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Missing NCHS teen found Saturday

Word started spreading on Facebook around 11 p.m. Saturday that missing 19-year-old North Central High School (NCHS) student Brandon Christopher Smith of Cassatt had been found.

April 25, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


NCHS student reported missing

A North Central High School student was still missing Thursday after last being seen at school Tuesday morning.

April 22, 2011 | By Martha Bruce and Ashley Lewis Ford C-I staff | Crime-Police-Fire


Law Enforcement Report - April 20, 2011

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) arrested two men and is seeking four others for their participation in a dogfight Sunday evening. A deputy stopped James Edward Nelson, 40, of Lancaster, and Willie J. Nelson, 52, of North Carolina, as they were trying to leave the scene of Sunday's raid at a Bob Hugh Road address near Jefferson. The Nelsons relationship to each other was undetermined at press time.

April 20, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Woman eats marijuana as KCSO closes in

"(Deputies) proceeded to secure the residence when Subject #2 came to the door, eating marijuana."

April 20, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Two shot, one arrested in Lugoff

At approximately 10:30 p.m. on Saturday, Kershaw County Sheriff's deputies were dispatched to a local gas station to meet with several subjects who had reportedly been shot at another location.

April 18, 2011 | | Crime-Police-Fire


1,000 rounds

On April 6, American Legion Post 195 liaisons Bill and Nancy Heil presented Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews with 1,000 rounds of ammunition for firearms training. In the past, Matthews said that officers were only required to fire 50 rounds of ammunition once a year – a move that he said was both grossly inadequate and negligent. "I want my guys, if they have to shoot at a bad guy, I want them to hit the bad guy and not some good guy standing there," he said, adding that he wants to step up firearms training so that officers will ...

April 18, 2011 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Sheriff offers tips following rash of auto break-ins

A Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) patrol car belonging to an investigator who lives in Lugoff's Pepper Ridge subdivision was one of 16 automobile break-ins reported Tuesday morning. The break-ins in or near the subdivision off U.S. 1 across from Lugoff Elgin High School are just the latest in a long string of such incidents that have been reported during the last four months.

April 18, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Man arrested for stealing Jackson School laptops

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office investigators were called to the scene of a break-in Monday at the new Jackson School on Jefferson Davis Highway in east Camden. School officials discovered someone broke into the school during the previous week when school was out for spring break. The thief stole 28 new laptop computers.

April 13, 2011 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Elgin boy wanders off again; mother, boyfriend arrested

A woman and her boyfriend have been charged with unlawful neglect of a child after the woman's 22-month-old son was found wandering around his Elgin neighborhood Sunday for the second time in eight days.

April 13, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Law Enforcement Report - April 13, 2011

Twenty-five more automobile break-ins were reported April 4 and 7, according to reports filed by the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO). The thieves stole items from the automobiles in at least 17 of those cases.

April 13, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Dollar General robbed Thursday evening

Three masked men entered the Dollar General at 1616 Jefferson Davis Highway around 7 p.m. Thursday and forced employees to open a safe at gunpoint and before tying them up. According to a Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) report, the men got away with at least $2,000.

April 11, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Law Enforcement Report - April 6, 2011

A county man was arrested and faces drug charges after an undercover agent working with the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) purchased 4 grams of marijuana from him at his residence.

April 06, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


The revolving door

It has become a too often repeated refrain: a drug dealer is busted by the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) and put in jail. The next day, or even a few hours later, that drug dealer is back on the street, selling drugs again.

April 06, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Home invasion victims arrested on drug, other charges

An east Camden man and woman who were the victims of a November home invasion have now been arrested themselves on charges of bootlegging and trafficking cocaine.

April 06, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Toddler found safe; DSS called in

A 22-month-old boy who was missing for nearly 12 hours in Elgin was found Saturday morning around 8 a.m. with his Labrador mix dog next to him, said Sheriff Jim Matthews.

April 04, 2011 | Trevor Baratko | Crime-Police-Fire


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Local law enforcement recognized for DUI enforcement

By GARY PHILLIPS

April 16, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report -- April 16, 2014

A Lugoff man was arrested Wednesday, April 9 after Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies found equipment and supplies used to manufacture methamphetamine at his home. A KCSO report said Michael Dean Thompson, 25, 1759 Baughman Road was taken into custody after deputies paid a visit to the home after receiving information that Thompson had been making excessive purchases of pseudoephedrine, an over-the-counter cold remedy used to make methamphetamine. The report said deputies found plastic drink bottles with methamphetamine waste in the yard and in a burn barrel. The home is reportedly owned by Thompson's relatives who live ...

April 16, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


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