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Crime Report - April 4, 2017

The Camden Police Department (CPD) is investigating allegations that an employee embezzled $60,000 from the Montessori School of Camden (MSC) since December 2014.

April 04, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Brother, sister killed in Thursday Lugoff shooting

A Lugoff woman and her brother from California died as a result of gunshot wounds to the head Thursday afternoon. Kershaw County Coroner David West identified the victims as Maliaka Truesdale, 36, who was living in the Bridle Ridge Apartments No. 307, 40 Boulware Drive, in Lugoff; and her brother, 38-year-old Hannasan McGhie, of Los Angeles, Calif. West said McGhie was visiting his sister. Both died of gunshot wounds to the head.

April 04, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Fewer charges, no DUIs for the Cup

Camden Police Department (CPD) Chief Joe Floyd and Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews said it seems people have gotten the message about behavior at the Carolina Cup.

April 04, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Shooting victims were brother and sister

(SECOND UPDATE)

March 30, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


ATEC students learn skills at the Camden Fire Department

The Camden Fire Department (CFD) held its first Skills Day for the new Firefighter 1 Applied Technology Education Center (ATEC) program at the CFD's training grounds. Thirteen students from the Firefighter 1 program attended the five-hour class day. Covered subjects ranged from ladder rescues to fire attack and the growth stages of fire. Skills Day was led by ATEC Instructor Jeff Cooper; assistant instructors Chris Tidwell, Chris Jones and Scott Wiles; and members of the CFD.

March 28, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Alert neighbor reports burglary in progress

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested two men and a woman and charged them with conspiracy to commit burglary and housebreaking around 3 p.m. Friday.

March 28, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - March 24, 2017

Elgin Police Department (EPD) officers charged a 29-year-old Elgin woman with resisting arrest after responding to Jeffers Circle about an SUV stuck in a ditch late on the night of March 4.

March 24, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Men plead guilty in Sandhills Bank robbery case

Two men arrested in June 2015 for the armed robbery of the Sandhills Bank branch in Bethune pleaded guilty Tuesday in federal court. According to a press release from U.S. Attorney Beth Drake, Yancey Kevon Wilson and Randy Jones Jr., both 23, pleaded guilty to a variety of charges stemming from the robbery.

March 24, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Boan graduates from FBI Academy

Camden Police Department Capt. Lee Boan graduated from the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Academy on March 17. Boan studied at the academy for 10 weeks; his coursework covered topics such as legal issues for command-level officers, fitness in law enforcement, public speaking, critical incident leadership in crisis negotiations, essentials for law enforcement executives and a seminar in media and managing law enforcement image.

March 24, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Lugoff Fire-Rescue dedicates new trucks

Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R) dedicated two new fire trucks into service March 18 at its headquarters with board members, fire department members and elected officials on hand.

March 24, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Officer honored

Lt. Tyrell Cato, who recently earned the professional designation of Certified Jail Officer through the American Jail Association, was recognized by Kershaw County Council for this achievement. Shown from left are Councilman Dennis Arledge, Tynana Cato (daughter), Edericia Cato (wife), Tyonna Cato (daughter), Council Vice Chairman Sammy Tucker, Jr., Lt. Tyrell Cato, Councilman Tom Gardner, KC Detention Center Administrator P.E. Spivey, Councilman Al Bozard, Councilman Jimmy Jones and Councilman Ben Connell.

March 21, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Thanks to grant, LF-R gets eight new AEDs

Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R) recently purchased eight new automated external defibrillators, or AEDs, thanks to a more than $8,600 grant from the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation.

March 21, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - March 17, 2017

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office reported the following recent incidents:

March 17, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Sheriff gives $100,000 check to SCVAN

Every year, every county in South Carolina collects money from fines and assessments following court proceedings. A percentage of those funds are mandated by state law to be turned over to the state. In turn, South Carolina distributes a portion of that money back to the counties, including to sheriffs to be used to assist the many victims of crime.

March 17, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


GPS coordinates lead to murder investigation

The case of a missing Bethune man is now a murder investigation.

March 14, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


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Articles by Section - Crime-Police-Fire


DUI suspect pleads guilty to illegal re-entry

On Feb. 25, a county traffic enforcement officer arrested a man for DUI that Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews said was an illegal immigrant who ...

June 20, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO creates internet exchange safe zone

Too often, people read about Craigslist or other internet sales resulting in armed robberies, assaults and even murders. These crimes happen when people show up ...

June 20, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Smoke alarms saved lives in recent fire

Lugoff Fire-Rescue crews credit working smoke alarms for alerting occupants about a fire inside of a double-wide mobile home in Lugoff on Tremont Road.

June 20, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


CPD arrests TitleMax robber

The Camden Police Department (CPD) is charging a man in the May 25 armed robbery of the TitleMax on West DeKalb Street and is thanking ...

June 16, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO arrests man after 150-plus motorcycle chase

Nearly a week ago, during the early morning hours of Saturday, June 10, Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested a 23-year-old Sumter man ...

June 16, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - June 16, 2017

Camden Police Department (CPD)

June 16, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Man dies in single vehicle collision

A single-vehicle collision on S.C. 34 between Gettys and Three Branches roads claimed the life of a Lugoff man early Saturday morning.

June 13, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


L-FR receives federal grant

Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R) recently received another large federal grant award from the FEMA AFG Grant Program for $74,780. The funds were awarded to purchase ...

June 13, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Three Camden men indicted in New York

Three Camden men are awaiting their next court date, set for June 20, in Manhattan, N.Y., Supreme Court, after being indicted and arrested for ...

June 09, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - June 9, 2017

Camden Police Department (CPD) officers arrested a Camden man -- already wanted on multiple charges -- on new drug and other charges Sunday evening.

June 09, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


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