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Sex offender registry keeps KCSO busy

In its weekly law enforcement reports, the Chronicle-Independent sometimes publishes cases of sex offenders failing to register on the S.C. Sex Offender Registry or inform law enforcement of their movements. Until now, the C-I has not published the names of these "non-compliant" sex offenders. Effective with this story, the C-I will begin publishing the names and other vital information of wanted non-compliant sex offenders whenever they appear in our weekly reports.

April 06, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Law Enforcement Report - April 4, 2012

The Camden Police Department (CPD) is looking for a man who allegedly pulled a gun on his ex-wife the night of March 27.

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


Switching frequencies

Kershaw County is close to meeting a federally-mandated Dec. 31 deadline concerning emergency communications. The mandate grew out of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, and further solidified following Hurricane Katrina's punch to New Orleans.

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


KCSO named DUI Agency of the Year

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) is the Agency of the Year when it comes to DUI enforcement.

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


Man sentenced to 10 years in fatal DUI

Donnie Thigpen will spend the next 10 years behind bars for leaving a friend to die in an accident he caused by driving drunk.

April 02, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Sheriff: CMA case at 'standstill'

Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews said his office is not currently investigating allegations that a Camden Military Academy (CMA) cadet was sexually assaulted in 2008.

March 30, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Virginia man arrested with 600 Ecstacy pills

A traffic stop Tuesday by the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office traffic unit turned up 600 Ecstasy pills in a vehicle driven by a Virginia man.

March 30, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Law Enforcement Report - March 28, 2012

A 21-year-old Sumter woman said she wrecked her car after a 26-year-old Pageland man she met at a party with friends tried to force her to have sex while she drove him to a store to get more beer.

March 28, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Safety in numbers

The Carolina Cup is almost here and that means a lot of people are going to descend on Camden. Most will head for the grandstands, infield and "College Park" at Springdale Race Course. That means a lot of law enforcement will descend on the area as well.

March 23, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO arrests N.C. man in predator sting

A North Carolina man already accused of molesting a 15-year-old Kershaw County girl is sitting in jail now after the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) arrested him in an Internet sexual predator sting.

March 23, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Camden man killed in single-car crash

A Camden man died following a single-car crash Wednesday afternoon on Bishopville Highway (S.C. 34) several miles east of Camden.

March 23, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Law Enforcement Report - March 21, 2012

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies and Camden police officers arrested and charged a 35-year-old Lugoff man March 15 with assault and kidnapping. The charges stem from allegations he assaulted his wife of 15 years and threatened her with a pistol.

March 21, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Family escapes fire that destroys Haigs Creek home

Three days later and the odor of charred timbers still reached the quiet street at noon Tuesday.

March 21, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Law Enforcement Report - March 14, 2012

A 31-year-old county man arrested by Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies for reckless driving may face a charge of criminal domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature.

March 14, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Bethune Chief Davis dies Tuesday

Just weeks after learning their police chief was battling esophageal cancer, citizens of Bethune learned he had lost the fight. Larry Davis, 58, died Tuesday, according to longtime friend Don Witham. He said Davis passed away at his home at 6 a.m. Tuesday.

March 14, 2012 | Michael Ulmer | Crime-Police-Fire


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Rescue personnel search for missing boater on river

Family and friends of a missing Sumter County man gathered at Patriots Landing on the Wateree River Sunday as Camden-Kershaw County Rescue Squad (C-KCRS) and S.C. Department of Natural Resources (DNR) personnel searched for the missing boater.

September 15, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Rembert woman arrested for murder

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested a Rembert woman for murder in connection with a fatal shooting that took place Thursday morning on Baynard Boykin Road.

September 15, 2014 | By Gary Phillips and Martin L. Cahn C-I editorial staff | Crime-Police-Fire


Singleton guilty, will spend life in prison

A Camden man already serving a 50-year prison term for murder now has another one to his credit, as a Kershaw County jury convicted him of murder and three other charges Thursday afternoon.

September 12, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


Deadline for Price law enforcement award is Sept. 22

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Foundation (KCSF) Board of Directors is accepting 2014 nominations for the "Leonard Price Friend of Law Enforcement Award." The nomination deadline is Sept. 22.

September 10, 2014 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Sept. 10, 2014

Two of three suspects questioned about a series of vehicle break-ins during the last week in downtown Camden admitted to Camden Police Department (CPD) officers that they were involved in the thefts.

September 10, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


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