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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


Truck stop

March 14, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Ready to roll

There's a new truck in town, waiting for its chance to ride into action.

March 12, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Mahoney to plead guilty in N.H. June 8

Clarence Mahoney, 70, the former chairman of the Camden Historic Landmarks Commission (CHLC), will plead guilty June 8 to sexual assault of a minor in Rockingham County, N.H. Mahoney could spend between seven and a half to 15 years in prison.

March 12, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Law Enforcement Report - March 7, 2012

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested a registered sex offender for allegedly molesting a juvenile girl two to three years ago. A KCSO report identified the man as 25-year-old Phillip Patterson of Jones Road, Kershaw.

March 07, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Magistrate says Magic Machines illegal

Around 11 a.m. Jan. 26, Sgt. Jamey Jones, an investigator with the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO), walked into the C&M Market on U.S. 1 South near Elgin. Working undercover, he sat down at one of two video machines marked "Magic Minutes," fed a marked $20 bill into the machine "and numerous card games came up," he wrote in a report.

March 07, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Sprinklers halt spread of apartment fire

Sprinklers that extinguished a stove fire at a Lugoff apartment Wednesday night prevented possible disaster if the blaze had spread to other units.

March 05, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Vacant house on Broad Street catches fire

The Camden Fire Department (CFD) responded to a fire Wednesday night at a vacant home on Broad Street just down from the Robert Mills Courthouse.

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


Lugoff bank robber nabbed in Pennsylvania

The man Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) investigators believe robbed the First Palmetto Savings Bank branch in Lugoff Feb. 22 has been caught in Pennsylvania.

March 02, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Suspect killed during traffic stop

Melvin Lawhorn, 26, is dead, shot once Tuesday night by a Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputy.

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


Law Enforcement Report - Feb. 29, 2012

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies received reports involving an 18-year-old Camden man four times in three days. In the first report, the man called his 17-year-old girlfriend -- with whom he has a 14-month-old child -- and asked her for money. When she refused, he allegedly threatened to break her neck and texted and called her continuously for the next two hours making similar threats. He allegedly showed up when she went to pick up her younger sister from school and allegedly yelled at her and banged on the vehicle, even breaking a door handle by pulling it. The man ...

February 29, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Vandalism suspect dies

A woman who reportedly confessed to committing several acts of vandalism at local tobacco stores died Sunday.

February 29, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Bethune police chief steps down after cancer diagnosis

"10-42," a man's voice came over emergency frequency scanners across Kershaw County on Wednesday morning. The police code means "ending tour of duty," and Bethune Police Chief Larry Davis, 58, used it for the final time of his career.

February 27, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Lugoff, Elgin residents come out to hear sheriff

Occasionally, they gasped. Sometimes they laughed. On a few occasions, they applauded.

February 24, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Lugoff bank robbed

A man who robbed First Palmetto Savings Bank's Lugoff branch at gunpoint around 3:30 p.m. Wednesday remained at large Thursday afternoon. According to the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO), the man walked into the bank, pulled out a silver pistol and demanded the teller give him all her loose bills. KCSO Chief Deputy Marvin Brown described the suspect as a "white male, tall, slender with a grubby beard wearing a white shirt and blue jeans" and is believed to be 25 to 30 years old. In a KCSO incident report, a bank teller said the man ...

February 24, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire


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CPD arrests Elgin man after he attacks woman

The Camden Police Department (CPD) arrested an Elgin man Nov. 13 on multiple charges after he allegedly forced his way into a Camden home and attacked a 29-year-old Lugoff woman.

November 26, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


CPD celebrates Crossing Guard Appreciation Week

The Camden Police Department (CPD) recognized three city crossing guards for their dedication and service during S.C. Crossing Guard Appreciation Week, which ended Friday. The CPD, along with the S.C. Department of Transportation's (SCDOT) Safe Routes to School Resource Center honored William Lucas and John T. Arledge for their service at Camden Elementary School (CES) and Carson Gordon for keeping students safe at Camden Middle School (CMS).

November 26, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


Fire chiefs promote extra safety during cold months

With the first touch of winter weather upon Kershaw County, local firefighting officials are cautioning everyone to use a few safety tips to keep their homes and businesses safe when using fireplaces, furnaces and space heaters.

November 26, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Nov. 26, 2014

A Camden businessman is accusing an employee of stealing more than $4,500 from the business.

November 26, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


‘Tie One On’ for MADD

With the 2014 holiday season upon us, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), along with law enforcement and other emergency services are encouraging everyone use a red ribbon to "Tie One On" for safety. Local MADD representatives, emergency personnel and family members of victims of drunk driving gathered Tuesday at Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R) for an event to kick off the 28th year of the campaign. Participants urged everyone to act responsibly if they choose to consume alcohol.

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


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