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21st annual FireFest is Saturday

Grab the kids and get ready for fun and fire safety; the 21st annual FireFest is this Saturday.

September 23, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Man arrested for sexually assaulting children

A 50-year-old homeless man is behind bars on multiple counts of criminal sexual conduct with a minor.

September 23, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


4-year-old walks away from sleeping mom in car

On September 19, Kershaw County Sheriff's Office deputies charged and arrested 23-year-old Taquanna Salkie Thomas of Camden with unlawful neglect of a child after a motorist observed Thomas' child walking down US1 in Elgin by himself around 11 p.m. on September 18.

September 23, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Shooting suspect arrested, charged with attempted murder

On September 8, 2016 the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office arrested Liquel Bryant Robinson, 19, of Camden and charged him with attempted murder after he allegedly shot Sean Major, also of Camden.

September 13, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


KSCO arrests five in auto break-ins

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office have arrested five individuals, including one juvenile, from the Columbia area in connection with a number of auto break-ins near Elgin.

September 13, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Fill the Boot kick off is Monday

Members of the Camden Fire Department along with the Muscular Dystrophy Association, will host a special event to kick off the fire fighters' annual Fill the Boot fundraising campaign and continue a 60-year tradition of helping save and improve the lives of people fighting muscle disease in Camden and throughout Kershaw County. Members of the public and local community leaders are invited to attend Monday at 11 a.m. at the Camden Fire Department. Representatives from MDA and the Camden Fire Department will be on hand to discuss this year's boot drive.

August 26, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Stolen vehicle and marijuana possession

A lieutenant and investigator with the Kershaw County Sheriff's Narcotics Unit were on Red Hill Road in Camden when they noticed a grey Subaru with a temporary tag that looked weathered and illegible. The agents noticed the tag did not look consistent with temporary tags they have seen through their experience in law enforcement. They conducted a lawful traffic stop on Red Hill Road, and told the driver the reason for the traffic stop. The driver advised agents that the vehicle had been sitting in his yard for about three years, and he removed the tag from another Subaru ...

August 19, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Seven charged in $350 million government fraud scheme

Seven people, including two Camden residents, have been charged in a $350 million scheme to defraud the federal government.

August 19, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Woman arrested for leaving toddlers in car

A Kershaw County woman was arrested Monday morning after Camden Police officers responded to a call about children left unattended in a car in the Walmart parking lot.

August 16, 2016 | Jim Tatum | Crime-Police-Fire


Man arrested for burglary, assault on elderly female

A 23 year old Elgin man is behind bars accused of breaking into a home, assaulting an elderly woman who lived there and leading a deputy on a chase Sunday morning.

August 16, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


A proactive step to help citizens

TruNarc is the new $23,000 drug testing device that helps Kershaw County Sheriff's Office deputies more accurately test unknown substances efficiently, quickly and accurately.

August 10, 2016 | Katrina Moses C-I | Crime-Police-Fire


Body of missing Columbia man found in KC

The body of a Columbia man reported missing August 2 was found Thursday in Kershaw County.

August 10, 2016 | Jim Tatum | Crime-Police-Fire


Brothers arrested for driving 111mph in downtown Camden

Around 7:45p.m. on August 7, 2016 a Kershaw County Sheriff's Office deputy arrested and charged two men with speeding 26+ miles per hour over the posted speed limit in downtown Camden.

August 10, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Weary at Wal-mart

A woman reported to the Camden police Department that she bought a few items at the self-checkout at the Wal-Mart on W. Dekalb Street and asked for $80 cash back. She forgot to grab the cash, and she said she told loss prevention about it. Loss prevention reviewed the incident on camera. The video shows that there were two males in line behind her, and one of the males took the money.

August 05, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Man dies in single vehicle accident

A single vehicle accident claimed the life of a 68 year old Calhoun County man Tuesday morning.

July 29, 2016 | Jim Tatum | Crime-Police-Fire


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Crime Report - March 24, 2017

Elgin Police Department (EPD) officers charged a 29-year-old Elgin woman with resisting arrest after responding to Jeffers Circle about an SUV stuck in a ditch ...

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


Men plead guilty in Sandhills Bank robbery case

Two men arrested in June 2015 for the armed robbery of the Sandhills Bank branch in Bethune pleaded guilty Tuesday in federal court. According to ...

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


Boan graduates from FBI Academy

Camden Police Department Capt. Lee Boan graduated from the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Academy on March 17. Boan studied at the academy ...

March 24, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Lugoff Fire-Rescue dedicates new trucks

Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R) dedicated two new fire trucks into service March 18 at its headquarters with board members, fire department members and elected officials on ...

March 24, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Officer honored

Lt. Tyrell Cato, who recently earned the professional designation of Certified Jail Officer through the American Jail Association, was recognized by Kershaw County Council for ...

March 21, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Thanks to grant, LF-R gets eight new AEDs

Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R) recently purchased eight new automated external defibrillators, or AEDs, thanks to a more than $8,600 grant from the Firehouse Subs Public ...

March 21, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - March 17, 2017

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office reported the following recent incidents:

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


Sheriff gives $100,000 check to SCVAN

Every year, every county in South Carolina collects money from fines and assessments following court proceedings. A percentage of those funds are mandated by state ...

March 17, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


GPS coordinates lead to murder investigation

The case of a missing Bethune man is now a murder investigation.

March 14, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Law enforcement, businesses team up for memorials

For many years, drivers along any number of roadways, including I-20 in Kershaw County, have seen roadside memorials erected by people mourning loved ones who ...

March 14, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


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