Saturday, May 20, 2017

Officers Involved in a Collision

On May 20, 2017, at approximately 3:00 a.m., two officers from the Mount Pleasant Police Department were investigating a suspect for driving under the influence on Highway 17 near Shelmore Blvd. Moments after arresting this driver, another vehicle struck the rear of one of the Mount Pleasant Police vehicles that was then pushed into the second police vehicle. The officers and their suspect were knocked to the ground as a result. The South Carolina Highway Patrol was called to investigate the collision and did arrest the driver for driving under the influence. Both officers and their arrestee were transported to a local hospital where they were released earlier this morning. 

Friday, May 19, 2017

Armed Robbery Arrest

Mount Pleasant, SC – On May 18th, 2017, Kalee D. Lynn-Bishop and Kamal D’Andrea Backman were arrested and charged with Armed Robbery stemming from the incident at United Community Bank in Park West on May 12th, 2017.
“Our detectives worked around the clock following every lead to identify these dangerous individuals and take them into custody,” said Chief Carl Ritchie.
The investigation into this case is ongoing.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Identification Needed


The Mount Pleasant Police Department is seeking the public's help to identify the subject pictured above. He is suspected of using a stolen credit card to purchase cigarettes at various stores in North Charleston.

Anyone who may have any information about this suspect is asked to contact Detective Fey at 843-856-3027 or Callers who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at 843-554-1111, submit a tip through our smartphone application, or submit a tip at Crime Stoppers offers rewards of up to $1,000 to anyone who provides information which leads to an arrest.

Monday, May 1, 2017

Cops and Kids Pizza Night

The Mount Pleasant Police Department is proud to partner with Coastal Crust to offer a Cops and Kids Pizza Night on Wednesday, May 10th, 2017 from 5:00-7:00pm at Vintage Coffee & Cafe (219 Simmons Street). Coastal Crust, who specializes in wood-fired Neapolitan style pizza, will provide an all you can eat dining experience, and Mount Pleasant Police Officers will be on-scene interacting with families and signing Buddy Cards for the kids. Children 14 years and under are free; Adults and children 15 years and older are $10 (drinks included: water, sweet tea, or lemonade).
Registration for the event is required and will close on Wednesday, May 3, 2017. 
Register on our app!

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Scam Alert

There is a scammer calling citizens from 843-972-5450 saying he is Detective Harris with the Mount Pleasant Police Department. He advises that he has a case file on you and to avoid arrest you should send him a money order. Please do not send him any money! We do not take payment via money order over the telephone.

Friday, April 7, 2017

Weekly Collision Statistics

The weekly collision stats are out! Inattention/distracted driving was the leading cause this week. Please drive with caution! #ArriveAlive

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Drug Take-Back Box

Mount Pleasant, SC –  Along with WakeUp Carolina and CVS/pharmacy, the Mount Pleasant Police Department will kick-off their drug take-back program on April 6th, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. in the lobby of police headquarters. As part of this program, the Police Department will officially open their prescription drug take-back box.  This is indeed a quantifiable measure of WakeUp Carolina’s impact, its growing voice, and tenacity of founder Julie Lawrence.
“This is an important program for us to be involved in,” says Chief Carl Ritchie. “This take-back box is just one way we are helping stem the prescription pill crisis in our community and our state.”

Residents will be able to drop off any unused or expired prescription drugs for safe disposal at the police department. This take-back box is not equipped to handle liquids, syringes, aerosol cans, or inhalers.