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Holiday shopping safety tips from the CPD

Camden Police Department (CPD) Chief Joe Floyd has outlined the following safety tips to aid the police department and the public in maintaining a safe and happy holiday season.

November 27, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire

Home destroyed by fire Monday

A home on Mt. Olive Road, Camden, burned down causing a car parked near the home to also catch on fire Monday morning. The fire could be seen by motorists traveling on I-20.

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

Camden man charged with molesting 9-year-old

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies charged a Camden man Tuesday with third-degree criminal sexual conduct after turning himself in over accusations he inappropriately touched a 9-year-old girl. In a statement released Wednesday, the KCSO identified the man as Christopher D. Yates, of Lakeshore Drive, Camden. Deputies interviewed him with his attorney present before charging him.

November 22, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire

Crime Report - Nov. 20, 2013

Two men claiming to be brothers tried to swindle a woman into a repaving her driveway for $150.

November 20, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire

‘King-size’ training with LFD

Firefighters from the Lugoff Fire Department (LFD) recently received full access to the old Burger King building on U.S. 1 in Lugoff for structured firefighter training evolutions.

November 20, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire

Barn Fire

The Lugoff Fire Department (LFD) battles a barn fire Nov. 12 on Guion Drive off Lachicotte Road in Lugoff. A cold front entering the area brought wind gusts of more than 30 mph to the area, threatening to drive the flames against a nearby residence. LFD Battalion 1, Rescue 10 and Engine 10 arrived on the scene to find the large barn heavily involved in fire. The fire also spread to the yard and woods surrounding the home and threatened a neighbor's detached car garage. LFD crews immediately protected the exposed structures with three attack lines while other crews ...

November 18, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire

Evans pleads guilty pair of 2011 murders

A Lancaster County man arrested more than two and a half years ago for allegedly murdering his estranged wife and his male roommate in Kershaw County pleaded guilty to those charges on Oct. 31.

November 13, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire

Five arrested following Nov. 4 Verizon break-in

Five people, including two 16-year-old male juveniles are charged in connection with a break-in at the Verizon store on West DeKalb Street in Camden. The arrests, detailed in a Camden Police Department (CPD) press release issued Tuesday afternoon, took place Monday, Nov. 4. The CPD issued the press release following further investigation that led to additional charges in other jurisdictions.

November 13, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire

Crime Report - Nov. 13, 2013

An unknown assailant shot a Camden man at a Chestnut Street home just before 7 p.m. Friday. EMS later transported the victim to KershawHealth; he was then flown to a Columbia-area hospital.

November 13, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire

Cassatt mail carrier, firefighter dies in vehicle accident

A Cassatt mail carrier and volunteer firefighter died Wednesday morning after she ran off the road and into a concrete statue. Kershaw County Coroner Johnny Fellers identified the victim as Erica Broughton, 26, of Cassatt.

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

Lugoff man arrested for sexually assaulting teenage relative

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested a Lugoff man Friday on allegations he sexually assaulted a 15-year-old female relative.

November 06, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire

KCSO rounds up 17 on drug, other charges

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested 17 people on various charges in the last days of October as a result of a 4-month-long drug distribution investigation.

November 06, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire

Crime Report - Nov. 6, 2013

A Lugoff woman told Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies she was abducted from her home and raped.

November 06, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire

Couple jailed for 20 years for child abuse

A Lugoff couple will spend the next 20 years in jail after entering a special plea in connection with charges they severely abused a 4-year-old girl.

November 04, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire

Firefighter arrested for sexual conduct with teen

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) arrested a career Lugoff firefighter Friday for allegedly engaging in sexual conduct with a teenage girl.

November 04, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire

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Crime Report Extra - Oct. 2, 2015

(Editor's Note: Due to deadline issues and space considerations, the C-I was unable to publish most reports from the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office ...

October 02, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire

Crime Report - Sept. 30, 2015

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested a Gaston teenager following a lengthy chase after clocking him at 115 mph on I-20 near the ...

September 30, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire

Camden’s Fire Fest celebrates 20 years

Cloud cover and the threat of rain didn't deter hundreds of people from lining Broad Street in downtown Camden to see a parade of ...

September 30, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire

Kelly sentenced to 50 years in prison

Stephen Ross Kelly, 22, will spend the next 50 years in prison for sexually assaulting and then strangling to death 18-year-old Briana Rabon in February ...

September 30, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire

Kelly murder trial starts today

Stephen Ross Kelly, 22, of Lugoff, goes on trial today for allegedly strangling to death 18-year-old Briana Rabon, also of Lugoff, in February 2014. The ...

September 28, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


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