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Law Enforcement Report - May 11, 2011

Is there a chance the people responsible for a long series of auto break-ins in Elgin and Lugoff have widened their reach to Camden? The Camden Police Department (CPD) reported a series of auto break-ins May 4 in the Belmont, Chesnut Hills and Eve's Garden subdivisions off Black River Road.

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


Traffic fatality may be homicide

What initially appeared to be a fatal automobile accident on Black River Road last month may actually have been a homicide.

May 11, 2011 | | Crime-Police-Fire


More information released on robbery, drug cases

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) has released more information on Friday's armed robbery of a home on Jefferson Davis Highway in east Camden.

May 04, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Law Enforcement Report - May 4, 2011

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested a Camden man Sunday and were still searching Tuesday for a Columbia man for allegedly pulling a gun on a woman at a Ballfield Road, Camden, apartment.

May 04, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Eight arrested in drug raid

Eight people, including a couple in their mid-50s, were arrested Thursday after a raid on a Gardner Street, Camden, house.

May 02, 2011 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Deputy catches teens following armed robbery

On Friday at approximately 3 p.m. Kershaw County dispatch received a 911 call that there was an armed robbery in progress at a residence next to the Shooters bar on Jefferson Davis Highway in east Camden.

May 02, 2011 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Law Enforcement Report - April 27, 2011

The Department of Social Services took an 82-year-old Elgin man into emergency protective custody and Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested his 65-year-old ex-wife after she allegedly assaulted him April 18.

April 27, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


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


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Crime Report - Aug. 27, 2014

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) investigators are looking into a suspicious fire at a mobile home in Bethune that took place Aug. 21.

August 27, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


Mother, children nearly walk in on burglar

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested a county man Monday on a charge of second-degree burglary after he allegedly made his way inside a Kershaw area home and hid when a woman and her two children arrived after school.

August 22, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


Murder trial starts Monday

Almost exactly a year after a Bethune senior citizen lost his life over his moped, his accused killer is set to go to trial. Willie Thomas Starnes, 33, of Magnum Road Bethune, is charged with the Aug. 24, 2013, death of Alan Thomas Robinson, 67, also of Bethune. The trial is scheduled to begin Monday at the Kershaw County Courthouse.

August 22, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


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