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KSCO arrests five in auto break-ins

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office have arrested five individuals, including one juvenile, from the Columbia area in connection with a number of auto break-ins near Elgin.

September 13, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Fill the Boot kick off is Monday

Members of the Camden Fire Department along with the Muscular Dystrophy Association, will host a special event to kick off the fire fighters' annual Fill the Boot fundraising campaign and continue a 60-year tradition of helping save and improve the lives of people fighting muscle disease in Camden and throughout Kershaw County. Members of the public and local community leaders are invited to attend Monday at 11 a.m. at the Camden Fire Department. Representatives from MDA and the Camden Fire Department will be on hand to discuss this year's boot drive.

August 26, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Stolen vehicle and marijuana possession

A lieutenant and investigator with the Kershaw County Sheriff's Narcotics Unit were on Red Hill Road in Camden when they noticed a grey Subaru with a temporary tag that looked weathered and illegible. The agents noticed the tag did not look consistent with temporary tags they have seen through their experience in law enforcement. They conducted a lawful traffic stop on Red Hill Road, and told the driver the reason for the traffic stop. The driver advised agents that the vehicle had been sitting in his yard for about three years, and he removed the tag from another Subaru ...

August 19, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Seven charged in $350 million government fraud scheme

Seven people, including two Camden residents, have been charged in a $350 million scheme to defraud the federal government.

August 19, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Woman arrested for leaving toddlers in car

A Kershaw County woman was arrested Monday morning after Camden Police officers responded to a call about children left unattended in a car in the Walmart parking lot.

August 16, 2016 | Jim Tatum | Crime-Police-Fire


Man arrested for burglary, assault on elderly female

A 23 year old Elgin man is behind bars accused of breaking into a home, assaulting an elderly woman who lived there and leading a deputy on a chase Sunday morning.

August 16, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


A proactive step to help citizens

TruNarc is the new $23,000 drug testing device that helps Kershaw County Sheriff's Office deputies more accurately test unknown substances efficiently, quickly and accurately.

August 10, 2016 | Katrina Moses C-I | Crime-Police-Fire


Body of missing Columbia man found in KC

The body of a Columbia man reported missing August 2 was found Thursday in Kershaw County.

August 10, 2016 | Jim Tatum | Crime-Police-Fire


Brothers arrested for driving 111mph in downtown Camden

Around 7:45p.m. on August 7, 2016 a Kershaw County Sheriff's Office deputy arrested and charged two men with speeding 26+ miles per hour over the posted speed limit in downtown Camden.

August 10, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Weary at Wal-mart

A woman reported to the Camden police Department that she bought a few items at the self-checkout at the Wal-Mart on W. Dekalb Street and asked for $80 cash back. She forgot to grab the cash, and she said she told loss prevention about it. Loss prevention reviewed the incident on camera. The video shows that there were two males in line behind her, and one of the males took the money.

August 05, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Man dies in single vehicle accident

A single vehicle accident claimed the life of a 68 year old Calhoun County man Tuesday morning.

July 29, 2016 | Jim Tatum | Crime-Police-Fire


Buffalo-Mt. Pisgah lowers ISO Rating

After a recent Insurance Services Office (ISO) evaluation, Buffalo-Mt. Pisgah Fire Department's current ISO rating of 7 will be dropping to an ISO rating of 5 effective November 1, 2016. This rating applies to any home or business within five road miles of either the Buffalo-Mt. Pisgah Fire Station, located at 5203 Mt. Pisgah Rd, Kershaw or the Gates Ford Fire Station, located at 4364 Bethune Road, Bethune. The decrease normally results in lower insurance premiums for area residents and local businesses, but owners should consult with their insurance provider to see if they qualify for the savings, B-MP ...

July 26, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Robber wearing Halloween costume robs Laundromat

Camden Police Department officers responded to an armed robbery call at about 1:45 p.m. July 13 at a laundry located at Chesnut and Gordon Streets. When they arrived, they spoke with the complainant, who told them he was sitting inside the business when a subject about six feet tall wearing all black, a "Scream" mask, gloves and carrying a black handgun entered the business and told the complainant he wanted the (cash) box.

July 22, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Camden man dies in motorcycle accident

A Camden man has died after an early morning single vehicle accident on U.S. 521 North.

July 22, 2016 | Jim Tatum | Crime-Police-Fire


Suspects use stolen canoe to transport stolen goods

Two Camden men were arrested and charged with burglary and larceny after they allegedly broke into a home on Trails End Road in Camden and stole a number of items.

July 19, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


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Crime Report - Feb. 24, 2017

The Elgin Police Department (EPD) reported a high number of motor vehicle break-ins and thefts from motor vehicles in recent weeks.

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


Man charged with arson for setting own home on fire

S.C. State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) agents arrested a Lugoff man on Thursday for allegedly setting his own home on fire Wednesday morning. According ...

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


SLED arrests Lugoff woman for stealing daycare funds

S.C. State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) agents arrested and charged a Lugoff woman in connection with an investigation into funds missing from a church ...

February 24, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


First-grader submits winning KCSO K9 name

Madison Cook, 7 (center), holds up a certificate she received Thursday morning from Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews (back, far left) for being the winner ...

February 24, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO arrests man after vehicle chase through woods

A Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputy arrested a Lugoff man Wednesday on multiple charges following a car chase through a wooded area in ...

February 21, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Feb. 17, 2017

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested two Lugoff men following an assault that allegedly took place around 5:45 a.m. Sunday.

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


KCSO arrests five armed men

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested five men, all armed with handguns, early Wednesday morning. Each of the arrested men is suspected of ...

February 17, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


CPD arrests man for armed robberies

The Camden Police Department (CPD) arrested a man Wednesday for two armed robberies, one of which took place that day. The other robbery reportedly took ...

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


One confirmed wounded in shooting

At least one person suffered injuries from a shooting incident during a post-funeral gathering in Elgin on Sunday evening. The KCSO is seeking the whereabouts ...

February 14, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


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