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Two arrested following burglary

A Camden man and a Lugoff woman were arrested Sunday on burglary, larceny and narcotics charges after a tip led to an early morning traffic stop on Chestnut Ferry Road.

December 29, 2015 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Safe Kids Kershaw County participates in car seat giveaway

Earlier this month, Camden Fire Department (CFD) Asst. Chief Eddie Gardner, coordinator for Safe Kids Kershaw County, picked up six car seats as part of a more than 100-car seat giveaway for South Carolina families affected by the October flooding.

December 24, 2015 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Columbia man arrested for drugs, gun possession while on bond for same charges

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested a Columbia man on seven assault, drug and weapons charges Friday. According to a KCSO press release, Leon Antwaun Crosby, 34, of Locust Road, Columbia, was out on bond on similar charges out of Richland County when Kershaw County deputies arrested him.

December 22, 2015 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Dec. 22, 2015

A Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputy arrested two 27-year-old Camden men the night of Dec. 12 on several charges after the driver failed to dim the white Toyota Camry's high beam headlights as they drove past the deputy in the opposite direction on Black River Road.

December 22, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Hewitt is KCSO Deputy of the Year

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) Sgt. Kyle Hewitt, his wife, Katie, and their four sons attended the department's annual Christmas party Dec. 12 at the Kershaw County Government Center. According to colleagues, Hewitt had been told to attend the gathering not merely for the camaraderie with fellow officers and their families, but because one of the fellow deputies on his shift was being named Deputy of the Year by the Kershaw County Sheriff's Foundation (KCSF).

December 18, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Missing child, parents located in New Hampshire

Charles Hughes Chandler, a 7-year-old boy reported missing by his grandfather just before Thanksgiving is now in the custody of his paternal grandmother in New Hampshire. According to Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) Capt. Steve Knafelc, the boy's grandmother took custody of Charles on Thursday.

December 18, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


LF-R firefighters of the year announced

Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R) Capt. Michael Stanfield and firefighter Mike Puckett are, respectively, the 2015 LF-R career and volunteer firefighters of the year.

December 15, 2015 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Elgin man arrested on numerous drug charges

During the early morning hours Thursday, Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) narcotics investigators arrested James Clerf Javins, 41, of Roberts Drive, Elgin, after they discovered nearly 2 ounces of crack cocaine, 8 grams of cocaine, 4 ounces of marijuana and 20 oxycontin pills following the execution of a search warrant on Javins' residence.

December 15, 2015 | | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO charges three men with multiple burglaries

Three men already in jail in Lancaster County now face multiple burglary charges from Kershaw County.

December 15, 2015 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Dec. 15, 2015

A 50-year-old Lugoff man is being held on $9,000 bond for allegedly assaulting a Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputy while resisting arrest Dec. 9.

December 15, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO seeks help in locating missing child

Late Monday evening, the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) put out a missing child alert for 7-year-old Charles Hughes Chandler.

December 11, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Dec. 8, 2015

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested one man for marijuana distribution while trying to serve a warrant on another man.

December 08, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Bethune man sentenced in federal steroid case

A Bethune man will spend more than eight years in prison for his involvement in a steroid manufacturing and distribution case.

December 04, 2015 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Dec. 1, 2015

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested 12 people for driving under the influence (DUI) during the Thanksgiving weekend. According to a KCSO press release, deputies only arrested one person on I-20; deputies made the remaining arrests on the county's secondary roads.

December 01, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Lugoff Fire-Rescue is in the community

Photo 1: Dr. Brian Spilker of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery (center) recently purchased and donated pet oxygen mask kits for every fire pumper truck in Kershaw County to include Lugoff, Camden and all county fire departments. Twenty-eight kits were donated to the departments during a brief press conference on Nov. 10 at Lugoff Fire-Rescue headquarters. Deputy Chief Phil Elliott from the Camden Fire Department, Kershaw County Fire Marshal Keith Ray and Chief Dennis Ray with Lugoff Fire-Rescue were on hand to receive all of the masks to place on each fire truck. Mary Ellen Tobias and Nena Sinclair with the ...

November 27, 2015 | | Crime-Police-Fire


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Camden man charged with having sex with 13-year-old girl

A 25-year-old man mentioned in Tuesday's weekly crime report as possibly contributing to the delinquency of a minor is now being charged with multiple ...

April 29, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


LF-R responds to trailer fire at Target

Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R) crews quickly put out a trailer fire at the Target Distribution Center around 11:30 p.m. Monday.

April 29, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Collision, drowning mark two deaths in two days

Two men died in separate incidents during a less than 24-hour period Monday night and Tuesday afternoon, according to Kershaw County Coroner David West.

April 29, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Winnsboro man arrested for having sex with 14-year-old

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested Airflack Leslie Crumpton Jr., 28, of Winnsboro on Thursday and charged him with second degree criminal sexual ...

April 26, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - April 26, 2016

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested two men in a single incident during which a KCSO traffic deputy caught them excessively speeding on ...

April 26, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSF calling for Leonard Price Award nominations

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Foundation (KCSF) Board of Directors is accepting 2016 nominations for the "Leonard Price Friend of Law Enforcement Award." Established in ...

April 26, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - April 19, 2016

Camden officers arrested a 37-year-old Mullins man with grand larceny on April 12 following a traffic stop by a Kershaw County deputy after reports of ...

April 19, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


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