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A proactive step to help citizens

TruNarc is the new $23,000 drug testing device that helps Kershaw County Sheriff's Office deputies more accurately test unknown substances efficiently, quickly and accurately.

August 10, 2016 | Katrina Moses C-I | Crime-Police-Fire


Body of missing Columbia man found in KC

The body of a Columbia man reported missing August 2 was found Thursday in Kershaw County.

August 10, 2016 | Jim Tatum | Crime-Police-Fire


Brothers arrested for driving 111mph in downtown Camden

Around 7:45p.m. on August 7, 2016 a Kershaw County Sheriff's Office deputy arrested and charged two men with speeding 26+ miles per hour over the posted speed limit in downtown Camden.

August 10, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Weary at Wal-mart

A woman reported to the Camden police Department that she bought a few items at the self-checkout at the Wal-Mart on W. Dekalb Street and asked for $80 cash back. She forgot to grab the cash, and she said she told loss prevention about it. Loss prevention reviewed the incident on camera. The video shows that there were two males in line behind her, and one of the males took the money.

August 05, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Man dies in single vehicle accident

A single vehicle accident claimed the life of a 68 year old Calhoun County man Tuesday morning.

July 29, 2016 | Jim Tatum | Crime-Police-Fire


Buffalo-Mt. Pisgah lowers ISO Rating

After a recent Insurance Services Office (ISO) evaluation, Buffalo-Mt. Pisgah Fire Department's current ISO rating of 7 will be dropping to an ISO rating of 5 effective November 1, 2016. This rating applies to any home or business within five road miles of either the Buffalo-Mt. Pisgah Fire Station, located at 5203 Mt. Pisgah Rd, Kershaw or the Gates Ford Fire Station, located at 4364 Bethune Road, Bethune. The decrease normally results in lower insurance premiums for area residents and local businesses, but owners should consult with their insurance provider to see if they qualify for the savings, B-MP ...

July 26, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Robber wearing Halloween costume robs Laundromat

Camden Police Department officers responded to an armed robbery call at about 1:45 p.m. July 13 at a laundry located at Chesnut and Gordon Streets. When they arrived, they spoke with the complainant, who told them he was sitting inside the business when a subject about six feet tall wearing all black, a "Scream" mask, gloves and carrying a black handgun entered the business and told the complainant he wanted the (cash) box.

July 22, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Camden man dies in motorcycle accident

A Camden man has died after an early morning single vehicle accident on U.S. 521 North.

July 22, 2016 | Jim Tatum | Crime-Police-Fire


Suspects use stolen canoe to transport stolen goods

Two Camden men were arrested and charged with burglary and larceny after they allegedly broke into a home on Trails End Road in Camden and stole a number of items.

July 19, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


New KCSO Deputy wins marksmanship award

On July 15, 2016 Deputy John Carter graduated from the SC Criminal Justice Academy Basic Law Enforcement Class 650 where he received the Clifford A. Moyer marksmanship award for being top shooter in his class. Carter graduated as a Class I certified law enforcement officer along with 54 officers from around the state.

July 19, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO nabs three on drug charges in two incidents

Three people were arrested on drug charges in two separate incidents on the same day.

July 19, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - July 15, 2016

An unknown, possibly female suspect called in a bomb threat to KershawHealth on Monday evening.

July 15, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


LF-R Engine 10, tractor trailer collide on U.S. 1

Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R) Engine 10 might be a total loss following a collision with a tractor trailer on U.S. 1 in Lugoff early Wednesday afternoon. The collision happened at 1:10 p.m. Wednesday as Engine 10 was responding to a woods fire near Elgin, according to LF-R Chief Dennis Ray. Ray said Engine 10 was backing up a brush unit from the Doby's Mill Fire Department due to no response from the Blaney or Pine Grove volunteer fire departments.

July 15, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


CPD seeks man for ‘stringing’ change machines

The Camden Police Department (CPD) is seeking information about a man who is allegedly using a technique called "stringing" to steal change from coin operated machines while retaining the bill used to make the change.

July 15, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Victim’s 911 call leads to burglar’s arrest

A 911 call from a woman locked in a bedroom led Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies to arrest an 18-year-old east Camden man on first degree burglary and other charges Monday.

July 15, 2016 | | 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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