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Law Enforcement Report - Feb. 15, 2012

Someone spray painted the word "KILLS" on the left side window of Cashman Pawn and Discount Tobacco on Lyttleton Street Sunday. That someone turned out to be a self-professed former nurse practitioner trying to send a warning about the deadly effects of tobacco products, said Camden Police Department (CPD) Chief Joe Floyd.

February 15, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Camden man arrested in counterfeiting scam

A 40-year-old Camden man was arrested Sunday after he allegedly used counterfeit money to buy a McDonald's Happy Meal.

February 15, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO arrests Dalzell couple on multiple charges

Surveillance by the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office narcotics unit for drug and prostitution activity at a Lugoff truck stop Wednesday netted a Dalzell man with an extensive criminal background and his wife.

February 13, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Suspicious envelope forces evacuation

Two men in hazmat suits came out from behind the evacuated building.

February 10, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Law Enforcement Report - Feb. 8, 2012

The Camden Police Department (CPD) arrested a man for breaking into a convenience store and a house in the early morning hours of Feb. 1.

February 08, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


ALPHA Center helps kick off youth arbitration program

It takes "a true collaborative effort to raise a village," 5th Circuit Solicitor Dan Johnson said Thursday as his office and the ALPHA Center kicked off Kershaw County's new Community Youth Arbitration Program. The program will keep first-time, non-violent juvenile offenders from immediately entering the formal justice system.

February 06, 2012 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO nabs five in second Dixonville drug raid

For the second time in as many weeks, Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) narcotics investigators raided a home in Elgin's "Dixonville" community. The area, long described as an illegal drug haven by law enforcement officials, sits immediately behind Blaney Elementary School.

February 03, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


County man charged with incest

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) arrested a county man Monday on charges of first degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor under the age of 11 and criminal incest.

February 01, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Public invited to KCSO town hall meeting

Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews invites the public to the first in a series of town hall meetings to be held across the county. Matthews said the public gatherings are intended to update citizens on the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) and to provide time to answer questions from the public.

February 01, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Law Enforcemen Report - Feb. 1, 2012

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested two Columbia men and an Elgin man for their roles in a burglary on Redwing Drive in Lugoff, thanks to information from an alert neighbor. Redwing Drive is located off Cook Road north of Wildwood Lane.

February 01, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Man sentenced in 2009 fatal hit-and-run

A Dalzell man was sentenced Monday to 18 years in prison for hitting a vehicle on I-20 and leaving the scene of the accident which resulted in the death of an Elgin man in 2009.

January 25, 2012 | Martha Bruce | Crime-Police-Fire


Law Enforcement Report - Jan. 25, 2012

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) narcotics investigators arrested five people Friday, including one for crack cocaine distribution, during a drug bust in Elgin's "Dixonville" community behind Blaney Elementary School.

January 25, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Man charged in assaulting 2 children

A 32-year-old Camden man was arrested Friday for sexually assaulting two children, ages 3 and 4.

January 23, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Illinois murder suspect arrested in Lugoff

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) assisted the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and DuPage County, Ill., sheriff's investigators in locating an alleged murderer. Sheriff Jim Matthews confirmed the arrest of Jose Alfredo Quezada-Ruvalcaba, 34, a/k/a Victor Lopez, of Archer Avenue, Elgin. The take-down took place at 7 a.m. Jan. 16 at a Lugoff restaurant.

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


Suspects arrested in Lugoff meth lab

A couple wanted in conjunction with a methamphetamine lab discovered at a Lugoff motel Jan. 13 was arrested Friday by the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO).

January 23, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire


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Councilman Sammie Tucker Jr. arrested in Clarendon County

Kershaw County Councilman Sammie Tucker Jr. turned himself in to the Clarendon County Sheriff's Office (CCSO) Wednesday afternoon after learning an arrest warrant had been issued. CCSO deputies then booked Tucker at the Clarendon County Detention Center. A CCSO report listed the charge as "unlawful use or disposal of personal property subject to security interest." A judge later released Tucker on a $10,000 personal recognizance bond, according to information taken from VINELink, a website used to track detainees across the country.

October 31, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Oct. 29, 2014

The Camden Police Department (CPD) is investigating an alleged case of extortion and blackmail reported to officers Saturday.

October 29, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO supports cancer research, constable

In May 2008, Nancy Watts, a constable who works for the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO), learned she had breast cancer. For many people, a cancer diagnosis is devastating news. It certainly came as a shock to Watts, who is one of the individuals who is tasked with serving civil papers for the KCSO's civil division. Watts' doctor recommended she undergo a mastectomy. Normally, a mastectomy requires the patient be out of work for eight weeks. In Watts' case, she came back after four weeks.

October 29, 2014 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Matthews to equip KCSO deputies with body cameras

Shortly after taking office in 2011, Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews began looking into equipping his officers with body cameras. As time passed his interest took on a more serious nature and in April 2014, he directed one of his staff to begin the process of evaluating different systems.

October 27, 2014 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Camden man dies in McRae Road crash

A Camden man died Saturday afternoon after his SUV drove off the side of McRae Road and caught fire.

October 27, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


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