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Crime Report - Sept. 26, 2012

Elgin woman allegedly attacks others with pitchfork

Posted: September 25, 2012 7:35 p.m.
Updated: September 26, 2012 5:00 a.m.

An Elgin woman allegedly tried to attack three women with a pitchfork.

According to a Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO) report, the victims said the woman first attacked one of their homes, breaking several windows. The suspect then allegedly turned on one of the women, saying that she was going to kill her because she is from hell.

The victims told deputies the subject is mentally unstable.

The KCSO reported the following other incidents during the period of Sept. 17-24:

Someone scammed a gas station attendant out of a $320 prepaid VISA card. The clerk activated the card and laid it on the counter. When the customer’s debt card was declined, the clerk asked for the card back and the customer, allegedly, gave her an identical, unactivated card, and took the card with $320 on it.

A Columbia man realized someone was using his driver’s license and Social Security numbers when he received two failure to comply citations from Kershaw County magistrates court and eight medical bills from KershawHealth totaling more than $13,500.

A military man who owned property in Lugoff was charged more than $2,800 for services that had not been completed by a now out-of-business property management company out of Columbia.

Someone stole two computers, a TV, antique fishing rods and reels, and a converter box from a business on Flat Rock Road, Camden.

Someone stole a 45 caliber pistol, 50 rounds and two magazines with extenders from a home on Waters Road, Bethune.

Someone took a double bench, two front bench seats and a 12-gallon gas tank from a boat on Lake Wateree.

A woman unlocked a laundry room door at her apartment complex to find an unknown man sleeping there.

Someone made $7,550 in charges on a Camden woman’s credit card at a Pennsylvania-based company.

Someone stole a sound board, an amp and four microphones from a church on DeKalb School Road.

Someone stole two subwoofers and a Garmin GPS from a vehicle parked on Edens Lane, Lugoff.

Someone stole rims worth more than $1,000 from a residence on Kershaw Highway, Westville.

Someone stole a purse from a truck parked on Vulcan Drive, Cassatt.

Someone stole a radio from a recycling center in Kershaw.

County deputies also assisted other agencies, served bench warrants and dealt with 11 assault and vandalism; eight intimidation; seven larceny; five narcotics violations; four harassment and DUI; three deaths and public disorderly conduct; two obtaining money or goods under false pretenses, traffic offenses, open container, resisting arrest, runaway and credit card fraud; and one death, possession of methamphetamine, trespass of real property and forcible fondling.


According to the Camden Police Department (CPD) someone allegedly stole several political campaign signs from homes on Lakeview Avenue and East Hampton Street.

The CPD reported the following other incidents during the period of Sept. 17-24:

A former manager at an OB/GYN office is suspected of stealing more than $20,000 between 2005 to 2009, when the practice existed on Fair Street. The physician/owner told police she discovered the woman was writing checks to herself, but allowed the woman to continue working thinking “that would be the end of everything.” The owner then discovered that cash designated for bank deposits were not matching up with bank statements. The owner also said she believes the woman was asking patients to pay for services in cash and then pocketing the money.

Someone broke a vacuum machine and stole more than $290 in quarters from a gas station on Wall Street. The unknown suspect broke the outer door, which is valued at $250.

Someone stole more than $566 worth of jewelry from a store on Broad Street. The suspect broke a master lock and kicked the door of its hinges.

One male and two females used counterfeit driver’s licenses of real customers to withdraw $4,800 from a bank on East DeKalb Street.

Someone stole a lawnmower and a power washer, worth more than $700, from a garage on Chestnut Street.

Two women allegedly stole a pack of hair from a beauty supply store on Broad Street.

Camden officers also assisted other agencies, served bench warrants and dealt with two DUI and assault; and one drunkenness, open container, bicycle theft, trespass and intimidation.

 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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