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Two more arrested in stolen truck case

A Cassatt couple has been arrested in connection with the Jan. 11 theft of a Ford truck and subsequent chase that injured a Kershaw County deputy.

January 19, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Law Enforcement Reports - Jan. 19, 2011

Four county men have been called to appear in summary court on malicious injury to property charges after allegedly tearing up the Kershaw County Recreation Department (KCRD) soccer fields at the West Wateree Sports Complex.

January 19, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO finds missing boy safe

A 13-year-old special needs student at an Elgin private residential school was found safe after a nearly two-hour search Tuesday evening. The boy, who climbed out of his bedroom window at Pine Grove School on Chestnut Road near Elgin around 5 p.m., left without a coat or shoes in freezing temperatures, according to Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews.

January 14, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


More information released on North Central break-ins

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) has released more information about break-ins at two North Central schools in the hopes of catching the perpetrators.

January 14, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


North Central schools vandalized

Somebody broke into both North Central High and North Central Middle schools, caused $30,000 total damage and stole computers.

January 12, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Police Reports for Jan. 12, 2011

Two Camden men are being sought in connection with the Jan. 2 stabbing of one of the men's 45-year-old father-in-law.

January 12, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Police Reports for Jan. 5, 2011

The mother of a high school student has accused another student of providing her son drugs that landed him in the hospital.

January 05, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Police Report for Dec. 29, 2010

The Camden Police Department (CPD) is looking for a 24-year-old woman officers say stabbed her 33-year-old boyfriend at a West DeKalb Street motel.

December 29, 2010 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Two more arrested in Antioch cemetery shooting

Two more suspects have been arrested in connection with the Dec. 12 shooting incident in Antioch Baptist Church's cemetery.

December 24, 2010 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Fire marshal, KCSO looking for arsonist

Is there a serial arsonist in the Mt. Pisgah and Cassatt areas? Are there two?

December 24, 2010 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Police Report for Dec. 22, 2010

At least three men are being sought by the Camden Police Department (CPD) for robbing a store employee at gunpoint as she was making a night deposit at a DeKalb Street bank Saturday night.

December 22, 2010 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Suspects named in cemetery shooting

Two 18-year-old men, one from Cassatt and one from Rembert, have been named as suspects in Sunday's Antioch Baptist Church cemetery shooting.

December 17, 2010 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Police report for Dec. 15, 2010

An 18-year-old Camden woman has accused a truck driver of trying to abduct her.

December 15, 2010 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Gunfire exchanged in Antioch cemetery

A Camden man and his wife were walking back to their car at Antioch Baptist Church's cemetery off Nursery Road around 4 p.m. Sunday when a man masking his face with a cloth around his head stepped out of a wooded area.

December 15, 2010 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Federal trial set for former deputy

A federal trial for former Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputy Odie Tribble, charged with violating an arrested man's civil rights by beating him, will be held Jan. 27 in Columbia.

December 13, 2010 | Trevor Baratko | Crime-Police-Fire


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Councilman Sammie Tucker Jr. arrested in Clarendon County

Kershaw County Councilman Sammie Tucker Jr. turned himself in to the Clarendon County Sheriff's Office (CCSO) Wednesday afternoon after learning an arrest warrant had been issued. CCSO deputies then booked Tucker at the Clarendon County Detention Center. A CCSO report listed the charge as "unlawful use or disposal of personal property subject to security interest." A judge later released Tucker on a $10,000 personal recognizance bond, according to information taken from VINELink, a website used to track detainees across the country.

October 31, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Oct. 29, 2014

The Camden Police Department (CPD) is investigating an alleged case of extortion and blackmail reported to officers Saturday.

October 29, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO supports cancer research, constable

In May 2008, Nancy Watts, a constable who works for the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO), learned she had breast cancer. For many people, a cancer diagnosis is devastating news. It certainly came as a shock to Watts, who is one of the individuals who is tasked with serving civil papers for the KCSO's civil division. Watts' doctor recommended she undergo a mastectomy. Normally, a mastectomy requires the patient be out of work for eight weeks. In Watts' case, she came back after four weeks.

October 29, 2014 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Matthews to equip KCSO deputies with body cameras

Shortly after taking office in 2011, Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews began looking into equipping his officers with body cameras. As time passed his interest took on a more serious nature and in April 2014, he directed one of his staff to begin the process of evaluating different systems.

October 27, 2014 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Camden man dies in McRae Road crash

A Camden man died Saturday afternoon after his SUV drove off the side of McRae Road and caught fire.

October 27, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


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