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Laurens Police Department is located at 201 W Main St B, Laurens, 29360 SC. The Chief of Police of the department is Robin Morse. The Laurens Police Department phone number is 864-984-3532.
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****PLEASE SHARE**** Laurens City Police Department is having another community yard sale! All proceeds from the table rentals will go to our christmas in the City Program. For more information please give us a call!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 26, 2018 Laurens County Man Arrested on Child Pornography Charges (COLUMBIA, S.C.) South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announced the arrest of Donald Lee Ruff (age 31) of Laurens, South Carolina, on nineteen charges connected to the exploitation of a minor. Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force investigators with the Attorney General's Office made the arrest. Investigators with the Laurens Police Department and Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), both also members of the state's ICAC Task Force, assisted with the arrest. Investigators state Ruff possessed and distributed multiple files of child pornography. Ruff was arrested on January 25, 2018. He is charged with four counts of sexual exploitation of a minor, second degree (§16-15-405), a felony offense punishable by up to ten years imprisonment on each count; and fifteen counts of sexual exploitation of a minor, third degree (§16-15-410), a felony offense punishable by up to ten years imprisonment on each count. The case will be prosecuted by the Attorney General's Office. Attorney General Wilson stressed all defendants are presumed innocent unless and until they are proven guilty in a court of law. # # #
Come on out and help us STUFF these cars!!! We will be here until 4 pm!!!
Laurens Police Department will be participating in the traffic blitz along with SC Highway Patrol, Clinton Department of Public Safety, and Laurens County Sheriff Office beginning Monday Dec 4. We will be concentrating on “distracted driving” along with all other traffic violations. ****Please read the law on Distracted Driving***** SECTION 56-5-3890. Unlawful use of a wireless electronic communication device while operating a motor vehicle; penalties; limitation on law enforcement officers; department to maintain statistical information; preemption of local ordinances. (A) For purposes of this section: (1) "Hands-free wireless electronic communication device" means an electronic device, including, but not limited to, a telephone, a personal digital assistant, a text-messaging device, or a computer, which allows a person to wirelessly communicate with another person without holding the device in either hand by utilizing an internal feature or function of the device, an attachment, or an additional device. A hands-free wireless electronic communication device may require the use of either hand to activate or deactivate an internal feature or function of the device. (2) "Text-based communication" means a communication using text-based information, including, but not limited to, a text message, an SMS message, an instant message, or an electronic mail message. (3) "Wireless electronic communication device" means an electronic device, including, but not limited to, a telephone, a personal digital assistant, a text-messaging device, or a computer, which allows a person to wirelessly communicate with another person. (B) It is unlawful for a person to use a wireless electronic communication device to compose, send, or read a text-based communication while operating a motor vehicle on the public streets and highways of this State. (C) This section does not apply to a person who is: (1) lawfully parked or stopped; (2) using a hands-free wireless electronic communication device; (3) summoning emergency assistance; (4) transmitting or receiving data as part of a digital dispatch system; (5) a public safety official while in the performance of the person's official duties; or (6) using a global positioning system device or an internal global positioning system feature or function of a wireless electronic communication device for the purpose of navigation or obtaining related traffic and road condition information. (D)(1) A person who is adjudicated to be in violation of the provisions of this section must be fined not more than twenty-five dollars, no part of which may be suspended. No court costs, assessments, or surcharges may be assessed against a person who violates a provision of this section. A person must not be fined more than fifty dollars for any one incident of one or more violations of the provisions of this section. A custodial arrest for a violation of this section must not be made, except upon a warrant issued for failure to appear in court when summoned or for failure to pay an imposed fine. A violation of this section does not constitute a criminal offense. Notwithstanding Section 56-1-640, a violation of this section must not be: (a) included in the offender's motor vehicle records maintained by the Department of Motor Vehicles or in the criminal records maintained by SLED; or (b) reported to the offender's motor vehicle insurer. (2) During the first one hundred eighty days after this section's effective date, law enforcement officers shall issue only warnings for violations of this section. (E) A law enforcement officer shall not: (1) stop a person for a violation of this section except when the officer has probable cause that a violation has occurred based on the officer's clear and unobstructed view of a person who is using a wireless electronic communication device to compose, send, or read a text-based communication while operating a motor vehicle on the public streets and highways of this State; (2) seize, search, view, or require the forfeiture of a wireless electronic communication device because of a violation of this section; (3) search or request to search a motor vehicle, driver, or passenger in a motor vehicle, solely because of a violation of this section; or (4) make a custodial arrest for a violation of this section, except upon a warrant issued for failure to appear in court when summoned or for failure to pay an imposed fine. (F) The Department of Public Safety shall maintain statistical information regarding citations issued pursuant to this section. (G) This section preempts local ordinances, regulations, and resolutions adopted by municipalities, counties, and other local governmental entities regarding persons using wireless electronic communication devices while operating motor vehicles on the public streets and highways of this State. HISTORY: 2014 Act No. 260 (S.459), Section 1, eff June 9, 2014.
Don’t forget the Personal Protection for Women training class being held at USC Laurens next to China Star. It’s FREE. December 6 at 5pm! If you are planning to Christmas shop you must take this class!!