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Crime Report - Aug. 6, 2014

Stolen items turn up at recycling center

Posted: August 5, 2014 4:56 p.m.
Updated: August 6, 2014 5:00 a.m.

Yet another vehicle reported stolen in another county ended up at an Elgin recycling business July 31.

A Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO) report said a 19-year-old Lugoff man took the 1993 Honda to the scrap yard and was paid $296 for it. The business owner went to mark the car’s vehicle identification number (VIN) on the windshield and found the number inside the windshield had been obliterated. The VIN was found on the car’s frame and a computer check by a KCSO deputy found it had been reported stolen in Sumter County. The report listed the name and address of the suspect and the KCSO is seeking him.

In addition, another July 31 KCSO report detailed the theft of several items from an Elgin yard. The report said the victim reported a propane tank, a tire, four 20-inch spoke rims, a weed trimmer, a 5-hp plow and a garden tiller were stolen at approximately 12:15 p.m. Neighbors saw the theft, describing four young men and the car they were in and reported that they headed toward a nearby recycling business. The report said some of the missing items were found at the business, along with photos of the suspects unloading the items from the car. The report said the stolen items had a total value of $2,025.

The KCSO reported the following other incidents during the period of July 28 - Aug. 3:

Deputies arrested a 27-year-old Camden on multiple charges after he tried to flee from a traffic checkpoint. A report said the man tried to avoid the checkpoint and was stopped after a short pursuit. Deputies found him in possession of cocaine based, marijuana, pills and a digital scale.

Deputies responded to what was described as a “suspicious structure fire” on Jones Road in rural Kershaw County on July 30. The report said no one lived in the house at the time.

The KCSO also reported three reports of theft, three arrests for possession of marijuana and one case each of identity theft, vandalism, breach of peace, malicious injury to property, assault possession of crack cocaine and a sex offender who failed to register.


A Camden Police Department (CPD) officer responded to KershawHealth in reference to a Camden man who reported he was assaulted and robbed Sunday.

A CPD report said the man told the officer he was attacked by four men who stole his cell phone and $200 from him in front of a Broad Street business. The officer reported seeing injuries to the man’s face, but also said the victim’s story changed several times about what happened. The officer returned to the business and was told by a man there that there was no indication an assault had happened outside, according to the report.

The CPD also reported three cases of shoplifting, two reports of threats, two assaults, and one case each of harassment, malicious injury to property, vandalism and a counterfeit bill passed at a Camden business.

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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