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Crime Report - Nov. 20, 2013

Driveway paving scammers are back

Posted: November 19, 2013 4:18 p.m.
Updated: November 20, 2013 5:00 a.m.

Two men claiming to be brothers tried to swindle a woman into a repaving her driveway for $150.

According to a Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO) press release, one of the men asked if the homeowner had some pain reliever. The woman said she told the men to wait in the living room, but when she tried to return from getting the medication, realized she had been cornered in the bathroom.

The woman told deputies she said, “I told you to stay in the living room” repeatedly until her two sons came out of their rooms. When they did, the two subjects went back through the living room and left.

The woman said the men took bottles of Xanax, Percocet and allergy medication while in the home. Deputies reported that neighbors said they had encountered the same two men.

The KCSO reported the following other incidents during the period of Oct. 28 - Nov. 3:

Someone charged $8,000 on a retail store card after they added a name and changed the email address associated with the card.

An Elgin woman said two men stole $5,000 worth of kitchen and heating appliances from her home and sold them for drugs.

Someone stole seven vehicles, a bulldozer, wood chipper and two farming discs from a Kershaw area home.

Someone kicked in the door of a home on Driftwood Ave., Elgin home and stole items from the home.

Someone stole more than $1,500 in guns and electronics from a home on Barfield Road, Elgin.

An 8-year-old boy shot himself with a BB gun.

County deputies also assisted other agencies, served bench warrants and dealt with 13 larcenies; five harassments; four public disorderly conducts and vandalisms; three runaways; two incorrigibles and driving under suspension cases, non-violent family offenses, trespassing and intimidations; and one motor vehicle theft breach of trust, death, DUI, forgery, burglary, shoplifting, simple possession of marijuana, missing person, possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine (second offense) and using motor vehicle without consent.


A man was transported to the hospital after Camden Police Department (CPD) officers found him passed out on a picnic table in a local park.

Officers located a bottle of alcohol on the table near the man. He was issued a warrant for public disorderly conduct and open container in a city park.

The CPD reported the following other incidents during the period of Oct. 28 - Nov. 3:

Officers issued an arrest warrant to a Kershaw County student after she allegedly stole $20 and a driver’s license from a teacher’s purse.

Someone stole a blue 2001 Audi from a retail parking lot.

Camden officers also assisted other agencies, served bench warrants and dealt with two criminal domestic violence cases, larcenies, thefts from buildings and trespassings; and one public disorderly conduct,  malicious injury to real property, theft from motor vehicle and vandalism.

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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