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SCFC urges stiff penalties for fire violations

Had it been a year ago, Edward Brisbane and Donna Highman would've probably left the Kershaw County Courthouse Thursday with a $125 t­­­icket.

March 14, 2011 | Trevor Baratko | Crime-Police-Fire


Constable arrested on EBT fraud

A Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) constable has been arrested and charged with two counts of electronic benefits transfer (EBT) card fraud and one count of misconduct in office.

March 11, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Six illegal gaming machines seized

Six gambling machines – illegal under state law -- were seized from three locations Wednesday in a sweep by the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office and S.C. Law Enforcement Division.

March 11, 2011 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Law Enforcement Report - March 9, 2011

A Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputy responded to an Elgin concrete plant in Richland County around 2 p.m. March 3 in response to a company truck driver who had been stabbed.

March 09, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Dixon arraigned on federal drug charges

Jamie Lubell Dixon, the 33-year-old Elgin man Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews has called a "well-known" drug dealer, has been arraigned on federal charges.

March 09, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Two charged with trafficking, child neglect after motel room raid

A Camden man and his common-law spouse, both 23, were arrested and charged with trafficking crack cocaine, simple possession of marijuana and three counts of child neglect after Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) narcotics agents raided a West DeKalb Street motel in Camden.

March 09, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Elgin man charged with kidnapping, assault

Anthony Dervin, 44, of Elgin was arrested on charges of kidnapping and criminal sexual conduct in the first degree by the Elgin Police Department (EPD) Wednesday evening.

March 04, 2011 | Keri Boyce | Crime-Police-Fire


Drive-by shooting triggers second attack

Two Camden men are behind bars, one charged with attempted murder, in connection with two shooting incidents Tuesday night, including a drive-by shooting in Camden.

March 04, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Man who 'ordered' gang shooting pleads guilty

Byron Michael Wood was 18 years old in late 2007 when he ordered Markelle Jamar Reid, also 18 at the time, to "ride someone" in order to get back into Camden's Nine Trey Bloods gang. That order ultimately led Reid to shoot and kill 17-year-old Michael Joseph Smith -- the first, and so far only, person to die in a gang-related shooting in Kershaw County -- on Dec. 7, 2007.

March 04, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Law Enforcement Report - March 2, 2011

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) is investigating a shooting incident at a West DeKalb Street, Camden, motel.

March 02, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Cassatt man charged in Camden woman's death

A Cassatt man is in jail charged with reckless homicide after a woman's body was discovered at a Lee County hunting club.

March 02, 2011 | By Gee Atkinson Lee County Observer (Bishopville, S.C.) editor | Crime-Police-Fire


Ukrainian law enforcement educators visit KCSO

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) in Lugoff, South Carolina, is 5,260 miles, or 8,465 kilometers, from Kiev, Ukraine. If the half-dozen men and their two interpreters had taken a direct flight from Kiev, spelled by Ukrainians as Kyiv, the trip would have lasted nine and a half hours.

February 28, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Man arrested in shooting

One man was injured and another man arrested in an early Tuesday morning shooting on Chesnut Street in Camden.

February 23, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Law Enforcement Reports - Feb. 23, 2010

Two Camden men were arrested after complaints of unusual levels of traffic, drug dealing and other suspicious activity, including people entering and staying at a Woodside Drive, Camden, home without permission.

February 23, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO seizes weapons, more at S.C. DOC lieutenant's home

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) arrested a S.C. Department of Corrections lieutenant Friday after a total of 34 weapons were recovered from his Elginwood Drive home in Elgin.

February 21, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


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Law enforcement warns of scammers around the holidays

Law enforcement officials are cautioning the public to always be wary of swindlers and those who try to get money from good people using a wide variety of unethical and illegal tactics. These con games know no season, but Camden Police Department (CPD) Chief Joe Floyd said criminals increase their efforts around the holidays. Using the old adage, "if it's too good to be true, it probably is," Floyd said everyone should be aware of possible scams and gave advice on what to do if they are contacted by anyone they don't know asking for money.

November 28, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


CPD arrests Elgin man after he attacks woman

The Camden Police Department (CPD) arrested an Elgin man Nov. 13 on multiple charges after he allegedly forced his way into a Camden home and attacked a 29-year-old Lugoff woman.

November 26, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


CPD celebrates Crossing Guard Appreciation Week

The Camden Police Department (CPD) recognized three city crossing guards for their dedication and service during S.C. Crossing Guard Appreciation Week, which ended Friday. The CPD, along with the S.C. Department of Transportation's (SCDOT) Safe Routes to School Resource Center honored William Lucas and John T. Arledge for their service at Camden Elementary School (CES) and Carson Gordon for keeping students safe at Camden Middle School (CMS).

November 26, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


Fire chiefs promote extra safety during cold months

With the first touch of winter weather upon Kershaw County, local firefighting officials are cautioning everyone to use a few safety tips to keep their homes and businesses safe when using fireplaces, furnaces and space heaters.

November 26, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Nov. 26, 2014

A Camden businessman is accusing an employee of stealing more than $4,500 from the business.

November 26, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


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