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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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Kershaw County fire chiefs urge fireworks safety

Saturday is July 4. It is celebrated in many ways, with cookouts, patriotic concerts and parades. But one fun thing about the holiday carrying the potential for danger is fireworks. Kershaw County fire chiefs want everyone to have fun this weekend, but to also use caution and common sense when dealing with fireworks.

July 03, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


Parents return bank robbery suspect to jail after escape

The parents of a suspect arrested for the June 23 Sandhills Bank robbery in Bethune drove their son back to the Kershaw County Detention Center (KCDC) on Wednesday after he escaped earlier in the day.

July 03, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - July 1, 2015

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) recently released details on the June 23 robbery at Sandhills Bank in Bethune.

July 01, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


Elgin officer arrested for criminal domestic violence

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested an Elgin police officer Monday on a charge of second-degree criminal domestic violence.

July 01, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


Former deputy to serve 20 years for sexual assault

A former Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputy will spend 20 years in prison for a series of sexual acts with a child less than 11 years old.

July 01, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


Man killed in single car crash Thursday night

A 43-year-old man died Thursday night after apparently running through a stop sign at a T-intersection and driving into a wooded area.

June 29, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


LF-R quickly stops June 22 Lugoff mobile home fire

Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R) crews quickly stopped a mobile home fire on the 400 block of Oakview Drive off Wildwood Lane in Lugoff the evening of June 22.

June 29, 2015 | | Crime-Police-Fire


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