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KCSO advises how to prevent car break-ins

With a recent rash of vehicle break-ins in the West Wateree area of Kershaw County, Sheriff Jim Matthews and lead investigator Capt. Steve Knafelc are cautioning residents to guard their valuables and not make their vehicles easy targets.

September 21, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


Missing Elgin man found near home

An 80-year-old missing Elgin man suffering from dementia and severe diabetes is back with his family today after being located not far from his Watts Hill Road home Tuesday evening. The man had been missing since Sunday evening.

September 18, 2015 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Lugoff man arrested for making ‘moonshine’

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) narcotics investigators arrested a Lugoff man Wednesday afternoon after finding an illegal liquor-making operation on Barlow Drive.

September 18, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Sept. 16, 2015

A Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputy responded to a call of an Elgin man shot in the leg by his cousin Sept. 6.

September 16, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


Bethune man dies in fiery crash with log truck

A Bethune man died Tuesday morning when the SUV he was driving went out of control, collided with a logging truck and burst into flames on U.S. 1 at James West Road near Cassatt.

September 16, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


Sheriff wants to reform DUI laws

Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews says too many guilty driving under the influence (DUI) offenders go unpunished or "underpunished." The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCOS) regularly receives awards for enforcing South Carolina's DUI laws, but Matthews said the way those laws are written often end up with less than optimal outcomes in his mind.

September 16, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


Lightning causes house fire in Lugoff

A lightning strike to the roof of a Lachicotte Road, Lugoff home during a strong Sept. 4 thunderstorm started a fire, according to a Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R) press release. LF-R crews responded to the fire around 11:40 p.m.

September 11, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


Camden, Lugoff firefighters set Fill the Boot record

The Camden Fire Department and Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R) set a new record by raising more than $31,000 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) Sept. 3-5. The two departments raised $31,116 during the three-day "Fill the Boot" campaign. According a to joint press release, the amount is the second highest raised in the state this year.

September 11, 2015 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Sept. 9, 2015

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) arrested two Cassatt men Sept. 1 after incriminating themselves in burglaries from the previous night. The arrests may clear up a number of burglaries from throughout Kershaw County.

September 09, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


‘Fill the Boot’ for MDA is this week

As Kershaw County enters the annual Labor Day weekend, it's also time for local fire departments to raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA). Firemen in Camden and Lugoff took to the streets Thursday and are doing so again today and Saturday, holding a boot they hope to fill with donations from passing motorists.

September 04, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Sept. 2, 2015

A man injured in a home invasion on Salt Pond Road in Lugoff near Ridgeway spent several days unable to move before being discovered by a neighbor.

September 02, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Crime-Police-Fire


LF-R quickly douses another house fire

Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R) crews worked quickly to stop and control a house fire in Lugoff within six minutes of entering the home Saturday.

September 02, 2015 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Aug. 26, 2015

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) is reporting a rash of auto break-ins in the Hunter's Crossing subdivision in Elgin on Monday night.

August 26, 2015 | By Gary Phillips and Tenell Felder C-I editorial staff | Crime-Police-Fire


CFD, LF-R Fill the Boot kickoff Tuesday

Members of the Camden Fire Department (CFD) and Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R), along with the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA), will host a special event to kick off the firefighters' annual Fill the Boot fundraising campaign to continue a 60-year tradition of helping save and improve the lives of people fighting muscle disease in the Camden and Lugoff communities. The media event will be held at CFD headquarters next to Camden City Hall, 1000 Lyttleton St., Camden, on Tuesday at 11 a.m., according to a press release.

August 26, 2015 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Former sheriff’s candidate pleads guilty in video gambling case

A man who ran against Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews in the 2010 Republican primary could spend up to five years in prison after entering guilty pleas in federal court.

August 26, 2015 | | Crime-Police-Fire


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Camden man charged with having sex with 13-year-old girl

A 25-year-old man mentioned in Tuesday's weekly crime report as possibly contributing to the delinquency of a minor is now being charged with multiple ...

April 29, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


LF-R responds to trailer fire at Target

Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R) crews quickly put out a trailer fire at the Target Distribution Center around 11:30 p.m. Monday.

April 29, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Collision, drowning mark two deaths in two days

Two men died in separate incidents during a less than 24-hour period Monday night and Tuesday afternoon, according to Kershaw County Coroner David West.

April 29, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Winnsboro man arrested for having sex with 14-year-old

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested Airflack Leslie Crumpton Jr., 28, of Winnsboro on Thursday and charged him with second degree criminal sexual ...

April 26, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - April 26, 2016

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested two men in a single incident during which a KCSO traffic deputy caught them excessively speeding on ...

April 26, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSF calling for Leonard Price Award nominations

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Foundation (KCSF) Board of Directors is accepting 2016 nominations for the "Leonard Price Friend of Law Enforcement Award." Established in ...

April 26, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - April 19, 2016

Camden officers arrested a 37-year-old Mullins man with grand larceny on April 12 following a traffic stop by a Kershaw County deputy after reports of ...

April 19, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


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