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CPD to host community meetings

The Camden Police Department (CPD) invites Camden residents to a series of community meetings in May. Camden Police Chief Joe Floyd said the purpose of the series is to give citizens of different Camden neighborhoods the chance to voice concerns unique to their communities.

April 30, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Man gets 30 years for molesting granddaughter

A 53-year-old man will spend up to 30 years in prison after pleading guilty Thursday to five counts of third degree sexual exploitation of a minor and one charge of first degree criminal sexual conduct.

April 30, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Bond denied for Cassatt man who shot brother

A circuit court judge denied bond Thursday morning to a Cassatt man charged with murder after fatally wounding his brother Tuesday afternoon.

April 27, 2012 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


Couple in 'heinous' abuse case stay in jail

A Kershaw County magistrate judge denied bond for a Lugoff couple arrested this week for abuse and neglect of a 4-year-old child.

April 25, 2012 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


Law Enforcement Report - April 25, 2012

The Camden Police Department (CPD) is investigating a burglary at a wearable art shop on Broad Street that took place sometime between 6:30 p.m. April 18 and 9:30 p.m. April 19.

April 25, 2012 | By Martin L. Cahn and Michael Ulmer C-I staff | Crime-Police-Fire


Child abuse case lands Lugoff couple in jail

A woman and her live in boyfriend are in jail after Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) investigators determined that the woman's 4 year old daughter had been physically abused so severely that both of her arms and one of her legs were broken.

April 23, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Truck stop

A pickup truck struck the corner of Gags Liquors at the intersection of West DeKalb and Wylie streets in Camden late Thursday morning. The vehicle struck another truck in the parking lot and then jumped a parking space block to land atop a raised walkway in front of the store. An ambulance transported the 72-year-old Camden man driving the truck to the hospital. The Camden Police Department determined the man suffered a medical condition which caused the accident.

April 23, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Westville man charged with break-in, attempted assault

A 36-year-old county man was arrested Thursday after allegedly breaking into a Westville home and attempting to sexually assault a woman.

April 23, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Law Enforcement Report - April 18, 2012

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested a 50-year-old Camden man April 10 after he allegedly fired a shotgun blast at three juveniles and then threatened the father of two of the boys with a sword.

April 18, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


LFD to purchase new vehicles

The Lugoff Fire District Board of Commissioners recently voted to enter into a capital lease purchase agreement -- not to exceed $980,000 -- to buy a new rescue pumper, a service truck and equipment to operate both vehicles.

April 16, 2012 | Keri Boyce | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO tracks, arrests burglary suspect

Using bloodhounds, Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies tracked and arrested Ronald Outen, 34, and charged him with second degree burglary and third degree assault Tuesday after he broke into a woman's home on Roberts Road in Elgin and assaulted her.

April 13, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Riverdeck owner: 'it will be back!"

Riverdeck Store & Grill owner Patty Kelly is adamant.

April 11, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Law Enforcement Report - April 11, 2012

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested a man after learning he had fired a shot into his grandfather's Lugoff home around 7 a.m. April 4.

April 11, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO finds wanted man under mattress

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies and Camden Police Department (CPD) officers found a man wanted for allegedly burglarizing an east Camden home in January and confronting his ex-wife with a gun in his hand March 27.

April 09, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Most sex offenders comply with law

In its weekly law enforcement reports, the Chronicle-Independent sometimes publishes cases of sex offenders failing to register on the S.C. Sex Offender Registry or inform law enforcement of their movements. Until now, the C-I has not published the names of these "non-compliant" sex offenders. Effective with this series of stories, the C-I will begin publishing the names and other vital information of wanted non-compliant sex offenders in our weekly reports.

April 09, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


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LF-R publishes results of wildfire protection survey

Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R) recently teamed up with the S.C. Forestry Commission (SCFC) on a 10-month district-wide survey of the wildfire potential among homes, businesses and industries protected by the department. Lugoff Fire Marshal Will Catoe escorted SCFC assessors to collect data for the complete assessment, which included photos and threat areas.

July 06, 2015 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Lugoff Fire-Rescue responds to apartment fire

Lugoff Fire-Rescue crews responded to the Sherwood Apartments in Lugoff on the evening of June 30 around 10:30 p.m. for a fire reported inside an unoccupied apartment by other people living at the complex. According to a LF-R statement released Thursday, Lugoff Ladder 10 and Rescue Engine 10 arrived to find smoke coming from a second floor apartment. Firefighters forced open the door and found a fire from food left unattended on the stove. Crews quickly extinguished the fire, limiting damage to the stove area. According to the LF-R, the occupants had left the apartment and were not ...

July 06, 2015 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Kershaw County fire chiefs urge fireworks safety

Saturday is July 4. It is celebrated in many ways, with cookouts, patriotic concerts and parades. But one fun thing about the holiday carrying the potential for danger is fireworks. Kershaw County fire chiefs want everyone to have fun this weekend, but to also use caution and common sense when dealing with fireworks.

July 03, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


Parents return bank robbery suspect to jail after escape

The parents of a suspect arrested for the June 23 Sandhills Bank robbery in Bethune drove their son back to the Kershaw County Detention Center (KCDC) on Wednesday after he escaped earlier in the day.

July 03, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - July 1, 2015

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) recently released details on the June 23 robbery at Sandhills Bank in Bethune.

July 01, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


Elgin officer arrested for criminal domestic violence

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested an Elgin police officer Monday on a charge of second-degree criminal domestic violence.

July 01, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


Former deputy to serve 20 years for sexual assault

A former Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputy will spend 20 years in prison for a series of sexual acts with a child less than 11 years old.

July 01, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


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