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Woman arrested in fatal March hit and run

For more than two months, the S.C. Highway Patrol (SCHP) sought the driver of an unknown vehicle that fatally struck and killed a pedestrian on Blaney Road during the early morning hours of March 1.

May 15, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Cassatt man dies in crash Saturday

The body of a man killed in a single-vehicle accident Saturday was discovered Monday.

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


Crime Report - May 15, 2013

An Elgin woman's daughter-in-law allegedly approached her with a knife because she was angry that the Elgin woman's son was on the brink of losing his job.

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


Two arrested after meth lab discovered

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) narcotics agents arrested two men Monday after discovering a fully assembled methamphetamine lab in an outbuilding on Cricket Hill Drive in Lugoff.

May 15, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Lugoff man dies after high speed chase

A Lugoff man died after traveling up to 100 mph Sunday morning around 3 a.m.

May 13, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Fugitive wanted in 2011 home invasion arrested

A man wanted in connection with an August 2011 east Camden home invasion is now in jail thanks to a tip that he was running a club there.

May 08, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - May 8, 2013

The Camden Police Department (CPD) is looking for three black men who robbed an Ohio man on West DeKalb Street.

May 08, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


Missing Kershaw County teen located in Texas

A 15-year-old Kershaw County girl who went missing Friday turned up in Texas Sunday afternoon.

May 08, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


Lugoff teenage girl reported missing

(This story was sent for publication prior to the C-I learning that authorities had located Kerrigan Parker in San Antonio, Texas. The C-I will have a follow up story Wednesday with further details.)

May 06, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


LFD reports on April 30 gas tanker accident

The Lugoff Fire Department (LFD) responded to an April 30 accident in Lugoff that resulted in U.S. 1 being blocked off for several hours.

May 06, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Man arrested following stand-off

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested a 40-year-old Fairfield County man Thursday night following a two-hour stand-off with Kershaw County deputies in the cemetery of a church on Springvale Road.

May 06, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - May 1, 2013

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) made no arrests and no one was hurt in a possible recent case of road rage on Dry Branch Road.

May 01, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


Lugoff man arrested on sexual conduct charges

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) arrested a 35-year-old Lugoff man Tuesday on charges he had sexual relations with a 15-year-old girl. A KCSO press release identified the arrested man as Jonathan Wade Ray, and that investigators charged him with second degree criminal sexual conduct.

May 01, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO, EPD arrest two for auto break-ins

Following a joint investigation between the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) and the Elgin Police Department (EPD), officers arrested David Allen Richardson, 26, and Haley O'Ryan Pearson, 19. Investigators from both agencies identified the pair as having broken in to nearly a dozen vehicles in the town of Elgin and Kershaw County.

April 29, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - April 24, 2013

A 19-year-old Lugoff woman pressed charges against a 19-year-old Elgin man after she claimed he tried to "force himself on her."

April 24, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


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‘Fire Stop’ extinguisher puts out kitchen fire

Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R) crews arrived at the scene of a reported kitchen fire at Sherwood Apartments around 5:30 p.m. Tuesday to find only a light haze of smoke, but no fire. According to a LF-R press release, an automatic fire extinguisher magnetically attached to the stove hood had activated and extinguished the grease fire before it spread into the rest of the kitchen and apartment.

January 23, 2015 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Teen leads deputies on chase in stolen car

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies apprehended a 14-year-old Richland County boy early Monday after he reportedly stole a car and led authorities on a chase. According to a KCSO press release, a motorist called 911 around 7:15 a.m. Monday to report the driver of a yellow Ford Mustang was headed east and swerving in and out of traffic on U.S. 1 between Elgin and Lugoff.

January 21, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Jan. 21, 2015

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) responded to separate calls involving the theft of a four-wheeler from Elgin, copper wiring from a cell phone tower near Camden and a horse near the Kershaw County airport.

January 21, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


Multiple fire departments protect RV park from fire

Dozens of firefighters responded to a yard fire on the 1300 block of Fort Jackson Road around 2 p.m. Monday in an effort to keep the fire from spreading into an RV park near I-20. Crews from Doby's Mill and Blaney fire departments, as well as other firefighters from the Kershaw County Fire Service and Columbia-Richland fire departments, joined Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R) units in battling the blaze. LF-R crews arrived to find a large open field area on fire quickly spreading into the woods thanks to high gusts of wind. LF-R's incident commander requested the additional crews ...

January 21, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


Hartsville man arrested near Bethune after eluding officers

Fifteen Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies worked together to track down a Hartsville man who fled on foot following a high speed chase in Kershaw and Lee counties.

January 19, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


Grant helps LF-R get valuable equipment

Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R) is purchasing several new pieces of firefighting gear after recently receiving a nearly $5,000 grant from the International Paper Foundation in Eastover. LF-R will obtain large-diameter water manifolds to be placed on all of its fire pumpers. The LF-R applied for the grant in June 2014, according to a press release from Chief Dennis Ray.

January 19, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


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