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Crime Report - Aug. 5, 2015

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) is investigating a number of thefts from throughout the county.

August 05, 2015 | By Gary Phillips and Tenell Felder C-I editorial staff | Crime-Police-Fire


Lugoff Fire-Rescue receives $350,588 FEMA grant

The U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recently awarded a $350,000 grant to Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R). The grant will be used to hire a career firefighter to serve as the LF-R's volunteer firefighter recruitment and retention coordinator.

August 05, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


Elgin couple charged with fraud and filing a false report

An Elgin couple has been arrested on numerous charges after Elgin Police determined they falsely reported the theft of $12,000 worth of jewelry from their home and collected an insurance settlement for the case.

August 03, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


Four arrested in prostitution sting

Four men -- two from Lugoff, one from McBee and one from Sumter -- were arrested Friday in a Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) prostitution sting in Lugoff.

July 29, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - July 29, 2015

Emergency Service Management (EMS) personnel transported a Lugoff man with a stab wound to the shoulder by ambulance to a Columbia hospital Sunday.

July 29, 2015 | By Gary Phillips and Tenell Felder C-I editorial staff | Crime-Police-Fire


Lexington County fugitive arrested in Camden

With the help of local authorities, the Lexington County Sheriff's Department (LCSD) arrested a man in Camden over the weekend who eluded them for 18 months.

July 29, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO bloodhound team locates missing 84-year-old man

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) bloodhound team located a missing elderly Cassatt man near his home Sunday. According to a KCSO press release, deputies were notified around 11 a.m. of the 84-year-old man's disappearance. They also learned he suffered from health problems.

July 29, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


Man who shot into ex-girlfriend’s home sent to prison

A Camden man who pled guilty July 8 to shooting into his ex-girlfriend's home a year ago will spend at least the next three years in prison. Harley Joe Moore, 34, pled guilty to charges of discharging a firearm into a dwelling, unlawful carrying of a pistol and second degree burglary in conjunction with a July 14, 2014, incident.

July 24, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Burglars arrested after being ‘caught in the act’

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested three county men Saturday after they were caught burglarizing a home on White Street in Camden.

July 22, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - July 22, 2015

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested an Elgin man Friday and charged him with third-degree burglary and several car break-ins after learning his identity from a cellphone he apparently dropped during his alleged crime spree.

July 22, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


Buffalo-Mt. Pisgah VFD gets $27,000 grant for gear

The Buffalo-Mt. Pisgah Fire Department recently received a $27,096 grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighters Grant program. The department will use the funds to purchase new turnout gear for the firefighters.

July 20, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


One dead after van strikes moped

A Kershaw County man was killed after a mini-van struck the moped he and his daughter were riding Friday afternoon.

July 20, 2015 | Jim Tatum | Crime-Police-Fire


Elgin man killed when motorcycle strikes deer

An Elgin man was killed Tuesday night when his motorcycle struck a deer on U.S. 1 near Bookman Road just outside of Elgin.

July 17, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


Confederate battle flag hung from downtown building

Someone -- no one knows who yet -- hung a Confederate battle flag from a downtown Camden office building sometime before dawn Thursday morning. Whoever was responsible cut the letters H A T E out of the middle of the flag, which caught the attention of people driving down Broad Street near the main intersection with DeKalb Street.

July 17, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Overturned truck blocks part of U.S. 601 Tuesday morning

An 18-wheeler carrying nearly depleted natural gas canisters overturned on U.S. 601 near Brevard Road approximately 5 miles south of I-20 around 5:30 a.m. Tuesday. The accident shut down the highway for several hours, forcing commuters to find alternate routes as the S.C. Highway Patrol (SCHP), Kershaw County emergency management teams, Doby's Mill and Lugoff fire crews dealt with the situation.

July 15, 2015 | By Martin L. Cahn and Gary Phillips C-I editors | 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


2-year-old found safe

The Camden Police Department issued the following press release at 9:30 a.m. today (Friday):

May 18, 2018 | | 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


Sheriff’s assistant charged with embezzlement

S.C. State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) agents arrested a long-time assistant to Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews for embezzlement on Thursday.

May 08, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Deputies arrest felon with sawed-off shotgun

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested a Camden man following a shooting call Sunday evening and charged him with possession of a sawed-off ...

May 08, 2018 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Man gets 15 years on federal charges

In a press release issued Thursday, South Carolina U.S. Attorney Beth Drake said Swan Nicoyis Jackson, 22, of Camden, was sentenced Wednesday in federal ...

May 08, 2018 | | Crime-Police-Fire


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