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Crime Report - July 24, 2013

The Camden Police Department (CPD) is investigating an incident where a Camden woman was allegedly dragged along the ground by a vehicle driven by her boyfriend.

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


KCSO seeking state accreditation

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) is looking to better serve the community and its own employees with state law enforcement accreditation.

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


‘Everyone Goes Home’

A large crowd from within and beyond the Lugoff community gathered Saturday morning at the Lugoff Fire Department (LFD) to help dedicate two new fire trucks. The event included speeches from local dignitaries and a traditional "hose uncoupling" and wash down. Local businesses also provided food for all and memorabilia for children.

July 24, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


LFD stretched thin during storm

Lugoff Fire Department (LFD) resources were stretched thin Wednesday afternoon when a severe thunderstorm ran through the community causing numerous issues that included lightning strikes, ripped down power lines blocking roads, flooding rains closing roads, trees knocked down over roadways and in yards, strong winds, hail, and activated fire alarms.

July 22, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Law enforcement ‘blitz’ starts Wednesday

The S.C. Highway Patrol (SCHP) and local law enforcement will team up for special enforcement efforts in Kershaw County Wednesday geared toward stemming the spike in fatalities that the area is seeing this year compared to 2012.

July 22, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Second man charged in sex assault case

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) arrested an Elgin man Thursday in a sexual assault case involving a Lexington man arrested earlier that day.

July 22, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Man arrested for attempted murder

The suspect in a baseball bat attack that topped the C-I's crime report Wednesday is now in jail, charged with attempted murder.

July 19, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Straight shooter

Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews (left) receives his first-place S.C. Sheriff's Association (SCSA) pistol match trophy from Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott. The competition is held every year at the SCSA's summer conference. This year, the SCSA held the pistol match at the Myrtle Beach Police Department's indoor firearms training facility, located at the old Myrtle Beach Air Force base. Competitors, all of whom are South Carolina sheriffs, competed in a timed combat-type course which required speed and accuracy. The second-place winner was Marion County Sheriff Mark Richardson who also won second place in the 2012 ...

July 19, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO charges fugitive sex offender

A man accused of having sex with a 14-year-old Kershaw County girl he met online is in jail after being located by Lexington County authorities.

July 19, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Lugoff fire truck dedication, open house Saturday

The public is invited to a new fire truck dedication and open house at the Lugoff Fire Department (LFD), 892 U.S. 1 South, Lugoff, Saturday beginning at 10:30 a.m.

July 17, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Man charged with attempted murder in knife attack

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) arrested and charged a Camden man with attempted murder following a knife attack in east Camden Thursday.

July 17, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - July 17, 2013

A 21-year-old Camden man said he was assaulted with a baseball bat after he got into a confrontation with an old foe at a party on Spring Creek Road in Lugoff.

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


Missing Lugoff man’s body found Monday afternoon

The body of a 44-year-old Lugoff man that went missing after he fell out of his boat into the Wateree River was found late Monday afternoon. Michael Thompson fell out of his boat into the Wateree River around 11 p.m. Saturday after he and a female friend hit debris in the river, according to Camden Fire Department Chief John Bowers, who also acts as director the Camden-Kershaw County Rescue Squad (C-KCRS).

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


Crime Report - July 10, 2013

A 34-year-old Lugoff man is accused of inappropriately touching two teenage girls and a 21-year-old woman, and of having sex with one of the teens. Neither a Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) report nor online court records indicate deputies have charged the man with a crime as of Tuesday afternoon.

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


Fugitive sex offender apprehended after harming child

A man wanted by the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) for allegedly sexually assaulting a 4-year-old girl is now in jail.

July 10, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


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Man killed in single car crash Thursday night

A 43-year-old man died Thursday night after apparently running through a stop sign at a T-intersection and driving into a wooded area.

June 29, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


LF-R quickly stops June 22 Lugoff mobile home fire

Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R) crews quickly stopped a mobile home fire on the 400 block of Oakview Drive off Wildwood Lane in Lugoff the evening of June 22.

June 29, 2015 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Two teens charged with multiple auto break-ins

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested two young men Wednesday on charges of five counts of theft from a motor vehicle, one count of burglary and one count of petit larceny.

June 26, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


Two arrested in Sandhills Bank robbery

Two men are in jail today, charged in Tuesday's armed robbery of Sandhills Bank in Bethune.

June 26, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


Bethune branch of Sandhills Bank robbed Tuesday

A man robbed the Sandhills Bank in Bethune Tuesday morning. Bethune Police Chief Joey Cobb, Kershaw County Sheriff's Office investigators and the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation processed the scene Tuesday and sorted out evidence.

June 24, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - June 24, 2015

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) is investigating the theft of approximately $5,000 worth of horse equipment from a barn on Dry Branch Road, Lugoff.

June 24, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


Two arrested after Elgin shooting incident

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested two Elgin residents Saturday after deputies responded to a 911 call of shots fired near Walking Horse Lane in Elgin.

June 24, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


ALPHA Center, solicitor’s office celebrate arbitration success

A large group of local law enforcement and community leaders gathered June 19 at The ALPHA Center in Camden to celebrate the success of a youth arbitration program (YAP) in Kershaw County. The celebration featured a presentation by ALPHA Center Director of Youth Diversion Programs Brooke Tidwell, the presentation of two awards and a success story from a YAP participant.

June 24, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


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