although officers could not see any obvious injuries he began to complain of a headache and was checked out by EMS, but not transported to the hospital.

About an hour later, the boy’s mother called police again saying a family member had seen the boy’s father on Fair Street. Officers located him there, detected the odor of alcohol on his breath and person and arrested him.

He claimed his son got angry when he took away a video game console and began throwing furniture around.

The CPD reported the following other incidents during the period of Nov. 21-27:

A Camden woman reported Nov. 23 that a box containing more than $2,000 in antique silver was stolen from her truck while she and her husband were packing up after an Oct. 23 antique show at Rhame Arena.

Someone opened the front door of a Lyttleton Street home and stole a purse from the front living room while the victim and her husband were upstairs.

Someone forced open the front door of a King Street home, stole a 12-pack of soft drinks, sweat suit jacket and several prescription medications.

The CPD is investigating unspecified aggravated assault charges involving a Camden woman and her stepchildren.

Officers trespassed a 33-year-old Columbia man from the Kershaw County Detention Center after he reportedly argued with a judge and refused to leave after his girlfriend’s bond hearing.

A 46-year-old man is accused of stealing a 12-gauge repeater shotgun from an apartment on Douglas Street.

Someone stole a refrigerator out of a Chesnut Ferry Road rental home.

Someone stole a 2,000-pound grill trailer from a Springdale Drive farm equipment store.

Someone kicked in the back door to a King Street home and stole $100 in rolled coins.

Someone entered a home on Church Street and stole a laptop computer.

Camden officers also assisted other agencies, served bench warrants and dealt with four theft from a motor vehicle; two burglary, DUI, larceny, public disorderly conduct, simple assault, simple possession of marijuana and vandalism; one counterfeit, disregarding a stop sign, identity theft, theft from building and trespassing.

Incident reports are provided by the Camden Police Department and Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office and are a matter of public record under the S.C. Freedom of Information Act. If the C-I makes a mistake, it will correct it upon verification with the appropriate law enforcement agency. Readers are cautioned that other individuals may have similar or identical names as those contained in incident reports. All subjects are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

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