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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


Head-on collision results in death on U.S. 521

A 61-year-old Sumter man was killed in a head-on car crash Friday morning on Highway 521 near the Kershaw County/Sumter County line.

May 28, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Head-on collision results in death on Highway 521

A 61-year-old Sumter man was killed in a head-on car crash Friday morning on Highway 521 near the Kershaw County/Sumter County line.

May 28, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO drug sweep

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office narcotics agents, acting on tips from citizens, rounded up 14 drug dealers Monday as part of a several months-long investigation. Sheriff Jim Matthews said the investigation included making controlled undercover buys from known, "problem" drug dealers and executing search warrants at locations throughout the county.

May 25, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Burglary suspect arrest after high speed chase

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested a Columbia man early Thursday morning they believe is responsible for five burglaries in Kershaw County. Four of those burglaries took place Wednesday in Lugoff.

May 25, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Man arrested for making bomb threats

Tyrese Robert Chisolm, 38, of Camden, made five bomb threats to KershawHealth Urgent Care at Elgin during the past year. The fifth threat got him arrested.

May 25, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Law Enforcement Report - May 22, 2012

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies received eight calls from residents on English Street just outside the city limits of Camden reporting that a man was running around the neighborhood with an ax breaking windows and threatening residents.

May 23, 2012 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


False report of armed robbery lands clerk in jail

A Kershaw County man's attempt to gain sympathy from his ex-girlfriend by claiming he was robbed and cut by an attacker has resulted in his own arrest by the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO).

May 18, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Man sentenced for possession of firearms, narcotics

A 30-year-old Kershaw County man was sentenced in federal court Friday to 20 years in prison for possession of firearms and narcotics.

May 16, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Law Enforcement Report - May 16, 2012

The Camden Police Department (CPD) is investigating copper wiring stolen from the old Camden Middle School on Laurens Street.

May 16, 2012 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO thwarts bank robbery, arrests three

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested two men May 8 who had planned to rob a Camden bank. Sheriff Jim Matthews said deputies arrested Danny Burch Jr., 33, and William C. Means, 34, both of Camden, after deputies received information they planned to rob the unidentified bank. Deputies later arrested Russell Roberts, 31, of Kershaw, on other charges.

May 14, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO seizes nearly 20 pounds of cocaine

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) narcotics investigators seized 9 kilograms -- or nearly 20 pounds -- of high grade cocaine April 29. The KCSO worked with S.C. State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) and U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) on the seizure during which three people were arrested. Sheriff Jim Matthews declined to name those arrested or exactly where the operation took place because of an ongoing DEA investigation into the matter.

May 09, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


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Crime Report - Aug. 27, 2014

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) investigators are looking into a suspicious fire at a mobile home in Bethune that took place Aug. 21.

August 27, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


Mother, children nearly walk in on burglar

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested a county man Monday on a charge of second-degree burglary after he allegedly made his way inside a Kershaw area home and hid when a woman and her two children arrived after school.

August 22, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


Murder trial starts Monday

Almost exactly a year after a Bethune senior citizen lost his life over his moped, his accused killer is set to go to trial. Willie Thomas Starnes, 33, of Magnum Road Bethune, is charged with the Aug. 24, 2013, death of Alan Thomas Robinson, 67, also of Bethune. The trial is scheduled to begin Monday at the Kershaw County Courthouse.

August 22, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


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