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Crime Report - May 12, 2017

The Camden Police Department (CPD) arrested a man twice in two days in connection with a number of incidents which took place April 29 and 30.

May 12, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO receives national awards

On the heels of earning its sixth consecutive DUI Enforcement Agency of the Year Award for departments with 51-100 officers, the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) recently received the Traffic Unit Team of the Year for DUI Enforcement from the National Criminal Enforcement Association (NCEA)

May 12, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Elgin man charged with murder

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) arrested an Elgin man and charged him with murder following a shooting at his Elmwood Boulevard North residence on Tuesday afternoon.

May 12, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Two injured in DUI wreck in Camden

Emergency Medical Services (EMS) personnel transported a Camden woman and her daughter to KershawHealth and then further transported the daughter to a Columbia hospital by air following a two-vehicle collision around 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 3 at the intersection of West DeKalb Street and Battleship Road.

May 09, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Man sentenced to 15 years for sexually assaulting girl

A man who had been the longest-held detainee at the Kershaw County Detention Center (KCDC) will now spend much of the next 15 years in a South Carolina prison for sexually assaulting a 9-year-old girl in 2014.

May 02, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - May 2, 2017

What started as a case of shoplifting turned into a bit more on April 22 for the Camden Police Department (CPD).

May 02, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Police Officer of the Year

May 02, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Chesterfield woman dies in collision

A Chesterfield woman died in Kershaw County in a head-on collision Tuesday morning on U.S. 1 in Cassatt. Kershaw County Coroner David West identified the woman as Lydia Roscoe, 22, of Chesterfield. He listed the cause of death as blunt force trauma.

April 28, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


LF-R trains new firefighters

Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R) now has four newly trained volunteer firefighters. According to a LF-R press release, the firefighters recently completed a 105-hour Fundamentals of Firefighting class. Taught by LF-R Volunteer Coordinator Chris Jones, the class focused on firefighter safety, personal protective equipment, building construction, fire behavior, fire extinguishers, search and rescue, forcible entry, ground ladders, fire hose, fire streams and fire control.

April 28, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Man arrested for hitting friend with shovel, twice

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested a Cassatt man nearly two weeks after he allegedly attacked a friend by striking him twice in the head with a shovel.

April 28, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - April 25, 2017

A Camden Police Department (CPD) officer released a 19-year-old Sumter man after initially detaining him following a report that the young man had pointed a shotgun at a 23-year-old Camden man around 10 a.m. April 19.

April 25, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Bethune man charged with attempted murder

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) arrested a Bethune man Wednesday for attempted murder in connection with an incident that took place April 15.

April 21, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Man gets 20 years for molesting girls in 2013

Charles Richard Bradberry, 37, of Columbia pleaded guilty April 14 to two counts of second degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor victim ages 11-14 years old and one count of incest concerning incidents which took place in Kershaw County. A circuit court judge sentenced Bradberry to 20 year sentences for each of the criminal sexual conduct charges and five years for the incest charge, all to be served concurrently. The judge credited him with the 1,522 days he spent in jail after being arrested in January 2013.

April 21, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Two arrested, two sought for carjacking

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested and charged a Columbia man and a 16-year-old girl Thursday for carjacking. A KCSO press release identified the arrested man as Davernier Capon Parker, 19, of Shorecrest Drive, Columbia. The 16-year-old is not being identified due to her being a minor. However, Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews said in the press release she is being charged as an adult.

April 18, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Man dies in tractor accident

A Cassatt man died Friday afternoon while unloading his tractor.

April 18, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


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Articles by Section - Crime-Police-Fire


Elgin man arrested for child porn

Investigators from the S.C. Attorney General's Office and the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force arrested an Elgin man Thursday on several child ...

June 27, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Couple charged with unlawful neglect of 7-month-old

The S.C. State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) arrested a Cassatt couple Friday and charged each with unlawful neglect of a child or helpless person ...

June 27, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


County deputies equipped with opiate overdose antidote

As of Friday, all Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies have been trained to use and now have as part of their gear an ...

June 27, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Jury awards $225,000 to county couple in DSS case

A Kershaw County jury awarded a total of $225,000 to an east Camden couple on June 15 following a four-day trial involving allegations the ...

June 23, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO arrests two Camden ‘Bloods’ gang members

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested two members of the "Bloods" gang from Camden after observing suspicious activity at the Camden West Inn ...

June 23, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - June 23, 2017

Camden Police Department (CPD)

June 23, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


DUI suspect pleads guilty to illegal re-entry

On Feb. 25, a county traffic enforcement officer arrested a man for DUI that Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews said was an illegal immigrant who ...

June 20, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO creates internet exchange safe zone

Too often, people read about Craigslist or other internet sales resulting in armed robberies, assaults and even murders. These crimes happen when people show up ...

June 20, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Smoke alarms saved lives in recent fire

Lugoff Fire-Rescue crews credit working smoke alarms for alerting occupants about a fire inside of a double-wide mobile home in Lugoff on Tremont Road.

June 20, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


CPD arrests TitleMax robber

The Camden Police Department (CPD) is charging a man in the May 25 armed robbery of the TitleMax on West DeKalb Street and is thanking ...

June 16, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO arrests man after 150-plus motorcycle chase

Nearly a week ago, during the early morning hours of Saturday, June 10, Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested a 23-year-old Sumter man ...

June 16, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - June 16, 2017

Camden Police Department (CPD)

June 16, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


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