Chief Terrence Green would like the community to know that officers of the Lexington Police Department will be working on an enforcement campaign within the Lexington County School District One school zones in the Town of Lexington over the next three weeks. Patrol Division and Traffic Safety Unit officers willContinue Reading

The FBI and the State Law Enforcement Division have joined Lexington County deputies to assist in the ongoing search for a girl reported missing more than 35 years ago. Members of an FBI unit specializing in child abductions arrived in Lexington Monday to work alongside deputies and SLED agents inContinue Reading

Koon’s Watch Rail Safety Week begins next week. The goal of this campaign is to raise awareness and promote education surrounding railroad rights-of-ways and grade crossings. The Lexington County Sheriff’s Department’s Traffic Division is once again participating in Operation Clear Track, coordinated by Amtrak and Operation Lifesaver, on September 21.Continue Reading

By W. Thomas Smith Jr. Two Richland County Sheriff’s Department (RCSD) deputies received Eastminster Presbyterian Church’s Servant Leadership award during ceremonies which also awarded members of the Columbia Police Department, the Forest Acres Police Department, and the Richland County Emergency Medical Services, Sun., Sept. 12. Like all of the recipients,Continue Reading

LEXINGTON, S.C. – More than a dozen law enforcement agencies have worked together on a month-long operation targeting adults accused of contacting children online for sexual activity. Seventeen men have been arrested as part of the operation. Another man is wanted on charges stemming from messages exchanged with law enforcementContinue Reading

Koon’s Watch They’re our most precious cargo—are we securing them safely? Child Passenger Safety Week is later this month. It’s a time for law enforcement agencies across the nation and U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to share important information regarding the appropriate car seat for ourContinue Reading

Mineral Springs Road, from Old Carrington Parkway to Shoal Creek Drive, is closed due to a fatal collision investigation.  This is a major thoroughfare for Town of Lexington drivers. LPD Collision Reconstruction officers are on the scene at the 2600 block of Mineral Springs Road with County of Lexington EMSContinue Reading

A Gaston man accused of shooting into a minivan in May turned himself in Tuesday night. Kristofer Jaiwon Thomas, 19, is charged with two counts of attempted murder, discharging a firearm into a vehicle, and possessing a weapon during a violent crime, according to arrest warrants. A 17-year-old co-defendant wasContinue Reading

Multi-agency collaboration aids in thwarting violent criminal activity in central S.C. By W. Thomas Smith Jr. For the past several years, the multi-agency Midlands Gang Task Force (MGTF) in central South Carolina has been aggressively and successfully disrupting and dismantling illegal gangs operating throughout the capital city of Columbia andContinue Reading