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Smoke detector blitz

Teams of firefighters went out into the south Camden community to speak with area residents about fire safety and offer to install free smoke detectors in their homes. John Wright, program manager for the Red Cross's Central South Carolina Chapter, said the smoke detector programs are an ongoing initiative by the Red Cross. Camden Fire Department Chief John Bowers thanked the Red Cross, saying this is not only a strong partnership, but a great opportunity to protect more than 200 homes and their residents in the community. The detectors, which are high quality lithium ion powered devices, were provided ...

March 11, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Scam using ‘Publishers Clearing House’ name hits Camden

The Camden Police Department (CPD) alerted citizens via Facebook on Tuesday it is investigating a scam being perpetrated by people claiming to be from the well-known Publishers Clearing House (PCH) sweepstakes. CPD officials said in the post they received word from local residents who received the fraudulent mail.

March 11, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - March 8, 2016

As many as six people may be facing attempted murder charges in connection with a Feb. 29 shooting incident on Dowey Court near Elgin.

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


KCSO provides additional information in car break-ins case

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) is providing more information regarding the arrest of four men in conjunction with dozens of automobile break-ins in the city of Camden and throughout the county.

March 04, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


CPD, KCSO arrest four in string of vehicle break-ins

The Camden Police Department (CPD) and Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) may have caught up to at least some of the individuals responsible for a rash of vehicle break-ins in the city of Camden and in various locations out in the county.

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


Crime Report - March 1, 2016

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested a 45-year-old Columbia man living at a Kershaw County address on several charges on the evening of Feb. 17 after he allegedly assaulted his girlfriend.

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


Former sheriff’s candidate sentenced in video gambling case

Larry "L.W." Flynn II, who ran for Kershaw County Sheriff as a Republican in 2010, is now serving a 15-month sentence in a federal prison in connection with an illegal video gambling operation.

February 26, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


CPD honors Bennett during annual awards banquet

The Camden Police Department (CPD) presented its highest honor, the 2015 Chief's Award, to Rev. Marion O. Bennett, pastor of Lugoff's Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church, during its annual spousal appreciation and awards banquet Feb. 15.

February 26, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


L-EHS student arrested for threatening to shoot teacher

An 18-year-old Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS) student is charged with threatening the life of a public official, teacher or principal after allegedly threatening to shoot one of his teachers Tuesday. According to a Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) press release issued Wednesday morning, deputies arrested Cameron Mose Oreglia, 18, of Charm Hill Road, Lugoff.

February 26, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Two charged with attempted murder in ‘revenge’ shooting

A Lugoff couple is behind bars, charged with attempted murder and discharging a firearm into a dwelling in case described by the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) as a "revenge" shooting. According to a KCSO press release, investigators arrested Faith Roshonda Deveaux, 38, on Feb. 19 and Karl Vernon Williams, 36, on Tuesday, both of Bunker Hill Road in Lugoff."These charges stem from multiple domestic disputes. The details are telling. You just can't make this stuff up," Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews said. "Faith Deveaux and Karl Williams need anger management therapy, hopefully while they are serving ...

February 26, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


CPD officer arrested for act of misconduct

The S.C. State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) arrested a former Camden Police Department (CPD) officer for misconduct in office Friday morning. Marshall Lee Hardin, 41, is accused of watching pornography on his personal cellphone and masturbating while in his patrol car at a local park.

February 23, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Methe released on $200,000 bond

Jimmy Joe Methe, the 49-year-old man charged with voluntary manslaughter in the Feb. 13 fatal shooting of 17-year-old Brandon Scott Spencer, is now out on bond. During a brief appearance late Friday morning, Circuit Court Judge L. Casey Manning set Methe's bond at $200,000, but allowed him to pay a 3 percent minimum in order to be released from the Kershaw County Detention Center.

February 23, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Feb. 23, 2016

Then Elgin Police Department (EPD) arrested a 50-year-old Gadsden man and a 39-year-old Hopkins man for allegedly threatening officers after they stopped their vehicle next to EPD Chief Harold Brown's home.

February 23, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO arrests man on multiple narcotics charges

A Camden man with a lengthy narcotics arrest history and who has spent time in prison twice is behind bars again following his arrest by Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) narcotics investigators Feb. 12.

February 19, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Judge defers decision on bond for Methe

A circuit court judge deferred setting bond Wednesday for an east Camden man charged with fatally shooting a 17-year-old boy who may have been stealing items from one of the man's trucks.

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


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2-year-old girl found safe

Two-year-old Dakota Ray is safe more than a month after being declared missing on April 15. Her parents are under arrest after being located in ...

May 22, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Man pleads guilty to criminal sexual conduct charges

Richard Dewayne Hendrix, 19, with addresses in Lugoff and Gaston, pleaded guilty May 11 to three counts of second-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor ...

May 18, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - May 18, 2018

Camden Police Department (CPD)

May 18, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Sheriff provides timeline in Connell case

Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews has provided a timeline regarding the investigation leading S.C. State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) agents to charge his former ...

May 15, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


CHS receives fake threat

Around 8:15 a.m. Monday, Camden High School (CHS) Principal Dan Matthews sent a message via phone and email alerting parents that another fake ...

May 15, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


New information in KCSO embezzlement case

New information is being revealed in the wake of embezzlement accusations made against Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews' former administrative assistant, Samantha "Sam" West Connell.

May 11, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


McKeever pleads guilty to voluntary manslaughter

A Camden man originally arrested for murdering his common law wife in May 2016 pleaded guilty Monday to voluntary manslaughter. According to online Kershaw County ...

May 11, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Father and son charged with threatening deputy

S.C. State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) agents arrested a Camden man April 29 and charged him and his already jailed 18-year-old son with threatening ...

May 11, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


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