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Three Camden men indicted in New York

Three Camden men are awaiting their next court date, set for June 20, in Manhattan, N.Y., Supreme Court, after being indicted and arrested for their alleged roles in a gun trafficking case in late March.

June 09, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - June 9, 2017

Camden Police Department (CPD) officers arrested a Camden man -- already wanted on multiple charges -- on new drug and other charges Sunday evening.

June 09, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


More CPD cases involve mental health issues

During Camden City Council's May 23 meeting, council unanimously proclaimed May as Mental Health Month in Camden. Camden Police Department (CPD) Chief Joe Floyd used that fact later in the meeting when reporting on crime and other statistics to point out how mental health issues are cropping up more often in cases his officers report.

June 02, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Roach pleads to federal firearms charge

A Camden man pleaded guilty this week in federal court to being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition. According to a press release issued Thursday by U.S. Attorney Beth Drake, Richard Herman Roach III, 28, of Camden, faces a maximum of 10 years in prison, a fine of $250,000 and three years of supervised release.

June 02, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Motions filed in MSC embezzlement case

An attorney for a woman accused of embezzling around $60,000 from the Montessori School of Camden (MSC) recently filed a Brady motion on her behalf. A Brady motion -- named for a 1963 case, Brady v. Maryland -- requires prosecutors to turn over all exculpatory evidence to a defendant; that is, evidence that might exonerate the defendant.

June 02, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - June 2, 2017

The Elgin Police Department (EPD) charged a 35-year-old Charlotte, N.C., woman with injuring a police officer while resisting arrest Tuesday night after pulling her over for DUI on Smyrna Road near Blaney Elementary School.

June 02, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Jones receives Price Award

Cheryl Jones walked into the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) training room May 22 thinking she was going to be giving an award, not getting one. Jones, former president of the Kershaw County chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) did present a plaque of appreciation to the KCSO's traffic enforcement unit.

May 30, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Armed robbery at Camden TitleMax

An armed man robbed the TitleMax on West DeKalb Street in Camden at gunpoint Thursday afternoon around 1:30 p.m.

May 30, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - May 30, 2017

The Camden Police Department (CPD) is investigating an alleged attack on a 17-year-old girl and 22-year-old man near the intersection of Rutledge Street and Commerce Alley that reportedly took place around 11:15 a.m. May 18.

May 30, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Lugoff, Camden fire explorers compete, win

Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R) Explorer Team 1 came out on top, winning first place at the first-ever Fire Escape Firefighter Explorer Competition on May 6 at the S.C. Fire Academy.

May 23, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - May 23, 2017

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) charged a Camden with resisting arrest and threatening the life of public officials after deputies arrested him for second degree assault and battery Tuesday evening. According to a KCSO incident report, deputies arrested Skigerria Tireck Salmond, age unknown, of Flint Hill Road, Camden.

May 23, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Man to be charged for hitting deputy head on

Once a Camden man is released from the hospital, the S.C. Highway Patrol (SCHP) plans to charge him with DUI (second offense), simple possession of marijuana and an ABC violation following a head-on collision with a Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputy Saturday night.

May 19, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Riding in honor of fallen officers

More than 30 cyclists on their way to Washington, D.C., stopped in Camden on May 3 in honor of fallen law enforcement officers. The group -- which included cyclists from Arizona, Colorado, the D.C. metropolitan area, Florida, Georgia, Minnesota, New York Pennsylvania and Wisconsin -- was also raising funds for a camp for the children of fallen law enforcement officers in East Troy, Wis. Known as Law Enforcement United (LEU), the riders committed to raising $1,100 each for the camp as part of the ride. In addition, they have paid for all of their travel expenses, including hotels and ...

May 16, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - May 12, 2017

The Camden Police Department (CPD) arrested a man twice in two days in connection with a number of incidents which took place April 29 and 30.

May 12, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO receives national awards

On the heels of earning its sixth consecutive DUI Enforcement Agency of the Year Award for departments with 51-100 officers, the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) recently received the Traffic Unit Team of the Year for DUI Enforcement from the National Criminal Enforcement Association (NCEA)

May 12, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


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Jury awards $225,000 to county couple in DSS case

A Kershaw County jury awarded a total of $225,000 to an east Camden couple on June 15 following a four-day trial involving allegations the ...

June 23, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO arrests two Camden ‘Bloods’ gang members

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested two members of the "Bloods" gang from Camden after observing suspicious activity at the Camden West Inn ...

June 23, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - June 23, 2017

Camden Police Department (CPD)

June 23, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


DUI suspect pleads guilty to illegal re-entry

On Feb. 25, a county traffic enforcement officer arrested a man for DUI that Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews said was an illegal immigrant who ...

June 20, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO creates internet exchange safe zone

Too often, people read about Craigslist or other internet sales resulting in armed robberies, assaults and even murders. These crimes happen when people show up ...

June 20, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Smoke alarms saved lives in recent fire

Lugoff Fire-Rescue crews credit working smoke alarms for alerting occupants about a fire inside of a double-wide mobile home in Lugoff on Tremont Road.

June 20, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


CPD arrests TitleMax robber

The Camden Police Department (CPD) is charging a man in the May 25 armed robbery of the TitleMax on West DeKalb Street and is thanking ...

June 16, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO arrests man after 150-plus motorcycle chase

Nearly a week ago, during the early morning hours of Saturday, June 10, Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested a 23-year-old Sumter man ...

June 16, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - June 16, 2017

Camden Police Department (CPD)

June 16, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Man dies in single vehicle collision

A single-vehicle collision on S.C. 34 between Gettys and Three Branches roads claimed the life of a Lugoff man early Saturday morning.

June 13, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


L-FR receives federal grant

Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R) recently received another large federal grant award from the FEMA AFG Grant Program for $74,780. The funds were awarded to purchase ...

June 13, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


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