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Accident with injury

Camden police officers and firefighters, and EMS respond to an accident at Broad and DeKalb streets just before noon Monday. According to the Camden Police Department (CPD), an Elgin man driving a 2006 Toyota truck (right) ran a red light while traveling east on DeKalb Street, causing him to hit a 2003 Dodge (left) traveling South on Broad Street. The truck then struck First Palmetto Bank's Karesh building on the southwest corner. CPD Chief Joe Floyd said the driver of the Dodge was taken to the hospital with no life-threatening injuries. Floyd said it was a "standard" accident, aside ...

October 30, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Cassatt man arrested after two-hour stand-off

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies had to use a flash-bang and Cap Stun grenades and bean-bag rounds Saturday night to subdue a man accused of shooting at a woman living with him and her 3-week-old child.

October 30, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Patrols out Thursday night for Halloween safety

Kershaw County law enforcement will help make Thursday night a Happy Halloween for everyone. The Camden Police Department (CPD), Elgin Police Department (EPD) and Kershaw County Sheriff's Office will all have officers and deputies patrolling neighborhoods to ensure the safety of trick-or-treaters from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday.

October 30, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


Three arrested following break-ins

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) investigators arrested three suspects following a string of home burglaries in Lugoff's Medfield subdivision.

October 30, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


CPD, LFD warn of kitchen fires

Both the Camden and Lugoff fire departments focused on kitchen fires during October's National Fire Prevention Month.

October 30, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Oct. 30, 2013

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested an 18-year-old man after finding him fully clothed in a pool at a Guion Road, Lugoff, home.

October 30, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSF openings

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Foundation (KCSF) Board of Directors will have three openings in 2014 and the public is invited to apply if interested in serving.

October 28, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO seek three for L-EMS vandalism

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) is seeking the whereabouts of three men, possibly teenagers, caught on surveillance video breaking the windows of a Lugoff-Elgin Middle School (L-EMS) activity bus early Sunday morning. The trio is also suspected of vandalizing Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS).

October 23, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Oct. 23, 2013

Two teenage girls, 13 and 15, claim they were held against their will at a friend's house in Elgin, forced to wear a mask over their eyes and drink something that "drugged" them.

October 23, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


Chief Brown reflects on 20 years of service in Elgin

Elgin Police Chief Harold Brown chuckles when he recalls his arrival as police chief at the Elgin Police Department (EPD) 20 years ago.

October 21, 2013 | Tenell Felder | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Oct. 16, 2013

An elderly Camden woman scammed out of $18,000 recently is not the first victim of a new phone scam in the area. Camden Police Department (CPD) Chief Joe Floyd said scams and/or attempted phone scams happen at least once a week and are underreported.

October 16, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO arrests four in meth lab raid

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) arrested four people Thursday during a raid on a Cassatt home that turned up a handgun, one-half pound of marijuana, methamphetamine and a small meth lab.

October 14, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Teen arrested in deputy impersonation case

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) arrested a 15-year-old juvenile hours after reporting that a male subject impersonating a deputy had handcuffed a Camden woman and tried to make her remove her clothes.

October 11, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Preventing underage drinking

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) Capt. Ed Corey (center) accepts a plaque from Tim James, chairman of the Law Enforcement Advisory Committee (LEAC, left) and Deborah Early, vice president of the Lexington Richland Alcohol and Drug Abuse Commission (LRADAC, right) during a recent ceremony held at Lexington Medical Center in Lexington. The plaque recognizes the KCSO for "its outstanding contribution to the prevention of underage drinking," according to a KCSO press release. LRADAC is a non-profit agency and is one of 33 county alcohol and drug abuse authorities recognized by the state of South Carolina providing direct intervention and ...

October 11, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Donation is on Target

Target Distribution Center Assets Protection Leader Jennifer Young (left) presents a $2,000 check to Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO). This is the second year in a row that Target is making such a donation. The KCSO will use the funds to purchase bullet proof vests for deputies. "It is very encouraging to see the business community stepping up to the plate and donating for this very worthwhile cause. Body armor is industry standard equipment that law enforcement officers should not be without. County funding does not provide for this. A Kershaw County business, in this case a major ...

October 09, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


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Crime Report - March 24, 2017

Elgin Police Department (EPD) officers charged a 29-year-old Elgin woman with resisting arrest after responding to Jeffers Circle about an SUV stuck in a ditch ...

March 24, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Men plead guilty in Sandhills Bank robbery case

Two men arrested in June 2015 for the armed robbery of the Sandhills Bank branch in Bethune pleaded guilty Tuesday in federal court. According to ...

March 24, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Boan graduates from FBI Academy

Camden Police Department Capt. Lee Boan graduated from the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Academy on March 17. Boan studied at the academy ...

March 24, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Lugoff Fire-Rescue dedicates new trucks

Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R) dedicated two new fire trucks into service March 18 at its headquarters with board members, fire department members and elected officials on ...

March 24, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Officer honored

Lt. Tyrell Cato, who recently earned the professional designation of Certified Jail Officer through the American Jail Association, was recognized by Kershaw County Council for ...

March 21, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Thanks to grant, LF-R gets eight new AEDs

Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R) recently purchased eight new automated external defibrillators, or AEDs, thanks to a more than $8,600 grant from the Firehouse Subs Public ...

March 21, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - March 17, 2017

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office reported the following recent incidents:

March 17, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Sheriff gives $100,000 check to SCVAN

Every year, every county in South Carolina collects money from fines and assessments following court proceedings. A percentage of those funds are mandated by state ...

March 17, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


GPS coordinates lead to murder investigation

The case of a missing Bethune man is now a murder investigation.

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


Law enforcement, businesses team up for memorials

For many years, drivers along any number of roadways, including I-20 in Kershaw County, have seen roadside memorials erected by people mourning loved ones who ...

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


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