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New KCSO Deputy wins marksmanship award

On July 15, 2016 Deputy John Carter graduated from the SC Criminal Justice Academy Basic Law Enforcement Class 650 where he received the Clifford A. Moyer marksmanship award for being top shooter in his class. Carter graduated as a Class I certified law enforcement officer along with 54 officers from around the state.

July 19, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO nabs three on drug charges in two incidents

Three people were arrested on drug charges in two separate incidents on the same day.

July 19, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - July 15, 2016

An unknown, possibly female suspect called in a bomb threat to KershawHealth on Monday evening.

July 15, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


LF-R Engine 10, tractor trailer collide on U.S. 1

Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R) Engine 10 might be a total loss following a collision with a tractor trailer on U.S. 1 in Lugoff early Wednesday afternoon. The collision happened at 1:10 p.m. Wednesday as Engine 10 was responding to a woods fire near Elgin, according to LF-R Chief Dennis Ray. Ray said Engine 10 was backing up a brush unit from the Doby's Mill Fire Department due to no response from the Blaney or Pine Grove volunteer fire departments.

July 15, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


CPD seeks man for ‘stringing’ change machines

The Camden Police Department (CPD) is seeking information about a man who is allegedly using a technique called "stringing" to steal change from coin operated machines while retaining the bill used to make the change.

July 15, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Victim’s 911 call leads to burglar’s arrest

A 911 call from a woman locked in a bedroom led Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies to arrest an 18-year-old east Camden man on first degree burglary and other charges Monday.

July 15, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO arrests DUI suspect for break-ins

An 18-year-old Lugoff man stopped for DUI Saturday is behind bars on multiple counts of breaking into motor vehicles. According to a Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) press release, deputies charged Dayton Lee Rock, 18, of Sherwood Court.

July 12, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO seeks suspect

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) is seeking information about the man in this picture who appears to be stealing an air conditioning unit from a home on Smyrna Church Road near Elgin around 3:30 p.m. Saturday. According to KCSO Capt. Steve Knafelc, the subject stole the outside air conditioning unit and tried to unsuccessfully gain entry to the home through a back door. Knafelc said the residence was the site of another burglary just five days earlier. "I feel this person has knowledge of the first burglary, and obviously needs to be held accountable for the ...

July 12, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Man on probation for 2008 case arrested following high speed chase on S.C. 34

A Camden man on probation on armed robbery and burglary charges from 2008 is behind bars again after leading Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies on a high speed chase during the early morning hours of July 2.

July 08, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO taps Rushing as new administrative captain

Jack Rushing, a Camden resident and former S.C. State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) agent is the new captain of administration at the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO). Sheriff Jim Matthews made the announcement in a press release Wednesday.

July 08, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - July 8, 2016

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested a 33-year-old Gadsden man riding a motorcycle following a brief chase on U.S. 601 in Lugoff on June 30.

July 08, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


CFD wins second Campbell Award in a row

Once again, the Camden Fire Department (CFD) has brought home top honors for its efforts in fire safety and public education.

July 05, 2016 | Jim Tatum | Crime-Police-Fire


CPD investigates card skimmer

The Camden Police Department (CPD) is looking for a man they believe placed a card skimmer device on a downtown bank's ATM.

July 05, 2016 | Jim Tatum | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - July 1, 2016

Agents from four agencies took to the air recently in an effort to eradicate marijuana field operations. The search turned up such an operation June 22, leading a Lugoff woman to turn herself into authorities the next day.

July 01, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO arrests felon on drugs, gun charges

A Columbia man will have to come up with $135,000 cash in order to get out of the Kershaw County Detention Center after deputies arrested him Monday night on various drug and gun charges.

July 01, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


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Crime Report - Feb. 24, 2017

The Elgin Police Department (EPD) reported a high number of motor vehicle break-ins and thefts from motor vehicles in recent weeks.

February 24, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Man charged with arson for setting own home on fire

S.C. State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) agents arrested a Lugoff man on Thursday for allegedly setting his own home on fire Wednesday morning. According ...

February 24, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


SLED arrests Lugoff woman for stealing daycare funds

S.C. State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) agents arrested and charged a Lugoff woman in connection with an investigation into funds missing from a church ...

February 24, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


First-grader submits winning KCSO K9 name

Madison Cook, 7 (center), holds up a certificate she received Thursday morning from Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews (back, far left) for being the winner ...

February 24, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO arrests man after vehicle chase through woods

A Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputy arrested a Lugoff man Wednesday on multiple charges following a car chase through a wooded area in ...

February 21, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Feb. 17, 2017

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested two Lugoff men following an assault that allegedly took place around 5:45 a.m. Sunday.

February 17, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO arrests five armed men

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested five men, all armed with handguns, early Wednesday morning. Each of the arrested men is suspected of ...

February 17, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


CPD arrests man for armed robberies

The Camden Police Department (CPD) arrested a man Wednesday for two armed robberies, one of which took place that day. The other robbery reportedly took ...

February 17, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


One confirmed wounded in shooting

At least one person suffered injuries from a shooting incident during a post-funeral gathering in Elgin on Sunday evening. The KCSO is seeking the whereabouts ...

February 14, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


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