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Crime Report - Jan. 12, 2016

The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) is looking into the whereabouts of a 23-year-old Cassatt man who allegedly stole a dirt bike from a U.S. 1 North, Cassatt residence and then fled from a deputy who spotted him on Dogwood Lane.

January 12, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO arrests man for A/C copper thefts, sales

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) investigators arrested a homeless man Tuesday for destroying two air conditioning units from a Lugoff business, stripping the copper from them and selling the copper to a local scrap yard.

January 08, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Man dies in two-vehicle collision Saturday

A man died Saturday evening after his car collided with a pickup truck in Elgin. Kershaw County Coroner David West said George E. "Butch" Jackson, of Chestnut Road, Elgin, died around 6 p.m. Saturday.

January 05, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Jan. 5, 2016

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies responded to a Neds Creek Road residence in reference to an assault on Dec. 29 along U.S. 521 North in Westville.

January 05, 2016 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Man dies after entering rising waters at Lake Wateree

A man who entered the water at his Lake Wateree home to retrieve an object being carried away by rising waters was found dead about two hours later.

January 01, 2016 | Jim Tatum | Crime-Police-Fire


Officers take active shooter training

A horrifying maelstrom of gunshots, explosions and screams reverberate in an upstairs hallway of the school building.

January 01, 2016 | Jim Tatum | Crime-Police-Fire


Two arrested following burglary

A Camden man and a Lugoff woman were arrested Sunday on burglary, larceny and narcotics charges after a tip led to an early morning traffic stop on Chestnut Ferry Road.

December 29, 2015 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Safe Kids Kershaw County participates in car seat giveaway

Earlier this month, Camden Fire Department (CFD) Asst. Chief Eddie Gardner, coordinator for Safe Kids Kershaw County, picked up six car seats as part of a more than 100-car seat giveaway for South Carolina families affected by the October flooding.

December 24, 2015 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Columbia man arrested for drugs, gun possession while on bond for same charges

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputies arrested a Columbia man on seven assault, drug and weapons charges Friday. According to a KCSO press release, Leon Antwaun Crosby, 34, of Locust Road, Columbia, was out on bond on similar charges out of Richland County when Kershaw County deputies arrested him.

December 22, 2015 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Crime Report - Dec. 22, 2015

A Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) deputy arrested two 27-year-old Camden men the night of Dec. 12 on several charges after the driver failed to dim the white Toyota Camry's high beam headlights as they drove past the deputy in the opposite direction on Black River Road.

December 22, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Hewitt is KCSO Deputy of the Year

Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) Sgt. Kyle Hewitt, his wife, Katie, and their four sons attended the department's annual Christmas party Dec. 12 at the Kershaw County Government Center. According to colleagues, Hewitt had been told to attend the gathering not merely for the camaraderie with fellow officers and their families, but because one of the fellow deputies on his shift was being named Deputy of the Year by the Kershaw County Sheriff's Foundation (KCSF).

December 18, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


Missing child, parents located in New Hampshire

Charles Hughes Chandler, a 7-year-old boy reported missing by his grandfather just before Thanksgiving is now in the custody of his paternal grandmother in New Hampshire. According to Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) Capt. Steve Knafelc, the boy's grandmother took custody of Charles on Thursday.

December 18, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Crime-Police-Fire


LF-R firefighters of the year announced

Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R) Capt. Michael Stanfield and firefighter Mike Puckett are, respectively, the 2015 LF-R career and volunteer firefighters of the year.

December 15, 2015 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Elgin man arrested on numerous drug charges

During the early morning hours Thursday, Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) narcotics investigators arrested James Clerf Javins, 41, of Roberts Drive, Elgin, after they discovered nearly 2 ounces of crack cocaine, 8 grams of cocaine, 4 ounces of marijuana and 20 oxycontin pills following the execution of a search warrant on Javins' residence.

December 15, 2015 | | Crime-Police-Fire


KCSO charges three men with multiple burglaries

Three men already in jail in Lancaster County now face multiple burglary charges from Kershaw County.

December 15, 2015 | | Crime-Police-Fire


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Stolen vehicle and marijuana possession

A lieutenant and investigator with the Kershaw County Sheriff's Narcotics Unit were on Red Hill Road in Camden when they noticed a grey Subaru ...

August 19, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Seven charged in $350 million government fraud scheme

Seven people, including two Camden residents, have been charged in a $350 million scheme to defraud the federal government.

August 19, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


Woman arrested for leaving toddlers in car

A Kershaw County woman was arrested Monday morning after Camden Police officers responded to a call about children left unattended in a car in the ...

August 16, 2016 | Jim Tatum | Crime-Police-Fire


Man arrested for burglary, assault on elderly female

A 23 year old Elgin man is behind bars accused of breaking into a home, assaulting an elderly woman who lived there and leading a ...

August 16, 2016 | | Crime-Police-Fire


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