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KCSO, EPD arrest two for auto break-ins

Following a joint investigation between the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) and the Elgin Police Department (EPD), officers arrested David Allen Richardson, 26, and Haley O'Ryan Pearson, 19. Investigators from both agencies identified the pair as having broken in to nearly a dozen vehicles in the town of Elgin and Kershaw County.

April 29, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - April 24, 2013

A 19-year-old Lugoff woman pressed charges against a 19-year-old Elgin man after she claimed he tried to "force himself on her."

April 24, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


LFD will be center stage during fire-rescue show

The Lugoff Fire Department (LFD) will have center stage during the National Fire Department Instructor's Conference (FDIC) Fire-Rescue show in Indianapolis, Ind., Tuesday through Saturday.

April 22, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


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


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LF-R battles home fire

Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R) crews responded to a house fire on Pine Grove Road in Lugoff around noon April 21. A press release said a neighbor heard an explosion and saw smoke coming from the home next door.

April 27, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - April 22, 2015

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO), along with the S.C. Highway Patrol (SCHP) seized 2.5 kilos, or 5 and one-half pounds of methamphetamine Friday.

April 22, 2015 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Sheriff’s foundation raises funds for bulletproof vests

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Foundation (KCSF) raised more than $5,000 April 14 with a fun-filled "roast" of Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Superintendent Dr. Frank Morgan. The event in the Camden High School auditorium was the KCSF's second annual roast and the money raised will go towards bulletproof vests for Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies.

April 22, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


U.S. Marshals cleared in Folsom shooting

Three U.S. Marshals have been cleared by the 5th Circuit Solicitor's Office in the Dec. 5, 2014, shooting death of Joseph Glenn Folsom at his Blue Heron Lane home on Lake Wateree.

April 20, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - April 15, 2015

A Hartsville man is in the Kershaw County Detention Center (KCDC) on charges related to the theft of two U-Haul trailers in Bethune after being released on bond from the Darlington County Detention Center on related charges.

April 15, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO named Agency of the Year for fourth straight year

Honors and accolades continue to come in for the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO), as the S.C. Department of Public Safety named the KCSO its Agency of the Year for the fourth consecutive year. The annual award is given to the top law enforcement agencies in the state in divisions based on the size of the agency. The KCSO won in the category for agencies with 51 to 100 officers.

April 10, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


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