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KCSO deputy honored

The S.C. American Legion honored Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) Sgt. Cody Blackmon with its 2016 Department Bravery Award during a ceremony Friday in Columbia.

June 07, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Tractor-trailers collide on U.S. 601 in Lugoff

Two tractor-trailer collided on U.S. 601 in front of a truck stop near I-20 around 11 a.m. Friday, blocking both northbound lanes for about three hours.

June 07, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Weekend, Monday marred by drowning, traffic fatalities

A drowning death and two traffic fatalities made for an unfortunately busy time for law enforcement, fire-rescue crews and the Kershaw County Coroner's Office during the last few days.

June 07, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO arrests Camden man for vehicle break-ins

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested a Camden man May 28, charging him with multiple counts of larceny and breaking into motor vehicles.

June 03, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - June 3, 2016

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) is looking into a case where shots were reportedly fired into or at residences on Brown Road and Hilton Street in east Camden early Sunday morning. In both cases, a 22-year-old east Camden man was allegedly involved, but it appears deputies did not arrest anyone.

June 03, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Man arrested for killing common law wife

A Camden man is in jail on murder and other charges after killing his common law wife early Sunday morning at a West DeKalb Street, Camden motel.

May 31, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Bishopville man dies after motorcycle hits truck

A Bishopville man died Saturday from injuries he sustained Friday afternoon after his motorcycle struck a truck in Elgin. Kershaw County Coroner David West identified the man as Keon Boykin, 29, of Horse Pen Road, Bishopville. West said Boykin died of blunt force trauma to his abdomen and suffered third-degree burns to at least 85 percent of his body.

May 31, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report Extra - May 31, 2016

(Editor's Note: Due to space considerations last week, we are running an extra Crime Report today, including incidents from the Camden and Elgin police departments we were unable to run Friday.)

May 31, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - May 27, 2016

(Editor's Note: Due to space considerations this week, we are running only a portion of today's Crime Report covering just the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office. We will run an extra Crime Report on Tuesday.)

May 27, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Woman arrested for leaving infant in car while she shopped

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested a 46-year-old Lugoff woman Tuesday after she allegedly left a 16-month-old boy and a dog unattended in her vehicle while she shopped for groceries.

May 27, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Man arrested for armed robbery, home invasions

A young man thought to be responsible for a recent home invasion and kidnapping in Camden, another home invasion in Cassatt and the armed robbery of a convenience store in east Camden is behind bars today.

May 24, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


EMS training

Local emergency management services (EMS) and other first responders took part in special training May 4 at the Kershaw County Government Center learning to deal with patients suffering from difficult airway problems. In these two pictures, personnel showed off what they already knew about dealing with difficult airways using special mannequins -- which reproduce the swelling and constriction of blocked airways as well as lung sounds -- aboard Palmetto Health and the University of South Carolina Medical School's mobile SimLab. Paid for by a Duke Endowment grant, the training included classroom instruction after which personnel returned to the lab to see ...

May 24, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - May 20, 2016

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested a 25-year-old woman May 12 at a Dicey Creek Road residence after her mother said her daughter was attempting to assault her husband and threatened both of them.

May 20, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


ISO ratings for some fire districts going down

The ISO ratings for several Kershaw County Fire Service districts are being lowered based on a recent survey conducted by the Insurance Services Offices. The ratings are used by insurance companies to help set rates for homeowners and business coverage. The areas covered by the most recent study include the Bethune, Cassatt, Doby's Mill and Pine Grove fire districts.

May 17, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Church secretary arrested after funds reported missing

Following a more than two-week investigation, the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) arrested a church secretary Wednesday for stealing more than $97,000 in church funds. During an interview with a KCSO investigator, the secretary -- identified in a KCSO press release as Deborah Bradshaw Barfield, 53, of Jesup Court, Elgin -- admitted to taking the money from St. John's United Methodist Church in Lugoff in order buy drugs she purchased on the streets of Columbia.

May 13, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


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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


GPS coordinates lead to murder investigation

The case of a missing Bethune man is now a murder investigation.

March 14, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Law enforcement, businesses team up for memorials

For many years, drivers along any number of roadways, including I-20 in Kershaw County, have seen roadside memorials erected by people mourning loved ones who ...

March 14, 2017 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


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