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Man charged with 15 counts of vandalism

The Camden Police Department (CPD) arrested a man Wednesday night after he reportedly admitted to committing 15 acts of vandalism over two nights at a dozen sites in downtown Camden. According to CPD incident reports, officers arrested Jordan Rasheed McKeever, 245, of Laurens Street, Camden.

April 27, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Man broke into vehicles during worship services

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested a county man for breaking into vehicles during worship services in the Westville area on Sunday.

April 24, 2018 | | Crime-Police-Fire


CPD looking for missing child

Two-year-old Dakota Day Ray, is considered to be a missing child even though she is thought to be with her parents. Dakota is considered missing because her parents -- William Eugene Ray, 43; and Jessica Louise Ray, 36 -- allegedly obtained custody of her in violation of a safety plan put in place by the S.C. Department of Social Services' office in Kershaw County.

April 20, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


BMPFD gets V-SAFE grant

The Buffalo-Mt. Pisgah Fire Department (BMPFD) recently received a $22,440 grant from the state of South Carolina through the Volunteer Strategic Assistance Fire Equipment (V-SAFE) Program.

April 13, 2018 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Man charged for driving on Springdale track

The Camden Police Department (CPD) and Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) charged a Camden man with multiple offenses after he reportedly drove on a practice track at Springdale Race Course on Sunday afternoon.

April 13, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Orphaned and homeless - Part 2 of 2

Fourteen-year-old "J.M." ended up on the streets of Elgin for four months in 2015. In 2016, his attorneys, Deborah and Robert Butcher, filed a lawsuit on his behalf against the S.C. Department of Social Services (SCDSS) claiming the agency's negligent actions not only deprived him of his Fourteenth Amendment right to due process, but placed him in danger and led to his becoming homeless.

April 10, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Former city employee dies after house fire

A former city of Camden Department of Public Works employee, Barbara Currie, 72, of White Pines Circle, Camden, died Thursday from injuries suffered in a house fire on Saturday, March 31. According to a press release issued by Kershaw County Coroner David West, Currie died Thursday evening from carbon monoxide poisoning and smoke inhalation.

April 10, 2018 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Orphaned and homeless - Part 1 of 2

At the age of 14, an orphan listed in court documents as "J.M." lived on the streets of Elgin for about four months, sleeping in abandoned cars, sheds and even a burnt-out home. On March 16, a jury awarded J.M., now 17, $150,000 in a judgment against the S.C. Department of Social Services (SCDSS) concluding that the agency's negligent actions led to his ending up on the streets. The judgment came almost exactly two years after being filed in the Kershaw County Clerk of Court's office in March 2016.

April 06, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Cup-related charges cut by more than half

The Camden Police Department (CPD) and its partner agencies issued summonses or arrested 43 people during March 31's 84th running of the Carolina Cup. That is a more than 50 percent drop from previous years, according to CPD Chief Joe Floyd.

April 06, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - April 3, 2018

Elgin Police Department (EPD)

April 03, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


SLED investigating deputy-involved shooting

The S.C. State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) is investigating a shooting incident involving a Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputy that took place early Friday morning at a Lugoff-area business.

March 27, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Daughtery pleads guilty, gets probation

The last of three men arrested a year ago for a string of motor vehicle break-ins in and around Camden pleaded guilty to charges against him on March 19.

March 27, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Firefighters respond to garage fire in Cassatt

Although it took a call for extra manpower, dozens of firefighters responded to a short dirt road off Cheraw Road in Cassatt to put out a fire at a large shed being used as an auto garage. Antioch Fire Chief Bryan Spitzer said he happened to be nearby when the call went out around 5 p.m. Tuesday.

March 23, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Deputies save fleeing suspect’s life

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies ended up having to save the life of a man who fled from a safety checkpoint on S.C. 12 on the night of March 17.

March 23, 2018 | | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO charges men with cockfighting

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested three men March 17 and charged them with cockfighting. A KCSO press release identified the men as Moises Aquille Montes, 34; Miguel Martinez, 32; and Juan Diego Jimenez, 26, all of Gilbert.

March 23, 2018 | | Crime-Police-Fire


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Fifth Circuit Solicitor indicted on federal fraud charges

South Carolina's U.S. District Attorney announced Tuesday that a grand jury has indicted outgoing Fifth Circuit Solicitor Dan Johnson, 49, and his director ...

September 21, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Driver in Sept. 2 double fatality charged

The Columbia man whose SUV crashed head-on into a sedan on Sept. 2 causing the deaths of a young man and woman is now being ...

September 21, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Camden man pleads guilty to federal wire fraud charge

Thomas Brock, 51, of Camden, pleaded guilty Aug. 28 to one of 18 counts filed against him by the U.S. government related to allegations ...

September 21, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


County employee dies in weather-related fatality

A Kershaw County Public Works employee died in a single-car collision when his 1996 Dodge pickup hydroplaned while traveling westbound on I-20 Sunday morning.

September 18, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Sunny Hill accident

Blue lights flash from a Camden Police Department (CPD) patrol car around 1 p.m. Tuesday while officers, firefighters and witnesses congregate at the rear ...

September 14, 2018 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Sept. 14, 2018

Camden Police Department (CPD)

September 14, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


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