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Columbia teen drowns in Lake Wateree

A 15-year-old Columbia boy drowned in Lake Wateree on Thursday afternoon.

July 20, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Traffic stop leads to meth lab, four arrests

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) investigators arrested four people Thursday following a two-week long investigation kicked off by a June 30 traffic stop in June that ultimately led to the discovery of a meth lab.

July 18, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


SCLEAP provides counseling for law enforcement

When gunman Sueng-Hui Cho burst into a Virginia Tech classroom building and fatally shot 32 students and professors and wounded 17 others in April 2007, law enforcement officers from all over Southwest Virginia responded to the 911 alarm.

July 14, 2017 | By Joseph Crevier Special to the C-I | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - July 14, 2017

Elgin Police Department (EPD)

July 14, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - July 7, 2017

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO)

July 07, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


LF-R Explorer Team No. 1 again

Lugoff Fire-Rescue's (LF-R) Explorer Post took first place in the state in a team hose deployment event during the annual S.C. Fire-Rescue Conference Explorer Competition at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center on June 17.

July 04, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Post 195 names Davis as Firefighter of the Year

During its monthly meeting June 24, Lugoff-Elgin American Legion Post 195 presented Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R) Engineer Preston Davis with its Firefighter of the Year Award for his outstanding dedication and service to the Lugoff community. Davis' his fiancé and family, as well as numerous LF-R firefighters joined him for the award presentation at the Post 195 on Wildwood Lane in Lugoff.

July 04, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


B-MPFD receives donation, American flags

WoodmenLife Chapter 737 of Bethune recently presented a check for $1,000 and two American flags to the Buffalo-Mt. Pisgah Fire Department.

June 30, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO arrests alleged motorcycle gang member after high speed chase

Kershaw County Sheriff Office (KCSO) deputies arrested an alleged motorcycle gang member following a high speed chase involving Sheriff Jim Matthews on I-20 around 8:30 p.m. Monday. According to a KCSO press release, deputies arrested Jody David Fogle, 44, whose last known address was on Convent Church Road in Leesville.

June 30, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - June 30, 2017

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO)

June 30, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Elgin man arrested for child porn

Investigators from the S.C. Attorney General's Office and the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force arrested an Elgin man Thursday on several child pornography charges.

June 27, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Couple charged with unlawful neglect of 7-month-old

The S.C. State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) arrested a Cassatt couple Friday and charged each with unlawful neglect of a child or helpless person. According to a SLED press release, Elizabeth Jade Napper, 22, and Jonathan Daniel Smith, 32, both of Marshall Road, Cassatt, face up to 10 years in prison, fine set at the discretion of the court, or both.

June 27, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


County deputies equipped with opiate overdose antidote

As of Friday, all Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies have been trained to use and now have as part of their gear an opiate overdose antidote. Instructors from the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) and the 5th Circuit Solicitors Office trained the deputies on the use of Narcan nasal spray applicators, which contain Naxolone. The applicators are designed to be administered to individuals who have overdosed on opiates.

June 27, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Jury awards $225,000 to county couple in DSS case

A Kershaw County jury awarded a total of $225,000 to an east Camden couple on June 15 following a four-day trial involving allegations the S.C. Department of Social Services' (DSS) Kershaw County office kept a 66-year-old man in a skilled nursing facility against his and his wife's wishes.

June 23, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO arrests two Camden ‘Bloods’ gang members

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested two members of the "Bloods" gang from Camden after observing suspicious activity at the Camden West Inn on U.S. 1 South in Lugoff on the night of June 16.

June 23, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


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Robinson pleads, is sentenced for rash of vehicle break-ins

One of six people arrested at various times in 2016 for a rash of vehicle break-ins pleaded guilty on Sept. 15 and will spend the ...

September 22, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Shots fired early Friday morning on Broad Street

Several people out running around 4 a.m. Friday noticed a number of police cars in front of a home on the 1600 block of ...

September 19, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Cassatt woman sentenced in drug case

A 64-year-old Cassatt woman will spend the next 12 years in a state prison after pleading guilty Tuesday to four drug charges.

September 15, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Sept. 15, 2017

Camden Police Department (CPD)

September 15, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Skimmer sentenced and deported

A 42-year-old Romanian man living in the country illegally who pleaded guilty Aug. 23 to numerous counts of criminal conspiracy involving the use of "skimmers ...

September 12, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


When it’s time to stop

With new technology, such as newly acquired LUCAS 3 automatic cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) devices, and the ever-increasing level of training they receive, Kershaw County Emergency ...

September 12, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


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