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Man arrested for armed robbery, home invasions

A young man thought to be responsible for a recent home invasion and kidnapping in Camden, another home invasion in Cassatt and the armed robbery of a convenience store in east Camden is behind bars today.

May 24, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


EMS training

Local emergency management services (EMS) and other first responders took part in special training May 4 at the Kershaw County Government Center learning to deal with patients suffering from difficult airway problems. In these two pictures, personnel showed off what they already knew about dealing with difficult airways using special mannequins -- which reproduce the swelling and constriction of blocked airways as well as lung sounds -- aboard Palmetto Health and the University of South Carolina Medical School's mobile SimLab. Paid for by a Duke Endowment grant, the training included classroom instruction after which personnel returned to the lab to see ...

May 24, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - May 20, 2016

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested a 25-year-old woman May 12 at a Dicey Creek Road residence after her mother said her daughter was attempting to assault her husband and threatened both of them.

May 20, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


ISO ratings for some fire districts going down

The ISO ratings for several Kershaw County Fire Service districts are being lowered based on a recent survey conducted by the Insurance Services Offices. The ratings are used by insurance companies to help set rates for homeowners and business coverage. The areas covered by the most recent study include the Bethune, Cassatt, Doby's Mill and Pine Grove fire districts.

May 17, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Church secretary arrested after funds reported missing

Following a more than two-week investigation, the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) arrested a church secretary Wednesday for stealing more than $97,000 in church funds. During an interview with a KCSO investigator, the secretary -- identified in a KCSO press release as Deborah Bradshaw Barfield, 53, of Jesup Court, Elgin -- admitted to taking the money from St. John's United Methodist Church in Lugoff in order buy drugs she purchased on the streets of Columbia.

May 13, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - May 13, 2016

A Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) incident report provides additional details about the case against Alvin Davis IV, 20, of Haile Gold Mine Road in Kershaw County who is charged with the unlawful neglect of his 4-month-old son. Deputies arrested Davis on April 30, the day after his children were placed into emergency protective custody.

May 13, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


LF-R gets 12 more rescue swimmers

Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R) now has 12 more swift water rescuers after the group completed training at the U.S. National Whitewater Center in Charlotte, N.C.

May 13, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Two more arrested for speeding 120-plus mph

For the second time in two weeks, the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) Traffic Unit arrested two men for speeding at 120 mph or more on I-20. Deputies made the arrests 20 minutes apart Friday night, at 10:30 and 10:50 p.m.

May 10, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


I-20 east to close Sunday to remove tractor trailer

A section of I-20 eastbound in Kershaw County will be closed for several hours Sunday to allow recovery of a tractor-trailer that crashed into the Wateree River earlier this month. Eastbound lanes will close beginning at 5 a.m. Sunday. Reopening is planned by early afternoon, barring unforeseen circumstances. Westbound traffic is not affected.

May 10, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


LF-R ISO rating drops to 3

Lugoff Rescue-Fire (LF-R) Chief Dennis Ray had a big announcement for Kershaw County Council and county agency heads when they gathered Tuesday for a budget work session at the Kershaw County Economic Development Office.

May 06, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Man survives tractor trailer fall into Wateree River

A 60-year-old Batesburg man managed to survive after his tractor-trailer crashed through a concrete barrier on the westbound I-20 bridge over the Wateree River and fell dozens of feet to the water below.

May 03, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Man kidnaps family, forces ATM withdrawal

The Camden Police Department (CPD) is looking for the young man who abducted a 31-year-old woman and her 18- and 3-year-old sons from a Kendall Street, Camden home at gunpoint on April 27 and forced the woman to withdraw money from an ATM.

May 03, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Father charged with unlawful conduct toward child

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested Alvin Davis IV, 20, of Haile Gold Mine Road, Kershaw, on Saturday, charging him with unlawful conduct toward a child.

May 03, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - May 3, 2016

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies responded to Hunters Lane near Camden late on the night of April 24 to a call of an armed robbery.

May 03, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Camden man charged with having sex with 13-year-old girl

A 25-year-old man mentioned in Tuesday's weekly crime report as possibly contributing to the delinquency of a minor is now being charged with multiple counts of criminal sexual conduct with a minor along with other charges. The Camden Police Department (CPD) and Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) have now charged Darius Tyler Davis of Campbell Street, Camden, with having sex with a 13-year-old girl.

April 29, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


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Fill the Boot kick off is Monday

Members of the Camden Fire Department along with the Muscular Dystrophy Association, will host a special event to kick off the fire fighters' annual Fill ...

August 26, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Stolen vehicle and marijuana possession

A lieutenant and investigator with the Kershaw County Sheriff's Narcotics Unit were on Red Hill Road in Camden when they noticed a grey Subaru ...

August 19, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Seven charged in $350 million government fraud scheme

Seven people, including two Camden residents, have been charged in a $350 million scheme to defraud the federal government.

August 19, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Woman arrested for leaving toddlers in car

A Kershaw County woman was arrested Monday morning after Camden Police officers responded to a call about children left unattended in a car in the ...

August 16, 2016 | Jim Tatum | Crime-Police-Fire


Man arrested for burglary, assault on elderly female

A 23 year old Elgin man is behind bars accused of breaking into a home, assaulting an elderly woman who lived there and leading a ...

August 16, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


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