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Crime Report - April 17, 2013

A man has been scamming banks in Kershaw and Richland counties, according to a Camden Police Department (CPD) report.

April 17, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


BMPFD receives $60,000 FEMA grant

The Buffalo-Mt. Pisgah Fire Department (BMPFD) recent received a $60,430 grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighters Grant program. The department will utilize this funding to upgrade portable radio equipment.

April 17, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Stores cited for selling alcohol, tobacco to minors

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) is citing seven convenience stores, grocery stores and gas stations for selling either alcohol or tobacco to minors. The KCSO conducted Alcohol Enforcement (AET) compliance checks Monday on numerous stores as part of a continuing effort to keep such products out of the hands of Kershaw County minors.

April 17, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Bethune dissolves police department

Bethune Town Council voted to dissolve the Bethune Police Department (BPD) at its March meeting after determining the town does not have enough money to hire a new police chief.

April 15, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


N.C. woman dies after Camden collision

An 88-year-old woman died Thursday afternoon after sustaining injuries in a head-on collision in Camden earlier in the day.

April 15, 2013 | By Martin L. Cahn and Miciah Bennett C-I news staff | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - April 10, 2013

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) arrested a Cassatt man Monday who owes more than $107,700 in child support.

April 10, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


Suspect caught vandalizing Patriots Landing

During the afternoon of April 4, two Kershaw County Sheriff's Office employees drove through the Patriots Landing parking area and observed a young man in his 4 wheel drive pickup truck spinning his tires and destroying the newly planted grass adjacent to the landing.

April 08, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Bloodhound team apprehends two burglary suspects

April 5, the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office arrested 18-year-old Austin Colvin from Lugoff and a 16- year-old juvenile, also from Lugoff, after they broke into the Lucky 7 convenience store on Highway 1 South in Lugoff.

April 08, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO traffic unit wins Agency of the Year award

The SC Department of Public Safety once again recognized the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office as the Agency of the Year "for excelling in the area of DUI arrests, DUI victim services, and anti underage drinking programs in South Carolina during 2012."

April 05, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO arrests man wanted for burglaries

Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews credits an alert deputy, Crimestoppers, a citizen tip and the Richland County Sheriff's Department Fugitive Task Force with identifying and arresting Torance Lamar Peoples (21) who was wanted by the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office for a string of home burglaries. The arrest took place in Richland County on Tuesday.

April 05, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Former sheriff candidate faces video gaming charge

A former Kershaw County sheriff candidate and 5th Circuit Solicitor's Office employee was arrested late last week on an outstanding warrant in Spartanburg County and charged with allegedly having illegal gambling machines in possession.

April 05, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


CPD officers awarded at ceremony

Sergeant James Steele and Ptl. Tony Wages were honored at the 8th Annual DUI Enforcement Recognition and 2012 Law Enforcement DUI Challenge Ceremonies held on April 3. The program is presented by the South Carolina Department of Public Safety and Office of Highway Safety and Justice Programs.

April 05, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Charges at Cup consistent despite lower turnout

The "quality," alcohol enforcement trained (AET) officers at last Saturday's 81st annual Carolina Cup, made charges consistent with previous years, despite the fact that Cup attendance numbers seemed to be "slightly" down from last year's Carolina Cup.

April 03, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - March 27, 2013

A Fayetteville, N.C., man and woman were arrested after a Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputy found a pistol, marijuana, cocaine and more than $600 in cash in their vehicle.

March 27, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


Camden Police Department, partners ready for 81st Cup

Kershaw County residents, their guests and others attending the 81st annual Carolina Cup should feel safe this weekend as there will be 17 law enforcement organizations and additional support service agencies patrolling the area.

March 25, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


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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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