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Columbia man arrested, retired N.C. trooper’s weapon recovered

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) arrested a Columbia man following a traffic stop the evening of April 16. According to a KCSO statement released Friday afternoon, James Carter, 21, of Columbia is charged with simple possession of marijuana and possession of a stolen handgun.

April 22, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Officers, deputies respond to ‘attempted robbery’

An unidentified man's decision to walk into an unauthorized area of a check cashing business in Camden brought a large response from Camden officers and county deputies Friday afternoon.

April 22, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - April 17, 2013

A man has been scamming banks in Kershaw and Richland counties, according to a Camden Police Department (CPD) report.

April 17, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


BMPFD receives $60,000 FEMA grant

The Buffalo-Mt. Pisgah Fire Department (BMPFD) recent received a $60,430 grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighters Grant program. The department will utilize this funding to upgrade portable radio equipment.

April 17, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Stores cited for selling alcohol, tobacco to minors

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) is citing seven convenience stores, grocery stores and gas stations for selling either alcohol or tobacco to minors. The KCSO conducted Alcohol Enforcement (AET) compliance checks Monday on numerous stores as part of a continuing effort to keep such products out of the hands of Kershaw County minors.

April 17, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Bethune dissolves police department

Bethune Town Council voted to dissolve the Bethune Police Department (BPD) at its March meeting after determining the town does not have enough money to hire a new police chief.

April 15, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


N.C. woman dies after Camden collision

An 88-year-old woman died Thursday afternoon after sustaining injuries in a head-on collision in Camden earlier in the day.

April 15, 2013 | By Martin L. Cahn and Miciah Bennett C-I news staff | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - April 10, 2013

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) arrested a Cassatt man Monday who owes more than $107,700 in child support.

April 10, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


Suspect caught vandalizing Patriots Landing

During the afternoon of April 4, two Kershaw County Sheriff's Office employees drove through the Patriots Landing parking area and observed a young man in his 4 wheel drive pickup truck spinning his tires and destroying the newly planted grass adjacent to the landing.

April 08, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Bloodhound team apprehends two burglary suspects

April 5, the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office arrested 18-year-old Austin Colvin from Lugoff and a 16- year-old juvenile, also from Lugoff, after they broke into the Lucky 7 convenience store on Highway 1 South in Lugoff.

April 08, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO traffic unit wins Agency of the Year award

The SC Department of Public Safety once again recognized the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office as the Agency of the Year "for excelling in the area of DUI arrests, DUI victim services, and anti underage drinking programs in South Carolina during 2012."

April 05, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO arrests man wanted for burglaries

Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews credits an alert deputy, Crimestoppers, a citizen tip and the Richland County Sheriff's Department Fugitive Task Force with identifying and arresting Torance Lamar Peoples (21) who was wanted by the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office for a string of home burglaries. The arrest took place in Richland County on Tuesday.

April 05, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Former sheriff candidate faces video gaming charge

A former Kershaw County sheriff candidate and 5th Circuit Solicitor's Office employee was arrested late last week on an outstanding warrant in Spartanburg County and charged with allegedly having illegal gambling machines in possession.

April 05, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


CPD officers awarded at ceremony

Sergeant James Steele and Ptl. Tony Wages were honored at the 8th Annual DUI Enforcement Recognition and 2012 Law Enforcement DUI Challenge Ceremonies held on April 3. The program is presented by the South Carolina Department of Public Safety and Office of Highway Safety and Justice Programs.

April 05, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Charges at Cup consistent despite lower turnout

The "quality," alcohol enforcement trained (AET) officers at last Saturday's 81st annual Carolina Cup, made charges consistent with previous years, despite the fact that Cup attendance numbers seemed to be "slightly" down from last year's Carolina Cup.

April 03, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


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CPD arrests Elgin man after he attacks woman

The Camden Police Department (CPD) arrested an Elgin man Nov. 13 on multiple charges after he allegedly forced his way into a Camden home and attacked a 29-year-old Lugoff woman.

November 26, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


CPD celebrates Crossing Guard Appreciation Week

The Camden Police Department (CPD) recognized three city crossing guards for their dedication and service during S.C. Crossing Guard Appreciation Week, which ended Friday. The CPD, along with the S.C. Department of Transportation's (SCDOT) Safe Routes to School Resource Center honored William Lucas and John T. Arledge for their service at Camden Elementary School (CES) and Carson Gordon for keeping students safe at Camden Middle School (CMS).

November 26, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


Fire chiefs promote extra safety during cold months

With the first touch of winter weather upon Kershaw County, local firefighting officials are cautioning everyone to use a few safety tips to keep their homes and businesses safe when using fireplaces, furnaces and space heaters.

November 26, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Nov. 26, 2014

A Camden businessman is accusing an employee of stealing more than $4,500 from the business.

November 26, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


‘Tie One On’ for MADD

With the 2014 holiday season upon us, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), along with law enforcement and other emergency services are encouraging everyone use a red ribbon to "Tie One On" for safety. Local MADD representatives, emergency personnel and family members of victims of drunk driving gathered Tuesday at Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R) for an event to kick off the 28th year of the campaign. Participants urged everyone to act responsibly if they choose to consume alcohol.

November 21, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


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