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LFD discovers alligator after fighting fire

Members of the Lugoff Fire Department (LFD) made a startling discovery while checking possible damage from an apartment fire June 18: a young American alligator. According to LFD Chief Dennis Ray, firefighters weren't even in the damaged unit at Lugoff's Lynwood apartment complex off Frenwood Lane when they found the alligator.

June 25, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Wife in child sex abuse case posts bond

A Kershaw County woman accused of looking the other way as her husband sexually abused their two daughters for more than six years posted bond Wednesday. A magistrate set a cash surety bond at $30,000 for Kelly Browning, charged earlier this week by the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office with two counts of unlawful neglect upon a child.

June 22, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Parents arrested in child sex abuse case

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) investigators arrested a Lugoff couple after learning that a man sexually abused his two daughters. According to a statement released to the press Monday afternoon, investigators arrested Michael Dwight Browning, 36, and his 33-year-old wife, Kelly Marie Browning. The KCSO said Michael Browning allegedly abused his daughters sexually, one when she was between the ages of 8 and 14, the other when she was between 7 and 9 years of age. Investigators said they arrested Kelly Browning because she knew of the abuse more than six years ago and did nothing about it. Investigators ...

June 20, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire


LFD saves 'Lady' from house fire

The Lugoff Fire Department (LFD) rescued a long-time family pet Beagle named Lady from a June 9 house fire on North Village Lane. North Village Lane is located off Smith Road between Wildwood Lane and U.S. 1 in Lugoff.

June 20, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO starts up summer Stars camp again

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) is once again offering its Stars Camp, geared toward middle school-aged students. The camps will be offered at all three county middle schools as follows:

June 20, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - June 20, 2012

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested a man who allegedly exposed himself at a Cassatt convenience store -- but only after twice using a Taser on him.

June 20, 2012 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


CPD holds community forums

The city of Camden Police Department (CPD) held a series of community meetings in May in an effort to receive constructive feedback from the public. Chief Joe Floyd said the forums were organized as part of the city of Camden's strategic plan developed several years ago by city council.

June 18, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Crime-Police-Fire


Straight shooter

In his own words, Camden Police Department (CPD) Detective James Heming describes his recent win in the Open Class Revolver Championship at the South Carolina Police Combat League's Palmetto State Classic Pistol Competition as, "Truly a highlight in my career -- with years of shooting competition under my belt it is amazing to me that I was able to come out on top of 68 other competitors in the main event revolver match, and then to be able to win first place in the Two-Man Team competition with teammate Earl Berry was more than exciting, to say the least."

June 18, 2012 | By Denise Schnese Staff reporter | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - June 13, 2012

The Camden Police Department (CPD) is investigating a case where a woman was scammed out of $4,500 recently.

June 13, 2012 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


Mahoney pleads guilty, sentenced in molestation case

Clarence Mahoney -- a former chairman of the Camden Historic Landmarks Commission (CHLC) and a former member of Camden's Bethesda Presbyterian Church's session, the ruling body of the church -- is now in a New Hampshire jail serving a seven and a half to 15-year sentence for sexually assaulting a male child.

June 13, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO arrests two after chase on I-20

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested a man wanted out of Tennessee and his female companion following a chase on I-20 Friday.

June 11, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Law Enforcement Report - June 6, 2012

The Kershaw County Sherriff's Office (KCSO) stopped a man who allegedly intended to deliver crack cocaine to the Bethune area.

June 06, 2012 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


Chemical spill shuts down U.S. 601 Friday night

Tetrakis (hydroxymethyl) phosphonium chloride.

June 04, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Missing child found in woods

A 3-year-old Cassatt boy who went missing on Tuesday evening was found Wednesday morning.

June 01, 2012 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


Law Enforcement Report - May 30, 2012

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) investigators are looking into allegations that a music teacher inappropriately disciplined a student during a class.

May 30, 2012 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


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Lugoff man to serve 10 years after violating probation

A Lugoff man is headed to prison after violating the terms of his probation from a 2007 case of reckless homicide that claimed the life of a county woman.

August 01, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


Lengthy investigation yields two major arrests

Two Camden men are behind bars on multiple charges of crack cocaine distribution following a six-month investigation involving the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO), Fairfield County Sheriff's Office (FCSO) and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA).

August 01, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


Counterfeit money showing up in Kershaw County

Several businesses in Camden and Kershaw County have reported receiving counterfeit money during the past several weeks, but law enforcement officials say they don't believe the fake bills are being produced in Kershaw County. Instead, official believe the counterfeit bills are unknowingly being brought to the area by people who received them elsewhere.

August 01, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


Man arrested for attacking son

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested a 48-year-old Kershaw County man Saturday after he allegedly assaulted his 12-year-old son.

July 30, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - July 30, 2014

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) investigated two missing persons cases recently.

July 30, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


California fugitive arrested in Kershaw County

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) investigators and Oceanside (Calif.) Police Department (OPD) investigators arrested a Camden woman who apparently moved to Camden on the run from the law in California.

July 28, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


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