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Mount Pleasant Police Arrest Two for Possession of a Stolen Vehicle

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Mount Pleasant, S.C. - On January 16, 2019, at approximately 5:17 a.m., officers responded to the 1100 block of Stockade Lane in reference to a collision involving one vehicle. Upon arrival, officers found that a light pole had been struck by a 2013 Ford Focus. Officers did not locate any occupants at the scene. A check of the license plate revealed that the car was stolen out of Georgetown, S.C. A perimeter was set up and a K-9 unit was called for. An officer on the perimeter spoke to two people who directed him to two subjects sitting in the lobby of the Holiday Inn Express on Stockade Lane. While speaking with the subjects, a K-9 unit conducted a track that led the handler to the Holiday Inn Express. A prescription bottle was located in the stolen vehicle with the name A.J. Brown on the label that matched the name of one of the subjects at the Holiday Inn Express. Both subjects were taken into custody. 
AJ Brown, of Georgetown, was arrested and charged with Possession of a Stolen Mo…

Mount Pleasant Police Investigate Fatal Collision

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Mount Pleasant, S.C. - On January 12, 2019, at approximately 6:51 p.m.,  officers from the Mount Pleasant Police Department responded to Snowden Road in reference to a single car collision. Upon arrival, officers found that the vehicle had run off of the road, traveled through a ditch, and struck a tree. The driver of the vehicle was pronounced dead at a local hospital.  This collision is still under investigation by the Mount Pleasant Police Department Traffic Bureau. 

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Mount Pleasant Police Department Swears In New Officer

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Please join us in congratulating Ofc. Green who was sworn in this morning by Chief Ritchie! Ofc. Green moves over to a sworn officer position after serving as a civilian Community Service Officer.

Road Closure Announced in Park West

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Beginning Friday, Jan. 11 the connection between the Center Park South development and the existing Foxmoor neighborhood via John Bartram Place will be closed to vehicular traffic. This closure will remain in effect until the widening of Park West Boulevard is completed in late 2020.

During this time, pedestrian access will be maintained between the two neighborhoods.

Any questions regarding this closure can be directed to the Transportation Department at (843) 856-3080 or via email to James Aton at jaton@tompsc.com.

Wando Announces New Traffic Flow at Dismissal

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The following information is being shared at the request of Wando High School:
"Dear Wando Parents-
In order to improve the traffic flow at dismissal and the overall safety of our students, starting on Monday January 14th, with the assistance of the Mount Pleasant Police Department, we will no longer allow students who are being picked up at dismissal to walk off campus to meet their ride on Carolina Park Blvd. Students will be stopped as they exit the school and must wait until their ride arrives at the front of the Main building in the pick-up line. This also includes student coming from the trailers and the Center for Advanced Studies.

Only students who walk home from school will be allowed to walk off campus at dismissal. Parents will no longer be allowed to pick up students in the median of Park Avenue Blvd or Carolina Park Blvd.

After much discussion with the Mount Pleasant Police Department and parents, we are confident that this will improve the flow of traffic and our p…

Public Safety Checkpoints Announced

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The Mount Pleasant Police Department will be out in force again this year as part of the South Carolina Department of Public Safety’s annual “Sober or Slammer” campaign on drunk driving. Please use a ride-hailing service such as Uber or Lyft, call a taxi, or use a designated driver. We want everyone to arrive alive! Safety checkpoints will be at the following locations: December 28, 2018 10:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. - SC 517 between Rifle Range Rd. and Hungryneck Blvd. 11:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. - Coleman Blvd near Pelzer Dr. December 31, 2018 11:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. - Longpoint Rd. near Egypt Rd. We always get asked as to why we publicize where and when we conduct public safety checkpoints. The United States Supreme Court issued guidelines in 1990 making it necessary.