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Police report for Nov. 3, 2010

Man arrested for harboring fugitive

Posted: November 9, 2010 3:18 p.m.
Updated: November 9, 2010 3:16 p.m.

(This police report was inadvertently not published to the C-I website when it appeared in our print edition Nov. 3, 2010. It is produced now as a service to our website subscribers.)

A 57-year-old Camden man was arrested for allegedly harboring a fugitive from the Camden Police Department (CPD) and Kershaw County deputies.

Officers had information the man was transporting another individual wanted by both agencies. He had been confronted in the past and warned that he would be arrested if he was caught assisting the wanted man.

Around noon Oct. 25, the Camden man was seen driving his 1986 Chevrolet Suburban on Doby Street near Belton Court. A pair of detectives began following the man, who was reportedly driving very cautiously and acting nervous. No one else could be seen in the vehicle as it proceeded to Railroad Avenue, then Lyttleton Street, Dicey Creek Road and into the Bentree subdivision.

The car stopped in front of a Bentree home and the wanted man came up out of the back seat, exited the vehicle and began to run. Due to officers now being outside the Camden city limits, the fugitive was not pursued and KCSO deputies and tracking team were called to the scene. The fugitive was not located.

In the meantime, the Camden man was arrested for harboring a wanted suspect. During the inventory of the vehicle, officers found a drug store box containing candy, tooth brushes, make up, lotion, snacks and other items. The driver said the box and its contents belonged to the wanted man and that he had been trying to take the suspect to a park.

The man was officially charged with interference/hindering officers serving warrant.

The CPD reported the following other incidents during the period of Oct 25-31:

A man working at a Rutledge Street barber shop said he was attacked by a man with whom he was having a heated argument. He said the man grabbed him, threw him to the ground and jumped on top of him. He said others in the shop pulled the suspect off him and the man ran away.

A 22-year-old Camden woman said her 30-year-old boyfriend punched her in the left eye during an argument and stole her cell phone. An officer responding to the scene said he saw the man running from the scene when he arrived.

The CPD is investigating an allegation that a 16-year-old girl was forced to have sex with a 21-year-old family member.

Someone entered a Bloomsbury Circle home through an open garage and stole a set of golf clubs worth $2,500.

Camden officers also assisted other agencies, served bench warrants and dealt with two harassing or obscene phone call, larceny, malicious injury to property and public disorderly conduct; and one animal call, burglary, counterfeiting, simple assault and unattended vehicle.

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A 21-year-old Lugoff woman was arrested by the Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO) after initially lying about the fact that a wanted man was in her West Jones Lane home.

When deputies asked her if the man was home, she reportedly hesitated and then claimed he had not come home the previous night and was not there. When deputies asked to search the home, she refused and said they would need a search warrant. Deputies told her the warrant for the wanted man listed the address and that if deputies learned she was lying about his whereabouts, she would be arrested.

The woman again said he was not there and that deputies would need a search warrant.

Approximately 20 seconds later, the woman came back outside and said the wanted man was inside after all. The man was arrested on the outstanding warrant. As promised, deputies arrested the woman, too, for giving false information to police. She was further charged with breach of peace after she began yelling obscenities and refused to quiet down.

The KCSO reported the following other incidents during the period of Oct 25-31:

A woman living at an Old Stagecoach Road, Bethune, address said she was awakened around 1 p.m. Oct. 26 when her dogs kept barking. When she went to check, she saw a man in light-colored clothes in another bedroom trying to take the TV. She said when he saw her, he ran out of the house and into a gold-colored older model car and left. There may have been a related incident earlier the same day. Sometime between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., someone kicked in the side door of another Old Stagecoach Road home, closer to Camden, and stole a TV, stereo and speaker and a bowl of change.

Someone kicked in the back door to a vacant Derby Lane, Lugoff, home for sale and pulled down wires and insulation from the attic, possibly to steal an air handler. They also stole an air conditioning unit from the side of the house. A neighbor told deputies they saw two older men standing on the side of the house around the time of the theft and that they claimed to be contractors dealing with repossessions but failed to provide any identification. They said the men left in a silver station wagon, similar to an older model Volvo.

A Cassatt man said his former girlfriend from McBee came into his bar in Bethune and hit him for no apparent reason. A short time later he returned home to find that someone cut the screen to a window to get inside and cut open his waterbed, flooding the bedroom. A number of trophies were broken and $400 was missing, including three counterfeit $20 bills he received at his bar. A gold ring was missing as well.

A 25-year-old man was arrested following a report that he admitted to stealing his sister’s stand-up freezer and selling it to buy food. Deputies found the man in the back yard, learned he had three outstanding warrants against him and arrested him.

A gas utility truck was found stuck in a ditch near the company’s office on Bishopville Highway. The truck had apparently been stolen earlier in the day when someone broke into some other vehicles.

Someone stole a blue 1996 Chevy Silverado from a McDowell, Kershaw, address while the victim was in the hospital.

A 17-year-old high school student said a 19-year-old male acquaintance tried to run her over at the ATEC campus.

Someone stole a .22 caliber pistol from a Horsehead Branch Road, Lugoff, residence.

Someone stole a 26-06 bolt action rifle from a Woodlawn Drive, Camden, home.

County deputies also assisted other agencies, served bench warrants and dealt with 11 larceny; nine simple assault; seven vandalism; four theft from a motor vehicle; three driving under suspension, intimidation and public disorderly conduct; two burglary, death, forgery, harassing or obscene phone call, missing person, no driver’s license, shoplifting, swindle and trespassing; and one allowing an unauthorized person to drive, ATM/credit card fraud, breach of peace, no insurance, runaway, theft of motor vehicle parts or accessories, traffic violation, use of a motor vehicle without owner’s consent and violation of a protection order.

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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