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SCHP issues 726 citations during ‘blitz’

The S.C. Highway Patrol (SCHP) issued 726 citations during its recent law enforcement "blitz" in Kershaw County. The SCHP partnered with the Camden and Elgin police departments and Kershaw County Sheriff's Office in an effort to combat a near tripling in fatal traffic accidents in the county.

July 31, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - July 31, 2013

An Elgin man allegedly kicked in the door of a woman's house after her current boyfriend threatened that there "was going to be a problem" if the subject kept calling the woman. The current boyfriend told deputies that while at his girlfriend's home, the subject kept calling her, even after she told him to stop calling.

July 31, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - July 24, 2013

The Camden Police Department (CPD) is investigating an incident where a Camden woman was allegedly dragged along the ground by a vehicle driven by her boyfriend.

July 24, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO seeking state accreditation

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) is looking to better serve the community and its own employees with state law enforcement accreditation.

July 24, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


‘Everyone Goes Home’

A large crowd from within and beyond the Lugoff community gathered Saturday morning at the Lugoff Fire Department (LFD) to help dedicate two new fire trucks. The event included speeches from local dignitaries and a traditional "hose uncoupling" and wash down. Local businesses also provided food for all and memorabilia for children.

July 24, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


LFD stretched thin during storm

Lugoff Fire Department (LFD) resources were stretched thin Wednesday afternoon when a severe thunderstorm ran through the community causing numerous issues that included lightning strikes, ripped down power lines blocking roads, flooding rains closing roads, trees knocked down over roadways and in yards, strong winds, hail, and activated fire alarms.

July 22, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Law enforcement ‘blitz’ starts Wednesday

The S.C. Highway Patrol (SCHP) and local law enforcement will team up for special enforcement efforts in Kershaw County Wednesday geared toward stemming the spike in fatalities that the area is seeing this year compared to 2012.

July 22, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Second man charged in sex assault case

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) arrested an Elgin man Thursday in a sexual assault case involving a Lexington man arrested earlier that day.

July 22, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Man arrested for attempted murder

The suspect in a baseball bat attack that topped the C-I's crime report Wednesday is now in jail, charged with attempted murder.

July 19, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Straight shooter

Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews (left) receives his first-place S.C. Sheriff's Association (SCSA) pistol match trophy from Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott. The competition is held every year at the SCSA's summer conference. This year, the SCSA held the pistol match at the Myrtle Beach Police Department's indoor firearms training facility, located at the old Myrtle Beach Air Force base. Competitors, all of whom are South Carolina sheriffs, competed in a timed combat-type course which required speed and accuracy. The second-place winner was Marion County Sheriff Mark Richardson who also won second place in the 2012 ...

July 19, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO charges fugitive sex offender

A man accused of having sex with a 14-year-old Kershaw County girl he met online is in jail after being located by Lexington County authorities.

July 19, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Lugoff fire truck dedication, open house Saturday

The public is invited to a new fire truck dedication and open house at the Lugoff Fire Department (LFD), 892 U.S. 1 South, Lugoff, Saturday beginning at 10:30 a.m.

July 17, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Man charged with attempted murder in knife attack

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) arrested and charged a Camden man with attempted murder following a knife attack in east Camden Thursday.

July 17, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - July 17, 2013

A 21-year-old Camden man said he was assaulted with a baseball bat after he got into a confrontation with an old foe at a party on Spring Creek Road in Lugoff.

July 17, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


Missing Lugoff man’s body found Monday afternoon

The body of a 44-year-old Lugoff man that went missing after he fell out of his boat into the Wateree River was found late Monday afternoon. Michael Thompson fell out of his boat into the Wateree River around 11 p.m. Saturday after he and a female friend hit debris in the river, according to Camden Fire Department Chief John Bowers, who also acts as director the Camden-Kershaw County Rescue Squad (C-KCRS).

July 10, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


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ATEC students learn skills at the Camden Fire Department

The Camden Fire Department (CFD) held its first Skills Day for the new Firefighter 1 Applied Technology Education Center (ATEC) program at the CFD's ...

March 28, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Alert neighbor reports burglary in progress

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested two men and a woman and charged them with conspiracy to commit burglary and housebreaking around 3 ...

March 28, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - March 24, 2017

Elgin Police Department (EPD) officers charged a 29-year-old Elgin woman with resisting arrest after responding to Jeffers Circle about an SUV stuck in a ditch ...

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


Men plead guilty in Sandhills Bank robbery case

Two men arrested in June 2015 for the armed robbery of the Sandhills Bank branch in Bethune pleaded guilty Tuesday in federal court. According to ...

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


Boan graduates from FBI Academy

Camden Police Department Capt. Lee Boan graduated from the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Academy on March 17. Boan studied at the academy ...

March 24, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Lugoff Fire-Rescue dedicates new trucks

Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R) dedicated two new fire trucks into service March 18 at its headquarters with board members, fire department members and elected officials on ...

March 24, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Officer honored

Lt. Tyrell Cato, who recently earned the professional designation of Certified Jail Officer through the American Jail Association, was recognized by Kershaw County Council for ...

March 21, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Thanks to grant, LF-R gets eight new AEDs

Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R) recently purchased eight new automated external defibrillators, or AEDs, thanks to a more than $8,600 grant from the Firehouse Subs Public ...

March 21, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - March 17, 2017

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office reported the following recent incidents:

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


Sheriff gives $100,000 check to SCVAN

Every year, every county in South Carolina collects money from fines and assessments following court proceedings. A percentage of those funds are mandated by state ...

March 17, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


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