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The revolving door

It has become a too often repeated refrain: a drug dealer is busted by the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) and put in jail. The next day, or even a few hours later, that drug dealer is back on the street, selling drugs again.

April 06, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Home invasion victims arrested on drug, other charges

An east Camden man and woman who were the victims of a November home invasion have now been arrested themselves on charges of bootlegging and trafficking cocaine.

April 06, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Toddler found safe; DSS called in

A 22-month-old boy who was missing for nearly 12 hours in Elgin was found Saturday morning around 8 a.m. with his Labrador mix dog next to him, said Sheriff Jim Matthews.

April 04, 2011 | Trevor Baratko | Crime-Police-Fire


Marijuana growing operation discovered

Two people were arrested on charges of cultivating marijuana at their Frost Road, Camden, home after Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies received a tip about a man they were searching for.

March 30, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Law Enforcement Report - March 30, 2011

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) investigators are looking into another round of automobile break-ins in Lugoff. A dozen such incidents were reported Friday morning in or near the Hunters Crossing subdivision where similar incidents were reported in January.

March 30, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Woman arrested for beating fiancé’s children

Two surreptitiously recorded cellphone videos have landed a Camden woman in jail.

March 30, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Restaurant manager charged with breach of trust

A 21-year-old restaurant manager has been accused of racking up $28,000 in bogus credit card fees and pocketing the money that would have been used to pay those fees.

March 25, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Law Enforcement Report - March 23, 2011

A Lugoff man was arrested March 14 on drug charges after being stopped by Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) investigators for a traffic violation.

March 23, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Former Legion treasurer may have stolen more money

A Lugoff man already charged with stealing money from the American Legion post where he was treasurer has been accused of stealing more money over a longer period of time.

March 18, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Law Enforcement Report - March 16, 2011

The Camden Police Department (CPD) arrested a 59-year-old Camden man after he allegedly slashed a tire on a vehicle in an East DeKalb Street parking lot and swung his knife at a witness.

March 16, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Pedestrian killed near county line

A man walking on U.S. 521 near Carolina Motorsports Park was killed Tuesday morning.

March 16, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Security at the Cup

If your high school and college-age kids are going to the Carolina Cup this year -- especially to Springdale Race Track's "College Park" area -- you might want to pass along a message: it might take them a few extra minutes to get to their spots.

March 16, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


SCFC urges stiff penalties for fire violations

Had it been a year ago, Edward Brisbane and Donna Highman would've probably left the Kershaw County Courthouse Thursday with a $125 t­­­icket.

March 14, 2011 | Trevor Baratko | Crime-Police-Fire


Constable arrested on EBT fraud

A Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) constable has been arrested and charged with two counts of electronic benefits transfer (EBT) card fraud and one count of misconduct in office.

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


Six illegal gaming machines seized

Six gambling machines – illegal under state law -- were seized from three locations Wednesday in a sweep by the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office and S.C. Law Enforcement Division.

March 11, 2011 | | Crime-Police-Fire


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Councilman Sammie Tucker Jr. arrested in Clarendon County

Kershaw County Councilman Sammie Tucker Jr. turned himself in to the Clarendon County Sheriff's Office (CCSO) Wednesday afternoon after learning an arrest warrant had been issued. CCSO deputies then booked Tucker at the Clarendon County Detention Center. A CCSO report listed the charge as "unlawful use or disposal of personal property subject to security interest." A judge later released Tucker on a $10,000 personal recognizance bond, according to information taken from VINELink, a website used to track detainees across the country.

October 31, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Oct. 29, 2014

The Camden Police Department (CPD) is investigating an alleged case of extortion and blackmail reported to officers Saturday.

October 29, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO supports cancer research, constable

In May 2008, Nancy Watts, a constable who works for the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO), learned she had breast cancer. For many people, a cancer diagnosis is devastating news. It certainly came as a shock to Watts, who is one of the individuals who is tasked with serving civil papers for the KCSO's civil division. Watts' doctor recommended she undergo a mastectomy. Normally, a mastectomy requires the patient be out of work for eight weeks. In Watts' case, she came back after four weeks.

October 29, 2014 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Matthews to equip KCSO deputies with body cameras

Shortly after taking office in 2011, Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews began looking into equipping his officers with body cameras. As time passed his interest took on a more serious nature and in April 2014, he directed one of his staff to begin the process of evaluating different systems.

October 27, 2014 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Camden man dies in McRae Road crash

A Camden man died Saturday afternoon after his SUV drove off the side of McRae Road and caught fire.

October 27, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


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