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Two arrested, one sought in car thefts

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) arrested two men in connection with the thefts of six vehicles and 25 auto break-ins in the Camden, Cassatt and Kershaw areas. A KCSO press release identified the arrested men as Shawn Michael Cave, 19, and Rick Thomas Kennedy Jr., 17. Deputies are still seeking Jonathan David Bradley, 20, in connection with the thefts and break-ins.

January 25, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO, Columbia PD arrests man for molesting young girls

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) and Columbia Police Department recently arrested a man for molesting two young girls, one in Kershaw County and one in Columbia.

January 23, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Jan. 23, 2013

Two people suffered wounds following an altercation at a Camden-area nightclub.

January 23, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


Fugitive arrested for cocaine trafficking

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) narcotics agents and agents from other agencies arrested a county man Friday after learning he was wanted on federal narcotics trafficking charges out of North Carolina.

January 21, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Man killed in York Street accident

Emergency crews recovered the body of a 49-year-old man from a 2002 Pontiac Grand Am found in a creek on York Street in Camden, near Pitts Street, Friday afternoon.

January 21, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


Bank robber claims to have bomb during robbery

The Camden Police Department (CPD) is looking for a man who walked into a Camden bank Wednesday afternoon claiming he had a bomb strapped to him before asking for more than $9,000.

January 21, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


Lugoff drug dealer sent to prison

A Lugoff man pled guilty to crack cocaine distribution Wednesday and sentenced to eight years in prison.

January 18, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Man who shot at deputies in Dec. was out on bond

Like a scene from a movie, a man jumps out of a van at night, shoots at four deputies and flees into some woods. He empties his gun's chamber, tosses it and continues on foot with bloodhounds chasing after him. He escapes … at least for now.

January 18, 2013 | Denise Schnese | Crime-Police-Fire


State’s top prison posts hold ties to Camden

Bill Byars and John Carmichael may know more about prisons than anyone else in South Carolina. Far from holding extensive rap sheets, the two Camden residents serve as stewards of the S.C. Department of Corrections (SCDOC), running the state's $413 million prison system.

January 16, 2013 | Michael Ulmer | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Jan. 16, 2013

Two men stole more than $550 worth of jewelry and some cash from a woman at a Denton Street residence in east Camden after reportedly posing as yard workers.

January 16, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


Motorcyclist can’t outrun dispatchers

Even speeding into Camden at estimated speeds of 120 mph, a 19-year-old Columbia man couldn't outrun Kershaw County Central (911) Communication dispatchers Saturday. In a press release, the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) identified the man as Herman Lorenzo Bulluck III of Columbia.

January 16, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Man charged with shooting granddaughter’s boyfriend

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) investigators arrested a county man after he allegedly shot his granddaughter's boyfriend early Saturday morning. A KCSO press release identified the arrested man as Heyward B. Jacobs, 69, and that he has been charged with attempted murder.

January 14, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Pine Grove firefighter dies in collision

A long-time Pine Grove Fire Department volunteer firefighter died early Friday following a vehicle collision. A Lugoff man is being held on a felony DUI charge at the Kershaw County Detention Center.

January 14, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO arrests man for raising, training fight dogs

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) narcotics officers arrested a man on charges that he raised and trained dogs for fighting. The KCSO charged him with other crimes, including narcotics violations.

January 11, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Smoldering light

Camden firefighters check out the remains of an external light fixture at the entrance to the Camden Archives and Museum around mid-morning Wednesday. Archives Director Katherine Richardson said the fixture -- likely a 1915 original that hadn't been turned on in years -- was likely turned on by an electrician who had been changing light bulbs the day before. "There's been a bird's nest made of pine straw in it and we think it smoldered all night until it caught the wooden panel above the door," Richardson said. "Around 10 a.m., we smelled smoke and thought it was ...

January 11, 2013 | | 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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