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Camden man arrested in counterfeiting scam

A 40-year-old Camden man was arrested Sunday after he allegedly used counterfeit money to buy a McDonald's Happy Meal.

February 15, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO arrests Dalzell couple on multiple charges

Surveillance by the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office narcotics unit for drug and prostitution activity at a Lugoff truck stop Wednesday netted a Dalzell man with an extensive criminal background and his wife.

February 13, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Suspicious envelope forces evacuation

Two men in hazmat suits came out from behind the evacuated building.

February 10, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Law Enforcement Report - Feb. 8, 2012

The Camden Police Department (CPD) arrested a man for breaking into a convenience store and a house in the early morning hours of Feb. 1.

February 08, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


ALPHA Center helps kick off youth arbitration program

It takes "a true collaborative effort to raise a village," 5th Circuit Solicitor Dan Johnson said Thursday as his office and the ALPHA Center kicked off Kershaw County's new Community Youth Arbitration Program. The program will keep first-time, non-violent juvenile offenders from immediately entering the formal justice system.

February 06, 2012 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO nabs five in second Dixonville drug raid

For the second time in as many weeks, Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) narcotics investigators raided a home in Elgin's "Dixonville" community. The area, long described as an illegal drug haven by law enforcement officials, sits immediately behind Blaney Elementary School.

February 03, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


County man charged with incest

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) arrested a county man Monday on charges of first degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor under the age of 11 and criminal incest.

February 01, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Public invited to KCSO town hall meeting

Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews invites the public to the first in a series of town hall meetings to be held across the county. Matthews said the public gatherings are intended to update citizens on the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) and to provide time to answer questions from the public.

February 01, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Law Enforcemen Report - Feb. 1, 2012

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested two Columbia men and an Elgin man for their roles in a burglary on Redwing Drive in Lugoff, thanks to information from an alert neighbor. Redwing Drive is located off Cook Road north of Wildwood Lane.

February 01, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Man sentenced in 2009 fatal hit-and-run

A Dalzell man was sentenced Monday to 18 years in prison for hitting a vehicle on I-20 and leaving the scene of the accident which resulted in the death of an Elgin man in 2009.

January 25, 2012 | Martha Bruce | Crime-Police-Fire


Law Enforcement Report - Jan. 25, 2012

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) narcotics investigators arrested five people Friday, including one for crack cocaine distribution, during a drug bust in Elgin's "Dixonville" community behind Blaney Elementary School.

January 25, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Man charged in assaulting 2 children

A 32-year-old Camden man was arrested Friday for sexually assaulting two children, ages 3 and 4.

January 23, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Illinois murder suspect arrested in Lugoff

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) assisted the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and DuPage County, Ill., sheriff's investigators in locating an alleged murderer. Sheriff Jim Matthews confirmed the arrest of Jose Alfredo Quezada-Ruvalcaba, 34, a/k/a Victor Lopez, of Archer Avenue, Elgin. The take-down took place at 7 a.m. Jan. 16 at a Lugoff restaurant.

January 23, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Suspects arrested in Lugoff meth lab

A couple wanted in conjunction with a methamphetamine lab discovered at a Lugoff motel Jan. 13 was arrested Friday by the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO).

January 23, 2012 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Woman arrested in fatal shooting

An Elgin woman is now detained at the Kershaw County Detention Center on manslaughter charges in the case of a 29-year-old woman who died early Monday morning as a result of a gunshot wound to the chest. Sheriff Jim Matthews said deputies arrested Sally Memmert, 57, of Smith Road, Lugoff, in the shooting death of Petra Denise Boykin, 29, of Veterans Row, Elgin.

January 20, 2012 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


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Crime Report - March 25, 2015

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) arrested a Cassatt man and a Camden woman in separate drug cases recently.

March 25, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


Thieves make off with ATM from Lugoff credit union

Someone managed to steal an entire automatic teller machine (ATM) from a credit union branch in Lugoff despite a Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputy's rapid response to an alarm.

March 25, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


CFD, LF-R Explorers take firsts at Columbia competition

Camden's and Lugoff's fire departments are often lauded as some of the best in South Carolina, and that legacy appears to also pertain to the next generation. Explorer Scout groups from both departments dominated a competition at the South Carolina Fire Academy in Columbia on March 14.

March 20, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


After a year, Kelly indicted for Briana Rabon’s murder

More than a year after 18-year-old Briana Rabon's abduction and murder, a grand jury has indicted her accused killer, Stephen Ross Kelly, 22, on charges of murder, kidnapping and first-degree criminal sexual conduct. Both Rabon and Kelly lived in Lugoff, where Rabon had graduated from Lugoff-Elgin High School less than a year before her death.

March 20, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


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