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Leesville man dies in motorcycle accident

A Leesville man died in Kershaw County when he lost control of his motorcycle Saturday evening.

December 23, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


New Hampshire couple gives to sheriff’s office, others

As they have for the past five years, Bob and Cheryl Morgan are visiting family in Lugoff for the Christmas holidays from Farmington, N.H. And, as they have for the past five years, the Morgans have brought baked goods and other food to the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) as a token of their appreciation for the deputies, many of whom have to work on Christmas Day.

December 18, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


LFD receives and gives recognitions

The Lugoff Fire Department (LFD) handed out and received special recognitions at its monthly business meeting Dec. 9.

December 18, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Dec. 18, 2013

A Camden woman alleges that a man sexually assaulted her while at her husband's place of business on Knights Hill Road.

December 18, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


Matthews receives Thurmond excellence award

Sheriff Jim Matthew became the first Kershaw County law enforcement officer to receive the Strom Thurmond Excellence in Law Enforcement Award. Matthews received the 2013 Thurmond award during a luncheon Tuesday at Fort Jackson. There are four Thurmond excellence awards, one each for municipal, county, state and federal law officers. Matthews received the county-level award.

December 13, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


Missing Camden woman found

Law enforcement located a missing Camden woman in Florence County early Thursday.

December 13, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Dec. 11, 2013

For the past several weeks, the Chronicle-Independent has been unable to publish Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) incident reports due to the implementation of a new incident report database called InterAct Online. The C-I has not yet been provided access to the new database as it had with the KCSO's previous system.

December 11, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO arrests two women for burglary

Another burglary in east Camden, another set of suspects. For the second time in as many days, the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) arrested two suspects Wednesday after they were caught burglarizing an east Camden home. According to a KCSO press release, a homeowner walked into her home and saw three people as they fled carrying a television and other items.

December 09, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


CMS is ‘safe and positive place for our students’

Two members of the school improvement council (SIC) at Camden Middle School (CMS) say they are satisfied with the way school administrators handled an incident Tuesday morning involving a 13-year-old student bringing a gun and box cutter on campus. Camden's police chief also praised administrators, saying their choices made it possible for the Camden Police Department (CPD) to complete its investigation.

December 06, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


Reynolds named LCFS Employee of the Quarter

Rollie Reynolds, son of Gay and Rollie Reynolds, of Kershaw County, recently received the Employee of the Quarter award from the Lexington County Fire Service (LCFS) where he serves as an apparatus operator.

December 04, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Student brings gun to CMS

The Camden Police Department (CPD) detained a 13-year-old Camden Middle School (CMS) student after he brought a .38 Smith & Wesson gun and a box cutter to campus Tuesday.

December 04, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Dec. 4, 2013

With help from its bloodhound tracking team, the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) arrested two east Camden teenagers on burglary charges Monday. Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews said both boys are 16 years old.

December 04, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


Woman burned in Lugoff house fire

A Lugoff woman is back in the area with relatives following treatment at the Augusta Burn Center for injuries suffered in a Nov. 23 house fire. The woman suffered burns to both hands. Lugoff Fire Department (LFD) firefighters treated the woman at the scene before EMS transported her to Palmetto Richland in Columbia and then on to Augusta.

December 02, 2013 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Community mourns sudden loss of school resource officer

A 14-year Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) veteran deputy died Wednesday after suffering a heart attack while directing traffic at Wateree Elementary School (WES) Tuesday afternoon.

November 29, 2013 | Miciah Bennett | Crime-Police-Fire


Cassatt man caught up in animal fighting raid

A Cassatt man is among 13 adults arrested Thursday in a multiple agency raid of an alleged dog fighting operation in Rembert.

November 27, 2013 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


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Local law enforcement recognized for DUI enforcement

By GARY PHILLIPS

April 16, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report -- April 16, 2014

A Lugoff man was arrested Wednesday, April 9 after Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies found equipment and supplies used to manufacture methamphetamine at his home. A KCSO report said Michael Dean Thompson, 25, 1759 Baughman Road was taken into custody after deputies paid a visit to the home after receiving information that Thompson had been making excessive purchases of pseudoephedrine, an over-the-counter cold remedy used to make methamphetamine. The report said deputies found plastic drink bottles with methamphetamine waste in the yard and in a burn barrel. The home is reportedly owned by Thompson's relatives who live ...

April 16, 2014 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


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