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Matthews won’t testify at CMA trial

Kershaw County Sheriff James Matthews and two Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies will not testify in a trial about the alleged rape of a former cadet at Camden Military Academy (CMA).

June 21, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO arrests two for auto break-ins

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) investigators arrested two men for allegedly breaking into several vehicles parked at Cassatt Water Co. The two men also allegedly stole gas from Cassatt Water Co. vehicles as well as tools.

June 21, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Camden man accused of sexually assaulting girl

A 50-year-old Camden man is in jail without bond for allegedly sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl.

June 21, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


Lugoff Fire Explorer Team earns first place at state competition

A team from the Lugoff Fire Department (LFD) Explorer Post won a first place ranking June 13 at the annual S.C. Fire Rescue Conference Firefighter Explorer Competition at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center.

June 19, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - June 19, 2013

An Elgin woman allegedly pointed a shotgun at her foster son.

June 19, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


Near drowning averted at Kendall Lake

One day before an Elgin homeowner found 15-year-old Daven Williams dead in their swimming pool, a Camden man was transported -- alive -- to the hospital after nearly drowning in Kendall Lake. Camden Police Department (CPD) Chief Joe Floyd said the 35-year-old man had to be taken to the hospital after he tried to rescue his fiancé's flotation device.

June 19, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


Pine Grove Residential student found dead in swimming pool

A 15-year-old teen with a developmental disorder was found dead on Friday after he walked away from the school he attended in Elgin for the second time, according to authorities.

June 17, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


CMA hazing trial continues in Columbia

A federal jury is hearing testimony this week as the trial begins of a lawsuit brought against Camden Military Academy (CMA). In the trial's first days, attorneys for a former cadet have brought forward testimony and evidence they say show that, in 2008, other CMA students raped the then 13-year-old boy, according to news reports. The former cadet, listed in the lawsuit only as "JBC," is now 18.

June 14, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - June 12, 2013

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) arrested a 43-year-old Camden man June 3 after he attempted to break into a car wash on Jefferson Davis Hwy. in east Camden.

June 12, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO to host S.T.A.R.S. summer camps for youth

For the third year in a row, the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office will host three summer camps designed for young people who will be in the fifth through eighth grades. The S.T.A.R.S camps, which stands for Self discipline, Teamwork, Attitude, Respect and Selfless Service will give participants a positive, meaningful week of exposure to: crime scene investigations, police K9 demonstrations, fire safety, basic first aid by EMS personnel, Internet safety, anti-bullying, goal setting, team building, law enforcement careers and community service projects.

June 12, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


CMA hazing trial begins today

The trial in a federal case of alleged hazing involving sexual assault at Camden Military Academy (CMA) will begin Monday, according to one of the attorneys representing the purported victim from Woodstock, Ga.

June 07, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Woman shoots at burglary suspects

A homeowner shot at three burglary suspects after they set off her alarm system, waking her up during the early morning hours of June 1. The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) tracked down and arrested the three young men shortly afterward.

June 07, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO named in wrongful death lawsuit

The family of a man who died in 2011 after being arrested by the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office recently filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO). The suit, filed May 24, alleges that the actions of Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews and his deputies, led to the death of David Lynn Tyler on May 27, 2011.

June 07, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - June 5, 2013

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) arrested one of two men Friday accused of posing as cable company employees in order to rob an Elgin home.

June 05, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


LFD adopts ‘Adopt-A-Fire Truck’ program

In March, the Lugoff Fire Department (LFD) launched a new outreach program into the two elementary schools within its fire district in an effort to help educate young children in fire prevention and firefighter identification. The program, titled "Adopt-A-Fire Truck," involves LFD firefighters dressing out in their full firefighting gear to include the air packs as they arrive at the elementary school. Firefighters then enter the school into the library or classroom and read books to the kids. Fire crews then escort the classes out to the fire trucks and share fire prevention tips while showing off the trucks and ...

June 03, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


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Buffalo-Mt. Pisgah lowers ISO Rating

After a recent Insurance Services Office (ISO) evaluation, Buffalo-Mt. Pisgah Fire Department's current ISO rating of 7 will be dropping to an ISO rating ...

July 26, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Robber wearing Halloween costume robs Laundromat

Camden Police Department officers responded to an armed robbery call at about 1:45 p.m. July 13 at a laundry located at Chesnut and ...

July 22, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Camden man dies in motorcycle accident

A Camden man has died after an early morning single vehicle accident on U.S. 521 North.

July 22, 2016 | Jim Tatum | Crime-Police-Fire


Suspects use stolen canoe to transport stolen goods

Two Camden men were arrested and charged with burglary and larceny after they allegedly broke into a home on Trails End Road in Camden and ...

July 19, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


New KCSO Deputy wins marksmanship award

On July 15, 2016 Deputy John Carter graduated from the SC Criminal Justice Academy Basic Law Enforcement Class 650 where he received the Clifford A ...

July 19, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO nabs three on drug charges in two incidents

Three people were arrested on drug charges in two separate incidents on the same day.

July 19, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


LF-R Engine 10, tractor trailer collide on U.S. 1

Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R) Engine 10 might be a total loss following a collision with a tractor trailer on U.S. 1 in Lugoff early Wednesday ...

July 15, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


CPD seeks man for ‘stringing’ change machines

The Camden Police Department (CPD) is seeking information about a man who is allegedly using a technique called "stringing" to steal change from coin operated ...

July 15, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Victim’s 911 call leads to burglar’s arrest

A 911 call from a woman locked in a bedroom led Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies to arrest an 18-year-old east Camden man ...

July 15, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - July 15, 2016

An unknown, possibly female suspect called in a bomb threat to KershawHealth on Monday evening.

July 15, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


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