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Crime Report - May 20, 2015

Nearly $3,000 in jewelry shoplifted from store

Posted: May 19, 2015 2:55 p.m.
Updated: May 20, 2015 1:00 a.m.

The Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO) is looking for a man and a woman who managed to walk out of a Camden department store with more than $2,800 worth of jewelry Friday.

According to a KCSO report, the couple walked into the store and the man went to the tool aisle to get a screwdriver. He then reportedly used the screwdriver to open an earring display near the front of the store. The report listed nine pairs of earrings were taken. An employee said the couple had been in the store earlier and tried to buy gift cards with a debit card, which was declined.

According to the report, it is believed the couple had also been to the company’s Sumter location on Friday.

The KCSO reported the following other incidents during the period of May 11-17:

Deputies arrested Davion Quantrell McClure, 24, of Power Line Road, Lugoff on drug charges after stopping him for driving erratically on Pine Grove Road. According to a KCSO report, a deputy reported smelling alcohol in the car and conducted a search which turned 54.2 grams of suspected marijuana and a digital scale. Deputies charged McClure with possession with intent to distribute marijuana.

Someone stole a car which broke down on I-20 near Camden on Monday. According to a KCSO report, a Florence woman said she left her 2003 Mercury Marauder around 10 p.m. Sunday, and found a ride back to Florence. She said she called her boyfriend, an auto repair shop owner, to come get the car with his tow dolly. According to the report, he arrived around 2 a.m. Monday and could not find the vehicle along the interstate.

Someone stole a golf cart valued at $2,100 from a Lee Street, Camden home May 11. According to a KCSO report, the victim told a deputy the machine was taken some time between midnight and 6:30 a.m. from an open shed at the home. A chain securing the golf cart had been cut, according to the report.

Someone stole an air conditioning unit valued at $2,000 from a Timrod Road, Bethune residence, according to a May 14 KCSO report. The victim said he had not been to the property since November 2014, and discovered the unit had been taken Thursday.

Someone stole an all-terrain vehicle from a Silicate Way, Elgin location Friday. According to a KCSO report, a North Charleston man said he was visiting his mother and discovered his four-wheeler was missing. It is valued at $1,200.

Someone stole a 2003 Chevrolet 1500 pickup truck Friday from a Groves Street, Lugoff business. The victim told deputies it is a company truck and was last seen parked at the business at 10 p.m. May 14.

The KCSO also reported 14 thefts, 10 assaults, six arrests for driving under the influence, six reports of criminal domestic violence, two burglaries, two arrests for public disorderly conduct, two cases of possession of drug paraphernalia and one report each for identity theft, harassment, open container, fraudulent check, breach of peace and  malicious injury to property.

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The Camden Police Department reported five thefts, two assaults and one case each of a counterfeit check, burglary, possession of marijuana, child restraint violation (four counts), breach of trust and harassment.

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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