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Crime Report - Feb. 27, 2013

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) is looking for a reportedly missing Australia woman who was supposed to be in Lugoff recently.

February 27, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


Can sex offenders be on school grounds?

Some Kershaw County parents have expressed concern about whether a convicted sex offender is allowed on public school grounds.

February 25, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO seeks person of interest in Kmart robbery

Wednesday, the Chronicle-Independent's weekly crime report featured an armed robbery at a "West DeKalb Street" department store where the suspect got away with $1,700. Now, the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) and Crimestoppers are hoping to find and speak with a man who may know something about the robbery at what is now being officially identified as the Camden Kmart.

February 22, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO seeks man posing as officer

During the past six months, an unidentified man has pulled people over conducting "traffic stops" while claiming to be a deputy or police officer. Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews says the man -- who stopped several people as recently as this past weekend -- is not a member of law enforcement.

February 22, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Feb. 20, 2013

A man stole $1,700 from a West DeKalb Street department store's safe after threatening two employees with a knife.

February 20, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


Lancaster road named for SCHP trooper with Kershaw County ties

Seventy-four years after his death, a S.C. Highway Patrol (SCHP) trooper with Kershaw County ties was recently honored in Lancaster County. Walter T. Bell, a native of the town of Kershaw whose family includes residents of Kershaw County, died in a traffic crash on Feb. 4, 1939.

February 18, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Ridgeway man killed after single car crash

A Ridgeway man was pronounced dead at the scene after being transported to KershawHealth following a single car collision Saturday night along Springvale Road according to the S.C. Highway Patrol (SCHP).

February 18, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Fatal crash Friday evening

Friday evening at approximately 8 p.m., there was a one vehicle collision with one fatality on River road in Kershaw County.

February 11, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Grant charged in Swainson kidnapping

The Richland County Sheriff Office (RCSO) charged an Elgin man with the kidnapping of a Columbia teen on Friday.

February 11, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Feb. 6, 2013

A K-9 helped Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputy catch a man who attempted to flee from a drunk driving incident early Sunday morning.

February 06, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


CFD honors professional, volunteer firefighters

The Camden Fire Department (CFD) recently named its professional and volunteer recipients of its Carl S. Hammond Firefighter of the Year awards. Lt. Tyheine Bennett, who joined the CFD in 2001 is the 2012 Professional Firefighter of the Year. Mark Parker, who originally joined the department in 1988, is the 2012 Volunteer Firefighter of the Year.

February 01, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Elgin Councilman Ernst charged with vandalism

Elgin Town Councilman Norman Allen "Bubba" Ernst spent a few hours behind bars Wednesday after being arrested for vandalism following a dispute over a lease agreement.

February 01, 2013 | Denise Schnese | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Jan. 30, 2013

An 86-year-old Camden man is accused of stealing an estimated $15,000 of home furnishings from a home in probate located on Fair Street in Camden.

January 30, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


Prison dairy offers milk and responsiblity for inmates

Camden resident Bert Dew oversees the largest and perhaps a unique farm operation in the state. As agricultural branch chief at the Wateree River Correctional Facility in Rembert, Dew is in charge of running a $7.5 million, "state-of-the-art" dairy farm owned and operated by the S.C. Department of Corrections (SCDOC).

January 30, 2013 | Michael Ulmer | Crime-Police-Fire


Camden’s Donna Davis has found niche as bail bondsman

Camden's Donna Davis is the exception to the rule.

January 28, 2013 | Denise Schnese | Crime-Police-Fire


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Councilman Sammie Tucker Jr. arrested in Clarendon County

Kershaw County Councilman Sammie Tucker Jr. turned himself in to the Clarendon County Sheriff's Office (CCSO) Wednesday afternoon after learning an arrest warrant had been issued. CCSO deputies then booked Tucker at the Clarendon County Detention Center. A CCSO report listed the charge as "unlawful use or disposal of personal property subject to security interest." A judge later released Tucker on a $10,000 personal recognizance bond, according to information taken from VINELink, a website used to track detainees across the country.

October 31, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Oct. 29, 2014

The Camden Police Department (CPD) is investigating an alleged case of extortion and blackmail reported to officers Saturday.

October 29, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO supports cancer research, constable

In May 2008, Nancy Watts, a constable who works for the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO), learned she had breast cancer. For many people, a cancer diagnosis is devastating news. It certainly came as a shock to Watts, who is one of the individuals who is tasked with serving civil papers for the KCSO's civil division. Watts' doctor recommended she undergo a mastectomy. Normally, a mastectomy requires the patient be out of work for eight weeks. In Watts' case, she came back after four weeks.

October 29, 2014 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Matthews to equip KCSO deputies with body cameras

Shortly after taking office in 2011, Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews began looking into equipping his officers with body cameras. As time passed his interest took on a more serious nature and in April 2014, he directed one of his staff to begin the process of evaluating different systems.

October 27, 2014 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Camden man dies in McRae Road crash

A Camden man died Saturday afternoon after his SUV drove off the side of McRae Road and caught fire.

October 27, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


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