VIDEO: New K-9, handler on duty

A recent training session for our new K-9, Blesk, ended with another successful track. Training is where it all starts for Blesk and our new K-9 handler, Deputy Matt Fields. “I know you’re going to go with us on a track, so we’ll see how it goes from there,” said Fields to our digital communications […]

2 arrested in theft of handguns

Detectives arrested two men in Sumter Thursday in connection to a July 4 burglary during which nearly 40 handguns were stolen from a Gilbert sporting goods store. Tyrone Jerome Fleming (above left), 19, and Ekelo Simon, 20, both of Sumter, broke into JC’s Outdoors Tuesday morning and stole more than $10,000 worth of handguns, according […]

Hot car safety

As the temperatures continue to climb during the South Carolina summer, a parked car can become a very dangerous thing. Statistics show an average of 37 children die each year in a hot car; that’s 37 preventable child deaths per year. It’s very easy to go on “autopilot” and go through a normal task. How […]