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Columbia man arrested, retired N.C. trooper’s weapon recovered

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) arrested a Columbia man following a traffic stop the evening of April 16. According to a KCSO statement released Friday afternoon, James Carter, 21, of Columbia is charged with simple possession of marijuana and possession of a stolen handgun.

April 22, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Officers, deputies respond to ‘attempted robbery’

An unidentified man's decision to walk into an unauthorized area of a check cashing business in Camden brought a large response from Camden officers and county deputies Friday afternoon.

April 22, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - April 17, 2013

A man has been scamming banks in Kershaw and Richland counties, according to a Camden Police Department (CPD) report.

April 17, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


BMPFD receives $60,000 FEMA grant

The Buffalo-Mt. Pisgah Fire Department (BMPFD) recent received a $60,430 grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighters Grant program. The department will utilize this funding to upgrade portable radio equipment.

April 17, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Stores cited for selling alcohol, tobacco to minors

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) is citing seven convenience stores, grocery stores and gas stations for selling either alcohol or tobacco to minors. The KCSO conducted Alcohol Enforcement (AET) compliance checks Monday on numerous stores as part of a continuing effort to keep such products out of the hands of Kershaw County minors.

April 17, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Bethune dissolves police department

Bethune Town Council voted to dissolve the Bethune Police Department (BPD) at its March meeting after determining the town does not have enough money to hire a new police chief.

April 15, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


N.C. woman dies after Camden collision

An 88-year-old woman died Thursday afternoon after sustaining injuries in a head-on collision in Camden earlier in the day.

April 15, 2013 | By Martin L. Cahn and Miciah Bennett C-I news staff | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - April 10, 2013

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) arrested a Cassatt man Monday who owes more than $107,700 in child support.

April 10, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


Suspect caught vandalizing Patriots Landing

During the afternoon of April 4, two Kershaw County Sheriff's Office employees drove through the Patriots Landing parking area and observed a young man in his 4 wheel drive pickup truck spinning his tires and destroying the newly planted grass adjacent to the landing.

April 08, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Bloodhound team apprehends two burglary suspects

April 5, the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office arrested 18-year-old Austin Colvin from Lugoff and a 16- year-old juvenile, also from Lugoff, after they broke into the Lucky 7 convenience store on Highway 1 South in Lugoff.

April 08, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO traffic unit wins Agency of the Year award

The SC Department of Public Safety once again recognized the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office as the Agency of the Year "for excelling in the area of DUI arrests, DUI victim services, and anti underage drinking programs in South Carolina during 2012."

April 05, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO arrests man wanted for burglaries

Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews credits an alert deputy, Crimestoppers, a citizen tip and the Richland County Sheriff's Department Fugitive Task Force with identifying and arresting Torance Lamar Peoples (21) who was wanted by the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office for a string of home burglaries. The arrest took place in Richland County on Tuesday.

April 05, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Former sheriff candidate faces video gaming charge

A former Kershaw County sheriff candidate and 5th Circuit Solicitor's Office employee was arrested late last week on an outstanding warrant in Spartanburg County and charged with allegedly having illegal gambling machines in possession.

April 05, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


CPD officers awarded at ceremony

Sergeant James Steele and Ptl. Tony Wages were honored at the 8th Annual DUI Enforcement Recognition and 2012 Law Enforcement DUI Challenge Ceremonies held on April 3. The program is presented by the South Carolina Department of Public Safety and Office of Highway Safety and Justice Programs.

April 05, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Charges at Cup consistent despite lower turnout

The "quality," alcohol enforcement trained (AET) officers at last Saturday's 81st annual Carolina Cup, made charges consistent with previous years, despite the fact that Cup attendance numbers seemed to be "slightly" down from last year's Carolina Cup.

April 03, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


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Crime Report - July 8, 2015

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested two Liberty Hill men on various charges Sunday, including resisting arrest and assaulting police officers.

July 08, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


Deputy fired after DUI charge

Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews relieved a Kershaw County Sheriff's Office deputy of duty following the officer's arrest by the S.C. Highway Patrol (SCHP) on July 4 for driving under the influence (DUI).

July 08, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO deputies now equipped with body cams

All Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) uniformed deputies who work in an enforcement capacity are now wearing Taser Axon body cameras. The last group of uniformed patrol officers attended their final training session July 2 and equipped with the new cameras, according to a statement released by Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews.

July 08, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


LF-R publishes results of wildfire protection survey

Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R) recently teamed up with the S.C. Forestry Commission (SCFC) on a 10-month district-wide survey of the wildfire potential among homes, businesses and industries protected by the department. Lugoff Fire Marshal Will Catoe escorted SCFC assessors to collect data for the complete assessment, which included photos and threat areas.

July 06, 2015 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Lugoff Fire-Rescue responds to apartment fire

Lugoff Fire-Rescue crews responded to the Sherwood Apartments in Lugoff on the evening of June 30 around 10:30 p.m. for a fire reported inside an unoccupied apartment by other people living at the complex. According to a LF-R statement released Thursday, Lugoff Ladder 10 and Rescue Engine 10 arrived to find smoke coming from a second floor apartment. Firefighters forced open the door and found a fire from food left unattended on the stove. Crews quickly extinguished the fire, limiting damage to the stove area. According to the LF-R, the occupants had left the apartment and were not ...

July 06, 2015 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Kershaw County fire chiefs urge fireworks safety

Saturday is July 4. It is celebrated in many ways, with cookouts, patriotic concerts and parades. But one fun thing about the holiday carrying the potential for danger is fireworks. Kershaw County fire chiefs want everyone to have fun this weekend, but to also use caution and common sense when dealing with fireworks.

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


Parents return bank robbery suspect to jail after escape

The parents of a suspect arrested for the June 23 Sandhills Bank robbery in Bethune drove their son back to the Kershaw County Detention Center (KCDC) on Wednesday after he escaped earlier in the day.

July 03, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - July 1, 2015

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) recently released details on the June 23 robbery at Sandhills Bank in Bethune.

July 01, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


Elgin officer arrested for criminal domestic violence

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested an Elgin police officer Monday on a charge of second-degree criminal domestic violence.

July 01, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


Former deputy to serve 20 years for sexual assault

A former Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputy will spend 20 years in prison for a series of sexual acts with a child less than 11 years old.

July 01, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


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