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Disaster averted

A Camden Fire Department (CFD) firefighter uses a hose to wash away propane gas from this late model Nissan Maxima parked at the Camden Business Center next door to the Kershaw County School District offices on West DeKalb Street in Camden as another firefighter monitors his progress just after noon on Sept. 1. CFD Capt. Johnny Mullis said the propane tank seen in front of the car on the left was in the trunk of the car when it apparently ruptured and started to leak. Mullis said propane, which is heavier than air, began to escape from the trunk, appearing ...

September 08, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Camden man sent back to federal prison

A Camden man who pleaded guilty in late May to being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition will spend an additional five years in prison, according to a press release from South Carolina U.S. Attorney Beth Drake.

September 08, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Sept. 8, 2017

Camden Police Department (CPD)

September 08, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Second arrest made in car chase wreck

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) now has two people under arrest and charged in connection with a high-speed pursuit through Kershaw and Lee counties that ended with a collision in downtown Camden on Sunday afternoon.

September 05, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Sept. 1, 2017

Camden Police Department (CPD)

September 01, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Armed homeowner nabs one of two suspects during prolonged manhunt

On August 29, 2017, a Kershaw County Sheriff's Office deputy arrested Cody Gene Jackson (26) from Elgin after Jackson fled from a residence on Seminole Way in Elgin and led the deputy on a lengthy foot chase. Jackson was charged with receiving stolen goods for being in possession of a stolen automobile. During that arrest, Christopher Alexander Cravets (21) who was wanted on armed robbery charges, also fled the residence on foot. He was arrested several hours later after an armed homeowner found him hiding in the homeowner's car and held him for deputies.

September 01, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


LF-R performs live fire drills in donated structures

Firefighters from Lugoff Fire-Rescue were able to perform live fire training drills for several months in old storage warehouses on US 1 South in Lugoff given to the department for training, thanks to a donation by Mid Carolina Credit Union. The warehouses were to be demolished, but were donated instead to firefighters for the training until construction preparation was to begin. The site will become the new Mid Carolina Credit Union Lugoff Branch for a new two-story, 12,000-square-foot main office.

September 01, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Automatic CPR devices helping EMS in the field

Your loved one is lying on the ground, not breathing. Their heart might have stopped. Emergency Medical Services (EMS) technicians arrive almost as soon you've hung up from 911. They can't find a pulse, so they begin cardiopulmonary resuscitation, or CPR. Time is of the essence. They decide to place him or her in their ambulance and will continue CPR on the way to the hospital.

August 29, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Boykin man dies in 4-wheeler accident

A 72-year-old Boykin man died Saturday morning following an accident while riding a 4-wheeler.

August 29, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Gang member sentenced to 85 months

A Columbia gang member arrested by Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies in January will spend the next 85 months -- more than seven years -- in prison after pleading guilty Wednsday in federal court to being a felon in possession of a firearm and possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial number.

August 25, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


CSX offers reward in August train derailment case

Police investigators with railway owner CSX are offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever placed a yellow bulldozer on the railroad tracks in Lugoff on Aug. 5 that caused a CSX train to derail early that morning.

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


Fatalities in multiple crashes

Two people died in separate vehicle collisions Thursday.

August 22, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Aug. 22, 2017

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO)

August 22, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO charges Lugoff trio with trafficking meth

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) investigators arrested two men and a woman and charged them with multiple drug and traffic offenses following a brief car chase involving a stolen car and subsequent foot chase Wednesday afternoon.

August 18, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Aug. 18, 2017

Camden Police Department (CPD)

August 18, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


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Woman dies from injuries suffered in collision

A Cassatt woman died Sunday, three days after being involved in a vehicle collision on U.S. 1 North in Cassatt.

November 14, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Another car break-in suspect pleads guilty

Ethan Kane Hanselman, 19, of Broad Street, Camden, pleaded guilty to four counts of breaking into motor vehicles and one count each of unlawful carrying ...

November 14, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Elgin man no longer faces murder charge

Kenneth Cordell Rainer, 42, of Elgin, no longer has a murder charge against him. According to online court records, the Kershaw County Grand Jury declined ...

November 14, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Burglary suspect caught by armed homeowner

An armed homeowner caught a burglary suspect and held him at gunpoint until law enforcement could get to the scene, according to a Kershaw County ...

November 07, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


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