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DUI suspect pleads guilty to illegal re-entry

On Feb. 25, a county traffic enforcement officer arrested a man for DUI that Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews said was an illegal immigrant who had been deported three times prior to his arrest. Monday, that man -- Ramon Orlando Alvarenga-Rodriguez, 34, of Honduras -- pleaded guilty to illegal re-entry in federal court.

June 20, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO creates internet exchange safe zone

Too often, people read about Craigslist or other internet sales resulting in armed robberies, assaults and even murders. These crimes happen when people show up with large sums of money or items of value and there was never any intention on the part of one of the parties to consummate a sales transaction, according to the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO)

June 20, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Smoke alarms saved lives in recent fire

Lugoff Fire-Rescue crews credit working smoke alarms for alerting occupants about a fire inside of a double-wide mobile home in Lugoff on Tremont Road.

June 20, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO arrests man after 150-plus motorcycle chase

Nearly a week ago, during the early morning hours of Saturday, June 10, Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested a 23-year-old Sumter man following a high-speed pursuit involving two motorcycles on I-20.

June 16, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - June 16, 2017

Camden Police Department (CPD)

June 16, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


CPD arrests TitleMax robber

The Camden Police Department (CPD) is charging a man in the May 25 armed robbery of the TitleMax on West DeKalb Street and is thanking its Facebook followers for helping out.

June 16, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Man dies in single vehicle collision

A single-vehicle collision on S.C. 34 between Gettys and Three Branches roads claimed the life of a Lugoff man early Saturday morning.

June 13, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


L-FR receives federal grant

Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R) recently received another large federal grant award from the FEMA AFG Grant Program for $74,780. The funds were awarded to purchase a new 6,000 psi (pounds per square inch) breathing air compressor and fill station to be installed at LF-R headquarters. The current breathing air compressor is more than 20 years old with numerous repair issues resulting in large repair costs and time out of service. The current system also limits firefighters to only 4,500 psi of breathing air where all the new trucks carrying breathing air fill systems are rated at 6,000 ...

June 13, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Three Camden men indicted in New York

Three Camden men are awaiting their next court date, set for June 20, in Manhattan, N.Y., Supreme Court, after being indicted and arrested for their alleged roles in a gun trafficking case in late March.

June 09, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - June 9, 2017

Camden Police Department (CPD) officers arrested a Camden man -- already wanted on multiple charges -- on new drug and other charges Sunday evening.

June 09, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


More CPD cases involve mental health issues

During Camden City Council's May 23 meeting, council unanimously proclaimed May as Mental Health Month in Camden. Camden Police Department (CPD) Chief Joe Floyd used that fact later in the meeting when reporting on crime and other statistics to point out how mental health issues are cropping up more often in cases his officers report.

June 02, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Roach pleads to federal firearms charge

A Camden man pleaded guilty this week in federal court to being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition. According to a press release issued Thursday by U.S. Attorney Beth Drake, Richard Herman Roach III, 28, of Camden, faces a maximum of 10 years in prison, a fine of $250,000 and three years of supervised release.

June 02, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Motions filed in MSC embezzlement case

An attorney for a woman accused of embezzling around $60,000 from the Montessori School of Camden (MSC) recently filed a Brady motion on her behalf. A Brady motion -- named for a 1963 case, Brady v. Maryland -- requires prosecutors to turn over all exculpatory evidence to a defendant; that is, evidence that might exonerate the defendant.

June 02, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - June 2, 2017

The Elgin Police Department (EPD) charged a 35-year-old Charlotte, N.C., woman with injuring a police officer while resisting arrest Tuesday night after pulling her over for DUI on Smyrna Road near Blaney Elementary School.

June 02, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Jones receives Price Award

Cheryl Jones walked into the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) training room May 22 thinking she was going to be giving an award, not getting one. Jones, former president of the Kershaw County chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) did present a plaque of appreciation to the KCSO's traffic enforcement unit.

May 30, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


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A deputy’s final ride

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) patrol cars follow a hearse on West DeKalb Street in Camden Thursday morning while on its way to Bethune ...

October 20, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Oct. 17, 2017

Elgin Police Department (EPD)

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


Deputies arrest New York murder suspect

At approximately 8 a.m. on Wednesday, Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies, detectives from the New York Police Department (NYPD) and U.S ...

October 13, 2017 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Woman pleads guilty to car break-ins

A 20-year-old woman pleaded guilty Monday to four of eight counts of breaking into motor vehicles a year ago. Kristina Danielle Lake, of Humphrey Drive ...

October 13, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


CPD investigating Boykin Park shooting incident

Camden police are investigating a shooting incident that took place near Boykin Park on Sunday.

October 13, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Fatal collision after car runs stop sign

A Pinewood man died Saturday evening after a car that ran a stop sign struck his pickup truck in the Cassatt area.

October 10, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


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