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Second arrest made in car chase wreck

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) now has two people under arrest and charged in connection with a high-speed pursuit through Kershaw and Lee counties that ended with a collision in downtown Camden on Sunday afternoon.

September 05, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Sept. 1, 2017

Camden Police Department (CPD)

September 01, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Armed homeowner nabs one of two suspects during prolonged manhunt

On August 29, 2017, a Kershaw County Sheriff's Office deputy arrested Cody Gene Jackson (26) from Elgin after Jackson fled from a residence on Seminole Way in Elgin and led the deputy on a lengthy foot chase. Jackson was charged with receiving stolen goods for being in possession of a stolen automobile. During that arrest, Christopher Alexander Cravets (21) who was wanted on armed robbery charges, also fled the residence on foot. He was arrested several hours later after an armed homeowner found him hiding in the homeowner's car and held him for deputies.

September 01, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


LF-R performs live fire drills in donated structures

Firefighters from Lugoff Fire-Rescue were able to perform live fire training drills for several months in old storage warehouses on US 1 South in Lugoff given to the department for training, thanks to a donation by Mid Carolina Credit Union. The warehouses were to be demolished, but were donated instead to firefighters for the training until construction preparation was to begin. The site will become the new Mid Carolina Credit Union Lugoff Branch for a new two-story, 12,000-square-foot main office.

September 01, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Automatic CPR devices helping EMS in the field

Your loved one is lying on the ground, not breathing. Their heart might have stopped. Emergency Medical Services (EMS) technicians arrive almost as soon you've hung up from 911. They can't find a pulse, so they begin cardiopulmonary resuscitation, or CPR. Time is of the essence. They decide to place him or her in their ambulance and will continue CPR on the way to the hospital.

August 29, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Boykin man dies in 4-wheeler accident

A 72-year-old Boykin man died Saturday morning following an accident while riding a 4-wheeler.

August 29, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Gang member sentenced to 85 months

A Columbia gang member arrested by Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies in January will spend the next 85 months -- more than seven years -- in prison after pleading guilty Wednsday in federal court to being a felon in possession of a firearm and possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial number.

August 25, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


CSX offers reward in August train derailment case

Police investigators with railway owner CSX are offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever placed a yellow bulldozer on the railroad tracks in Lugoff on Aug. 5 that caused a CSX train to derail early that morning.

August 25, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Fatalities in multiple crashes

Two people died in separate vehicle collisions Thursday.

August 22, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Aug. 22, 2017

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO)

August 22, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO charges Lugoff trio with trafficking meth

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) investigators arrested two men and a woman and charged them with multiple drug and traffic offenses following a brief car chase involving a stolen car and subsequent foot chase Wednesday afternoon.

August 18, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Aug. 18, 2017

Camden Police Department (CPD)

August 18, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Aug. 15, 2017

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO)

August 15, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Two-car accident claims one

A two-car collision that occurred about 3 p.m. August 5 claimed the life of a Camden man.

August 08, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Three arrested for breaking into cars, home

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office deputies arrested Ethan Kane Hanselman, 19, whose last known address is on Broad Street in Camden; Marshall Marlin Minich, 17, of Sunnyhill Drive, Camden; and Thomas McNeill Rose, 18, of Sarsfield Ave, Camden and charged them all with five counts of breaking into an auto and one count of burglary (third degree) and one count of possession of a schedule II narcotic, according to a KCSO press release.

August 04, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


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Articles by Section - Crime-Police-Fire


Pioneering child abuse pediatrician retires

Dr. Susan Breeland Luberoff may not be from or live in Kershaw County, but she has helped county and municipal law enforcement agencies here change ...

December 15, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Coroner, chief, sheriff urge safe holiday driving

The scene has played out 19 times in Kershaw County this year: Kershaw County Coroner David West, joined by a member of the Bethune, Camden ...

December 15, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO searching for burglary suspects

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) is seeking the public's help in identifying three suspects who burglarized Cellular Connections on U.S. 1 ...

December 12, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Elgin man charged with attempted murder

An Elgin man is behind bars, charged with attempted murder, after he allegedly tried to run over two people with a pickup truck.

December 08, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Lugoff man defrauded N.Y. retirement system

In a statement released Tuesday, South Carolina U.S. Attorney Beth Drake said Joseph F. Grossmann, 68, of Lugoff, South Carolina, pled guilty to bank ...

December 08, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Man dies of injuries from Nov. 27 wreck

A man who sustained injuries in a Nov. 27 wreck in Camden has died of his injuries.

December 05, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


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