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The smoke detector screams, triggered by smoke coming up from the kitchen stove. Camden Fire Department (CFD) Asst. Chief Eddie Gardner quickly grabs a fire extinguisher, takes a second to carefully aim and … the flames on the burner go out, the smoke disappears, the detector cuts off.

January 29, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire

East Camden man ends up in jail twice in two days

An east Camden man who got out of jail Wednesday on one set of charges ended up back at the Kershaw County Detention Center hours later on another set of charges.

January 27, 2014 | By MARTIN CAHN and GARY PHILLIPS C-I news staff | Crime-Police-Fire

L-EHS grad killed in Calhoun County wreck

A 21-year-old Columbia woman with ties to Kershaw County died in a two-vehicle crash early Saturday morning on I-26 in Calhoun County. The S.C. Highway Patrol (SCHP) and the Calhoun County Coroner's Office confirmed Kristen Amodio Baker, a 2010 graduate of Lugoff-Elgin High School was westbound on I-26 at 12:30 a.m. Saturday. The SCHP said she lost control of her 2003 Hyundai and hit the wall that divides the westbound and eastbound lanes around mile marker 125.5.

January 27, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire

Officers, others remember former CPD Chief Jack Cobb

Longtime Camden Police Department (CPD) officer and former Chief Jack Cobb, 75, passed away Sunday. He served the city of Camden from 1975 to 1997, becoming chief in 1993. Cobb's former colleagues remember him as a dedicated policeman, but one who was always ready with a practical joke.

January 24, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire

Crime Report - Jan. 22, 2014

The Camden Police Department (CPD) arrested a Charlotte man Monday after he allegedly tried to carjack a vehicle a KershawHealth parking lot. A CPD incident report identified the arrested man as Shaquan Eric White, 21, of Charlotte. It said he arrived at the hospital by ambulance following a one-vehicle crash in Elgin.

January 22, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire

Camden man sentenced for shooting at deputies

A circuit court judge sentenced a Camden man to 24 years in prison Thursday after a jury found the defendant guilty of firing shots at Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies in December 2012. Not only is Ernest Maurice Allen, 26, looking at a long incarceration, but his mother, Sabrina Allen, 48, is charged with attempting to influence the key witness in her son's trial.

January 20, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire

County crime stats down for 2013

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) has released its crime statistics for 2013 and the good news is most types of incidents were fewer than in 2012. Sheriff Jim Matthews said his deputies' productive year was the result of getting criminals off -- and keeping them off -- the street.

January 15, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire

Erica Broughton to be remembered at benefit

To say that Erica Marshall Broughton will be missed by those who knew her is an understatement. According to her family, she was beloved by her friends, family and community members. Broughton, a postal employee, volunteer firefighter and youth leader, died following a single vehicle accident in November near Bethune at the age of 26.

January 15, 2014 | Haley Atkinson | Crime-Police-Fire

Crime Report - Jan. 15, 2014

The Camden Police Department (CPD) is investigating an incident where a woman left a West DeKalb Street department store with a cart full of merchandise she didn't pay for.

January 15, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire

KCSO arrests mother of sexually abused girl

Earlier this week, the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) arrested 65-year-old Kenneth Parker on charges he sexually assaulted a 6-year-old girl on three occasions. Now, the girl's mother is in jail, charged with two counts of unlawful neglect of a child.

January 10, 2014 | | Crime-Police-Fire

Crime Report - Jan. 8, 2014

Two men, one from Camden, the other living near the town of Kershaw, are in jail on charges in separate sex-related cases.

January 08, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire

Gag order issued in Miller capital murder case

An order of suppression, commonly called a "gag order" was issued in the capital murder case of Nickolas Jermaine Miller, 25, of Jefferson. The Chronicle-Independent recently learned of the order, which was actually filed several months ago.

January 03, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire

Crime Report - Jan. 2, 2014

A detainee at the Kershaw County Detention Center allegedly struck another detainee and a female corrections officer on Dec. 26.

January 01, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire

LFD adopts a family

Lugoff Fire Department (LFD) personnel were able to grab Santa for a few moments to ride with them one more time this year on a fire truck as crews delivered clothes, presents and lots of food to a Lugoff family adopted by the department for Christmas.

December 30, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire

LFD supports highway safety

A crashed car, hearse and a safety banner in front of the Lugoff Fire Department (LFD) on U.S. 1 in Lugoff are a way of showing the agency's support for the statewide "Sober or Slammer" highway safety campaign. The car and banner also serve as a reminder to drivers of the dangers of unsafe driving.

December 27, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire

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Articles by Section - Crime-Police-Fire

Kershaw man, 47, arrested for sex with 13-year-old

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested a Kershaw man, charging him for having sex with a 13-year-old girl. According to a KCSO press ...

October 09, 2015 | | Crime-Police-Fire

Haile Gold Mine donates gas monitor equipment to Buffalo-Mt. Pisgah FD

Recently, Haile Gold Mine donated new multi-gas monitor and calibration equipment, valued at around $1,500 to the Buffalo-Mt. Pisgah Fire Department.

October 09, 2015 | | Crime-Police-Fire

Camden Fire Dept. receives national award

The Camden Fire Department (CFD) celebrated National Fire Safety Week with an added bonus: a National award for Fire Safety and Prevention.

October 09, 2015 | Jim Tatum | Crime-Police-Fire

Crime Report - Oct. 9, 2015

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) is seeking information about a man who reportedly stole nearly $1,400 at gunpoint from a Lugoff market ...

October 09, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire

Lugoff man dies in submerged vehicle

A Lugoff man died Sunday after a car in which he was a passenger got swept off a washed-out portion of roadway into Twenty-Five Mile ...

October 06, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


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