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Community mourns sudden loss of school resource officer

A 14-year Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) veteran deputy died Wednesday after suffering a heart attack while directing traffic at Wateree Elementary School (WES) Tuesday afternoon.

November 29, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


Cassatt man caught up in animal fighting raid

A Cassatt man is among 13 adults arrested Thursday in a multiple agency raid of an alleged dog fighting operation in Rembert.

November 27, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Nov. 27, 2013

A woman allegedly wrote a $9,000 check to herself from her deceased ex-husband's bank account.

November 27, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


Holiday shopping safety tips from the CPD

Camden Police Department (CPD) Chief Joe Floyd has outlined the following safety tips to aid the police department and the public in maintaining a safe and happy holiday season.

November 27, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Home destroyed by fire Monday

A home on Mt. Olive Road, Camden, burned down causing a car parked near the home to also catch on fire Monday morning. The fire could be seen by motorists traveling on I-20.

November 27, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


Camden man charged with molesting 9-year-old

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies charged a Camden man Tuesday with third-degree criminal sexual conduct after turning himself in over accusations he inappropriately touched a 9-year-old girl. In a statement released Wednesday, the KCSO identified the man as Christopher D. Yates, of Lakeshore Drive, Camden. Deputies interviewed him with his attorney present before charging him.

November 22, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Nov. 20, 2013

Two men claiming to be brothers tried to swindle a woman into a repaving her driveway for $150.

November 20, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


‘King-size’ training with LFD

Firefighters from the Lugoff Fire Department (LFD) recently received full access to the old Burger King building on U.S. 1 in Lugoff for structured firefighter training evolutions.

November 20, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Barn Fire

The Lugoff Fire Department (LFD) battles a barn fire Nov. 12 on Guion Drive off Lachicotte Road in Lugoff. A cold front entering the area brought wind gusts of more than 30 mph to the area, threatening to drive the flames against a nearby residence. LFD Battalion 1, Rescue 10 and Engine 10 arrived on the scene to find the large barn heavily involved in fire. The fire also spread to the yard and woods surrounding the home and threatened a neighbor's detached car garage. LFD crews immediately protected the exposed structures with three attack lines while other crews ...

November 18, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Evans pleads guilty pair of 2011 murders

A Lancaster County man arrested more than two and a half years ago for allegedly murdering his estranged wife and his male roommate in Kershaw County pleaded guilty to those charges on Oct. 31.

November 13, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Five arrested following Nov. 4 Verizon break-in

Five people, including two 16-year-old male juveniles are charged in connection with a break-in at the Verizon store on West DeKalb Street in Camden. The arrests, detailed in a Camden Police Department (CPD) press release issued Tuesday afternoon, took place Monday, Nov. 4. The CPD issued the press release following further investigation that led to additional charges in other jurisdictions.

November 13, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Nov. 13, 2013

An unknown assailant shot a Camden man at a Chestnut Street home just before 7 p.m. Friday. EMS later transported the victim to KershawHealth; he was then flown to a Columbia-area hospital.

November 13, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


Cassatt mail carrier, firefighter dies in vehicle accident

A Cassatt mail carrier and volunteer firefighter died Wednesday morning after she ran off the road and into a concrete statue. Kershaw County Coroner Johnny Fellers identified the victim as Erica Broughton, 26, of Cassatt.

November 08, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


Lugoff man arrested for sexually assaulting teenage relative

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested a Lugoff man Friday on allegations he sexually assaulted a 15-year-old female relative.

November 06, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO rounds up 17 on drug, other charges

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested 17 people on various charges in the last days of October as a result of a 4-month-long drug distribution investigation.

November 06, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


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Crime Report - April 23, 2014

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested two Columbia residents suspected of shoplifting from a West DeKalb Street discount store April 14 following a high-speed chase that ended in Richland County.

April 23, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


Meth lab bust could be biggest cleanup ever

In terms of the amount of toxic waste to clean up, Sunday's discovery of a methamphetamine lab near Cassatt could result in the biggest cleanup ever in the state of South Carolina.

April 23, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


CFD and SC Fire Marshall provide free smoke alarms

The Camden Fire Department (CFD) and the South Carolina Fire Marshal's Office will present a joint community outreach program beginning at 9 a.m. Thursday, April 24 in the Kirkwood community behind North Towne Square Shopping Center in Camden.

April 21, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


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