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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


Elgin boy wanders off again; mother, boyfriend arrested

A woman and her boyfriend have been charged with unlawful neglect of a child after the woman's 22-month-old son was found wandering around his Elgin neighborhood Sunday for the second time in eight days.

April 13, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Law Enforcement Report - April 13, 2011

Twenty-five more automobile break-ins were reported April 4 and 7, according to reports filed by the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO). The thieves stole items from the automobiles in at least 17 of those cases.

April 13, 2011 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Dollar General robbed Thursday evening

Three masked men entered the Dollar General at 1616 Jefferson Davis Highway around 7 p.m. Thursday and forced employees to open a safe at gunpoint and before tying them up. According to a Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) report, the men got away with at least $2,000.

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


Law Enforcement Report - April 6, 2011

A county man was arrested and faces drug charges after an undercover agent working with the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) purchased 4 grams of marijuana from him at his residence.

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


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


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Woman riding moped killed when pickup truck hits head-on

A Kershaw County woman died after the moped on which she was a passenger was struck head-on by a pickup truck on Smyrna Road outside Elgin around 10:15 p.m. Friday.

October 20, 2014 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Camden accountant sentenced

A Camden accountant will spend more than four years in prison after being convicted in a June trial on four counts of interstate transportation of stolen money.

October 15, 2014 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Oct. 15, 2014

A Lugoff man was arrested Monday in connection to a home invasion robbery earlier this month and a September burglary. Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) investigators arrested Tanner Reece Brittain, 21, is facing charges following the home invasion Oct. 7 in which he allegedly kicked in the door of a residence and robbed the home owner at gunpoint. Brittain is also being charged with a burglary that occurred Sept. 19 in which he allegedly stole several firearms. After Brittain's arrest Monday he reportedly escaped through the window of a moving patrol car, was apprehended and has been charged ...

October 15, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


Lugoff Fire-Rescue and Kershaw County Fire Service join forces with Special Operations Team

Kershaw County residents are now provided better emergency response with the recent formation of the Special Operations Team, a cooperative effort between the Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R) Department and the Kershaw County Fire Service. The team specializes in accidents involving hazardous materials, unusual rescues and other unique situations. LF-R Battalion Chief Chris Spitzer said the 20 team members were handpicked from the best firefighters around the county and had to receive extra training for the situations they may encounter.

October 15, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


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